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Why you should use a concrete sealer

By Jake Barnhart | Apr 22, 2019

 You’ve just finished that beautiful new slab of concrete. It’s perfect—smooth and pristine. It’s done, right? Not quite. Did you know that you need to seal your concrete before the job is finished? Without sealer, raw concrete tends to pick up moisture, which can cause the surface to crack, spall, or scale. In severe cases…

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Will EIFS raise your insurance premiums?

By Jake Barnhart | Apr 15, 2019

 You’ve probably heard the horror stories. They’ve gone around the industry a few times, and if you’re thinking about using EIFS, someone may have offered you a variant of the following story: “I heard about someone who got EIFS on the outside of their building, and it trapped all the moisture in. Then they had…

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Sandblasting commercial buildings: when, where, why?

By Jake Barnhart | Apr 8, 2019

 Over time, commercial buildings build up a patina and a layer of dirt and grime that can look unsightly to visitors. Some buildings are coated in paint that may not have originally been there, and that paint eventually needs to be removed. Whether you’re a new builder owner or a long-time owner, you might be…

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Tools of the trade – concrete restoration

By Jake Barnhart | Apr 1, 2019

 What does it take to restore your concrete? If your concrete is spalling or cracking, or if you’ve been having issues with structural integrity, it’s time to give it some TLC. To do that, though, you need the right tools for the job. Here are a few common tools used in concrete restoration. Pressure washer…

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The importance of joint sealing

By Jake Barnhart | Mar 25, 2019

 If you’ve been inside a commercial building recently, you’ve probably been inside a structure made of water-resistant concrete. Water-resistant concrete structures are extremely common, but they also have an extremely common fail point: the joints. A poorly installed joint system in a water-resistant concrete structure is an immediate fail point. When water begins to leak…

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What is concrete restoration?

By Jake Barnhart | Mar 18, 2019

 Concrete lasts forever, right? After all, there are still concrete buildings and aqueducts from ancient Rome that are with us today.  But concrete doesn’t really last forever. Concrete is durable and long-lasting, but it does require maintenance and care if you’re going to keep it structurally sound and looking good.  What if that maintenance has…

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Parking lots vs. parking garages

By Jake Barnhart | Mar 11, 2019

 Where is everyone going to park? Countless business owners have wondered this when looking at a new location. Apartment complexes, shopping centers, downtown buildings… everything in a modern city requires parking, and if you don’t have it, you’re probably hurting your business. So if you’re considering parking, should you go for a parking lot or…

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EIFS over brick: Should you do it?

By Jake Barnhart | Mar 4, 2019

 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? What exactly is EIFS? When you’re debating EIFS for a building, it’s important to understand exactly what…

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The fundamentals of masonry restoration

By Jake Barnhart | Feb 25, 2019

 You may have heard the term “masonry restoration” before. But what is masonry restoration? And why is it so important? Making old things new Masonry restoration is something of a catchall term. Many people use it interchangeably with tuckpointing or repointing, which is the process of replacing old and worn-out joints with newer mortar. But…

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