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Protecting the Future, Preserving the Past

Archive for December 2018

Why you might need concrete sealer

Concrete is a very strong material that has the potential to last many generations. Like anything else, however, it requires the proper maintenance and care to reach that potential. Sealing concrete can help extend its life and protect it from staining and other damage.

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How does EIFS work?

EIFS is the acronym for Exterior Insulated Finishing System, which is a synthetic finish applied over foam sheathing. This exterior wall finishing system is a non-load bearing finish that gives the exterior a stucco-like appearance. There are currently two types of EIFS systems in use: a barrier type and a water-managed version.

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The effects of cold weather on concrete

Concrete is one of the most versatile and cost-effective construction materials available. It’s used in commercial buildings, sidewalks, roads, bridges, and much more. While it’s common to see traditional gray concrete, it can also be stained many different colors to create a different look for floors or buildings.

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When should you use sand blasting?

Sandblasting is an effective way of cleaning any hard surface quickly and completely. But it’s also known by another name—abrasive cleaning. Similar to power washing, sandblasting is the use of sand or another granule with high-pressure air to remove grime, paint, or even wall coverings like stucco from brick, concrete, or other hard surfaces.

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Can tuckpointing be done in winter?

Tuckpointing is an important part of routine maintenance for brick buildings. It helps keep the exterior of the building looking its best, plus it helps maintain a watertight exterior for your commercial building.

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