Concrete Contractor Tips & Articles

How to Create a Unique Stamped Concrete Patio

Summer is here to stay and there’s no better time to get those outdoor projects completed. If you’ve been dreaming of your own outdoor oasis where you can soak up the sun, fire up the grill, or enjoy an outdoor meal with friends, you might want to consider a stamped concrete patio. Not only can a concrete patio enhance the look of your home, but it’s also a durable and virtually weather-proof option.

Why Choose a Stamped Concrete Patio? 

Looking for a custom backyard patio without breaking the bank? A stamped concrete patio delivers beautiful, budget-conscious results. Although many homeowners may not consider concrete to be the first option when considering a patio, here are some reasons why concrete beats the competition. 
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Summer Patio Designs: The Top 5 Benefits of a Concrete Porch

Summer weather is just around the corner, and after many months spent isolating at home, the thought of getting out in the sun and sitting on an inviting patio is a welcome break from the indoors. If you’re planning to add a patio or porch to your home this summer, you’ll know that there are many designs and materials to choose from. Below, we will discuss the surprising benefits of concrete for your porch or patio this season. 

Concrete Patio & Porch Design Benefits

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How to Repair Foundation Cracks with Polyurethane Injections

Whether you’re dealing with a leaky basement or a cracked foundation, polyurethane injections might be the best option for restoring the strength of your concrete structure. Unlike simple waterproofing measures, polyurethane injections are elastomeric, which means they can accommodate concrete movement and shifting over time, without compromising structural integrity. 

The Benefits of Using Polyurethane Injections for Concrete Repair

Foundational cracks are the main culprit when it comes to leaks, and these cracks are most often caused by melting snow, heavy rains, and tree roots. Although you may not visibly notice cracks to your concrete foundation, your first clue will likely be moisture buildup, mold, or water damage inside your home. Cracks that may seem minim... [Read more]

Top 3 Basement Waterproofing Methods for this Spring

Is Your Basement Waterproof?

As the last big winter storms make their way through Calgary, they often like to leave a parting gift. Are you dealing with a wet basement or suffering from the big defrost? There are really only two options available to solve wet basement problems: interior or exterior. Interior work uses drainage inside your basement to control the water that is entering and directs it to a sump pump. This method is not technically waterproofing, it is a method of water control. Water control systems allow the water in, in order to pump it back out. True basement waterproofing is accomplished only by exterior excavation to the bottom of the foundation, installing proper drainage and treating the walls to prevent water from entering. Let the water into your basement and pump it out, or keep it out altogether. This is t... [Read more]

Common Questions About Concrete Resurfacing and Refinishing

In the past, repairing your driveway has been an arduous task that involves tearing up the surface with jackhammers and towing away the refuse. With new concrete resurfacing options this doesn't have to be the case.

Can You Resurface a Concrete Driveway? 

If your driveway has minor cracks and salt damage, concrete resurfacing is a practical, simple, and cost-effective option that will breathe new life into your existing surface. Resurfacing your concrete driveway can save you money and time because the work can be completed quietly (no jackhammer or disposal required), and efficiently, often taking only an afternoon. The resurfacing material is a composite of Portland Cement and polymer materials that are flexible, and adhere closely. Concrete resurfacing can include a stain,... [Read more]

Stamped Concrete for a Creative Pool Oasis

Planning a backyard pool makeover? Consider using the ultimate design flexibility of stamped concrete. In the past, we’ve talked about using stamped concrete in your home, your patio or your driveway, but another excellent place to use it is around your pool. Stamped concrete offers a wide variety of design possibilities at a low-cost. Don’t just stand at your window staring into the snow like Clark Griswold, [Read more]

Garage Flooring Cracks: When to Repair, When to Replace

How often do you think about your garage flooring? Unless you’re building, repairing or remodeling, you likely don’t give it much thought. Nevertheless, it’s there in the background doing its job – supporting the weight of your vehicles, shrinking and expanding with the temperature, and dealing with the odd paint or oil spill. Over time, however, all these activities can cause cracks and crumbling in your concrete flooring. Although you might be tempted to repair these cracks with commercial DIY products such as epoxy, they tend to recur. Here’s why:

Concrete Driveway Resurfacing & Other Spring Repairs

The weather is warming up quickly, but along with the start of a beautiful summer season comes the not-so-beautiful home repairs. You’ve spent a good portion of the winter months clearing snow off your driveway, but now that you can see it clearly you might notice it needs some TLC. Winter can be very damaging to driveways in Canada with ice, salt, plows, and the freeze-thaw cycle all taking a toll. It’s important to address these driveway issues when you notice them and do some simple repairs before they get any worse.

Concrete Crack Repair

Hairline cracks in your concrete driveway are inevitable and fixing them is just a part of maintaining a large concrete surface. The key is to take care of them as they appear to help prevent them from widening and creating worse problems down the ro... [Read more]

Why Repairing Your Cracked and Crumbling Precast Steps Shouldn’t Wait

You only get one first impression, and if your house is sitting at the top of cracked and crumbling precast steps - it probably isn’t a good one. Viewing your home from the fresh perspective of a potential buyer or new neighbor can give you an idea of where to make some changes. Winter can be especially tough on your front steps, with salt, ice and shoveling taking its toll each year. Tackling the challenge of your front steps or porch doesn’t have to be overwhelming if you know how straightforward it can be. Starting your spring house maintenance with this task is made easier with help from the professionals at RestoreAll.

Crumbling Precast Steps Make Your Home Look Older

Before online house shopping, prospective buyers would do a walk or drive by of your house before booking a showing with... [Read more]

Get the Look: Modern, Rustic, Vintage and Traditional with Concrete Finishing Options

No matter what your personal style is, you can get the look you love with concrete finishing options. Concrete is durable and less expensive than many of the typical materials used for modern, rustic, vintage and traditional home designs. Because concrete is adaptable to a variety of finish options, you can use stamps, colour, aggregates, stains, stencils and more for an incredible array of applications.

Concrete can be useful both indoors and out, so you can produce unique architectural details and landscaping structures. With custom concrete forms, moulds can be used to create more than home foundations. Concrete is ideal for a whole host of other a... [Read more]

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