Recent Exterior Concrete Articles


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Deck or Outdoor Room Decoration to Gently Welcome Fall

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 31, 2016

The transition from summer to autumn can be a delightful one – a certain freshness that you feel in the air in contrast to sultry heat, a softer quality of light, a sense of purpose...


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Do You Need a Building Permit for Outdoor Concrete Work

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 25, 2016

Planning to have some concrete work done around your property? Great. Will you need to pull a permit? It’s complicated. You see, building permit requirements vary according to...


Jade/morgueFile

Pop-Up Patios, Porches, and Yards

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 28, 2016

The weather has been glorious lately and I’ve been spending many of my off-duty hours strolling the streets of my city. One thing that I keep noticing is how incredibly creative...


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Plan the Perfect Patio: What You Must Know

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 09, 2016

Yes, the warm weather will return ... eventually. And in the meantime, you can keep yourself busy and happy dreaming of balmy days and evenings outdoors. If your summer vacation plans...


Minnie's Milestones/Hometalk

Incredible Indoor-Outdoor Concrete Decor to Make Now

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 12, 2016

Now's the time to get busy with craft projects (preferably small ones you can work on in a corner of your basement or garage) that you can use on your porch or deck next summer ......


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Yes, You Can Paint Exterior Concrete

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 19, 2015

Concrete is a popular building material because it is inexpensive and durable. Plain gray exterior concrete -- whether in poured-in-place, precast, or block form -- tends to be a little...


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Simple Home Improvements to Enhance Summer Vacation

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 21, 2015

Summer is a time to relax and take life a little more slowly … especially when the mercury climbs over 90 degrees. At the same time, the sunny season offers an opportunity to...


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Fire Pit Cooking Fun

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 16, 2015

Ever get the feeling that adulthood, with all its responsibilities, has put your sense of adventure on the back burner? Well, summer's a time to try something new. Why not expand your...