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All About Concrete Tools

Imagine getting ready for a open heart surgery, and the surgeon shows up with a tool box of wooden knives, and a chainsaw. Imagine playing professional football without pads. Imagine painting your living room ceiling with a toothbrush. Sounds pretty…

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Pavers vs Stamped Concrete

Deciding on pouring a decorative concrete area, or installing pavers can be a difficult decision for every home or business owner. Here are a couple things to consider when you find yourself at this crossroad: Budget-If done correctly, pavers should…

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Common Concrete Myths

  There are many Myths out there about the concrete industry, and I thought it would be fun and informative to address them. So here we go!   Concrete Does Not Require Regular Maintenance So many times we get calls…

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Concrete vs. Asphalt

    The most important benefit of installing concrete instead of asphalt is that we do not pour asphalt and your money isn’t going to best, most deserving company! Selfish reasons aside, here are some of the most important benefits…

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Types of Cracks

  So why does concrete crack? If you want a scientific explanation, please see google.. If you want a concrete contractor’s explanation who has obsessed about concrete cracking since he opened his business, read on! It is important to understand…

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Crack Prevention Techniques

I love the opportunities I have every day to educate others on some of the basics of concrete. Even though concrete applications and finishing can be very complicated, here are some very basic properties and methods that I have learned…

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Driveways In Charlotte NC

Concrete contractors seem to differ on what is needed for a successful concrete project in Charlotte NC.  Some will tell you to use 4,000 psi concrete, others will tell you to put microfiber and/or wire mesh.  Some will tell you…

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Updates with Baja Concrete

Next year I will be putting together a contest to win a free 300 square foot stamped patio.  I was thinking about maybe having a “Ugliest/Smallest Patio Contest” where people could come to our Facebook and/or our Twitter site to submit pictures…

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Is Concrete a Green Product?

Environmental issues and green products are hot topics in this day and age. Protecting our planet is not only the “hip” thing to do but it’s the right thing to do. It is every vendor, manufacturer and businessperson’s obligation to understand…

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Neighborhood Projects

Many times people don’t get small jobs done (i.e. driveway additions, patio extentions, small slabs, etc) because of the high minimum costs that contractors charge for these types of jobs. However, a home owner I just worked with came up…

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Cold Weather Concrete

We are experiencing unprecedented cold weather in the Carolinas, and it seems like I am getting into conversations with clients and collegues almost daily about some of the specifics of cold weather concrete operations.  I thought I would address a…

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