How To Tell If Concrete is Defective

Getting to know concrete well also includes getting to know concrete when it’s defective— when it’s breaking down. There’s not one place more important—residentially—that concrete needs to hold up intact, than on a home’s foundation. Oftentimes people shopping for a new home overlook the less sexy topics like the home’s […]


How Does Concrete Work?

Let’s talk about how concrete works. Concrete is made simply of water, aggregate and cement mixed in proportions to a precise consistency. The key to achieving the strongest concrete is to have the mixture of ingredients properly proportioned. Thankfully products like Quikrete make the job simple and easy for the […]


The 411 on Concrete

Concrete as a sustainable building material   Often we’ve talked about just how environmentally friendly concrete is; but you might have asked why is it environmentally friendly? What makes it such a unique, sustainable building material? Concrete is unique in that it remains an environmentally sustainable building material throughout its […]


Cracks In Your Basement?

In Montana basements are fairly common, and often the basement floor is made up of concrete. A homeowner might finish the basement, might put down nice flooring over the top of the concrete, but, when the concrete below it has issues then so does the flooring above it. So, what […]


What Is Concrete?

Concrete is a simple, eco-friendly building material, that most anyone (at least when we’re considering a project with a size and complexity comparable to a manageable, non-construction crew-needed, type of scale) can learn to do. Concrete is a perfect Di-it-yourselfer’s material, because it’s so straight-forward. It’s like hammering a nail, […]


Concrete BBQ & Concrete Firepit

The summer’s waning, although there’s still plenty of warm, enjoyable weather in the month of September.  It’s still nice in the evenings this time of year, and to spend time outdoors, cooking on the barbeque or relaxing with friends and family, before the oppressive cold of blasts of winter, can […]


Tearing Down and Rebuilding Concrete Steps

Concrete steps are common on many homes.  Unfortunately, because the steps are poured separately from the foundation of the home, as the home’s foundation shifts over time its movement directly affects the stability of the concrete steps, causing the steps to possibly crack or begin to crumble. When you’ve decided […]

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Concrete Path Billings MT

Concrete Path

There are many jobs in the home that even the greenest do-it-yourself-er’ can accomplish.  One material that makes for a good starter project is concrete.  It may seem that concrete is a difficult material to work with, but with a little practice and by following the manufacturer’s instructions precisely, it […]


Leveling Concrete Floors

It’s common for older homes to have an unfinished basement: concrete floor and sheetrock-less stud walls.  But, what happens when a person wants to refinish that basement?  Often the concrete floors are cracked from the foundation’s settling over years.  The floors may have low spots, and, in general, just seem […]


Concrete Repair Billings MT

Concrete Repair Billings MT

Concrete is a reliable, durable building material. It’s the foundation of almost every home; it’s the foundation of our neighborhood’s sidewalks and paths, and for good reason: it’s a lasting, environmentally friendly product. But, even with all of its beneficial aspects, concrete can still develop cracks over time, as it […]