Category: Concrete Driveways

These are Some of the Heaviest Concrete Structures

Concrete in architecture has been used for so many years throughout history. As technology advances, concrete structures become more and more unique and creative. Here are some of the heaviest structures in the world made from concrete. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE – this insanely tall building consists of 238,747,095.768 pounds of concrete and is over… Read more »

Asphalt vs. Concrete: Which Material is Right for Your Driveway?

Large house with concrete driveway

When it comes to which material to use for driveways, homeowners typically choose between asphalt and concrete. Both of these materials prove viable options for your driveway and come with their own sets of pros and cons. The materials Asphalt is a mixture of sand and crushed stone (the aggregate) bound with a petroleum-based substance,… Read more »

3 Signs it’s Time for a Concrete Driveway Replacement

Cracked Concrete Driveway in MN

You see your driveway everyday when you hop in the car to go to work, drop the kids off, or run your errands. But we urge you to take a closer look the next time you step outside. Does your concrete driveway look like it’s seen better days? It may be easy to simply ignore… Read more »

How Ice and Snow Affect Your Concrete Driveway

Driveway in Winter

Winter is coming. Or better yet—it’s already here! That cold weather, with its ice and thick snow, holds huge implications for your concrete driveway. So, it’s a good idea to take stock of just what can happen in these wintry months and ensure you’re not doing anything to potentially harm it even more! Thawed out… Read more »

Caring for Your Concrete Driveway: 3 Easy Maintenance Tips

How to Take Care of Your Concrete Driveway

Your driveway endures a lot of traffic, whether that means parked cars, running children, etc. Even though it’s one of the most used areas of your home, it’s not typically an area that we pay a lot of attention to unless there is an unsightly or urgent issue that needs to be resolved. However, that’s… Read more »

How to Plan a Successful Driveway Layout

Planning a Driveway Layout for Your House

Driveways play a vital role in how we access our homes each day. Not to mention they add to our homes’ practicality and curb appeal, which also proves valuable. Planning a successful driveway layout requires that you take into account factors such as size and slope, layout, materials and required maintenance! Size up your driveway… Read more »

What’s Causing My Driveway to Sink and Crack?

Cracked Concrete Driveway in MN

Over time, many homeowners find cracks and other issues in their concrete driveway. As the material breaks down and separates, these unsightly divots can prove frustrating. While winter weather is the number one cause of sunken and cracked driveways, there are many reasons why it could be happening at your home! A flaw in your… Read more »

Leaf, Acorn and Pinecone Stains: Getting the Marks of Fall Off Your Driveway

Stains on Concrete

The majority of driveways are surfaced with either concrete or asphalt to make a durable surface. As we’ve covered, concrete is an excellent driveway surface material that will last for many years. The lighter color of concrete, however, does make it susceptible to organic stains from things like leaves, acorns and pinecones that fall off… Read more »

High Heat + Low Humidity = Poor Concrete – Here’s Why

Summer Concrete Pouring

Summer is the time when many home and commercial construction projects are planned. After all, winter weather in many areas can severely limit opportunities for construction activity. Despite the fact that summer provides a good opportunity and better weather for many projects, it may also bring some climate-related challenges. High heat coupled with low humidity,… Read more »

Spring Sealing: When and Why to Seal or Reseal Your Driveway

Sealing a Concrete Driveway

If you have a concrete driveway, the springtime is the best time to have it sealed. Whether you just had your concrete driveway poured last year or you’ve had it for quite some time now, sealing your driveway helps to protect it from the elements and help it to last longer overall. Applying fresh sealing… Read more »