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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Choose the Right Finish/Color Palette for Your Project

Designing your project comes with lots of decisions, whether you’re building from scratch or renovating an existing structure. Choosing the color and finish for your architectural concrete block may seem like a simple decision, but a lot goes into choosing those elements. The colors you select become a part of your façade, setting the tone […]

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What is a Concrete Masonry Unit?

Concrete masonry units are a versatile, environmentally friendly building product that can be used for a wide variety of applications. With the variety of shapes and sizes available, they can be used as part of an attractive exterior design, as well as to add interest to interior walls. Using concrete blocks on a project can […]

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Tips for Low Maintenance Yard and Landscaping

We’ve all heard the expression, “less is more”. It’s a phrase often overused, but nowhere does it apply better than to having low-maintenance landscaping. Less maintenance, especially in landscaping, is more time available to do other things, like enjoying those outdoor spaces. Your outdoor living spaces are an extension of your lifestyle. Just as the […]

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Outdoor Patio Trends in 2016

Nearly all humans love and even have a basic need to be outdoors. All five senses kick into high gear, and everything seems more vibrant and vivid as we feel the sun and wind, smell fresh-cut grass and flowers or just sit outside. Nothing beats outdoor living when the weather is right. The extent of […]

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