How Thick Should Your Concrete Driveway Be?

When you decide to have a concrete driveway installed on your property in Minnesota, there are many factors you should consider. One of those factors is how thick your driveway will be. Your concrete driveway needs to be even and sturdy, with control joints in place that allow it to…

The Importance of Expansion Joints & Control Joints Explained

When a…

Questions You Should Ask Your Concrete Driveway Contractor

You've decided it's time to install a…

Concrete Resurfacing vs. Concrete Replacement: Which Should I Choose?

Concrete is one of the most durable products…

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,…