Tired of the Gray Look? Paint Concrete to Liven Up Your Life!

From sky blue, to brick red or even iridescent lime or fluorescent pink, you can go as far as your imagination will take you, but be prepared to expend a little elbow grease because painting concrete is not like painting drywall. You almost have to think of a concrete surface as a living thing. It breathes and will absorb moisture, …

Concrete Countertops – the New Trend

Looking for a completely customizable tabletop solution? Concrete countertops are becoming popular in commercial spaces like bars and restaurants and even residential kitchens, bathrooms and recreational and outdoor entertainment areas. Owners love them because you can create your own concrete masterpiece that lends itself to your precise style and space. Choose the exact shape, size and edge. Your surface texture …

Concrete Homes Don’t Have to Be Drab

Just because your home or commercial building is constructed of concrete doesn’t mean it has to look gray and drab. Just like homes built from wood, concrete homes offer a variety of beautiful, durable and cost-effective siding options. Some of the most common types of siding for concrete construction include: Fiber cement siding, an alternative to wooden or vinyl siding, …

How Concrete Has Improved the Lives of People in Mexico.

Did you know that children living in houses with dirt floors are more prone to disease? Young children crawling and playing on dirt floors are likely to ingest a certain amount of fecal matter, which exposes them to harmful bacteria and parasites. These pathogens can cause a host of potential dangerous ailments including persistent diarrhea, which kills over 750,000 children …

Take a Look at Concrete Projects You Can Do Yourself

Yes, concrete is durable, inexpensive and sustainable, but it is versatile too. Ever think of making some concrete projects yourself right at home? Well you can, and it is oh so easy! Want a concrete stool? Simply pour concrete into the bottom portion of a five gallon bucket. Cut your three stool legs from a single dowel. Then just place …

Learn Why Modern Concrete Homes Are Popular in Florida

Home is where the heart is…and if your home is constructed with concrete, it’s a sure bet that your heart – and everything else within your home – will be better protected. Modern concrete homes are particularly popular in Florida because they can stand up to its harsh elements. Concrete homes are hurricane-resistant, withstanding extreme weather and winds over 200 …

Concrete Is a Versatile Material for Home Interiors

Concrete goes with everything. Mix and match concrete elements and accents with brick, wallpaper and tiles, and accessorize with shiny metal and contrasting soft rugs, pillows and furniture. White moldings, ceilings and window treatments are also striking against gray concrete, and concrete goes beautifully with wood, marble and slate floors and wood ceilings. Concrete is a gorgeous home interior material …

Why Concrete Is the Best Material for Construction

Concrete outperforms wood every time. Buildings constructed with concrete yield a longer lifespan than their wooden counterparts. Concrete construction also lowers costs because there is no need for regular maintenance and repairs as there is with wood. There are a whole host of valuable benefits that concrete provides the construction industry, including the following: Concrete is durable. It’s not susceptible …