Can I Stamp My Driveway in MN? What to Consider

If you want to make your concrete driveway really stylish, you…

Adding Color to Your Concrete: Which Way is Best?

When having a new concrete driveway or patio constructed in Minnesota, you might decide you want to add some color to the mix instead of going with the usual gray. Coloring your concrete may better allow you to match the style of your house or help you to stand out from the rest of the…

What is Concrete?
Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, course aggregate, and water. These materials are mixed in specific proportions according to its designed use.

Many people make the mistake by calling concrete "cement" when cement is the binding agent in concrete.

Concrete is the most used building material in the world. In 2008, the United States alone consumed 93.6…

Spring Load Restrictions

A road is at its weakest during the spring thaw. Water that is collected over the winter, as frost and ice in the pavement structure, melts and saturates the road’s base, thus weakening it. This water is trapped in the road structure by the remaining frost beneath. The road will stay weakened until the underlying frost melts and the water is allowed to drain. Spring…

Spraying Water on New Concrete to Cure

Spraying water on your new concrete is one of the best and oldest ways to cure your concrete. After new concrete is poured and finished the concrete begins its curing process. The best cured concrete is concrete that is cured slowly, uniformly, and evenly from top to bottom.

During the summer months, the outside temperature can become hot. By keeping the…

2 Maintenance Tips for Your Concrete in the Spring

Rinse off your concrete

During the winter months in Minnesota, salt, or a de-icing chemical, is commonly used to clear snow and ice from paved surfaces. Salt has the potential to cause surface defects in all exterior concrete that is subjected to freeze/thaw conditions. Many times the salt is applied purposefully to keep sidewalks and driveways clear, however,…

Blog - Tips for Concrete Driveway Installation

New Concrete Driveway Construction Information

Before Construction

·         Turn off the sprinkler system. You may turn it back on three days after the concrete is placed.

·         Clearly mark all sprinkler heads within 6 feet of the new driveway. Flags, stakes, or spray paint work well.

·         Please move cars out of the garage…