How to Choose/Use Concrete Fasteners and Masonry Screws

Builders often call concrete “nature’s perfect building material.” There’s a lot of truth in that statement, as concrete and concrete building products make up a significant part of many of the nation’s construction projects. You’ll find concrete in everything from high-rise buildings to backyard landscape designs. Concrete is a universal and genuinely incredible substance. According […]

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How Do Permeable Pavers Work?

Permeable pavers or permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) reduce pressure on already overused sewage systems and reduce pollution in the environment by providing a better way to handle rainwater and snow runoff. Instead of allowing water to merely run off the surface into local drains, often carrying pollutants with it, permeable pavers allow this water […]

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Front Yard Retaining Wall Ideas

Everyone wants to increase their curb appeal. But a responsible homeowner also needs to protect their land from erosion and other damage, especially when dealing with spring downpours and harsh winters. You can do both with a retaining wall. A well-made wall maximizes your property value and prevents sloped and unstable soil from washing away […]

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5 Types of Pavers to Upgrade Your Patio

Pavers affect the aesthetics of an outdoor space, yet you may not think twice about them outside of when you have to install, maintain or clean them. We walk all over them every day and probably don’t take the time to consider how they enhance the beauty and function of an outdoor space. Whether you’re […]

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What Is Efflorescence and How to Remove It

Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit of salts that can form when water is present in or on brick, concrete, stone, stucco or other building surfaces. It has a white or greyish tint and consists of salt deposits left behind when water evaporates. In addition, efflorescence can appear as a powdery substance on floors and walls […]

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