Concrete Project Planning Basics You Need to Know

How to Keep Your Concrete Project On (Or Under) Budget If you’re prepping for a DIY concrete project and aren’t entirely sure what to budget for, don’t worry—it’s not as complicated as it seems. Planning, pricing, and prep all take a little bit of thought, but it’s not rocket science. When in doubt, you can […]

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DIY Stone Measurements Tips and Tricks

A Guide to Measuring Quantities of Crushed Stone for Various Home Projects Summer is here and home landscaping projects are in full swing. If you’re planning a DIY project with crushed stone this summer, local stone quarries can help you get the products you need to get the job done. Crushed stone is an excellent […]

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Building Better Concrete Products

How Additive Help Create Stronger, More Durable Concrete and Much More Did you know that you can tailor your concrete mix to suit your specific project needs? Concrete suppliers mix in additives to batches of concrete to improve specific qualities of the final product. This includes accelerants or retardants to speed up or slow down […]

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How Are Aggregates Used in Concrete?

A Look at the Role Aggregates, Sand and Gravel Play in Concrete Mixtures Aggregates play a major role in concrete mixes. These materials hold the concrete together, influencing the workability of wet concrete and the durability of the finished product. Furthermore, the characteristics of included aggregates directly affect the performance of a concrete mix. Everyone […]

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What is Concrete Compaction?

How to Ensure Optimal Concrete Ready Mix Strength Through Proper Compaction You know how to mix and pour concrete. But have you learned how to compact it? The concrete compaction ensures optimal density and strength, not to mention an excellent surface finish. That said, a smooth surface does not always mean the concrete underneath is […]

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How To Measure Concrete For Any Project

Tips to Calculate Enough Concrete to Order from Concrete Suppliers Now that warmer weather is here, it’s a good time to start planning concrete projects around the home. Maybe you want a new concrete slab for a shed or a backyard patio. Or, maybe you want to redo your garage floor and driveway. Whatever the […]

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Why Stone Works for Your Home

A Remarkably Versatile and Sustainable Material Sourced from Local Stone Quarries When you think of building a home, what materials come to mind? Most likely your mind goes to concrete, brick, and wood. Have you ever thought about using natural stone for construction? Stone is a durable, low-maintenance building material that lasts for years. It’s […]

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How to Properly Mix Concrete

Tips for Mixing Quality Concrete Products that Last Mixing concrete may seem pretty straightforward. But there are certain mixing techniques that will ensure you get the most out of your concrete products. Properly mixing concrete gives you a strong finished product and saves you from frustrating problems in the future. Too much water will weaken […]

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Spring Maintenance for Concrete Products: Parking Lots and Driveways

The Importance of Booking Spring Maintenance Services to Maintain Asphalt and Concrete Products With warmer spring weather upon us right around the corner, parking lots and driveways will soon be visible once more. This also means it’s mean time for some much-needed maintenance! The freeze-thaw cycle of the long winter months takes a toll on […]

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Hot Mix Asphalt Patching Tips

Your How-To Guide For Patching Potholes with Hot Mix Asphalt Asphalt patching is a cost-effective solution to repair potholes and cracks. Patching protects asphalt surfaces and foundations from continued damage. If left alone, this damage will worsen over time and become more costly to repair. Asphalt patching improves the safety and appearance of roads, driveways, […]

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7 Labrosse, P.O Box 220
Moose Creek, ON K0C 1W0, Canada

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