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Using Heaters Safely During Cold Weather Concreting

While heated enclosures are probably the most effective means of protecting concrete during cold weather placing, there are some risks. Read more

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A Concrete Sidewalk Primer

Most sidewalk failures are caused by inadequate thickness, soil settlement, poor-quality concrete, or improper construction methods. Read more

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Soil Compaction in Residential Construction

It's not hard to spot some of the results of poor soil compaction around a house. Cracked foundations. Concrete steps that lean away from the house. A cracked and settled garage slab with one part higher than the other. Rain water running toward the foundation instead of away from it. All these flaws mar appearance and reduce resale value for the property but could have been easily avoided without spending a lot of money. Read more

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