Concrete

Expansion Joints

Expansion Joints

Expansion joints are put in place before the concrete is poured. Expansion joints are used to allow the slab to move and not put stress on whatever it abuts or connects to. These joints are placed where: a slab meets a building a slab meets another slab a pool deck meets the coping, e.g. the […]

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Epoxy and Urethane Concrete Coatings for Floors

Epoxy and Urethane Concrete Coatings for Floors

What are Epoxy Resin Concrete Coatings? Epoxy resin products come in a variety of colors and textures to create a decorative floor coating over a concrete sub-floor. The surface is durable and easy to clean, which makes a resin floor covering perfect for a garage and other high-traffic location in your home or business.   These cement coatings can rehabilitate […]

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Watch Concrete Repair Specialists in Action

Watch Concrete Repair Specialists in Action

To answer common questions about concrete materials, repairs, maintenance and other issues we will be creating short videos.   These videos will be available on this site or they can be viewed on Concrete Repair Specialists’ YouTube channel The first three videos handle Concrete Sealers Problems and Solutions and a two part series of videos that show […]

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Contraction Joints

Contraction Joints

Not installing joints opens the door to potential litigation in addition to customer complaints. Here’s how to protect your company. Assuming they’re not required or that they’ll compromise structural integrity, many concrete contractors don’t install contraction joints in residential slabs-on-ground. If you forego joints to avoid being blamed for cracks, beware. First, the American Concrete […]

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Wintertime and Concrete Damage

Wintertime and Concrete Damage

Winter is here again which means potential concrete damage from multiple causes including: Freeze-thaw cycle: Salt, or other de-icer damage Snowplow damage Even though concrete appears to be a very dense material it is actually quite porous!  It acts like a blotter or towel and absorbs water really easily. On a cool winter day the […]

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Protecting Concrete in Cold Weather

Protecting Concrete in Cold Weather

Protecting concrete in cold weather is an ongoing challenge for concrete contractors and site supervisors. Placing concrete in the cold weather requires additional preparation and protection. All necessary precautions should be taken in order to alleviate the negative impacts of cold weather which can damage both the look and strength of concrete.  Special curing and […]

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How to save Money

How to save Money

Everyone wants to save money. Benjamin Franklin used to say “a penny saved is a penny earned.” While repairing concrete is expensive after the fact repairs and/or replacing it is even more costly. Bridges are important. They can get folks to places, including your business front door. In addition to providing access they are part […]

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