Identifying Concrete Problems

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Identifying Concrete Problems

Although it might not seem like a big deal, issues with the concrete around your house can cause big problems in the long run. A single rogue crack can turn into a leaky basement in no time, which is part of the reason I started focusing so much on evaluating concrete issues. I realized that by identifying problems early, I could have them addressed proactively to resolve the problem. This website is all about identifying issues with your concrete so that you can get things fixed quickly the first time around. Read more about concrete issues on this blog and why they are so dangerous.


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A Guide To Colored Concrete

If you are installing concrete on your property, you might not have thought of all the great options available. That is, most people just choose a traditional, gray, Portland mix. However, there are quite a few great options available to choose if you want to pour something that is a little more stylish.

Colored Concrete

A colored concrete product can be an attractive upgrade from a traditional gray mix. For instance, you can find a subtle color that matches with the other colors on your property. For instance, your concrete can match your walls, the outside of your home, and other style features on your exterior. Even just a slight tint you can add a little warmth and class to your concrete. If you are pouring a new slab of concrete for a driveway or sidewalk, you should consider buying a concrete product that has the color mixed into it. That is, the powder is actually colored. This results in a more consistent finish, and your entire slab will be the same color.

Alternatively, you can add the ting to the concrete after it is poured. This is obviously very convenient if you have already poured your concrete. Adding a tint to an old concrete piece can definitely improve the style of it.

Tinted Glazes

Even though it might seem annoying to add a tint to your concrete separately because it just means more work for you, it has a few advantages. For instance, concrete tints can add a layer of protection to the surface. It can shield the concrete, seal the pores, and add some shine to the surface, making it look a little more polished. In the end, tinted glazes are great if you want a finish that is smoother and nicer to walk on. For instance, if you are pouring concrete for your patio and have young children who might be playing and crawling around on the concrete surface, please finish will be preferable. On top of this, glaze finish is going to be easier to clean and less likely to stain. It is also worth mentioning that you can apply a glaze finish if you want the protection, but not the color. That is, there are clear finishes that can be applied to any new or old concrete so you can protect the surface.

As you can see, you have quite a few options when it comes to protecting your concrete and choosing something stylish. Contact a company like Superior Grout for more information and assistance.