How to Improve Your Home’s Value with Landscaping

Jump-To: Landscaping Ideas to Improve Your Home’s Value What Is the ROI of Landscaping Projects? How to Improve Curb Appeal on a Budget Should I Landscape the Backyard Before Selling? It can be easy to overlook your landscaping when you’re busy repairing and upgrading the interior of your home, but landscaping is a critical piece […]

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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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What Is Efflorescence and How to Remove It

Jump-To: What Causes Efflorescence? How to Spot Efflorescence Preventing Efflorescence How to Remove Efflorescence 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 […]

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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?

Jump-To: Characteristics of Concrete Block Typical Uses for Concrete Block Concrete Blocks: A Sustainable Building Product The LEED Program Use Recycled CMU and Earn LEED Points Recycled CMU Nitterhouse Masonry Concrete Block Products Concrete masonry units are a versatile, environmentally friendly building product that can be used for a wide variety of applications. With the […]

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