Category Archives: Concrete

Stamped Concrete Advantages and Disadvantages

Deciding on which building material to surface an interior space, a garden path, patio, or driveway can be a daunting task because there are just so many choices today. Factors to consider include construction budget, environment, level of maintenance, and aesthetic appeal, just to name a few. Stamped concrete is a very popular...
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Add Curb Appeal with a Decorative Concrete Overlay

Your driveway is not only the gateway to your home, but it is the one of the first things visitors notice about the exterior of your home. An old, ugly and cracked driveway can make even a home with spectacular landscaping appear shabby. Your home is your castle and the entrance should make it look...
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World of Concrete 2015

The week of February 2nd, a few of us from Increte of Houston went to World of Concrete 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. *Since 1975, World of Concrete has been the only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. *The signature event for the concrete industry drew 55,779 registered professionals, up from just over...
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How Salt Water Damages Concrete

Be Prepared For Salt Water Concrete Damage

Damage from salt can quickly weaken concrete, since it is a mild form of acid. By attacking the concrete paste and increasing the pore size, it allows additional water and chemicals to penetrate the concrete. This then exacerbates the freeze/thaw cycle. Salt is also hygroscopic and attracts water, which can freeze in the concrete...
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