Chimney Masonry Repair

Chimney repair masonry aids is muc more than aesthetics. A properly functioning chimney drastically improves indoor air quality.

One building aesthetic that can truly stack up against beautiful masonry features is the chimney. The chimney is an essential part of a fireplace because it works by removing byproduct gasses like carbon monoxide. A properly working chimney not only helps keep your space warmer, but helps keep you safer. So when the masonry on […]

Concrete Step Repair & Restoration

Concrete step repair is often overlooked despite being one of the most trafficed parts of a building space.

Damaged concrete can cause lots of trouble when walkways are exposed to heavy foot traffic. Concrete steps will also wear down after a while, and the danger that damaged concrete steps create puts many people at risk of injury. Proper maintenance and care can prevent concrete from becoming damaged, but sometimes corners and edges will […]

Concrete Restoration and its Improvement on Insulation

Concrete insulation is an important step in the restoration process. A leveler sits on a divider as insulation bricks pad a concrete wall.

There are many essential reasons to have the concrete on your building repaired. At the top of that list is maintaining the structural integrity of the foundation. Concrete restoration repairs the old and damaged concrete, helping the building return to its original appearance. But another added benefit to concrete restoration is ensuring that insulation is […]

How Often is the Need to Reseal a Concrete Floor?

A resealed concrete floor in a modern office building lobby.

Years ago, you may have had a concrete floor that looked like it was nearing the end of its run. Instead, you brought new life to it by applying a concrete sealer to help it last even longer. However, those same concrete floors are again showing signs of major wear, and you are now wondering […]

Concrete vs. Asphalt Parking Lots

A well lit concrete parking lot with orange floor markers.

For both commercial and residential driveways and parking lots, there are a lot of things to be considered. One of those important decisions is choosing between concrete and asphalt for the surface. Each will have its pros and cons, but you discover that a concrete parking lot is the right choice for your home or […]

Cement, Concrete, or Mortar?

Concrete and mortar repair with a trowel

When a project requires a repair, you need to know which materials are right for the job. When you look at cement, concrete and mortar, they can all share some of the basic ingredients, but their uses and purposes differ. Knowing these differences when it comes to cement, concrete and mortar repair will ensure that […]

The Effect Salt and Deicer Has on Concrete

Salt damaged concrete after winter

Throughout the winter, snow storms have not only made traffic worse, but they have also made the roads unbearable. The most notable of these problems are the plethora of potholes, which are caused by the expansion and contraction of water as it freezes and thaws with the shifting temperatures. A lesser-known issue of winter concrete […]

Fire Damage to Concrete

A basement room with fire damaged concrete

The properties of concrete can shift with the changing temperatures as the seasons transition from one to another. While today’s concrete has been formulated to withstand both high and low temperatures, it still has its limits. Extreme temperatures caused by building fires can cause both mechanical and chemical changes in concrete, which is why repairing […]

Hot Fluid Waterproofing and How It Can Work For You

Hot fluid waterproofing

As we have said before, waterproofing is an essential step in the construction of a building. Just as there are many reasons to waterproof, there are many methods to get the job done. One of those ways is with a hot fluid-applied waterproofing membrane system. This system is known for its ability to cover large […]

Polished Concrete Floors Work Great in Any Environment

Polished concrete. A construction worker moves a mchine over finished concrete to polish the floor level.

Concrete flooring needs to be built to last, and thanks in part to its durability and performance, they can stick around for years and years. Though it is tough to keep those concrete floors looking like they did when they were first installed, it is possible to bring back that shine with the wise choice […]