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Concrete lasts forever, right? After all, there are still concrete buildings and aqueducts from ancient Rome that are with us today.

Posted March 18, 2019

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Where is everyone going to park? Countless business owners have wondered this when looking at a new location. Apartment complexes, shopping centers, downtown buildingsā€¦ everything in a modern city requires parking, and if you don’t have it, you’re probably hurting your business.

Posted March 11, 2019

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EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems) is commonly used in new construction. But when it comes to retrofits, you might hesitate. Is it possible to install EIFS over the outside of a brick building or a brick veneer?

Posted March 4, 2019

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You may have heard the term “masonry restoration” before. But what is masonry restoration? And why is it so important?

Posted February 25, 2019

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That nice new slab of concrete looks pretty good right now, doesn’t it? But fast forward a few years and it might not. Depending on the environment in which it’s installed, the ratio of ingredients in the mix, the time allowed for it to dry when poured, and many other factors, that concrete can chip, crack, and crumble over time.

Posted February 18, 2019

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While concrete rot does occur, the specifics as to what is actually happening vary. Concrete rot in many cases is diagnosed as the steel reinforcement, or rebar, corroding and expanding inside the concrete itself. A professional inspection is the best way to figure out what is happening and how to fix it, but here are a few things that can cause concrete rot.

Posted February 11, 2019

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Concrete is a versatile construction material. It can even be used as decorative flooring, which is where finishing comes into play. What exactly does it mean to finish concrete? Finishing is the step in the setting process that gives concrete a certain color and texture.

Posted February 4, 2019

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Concrete is the leading choice for construction in the United States because of its strength and durability, and it’s commonly used in parking garages. When you think about it, parking garages are pretty large structures and an interesting way to handle the need for lots of parking in not a lot of space. But if you’ve ever parked in one, you may have questioned if they’re really safe.

Posted January 28, 2019

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Tuckpointing is a process used in repairing and restoring masonry. Over time, the mortar that holds bricks or stones together will begin to deteriorate. As mortar starts to crack or deteriorate, water can seep into the cracks, compromise the integrity of the brick, and cause major damage to the structure.

Posted January 21, 2019

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Concrete is a versatile and strong material that’s used in a variety of construction projects, including foundations, roads, sidewalks, buildings, and parking garages. And it’s made from only three basic ingredients, which makes it all the more impressive.

Posted January 14, 2019

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