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What Are The Most Popular Stamped Concrete Patterns?

Stamped concrete is a hard design choice to beat because the pattern and colour options are virtually limitless! Many homeowners get inspiration for their patios from the surrounding landscape or their home’s architectural style, choosing to pattern and colour the concrete so that it blends with existing elements.  When choosing your stamped concrete, you can …

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Should You Hire Someone To Grind And Seal Your Concrete Driveway This Summer?

In areas that see a lot of ice and snow like London, scaling on concrete driveways is a common problem. Scaling is when the finished surface of hardened concrete flakes or peels due to freezing and thawing. Grinding the delaminated surface and applying a sealant can fix scaling and prevent it from happening in the …

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Can You Seal Old Concrete?

Concrete is an ideal material for many building projects because of its natural durability. As it ages, though, the concrete can get marks and stains that are hard to remove. A coat of protective seal can protect it from stains that come from mildew, environmental stressors, oil, salt, and other corrosive substances. The concrete doesn’t …

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The Best Concrete Crack Repair Products

While concrete cracks can look harmless, they can easily widen and lead to further damage like chips and flaking. This deterioration of the concrete surface can eventually make a larger, more costly replacement project necessary. Luckily, fixing small cracks is very easy for homeowners, and there are many great concrete crack repair products on the …

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What Happens To Concrete If It Freezes?

Pouring concrete in cold weather is a necessity, but our team has to take special precautions when doing so. When Concrete freezes it causes immediate and sometimes permanent damage to fresh concrete, and the strength and compression of concrete won’t return as it cures.  Please follow and like us:

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How To Protect Your Concrete Deck During Winter

People love concrete decks for their strength, and they can make the concrete take on the appearance of many different materials. It can withstand a lot of seasonal problems, but winter poses unique difficulties: temperature swings and chemical deicers can degrade the concrete.  Here’s how you can protect your concrete deck this winter and save …

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How Much Weight Can Four Inches Of Concrete Driveway Hold?

Concrete is an ideal material for driveways because it’s strong, long-lasting, and provides homeowners with more design options than other options. It can even enhance your home’s landscaping and property value. But have you ever wondered how much weight a driveway can hold? Please follow and like us:

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Which Is Cheaper: Poured Concrete Or Concrete Pavers?

Whether it’s a patio, driveway, or walkway, homeowners face two big choices when planning out the project: using either poured concrete or concrete pavers. The cost to install pavers or concrete slabs depends on the surface area that you want to be covered, materials, labour, and the removal of previous paving stones or concrete. Please …

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