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Limestone is a beautiful and iconic stone that’s popular for buildings, walkways, stairs, patios, and pool and deck landings. It’s certainly a stone that can stand the test of time, but it also can stain, discolor, or be damaged due to dirt, grime, moisture, and deterioration.

Posted June 25, 2018

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Water can infiltrate a building in any number of ways—through a leaky roof, improperly sealed windows, cracks in the walls, or leaks from pipes inside the building. Anyone who has ever experienced a water infiltration issue knows how quickly water can cause major problems.

Posted June 15, 2018

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At some point in life, we’ve probably all experienced mold growing on food and maybe wood or other materials that have started to mold. But can mold grow on a hard surface like concrete?

Posted June 11, 2018

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A critical piece of knowing how to restore a building’s exterior is being able to identify exactly what type of materials were used. While stucco and EIFS exteriors look extremely similar, they are dramatically different materials.

Posted June 4, 2018

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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.

Posted May 28, 2018

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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.

Posted May 21, 2018

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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.

Posted May 14, 2018

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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.

Posted May 7, 2018

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Like many outdoor surfaces, concrete weathers a lot of elements: wind, rain, freezing water, heat, sunlight, and more. Concrete installed under the wrong conditions or with an incorrect ratio of materials tends to crack sooner, but even the best concrete installation can crack over time.

Posted April 30, 2018

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Spring in Oklahoma can be beautiful, but it can also be pretty harsh when it comes to rain, hail, and heat. These spring maintenance tasks can keep your building looking its best and prevent serious problems from developing.

Posted April 23, 2018

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