Recent Exterior Concrete Articles


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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...


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Repair a Concrete Driveway or Floor

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 03, 2015

Northern winters are rough on concrete. Driveways, floors, paths … for months on end, any outdoor concrete surface on your property has been exposed to continual freeze-thaw...


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6 FAQs About Precast Concrete Walls and Fences

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 16, 2015

The cost is low and the quality is high. It's fast, easy, and uncomplicated to install, yet it is amazingly durable, long-lasting, and simple to maintain. We're talking about precast...