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All about pervious concrete: Answers to common questions

All about pervious concrete: Answers to common questions

Because pervious concrete acts so differently than traditional pavement, it can spur a lot of questions. Is it durable? What happens to oil from cars? Does it get clogged by leaves and debris? The aim of this post is to answer some of those questions. At Custom...

Five reasons to consider a career in the trades

Five reasons to consider a career in the trades

America has an employment problem. And if you’re looking for work, or if you’re looking to change careers, it’s a great problem to have: There just aren’t enough workers for the many high-paying, family-wage jobs in the trades that exist here in Whatcom County and...

Concrete Q&A: Answers to common questions

Concrete Q&A: Answers to common questions

Our Whatcom County concrete installation team occasionally gets asked questions about concrete. In no particular order, here are a few recent questions and answers. What is the difference between concrete and cement? The two terms are often conflated, but cement is...

Why concrete makes for great careers

Why concrete makes for great careers

Concrete is a labor-based industry. A company’s reputation is as good as the work it does, and the work it does is as good as the employees it hires. That’s why at Custom Concrete, we’re committed to treating our employees right. We think concrete work makes for a...

Regular maintenance can keep concrete looking great for years

Regular maintenance can keep concrete looking great for years

Maintenance. It’s one of the true joys of home ownership. OK, perhaps that was a little tongue in cheek, but the fact remains that most parts of your home need regular TLC to remain in top working condition. Concrete is no exception. Whether you have a traditional...

Custom Concrete: Your name for commercial concrete in Bellingham

Custom Concrete: Your name for commercial concrete in Bellingham

One of our missions at Custom Concrete Contracting is to make the community better by the work we do. It’s why we work so hard to provide top-quality, long-lasting concrete installations — they give the clients what they want while also beautifying the surrounding...

Four solid designs for your new concrete driveway

Four solid designs for your new concrete driveway

It may not seem like it now, but spring will be here before you know it. While you’re planning your spring cleaning projects, why not finally replace that cracked concrete or rutted, muddy path with the new driveway you’ve been dreaming about? A variety of options are...

Cities are turning to pervious for parking lots

Cities are turning to pervious for parking lots

Interest in green infrastructure has been high in recent years among cities and other municipalities. A long-term study from the federal Environmental Protection Agency of various types of permeable parking lots shows why: They work. The EPA’s results showed that all...

Custom Concrete: Doing it right for 20 years

Custom Concrete: Doing it right for 20 years

This year, 2017, Custom Concrete Contracting celebrates 20 years in the business of providing professional concrete services to a wide variety of contractors and homeowners in Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Anacortes, Edmonds, and the surrounding communities. We’re proud of...

Pervious concrete excels in public spaces

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...

Concrete flatwork excellence has a name: Custom Concrete

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...

Top 5 reasons to add retaining walls to your hillside property

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...

Feature project: Bellingham Marriott/SpringHill Suites

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...

Our goal: To help people make a career of concrete

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...

Feature project: Senior housing community in Bellingham 

Feature project: Senior housing community in Bellingham 

If you’re anything like us, you love when overgrown, abandoned lots are used for projects that benefit the whole city. Not only do these projects beautify the community, but they fill needs and provide valuable services for its residents, too. That’s why we were...

Feature project: Building a traffic circle in Sedro-Woolley

Feature project: Building a traffic circle in Sedro-Woolley

As of 2015, Washington state was home to roughly 307 roundabouts. For almost every Washingtonian, they’ve become a familiar part of our daily travel routine. But two decades ago, in 1997, the number of roundabouts in the state was… 0. It’s not just your imagination...

Feature project: Building a pervious driveway in Bellingham

Feature project: Building a pervious driveway in Bellingham

We’ve been doing a lot of work lately to make our pervious concrete processes even better, and we were excited to get to show it off on a recent job. Custom Concrete Contracting was hired to do some pervious concrete work for a construction project manager in...