Recent Exterior Concrete Articles


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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...


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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...


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How to Get the Best Herb Harvest from Your Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 30, 2015

Fresh herbs are packed with delectable taste and aroma, adding piquancy and nutrition to your cooking. They are also fantastic as refreshing iced herbal tea or natural health remedies....


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Curbside Planting Primer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2015

Hell strip. That's another name for the skinny little plot of land sandwiched between two expanses of concrete -- the sidewalk and the curb. Although technically owned by the city,...


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Decorative Concrete Overlays for Patios or Pool Decks

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 14, 2015

Trending now: outdoor living. (Yippee!) Whether you live in a cold climate and have just a few short months of summer to enjoy, or you are located in a balmier area, 'tis the season...