Category: Maintenance Items

Repair or Replace? How to Decide Which Is Best for Your Concrete

Repair or Replace Concrete

If you have concrete inside or outside of your home that is starting to crack and become unsightly, you generally have two options – repair or replace it. There are many people who choose to repair it, simply because it’s the cheaper of the two options, but is that always the right call? Before you… Read more »

Summer Cleaning Tips for Your Concrete Garage Floor

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage Floor

With the change of seasons from winter to spring, your concrete garage floor may have plenty of grime on it. As the summer season approaches, you’ll want to do a little cleaning on your concrete garage floor. Your garage floor is probably coated with dirt and grime from melted snow, not to mention road salt… 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. Customization and Long-Lasting Concrete paving is typically somewhat more… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Your Concrete Surfaces

Although concrete is pretty maintenance free, you should take some steps this spring to make sure your driveway stays as undiminished and welcoming as possible. After all, your driveway is the welcome mat of your home. Here are a few things to check now that the snow has cleared. Spring Cleaning De-Icer During the winter,… Read more »

Time for a Driveway Change? Think About Going Concrete

Concrete driveway

Many homeowners put off replacing their driveway. Sometimes, a driveway needs to be replaced for many different reasons. You may have an older driveway that has experienced harsh winters over the years. If you think it’s time to get a new driveway put in, consider getting a concrete driveway! At Templin Concrete Construction, we can… Read more »

Why You Should Choose Concrete for Your Kitchen Counters

Homeowners are always using their countertops for preparing meals, baking, chopping vegetables and entertaining. Aside from your appliances, they seem to get the most use out of everything else in a kitchen. It’s important to ensure the countertops you choose to install or replace are long lasting and designed to withstand many future dinner party… 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 »

Why You Should Power Wash Your Concrete Surfaces this Fall

Power Washing Concrete

Do you absolutely hate the way that your concrete driveway, patio or walkway looks? There’s a really simple way that you can fix that and start taking pride in your concrete surface again. By power washing your concrete, you can bring it back to life and make it look like brand new again. Dirt, oil,… Read more »

Beet Juice and Other Nontraditional Ways to Keep Driveways Clear

Winter Snow Removal

Are you tired of trying to keep your concrete driveway free of snow and ice in the wintertime? As we’ve discussed before in the blog, using rock salt is not recommended, but there are a number of nontraditional ways to keep it clear. Here in the state of Minnesota, we have benefited greatly from the… 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 »