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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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Does concrete absorb water?

By Jake Barnhart | Feb 18, 2019

 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,…

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Can concrete rot?

By Jake Barnhart | Feb 11, 2019

 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…

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Finishing concrete

By Jake Barnhart | Feb 4, 2019

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.

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How parking garages are made safe

By Jake Barnhart | Jan 28, 2019

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.

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How tuckpointing is done

By Jake Barnhart | Jan 21, 2019

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.

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How is concrete made?

By Jake Barnhart | Jan 14, 2019

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.

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