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Pervious concrete myths

Pervious concrete myths

Pervious concrete offers a durable parking and driving surface that simultaneously reduces runoff by allowing water to filter directly through it.

Five concrete projects to tackle before winter

Five concrete projects to tackle before winter

Concrete is durable, versatile and affordable, and it can enhance the appearance and functionality of your outdoor spaces. Whether you need to repair some cracks, add some curb appeal or create a new feature, here are five great summer concrete projects we could take on here at Custom Concrete Contracting.

Common mistakes to avoid when installing concrete in Northwest Washington

Common mistakes to avoid when installing concrete in Northwest Washington

Installing concrete may seem like a straightforward task, but avoiding common mistakes is essential to ensure its longevity and structural integrity. A professional concrete contractor like Custom Concrete Contracting will prepare the site, follow correct mixing and pouring techniques, and pay attention to the curing process. By hiring a local concrete contractor, you can avoid potential issues and enjoy a well-executed concrete installation that stands the test of time.

Concrete concepts: How exposed-aggregate concrete is made

Concrete concepts: How exposed-aggregate concrete is made

Exposed-aggregate concrete offers a timeless concrete finish that’s as beautiful as it is practical. This decorative style of custom concrete is fairly common here in Whatcom County, everywhere from patios to driveways to the rare pool deck.

Benefits of a concrete ribbon driveway

Benefits of a concrete ribbon driveway

Primarily, ribbon driveways reduce impervious surfaces, which create runoff and keep rainwater from returning to the ground, where it can nourish plants and replenish underground water supplies.

Project feature: Pervious parking lot in Bellingham

Project feature: Pervious parking lot in Bellingham

Custom Concrete has completed a large pervious parking lot for PeaceHealth in Bellingham. Pervious concrete makes a great surface for parking lots in environmentally sensitive areas, as it helps water pass through the surface, thus mitigating stormwater challenges.

Can pervious concrete help save you money?

Can pervious concrete help save you money?

Many cities have been telling homeowners that they need to install pervious concrete if they want to have a driveway. Among the reasons for this is that impervious surfaces — roofs, traditional concrete and asphalt, driveways, etc. — create massive amounts of runoff, which puts an often-unbearable load onto local stormwater systems.

Why is rebar important in concrete construction?

Why is rebar important in concrete construction?

Rebar is excellent at resisting tensile forces, so it combines with concrete to create an ideal construction material — one that is easily moldable into just about any shape and that resists both compression and tension forces.

Why you might need a new concrete driveway

Why you might need a new concrete driveway

A new concrete driveway can provide years — decades, even — of trouble-free use. An eminently useful and practical addition to a home, a new concrete driveway can provide additional benefits as well. Let’s look at three of them: curb appeal, property value and safety.