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Pervious concrete excels in public spaces

What’s better than walking a dirt path winding gently through rustling trees at Lake Whatcom, accompanied by the soft sounds of nearby lapping waves? Walking that same path, but on pervious concrete instead of dirt. As a walking surface, pervious concrete is hard to...

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Concrete flatwork excellence has a name: Custom Concrete

If it’s residential concrete, chances are the crews at Custom Concrete Contracting can install it. From the first steps of a project to the last — foundations, basements and garages to driveways, patios and porches — crews from Custom Concrete have the experience...

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Top 5 reasons to add retaining walls to your hillside property

When you live in the Pacific Northwest, you learn to embrace hillside living. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a little extra space? If you have a significant elevation change on your property you can reclaim some space by adding a concrete retaining wall. Here are...

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Feature project: Bellingham Marriott/SpringHill Suites

Whatcom County’s recent hotel boom hasn’t exactly been a secret. Hundreds of new hotel rooms have been added to the area in the past few years. More than 800 hotel rooms have been added to the county in the past four years. Custom Concrete Contracting has been proud...

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Our goal: To help people make a career of concrete

The common perception of concrete laborers looks something like this: They’re tough guys who don’t have big plans for a long-term career. But we’re here to tell you that isn’t true, and we’re working hard to change that perception. Concrete construction can provide a...

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The benefits of pervious concrete around landscaping

Planning a large patio in your backyard? How about a new driveway? Or maybe a small pad for you and your kids to shoot some baskets? There’s a lot to love about these ideas, but two things you don’t want are roots breaking through your new concrete or ground that’s...

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Pervious concrete vs. porous asphalt, what is the difference?

Concrete or asphalt? Urban planners and roadway engineers have been asking this question for decades. Depending on the specific needs of a community, both can be wonderful options. Deciding between pervious concrete and porous asphalt can be a more difficult task. The...

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Hiring a Craigslist contractor—is the savings worth the risk?

Did you know that hiring an unlicensed contractor puts you as the property owner at a huge risk? Think about this scenario—you hire a contractor off Craigslist because their estimate was $2,000 less expensive than a local company your friend recommended. The...

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Project Feature: Concrete patio and bocce ball court at Anthony’s restaurant in Anacortes

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the scenic Anacortes, WA waterfront restaurant that is Anthony’s at Cap Sante, you are missing out on a fantastic way to spend an afternoon or evening. Besides enjoying views of a busy marina, and sampling delicious Northwest fresh...

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