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Reasons to Lift Concrete

January 11, 2023
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Have you ever been out walking your dog and tripped over the neighbor’s uneven sidewalk from their tree roots? How about walking up to your door with an armload of groceries only to forget about that crack and taking a painful spill along with the milk jug? It’s easy to put off fixing uneven areas […]
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Structural Stress Analysis

December 11, 2022
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During the industrial boom from the 1920s to the 1960s, we saw a surge of new infrastructure throughout the United States. Now that many of these buildings and bridges are getting old, there are some severe signs of wear and tear that must be addressed. According to the article “Fatigue Analysis of Concrete Structures” by […]
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Why You Should Seal Joints and Cracks

November 11, 2022
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Sealing joints fills and secures gaps or cracks in concrete, providing protection through a weather-tight seal. This prevents damage from moisture, freeze/thaw cycles, and weed growth. In some cases, it can also help prevent further settling of the concrete slab, depending on if there are underlying factors. When to Use Sealant Repairs Structural repairs – […]
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Are Concrete Overlays Durable?

October 3, 2022
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If your concrete driveway or patio needs a little non-structural spruce up, an overlay will likely do the trick. A concrete overlay is a resurfacing method applied to worn concrete, making it look smooth and new again. It’s much cheaper than tearing out and starting over, but it should never be applied as an attempted […]
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Avoid These Mistakes When Repairing Concrete

September 5, 2022
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Concrete is a durable product and can last several decades, but that doesn’t mean it’s always flawless. If your notice issues in your concrete such as cracks, sunken areas, or flaking, consider getting a repair estimate sooner rather than later. Although some projects may seem easily repaired by yourself, there could be underlying issues that […]
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Does Concrete Crack in High Temperatures?

August 1, 2022
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Concrete has a tendency to absorb heat during the day and release it at night. Depending on the extent of the fluctuations, your concrete can go through quite a bit of expansion and contraction throughout this process. During high heat and stress, which is certainly prevalent in Utah right now, concrete surfaces can develop thermal […]
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Temperature Considerations for Concrete Projects

July 1, 2022
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Now that the heat has fully settled in, it’s important to discuss the impacts of temperature when pouring concrete. The best time to pour concrete is between 50 and 60 degrees, but we know that in Utah, that would give us a very small window to complete all the necessary jobs. Therefore, we need to […]
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Should You Seal Your Concrete?

June 1, 2022
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Concrete is commonly used throughout Utah in residential projects and business projects. It’s easy to see in a short amount of time which projects were quality jobs and which ones were rush DIYs. To heighten the durability of your concrete project, hire a professional with great reviews and experience first, then be sure to have […]
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Don’t Settle when Repairing Concrete Settling

May 2, 2022
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It’s common for concrete to settle or sink over time, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the signs. Cracking or uneven concrete is a hazard and needs to be addressed as soon as possible. There are ways to repair settled concrete and it doesn’t always involve ripping it out and starting over. With the […]
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Interesting Information on 3D Concrete Printing

March 1, 2022
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3D printing has been a trending topic for several years, and maybe you even have one in your home. But did you know 3D printing is hitting big in the field of construction? The 3D concrete printing market is expected to hit an impressive $1.5 billion by 2024, stimulated by growth and innovation from all […]
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