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Recent Exterior Concrete Articles


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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...


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8 Great Easy Concrete Paver Projects

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 08, 2015

The definition of concrete pavers is "concrete blocks, designed to be used as outdoor flooring." If we may, we'd like to change that definition to read "concrete blocks, designed to...


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How Does Concrete Resurfacing Work?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 26, 2015

The coming of spring brings with it a number of seasonal tasks. One of them is inspecting your outdoor space to see how your hardscape has survived the winter and repairing damage as...


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Concrete Decks and Patios: Low Prices and Lots More

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 10, 2015

Thinking of adding a patio or deck to extend your home's living space? Concrete decks and patios have a well-deserved reputation as being easy on the budget. But their affordability...


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Concrete Walks, Steps and Porches: 7 Tips for Success

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 02, 2015

Handsome, hardwearing concrete walks, steps, and porches will form an impressive entree to any home. To achieve the best looking and most durable outdoor concrete, follow these 7 pro...


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Concrete Driveway Installation: Get the Facts

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 08, 2015

Concrete construction will produce a driveway that is sturdy and enduring at an affordable price, with the extra advantage of an attractive range of possible finishes. Just make sure...


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Concrete Retaining Wall Pros and Cons

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 08, 2015

Retaining walls built of stone or brick are the traditional style and usually blend nicely into their surrounding landscape. The question is, though: are these really the best materials...


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Why Brutalist Architecture is Hated and Loved

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 14, 2014

While it may sound off-putting or even a little scary, Brutalism is actually a distinctive type of architecture and a very interesting phenomenon. Brutalism was a controversial architectural...