Cracks in my concrete – worrisome or normal?

Posted on: April 9, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

It depends … some cracks are more concerning than others … Control joints are purposefully set into a concrete slab when it is first poured to provide a place for cracks to go when the slab moves in response to temperature changes and movement of the earth beneath it.  In other words, cracks are directed […]

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Springtime Home Check-Up

Posted on: April 26, 2023 | Category: Uncategorized

  Colorado’s climate is brutal on your home’s exterior.  UV rays at altitude, freeze-thaw cycles, and the temperature extremes we’ve experienced this winter all contribute to the degradation of concrete, sealers, and exterior paints.  Late winter or early spring is the perfect time to walk around your home’s exterior to check for needed maintenance and […]

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Paint Recycling and PaintCare, Inc.

Posted on: July 7, 2022 | Category: Uncategorized

  Do you have leftover paint you need to get rid of?  Coloradoans now have access to year-round paint drop off locations where old and leftover paints can be recycled or disposed of at no charge to the consumer. PaintCare, Inc. is a non-profit organization established by the American Coatings Association whose goals are to […]

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Spalled Concrete

Posted on: March 7, 2022 | Category: Uncategorized

The term “spalled” has recently joined the American lexicon to describe a concrete surface that is flaking and peeling.  Its original definition as a transitive verb means “to break up or reduce by or as if by chipping with a hammer” (www.merriam-webster.com).  Now, if you hear the word “spalled” to describe your exterior concrete, don’t […]

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Concrete and Color

Posted on: February 18, 2020 | Category: Blog, Concrete

    Color selection for concrete projects is a challenging process for most homeowners.  How do you find a color that’s in harmony with everything around it which connects it all in a tasteful, attractive, and appealing way?  Here are a few tips to help you navigate your way through this fun and sometimes overwhelming […]

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