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Archive for May 2018

The effects of hot weather on concrete

Hot summer temperatures during concrete installation can have an impact on both strength and lifespan. Since temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit begin to have an impact on concrete, it’s difficult to avoid pouring concrete in such heat. Here’s how heat affects concrete and how to work around it.

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Can parking garages be LEED certified?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. It focuses on sustainability by encouraging companies to design highly efficient buildings.

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How does sandblasting a building work?

Sandblasting is a cleaning process that projects small pieces of material at high speeds to clean or smooth a surface. It can also be used on concrete, glass, and other surfaces to create a decorative look.

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Are concrete walls expensive to maintain?

Concrete is a popular material for commercial building facades, as well as retaining walls and other outdoor surfaces. One of the reasons for its popularity is lower labor costs to build compared to steel, but many people wonder if concrete is expensive to maintain. Overall, concrete is easily and inexpensively maintained as long as it’s installed and cared for properly.

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