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Concrete or asphalt for parking lots?

Concrete or asphalt for parking lots?

If you’re a forward-thinking person, concrete might be the most cost-effective solution after you’ve factored in maintenance, lifespan and related issues.

How to increase the curb appeal of your concrete.

How to increase the curb appeal of your concrete.

Not only is concrete an excellent material for retaining walls, steps, foundations, driveways and much more, it comes in a variety of styles to match every homeowner’s preferences. The curb appeal of concrete can be increased in many ways, including by using aggregate, stamping, coloring and more.

Concrete 101: Maintenance

Concrete 101: Maintenance

Concrete is a durable product, but it does need maintenance to stay in top shape. Here’s how to maintain your concrete surfaces to help ensure prime longevity.

Concrete 101: How to finish concrete flatwork

Concrete 101: How to finish concrete flatwork

You have your concrete form built, and you’ve placed the proper size of rebar in the bottom to strengthen the concrete. You’re ready to begin pouring concrete. Read more: All about rebar Before you get started with that step, however, you’ll want to make sure you have...

Project feature: A concrete patio befitting a gorgeous view

Project feature: A concrete patio befitting a gorgeous view

Whatcom County homeowners in the Semiahmoo area reached out to us recently with a desire: Their property has gorgeous views of the water, and they wanted a concrete patio that would expand their outdoor living space and enable them to take advantage of that incredible...

Custom Concrete helps create signature fountain in Bellingham

Custom Concrete helps create signature fountain in Bellingham

According to the City of Bellingham, Fountain Plaza once served as a watering hole for animals and livestock traveling through the area. Later, when streetcar lines were built, the plaza became the focal point of a new commercial area just north of downtown. Today,...

How to keep your driveway ice-free this winter

How to keep your driveway ice-free this winter

As we have reported in the past, deicers can damage concrete. They work by dissolving into a brine under the ice that loosens the ice’s hold on the concrete, and while the method is effective, the brine contains chemical compounds that can harm concrete surfaces....

How to rainscape with pervious concrete

How to rainscape with pervious concrete

What is rainscaping? “Landscaping” is a term we’re familiar with: It’s the use of plants, rocks, soil and other materials to beautify a yard or parking lot and increase its usability and value. Rainscaping takes landscaping a step further, making use of landscaping...