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House Rehab: Damaged Foundation

The home infrastructure in America is aging; the building materials of the baby boomer generation are beginning to break down, and require some significant repair. And when a homeowner thinks about rehab rarely do they consider the structure of the foundation. In fact, on the surface of most older homes […]


Concrete is Sustainable: Here’s Why…

Concrete is environmentally friendly. It’s a unique and efficient building material. Concrete is primarily made from limestone, which is one of the most abundant minerals found on planet earth, but it can also be made from waste products—waste from a power plant or other manufacturing-type facility. And because the ingredients […]


Professional vs DIY: Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional

Weekend-warrior types abound; the big box stores have moved in, offering everything from an endless supply and choice of building materials to courses on home improvement, and, for many, the confidence level for routine home improvement work is high. And it’s for good reason, because those tasks we once outsourced […]

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Break Down a Concrete Slab: The Tools and Techniques to Simple Concrete Removal

Concrete does age, and when it comes time to be replaced, it can be a difficult job to remove the old slab. There are several tools that work efficiently to break down concrete, although the two that work best are probably the jackhammer and the sledgehammer—oftentimes both are used on […]


When is The Best Season to Complete a Concrete Project?

Usually, it’s the shoulder seasons—both Spring and Fall—that have the best temperatures for a concrete pour. The reason is that temperatures are usually neutral, and milder. Two things to be cautious of in these seasons are precipitation, and that temperatures don’t swing dramatically in either direction. Sometimes, especially in the […]


Concrete Sealer

A quality concrete sealer is a vital component for a quality concrete job. The concrete sealer makes concrete resistant to weather, exposures to water—yes, concrete is durable and is meant to handle the elements, but long exposures can break down nearly any building material—abrasions, and deicing salt. A quality concrete […]