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Parking garage maintenance checklist

By Jake Barnhart | May 3, 2021

Parking garages are built with strength and durability in mind. That doesn’t mean they’re maintenance-free. To extend the life of a garage and preserve the safety of those within, it’s essential to address issues at the first sign. Here are a few common problem areas for parking garages, along with maintenance tips to resolve them.

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How to make a safe parking garage

By Jake Barnhart | Apr 26, 2021

Pulling into a parking garage can feel a bit intimidating. These large concrete structures include layers of heavy vehicles, which may make you wonder, “How safe can this be?” Parking garage safety involves strategic construction, topped with effective signage and frequent maintenance.

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Tuckpointing step by step

By Jake Barnhart | Apr 19, 2021

Tuckpointing is the process of removing deteriorated mortar and replacing it with new, color-matched mortar. This protects the structure of brick walls and prevents costly damage in the future. Let’s take a look at how tuckpointing works, step by step.

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How to make concrete

By Jake Barnhart | Apr 12, 2021

Concrete is everywhere. From the sidewalks you walk on to the parking garages you pull your vehicle into, concrete is a staple of modern construction. But, have you ever wondered how concrete is made, what concrete is made of, and how it works?

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What does EIFS mean in construction?

By Jake Barnhart | Apr 5, 2021

Exterior Insulated Finishing System, also known as EIFS, is an exterior wall coating that has a stucco-like appearance. It acts as a thermal wrap around exterior walls, providing insulation and a smooth, attractive finish. In this guide, we’ll discuss how EIFS works and some of the challenges that come with this exterior cladding.

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Concrete vs. cement

By Jake Barnhart | Mar 29, 2021

Although the terms concrete and cement are often used interchangeably, they are actually two different materials. Knowing the difference between the two can help you better understand these primary building tools, and it can even help you decide which is best to use in your specific situation.

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What is the purpose of sandblasting?

By Jake Barnhart | Mar 22, 2021

Have you ever seen someone wearing a respirator, pointing a nozzle at a surface? It’s most likely a person sandblasting, which is also known as “abrasive blasting.” Sandblasting, though it can be hard work, is a common method for construction companies to use. 

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How to remove rust from metal and concrete

By Jake Barnhart | Mar 15, 2021

If you have concrete or metal objects covered in rust, there is no need to worry. There are many different ways to get rid of rust easily and quickly, and there are ways to prevent it.

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How to fix water infiltration

By Jake Barnhart | Mar 8, 2021

Commercial buildings and parking garages can be damaged in numerous ways, but water infiltration is a powerful, common cause. Once water seeps through the cracks and crevices of your structures, it can be costly and a huge pain to deal with.

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