Protect Your Driveway This Winter

Winter is in full swing and temperatures are staying low while the snow is piling high. This cold season can really do a number on our driveways, causing many to crack or stain. If you are looking to stop these cracks and protect your driveway, here are a few helpful tips to protect your concrete… Read more »

Use Decorative Concrete as an Alternative to Pavers

If you are looking to install a new walkway or stone patio or replace a damaged existing one, you could simply replace it with the same material you used before, or you could spice it up by using decorative concrete to give your outdoor space a truly distinctive look. Despite what you may think when… Read more »

Clear the Snow with Concrete Experts this Winter

Winter means snowfall in most parts of the country, and it’s especially true here in Minnesota where the arctic winds from Canada keep the air and the ground cold enough for snow for nearly half of the year. Removing all that snow is just part of normal life. People need to get to work, kids… Read more »

Stained Countertop? Remove It with Ease!

Concrete Countertop

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s on your clothes or on your countertop, stains can ruin your day. What can be even more frustrating is trying to remove the stain and having no success. Not all hope is lost, however, as there are actually a few simple methods that can remove the stains from your… Read more »

UK-Based Company Develops New, Highly Absorbent Concrete

UK-Based Company Develops New, Highly Absorbent Concrete

From Texas to Maine, 2015 has seen a number of flash flooding incidents that have left towns all across the country under water. Soon, however, thanks to a recent innovation from the British building materials company Tarmac, some of these towns may be able to pave their streets, sidewalks, and parking lots in a new… Read more »

Concrete Vs. Cement: What’s the Difference, Anyway?

Concrete Vs. Cement: What’s the Difference, Anyway?

These days, you hear the words cement and concrete get thrown around as if they’re pretty much interchangeable to some people. In fact, cement is actually just one component of concrete. You wouldn’t have much luck building anything with cement alone. You might think of cement as the glue that holds the other parts of… Read more »

Understanding the Virtues of Concrete Countertops

Understanding the Virtues of Concrete Countertops

In just a few short years, concrete has emerged to become one of the most popular countertop options in contemporary kitchen design. Even a decade ago, you’d be hard pressed to find a countertop made of concrete in most kitchens. Rather, many homeowners favored affordable laminate options or high-end granite. So why has concrete seen… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage Floor

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage Floor

With the change of seasons comes spring cleaning time. One of the areas that sees some of the worst wear from winter is your garage floor. After a long, cold and snowy Minnesotan winter, your garage floor is probably coated with dirt and grime from melted snow, not to mention road salt and vehicle oil… Read more »

Why Choose Concrete for Your Driveway

Concrete Driveway - 2 Car Garage

If you’re thinking about freshly paving or repaving your driveway, one of the first decisions you have to make is what material to use – concrete or asphalt? There are pros and cons to each, but in the cold climate of Minnesota, concrete can’t be beat. Concrete paving is typically somewhat more labor intensive than… Read more »

Resealing your Stamped Concrete Patio

Stamped Concrete Patio

Modern stamped concrete patios are durable, attractive, low maintenance additions to your home’s exterior. After a number of years, however, you might notice that the surface of your patio begins to flake and peel. Eventually, the colors might even fade to dull, blotchy hues. At this point, you’ll want to start thinking about resealing your… Read more »