Hail is one of the greatest dangers to any structure in the Great Plains. The hailstorms that can crop up during the winter can damage any exterior surface, but stucco and EIFS are in particular danger.

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Winter weather in the Great Plains is hard to predict. As anyone who’s lived in the region for long knows, you can leave the house in the morning in a T-shirt and have to thaw the car out to get home. Freezing precipitation and wild temperature swings make winter a dicey prospect.

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Brick is one of the most durable and ancient building materials in human history. It came into being around 6,000 years ago and has survived largely unchanged to the present day. So it’s no surprise that so many historic buildings are still made of brick, especially in areas where clay was common.

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There’s a hidden killer lurking around your commercial building. It goes hunting around the exterior, probing the roof, the doors, the windows and every nook and cranny hunting for a way in. When it discovers an entry point, it strikes, shredding its vulnerable prey and leaving devastation in its wake.

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A parking garage is a great investment, but an expensive one, as anyone who owns one can attest. Construction costs are high and and if a parking garage is badly maintained, the costs can spiral out of control and the building becomes a hazard.

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Staining is one of the most common maintenance problems you’ll run into on your building’s exterior. With a huge array of causes and treatments, stains are both ubiquitous in nature and varied in their solutions.

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Plaza decks and parking decks see a lot of traffic—one from feet, the other from vehicles. You’re already aware that natural weathering is a problem for outdoor concrete surfaces, but it’s even more of a problem when there’s weathering from other influences like traffic. But you don’t have to worry with one simple tool: urethane coating.

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Concrete is a fantastic building material. It’s easily formed, mixed and transported. It’s durable, structurally sound and capable of a wide range of engineering purposes. But what it isn’t is permanent.

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A well-maintained limestone building is a joy to behold. The creams, honeys and grays in the colors of this building stone lend it to both dignified, monumental structures and rustic, traditional structures.

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