From Texture to Trademark – The Patterned Concrete Story
Ancient deposits of concrete have been discovered that pre-date recorded history. The first known users are thought to be the Nabataean traders in 6500 B.C. and used for homes and underground cisterns. Ancient Egyptians mixed mortar of lime and gypsum to build the Great Pyramid at Giza. The Great Wall of China used a concrete…
Stop Shovelling and Enjoy Your Snow Days
Whether a snow day for you means sleeping in and spending the day in pyjamas binge-watching movies, gaming or reading, or getting out to focus on wintry fun, clearing snow and ice is a necessary chore. And if your business beckons despite the snowy weather, shovelling can be a double whammy. Snow removal is a…
World of Concrete
Celebrating 40 years, WOC is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers.
7 Ways To Add Privacy To Your Patio Or Yard
After a hard day at work, you may want some “alone time.” It’s great to be able to enjoy your patio and yard without the prying eyes of neighbors!
There are a lot of great ways to give yourself some privacy. And you don’t have to wall yourself in to do it!
Patio Party In Your Backyard
One of the hottest home trends this year is the rise of backyard dinner parties and game nights. With the prominence of telecommuting, staycations, and other home-centric lifestyles, many people have re-discovered the charm and fun of entertaining guests at home.
Preparing Stamped Concrete For Summer
Summer is a great time for enjoying your patio. But it’s also a great time to make sure it’s in good shape. Once the snow and cold are gone, it’s good to look it over for any problems.
How To Choose The Right Patio Furniture
A patio isn’t just to be looked at; it’s to be enjoyed up close. You want to be able to spend time on it. That may mean time alone. Other times it could be a large gathering. But in any case, you’ll want quality furniture to help you enjoy it more.
Skateboarding Safety – Concrete Cautions
For a lot of teens and young adults, skateboarding is a wonderful way to spend a spring or summer afternoon. It’s a great way to get exercise, enjoy the fresh area and show off physical prowess and creativity. But like many great sporting activities, there’s a degree of risk involved.
How To Choose Concrete-Compatible Plants And Trees
You want your home to look its best, and know that involves a lot of factors. For the exterior, that includes everything from paint to plants. But it’s essential to get items to work together too. When making choices, it’s key to make sure that different elements won’t do damage to each other.
What the Experts Have to Say About Curb Appeal
We recently presented our own article about curb appeal, and it got us thinking: what do other people have to say about it? And we did some searching around the web to find realtors, landscapers, contractors and others who deal with curb appeal regularly.