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  • Concrete Cleaner

      For oil stains or gasoline stains, use kitty litter to clean any excess oil.  Use dishwashing detergent with warm water and scrub brush to clean excess oil or gas stain.   For for tips from Fortis Concrete, The Concrete Experts, please view our more from our blog!

    Posted at December 2, 2014 | By : | Categories : Concrete | Comments Off on Concrete Cleaner
  • Sidewalk deicers

    How to make your own Sidewalk deicers by Fortis Concrete, Chicagolands Premier Concrete Experts Use a mixture of the following: - 1 Teaspoon of dishwashing liquid (Dawn) - 1 Tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and 1/2 gallon of hot/warm water - Pour or spray over area This area will not refreeze and no more salts damaging concrete.  You can add more to ingredients accordingly to make larger quantities

    Posted at December 2, 2014 | By : | Categories : Concrete,News | Comments Off on Sidewalk deicers
  • Maintaining Your Concrete Patios

    Patios are where family members spend most of their time. It is where parents just sit back, relax and watch their children play. It is where husbands make barbecues or grill hamburgers for weekend get together or parties. This is the place in the home where one can find rest and relaxation amidst the busyness of daily life. Thus, patios need maintenance to keep it in good condition. It is not good to wait for damages to appear before ...

    Posted at April 8, 2014 | By : | Categories : Concrete,Concrete Patios,News | Comments Off on Maintaining Your Concrete Patios
  • Stamped Concrete: The Most Popular Outdoor Paving Choice

    Stamped concrete also known as patterned, textured or imprinted concrete is a process wherein normal concrete is altered, shaped or dyed to look like something else. It can mimic other construction materials like brick, cobblestone, flagstone, tile, slate, limestone, cracked earth, and weathered wood. Stamped concrete serves as a perfect finish for driveways, walkways, sidewalk, pool decks, steps, fountains, courtyards, entries and patios. You can also have a bit of fun with the design by using animal shapes, leaf patterns ...

    Posted at April 3, 2014 | By : | Categories : Concrete,News,Stamped Concrete | Comments Off on Stamped Concrete: The Most Popular Outdoor Paving Choice
  • Why Choose Brick Paving?

    Homeowners that want their homes to stand out and look unique in their neighborhood would use brick paving. Brick paver designs are both functional and fashionable adding lasting value to the home. It can complement any natural landscaping and is mostly used in patios, driveways, sidewalks, gardens, decks, pools and any outdoor area. Brick paving is strong and durable because the bricks are made of a combination of concrete and other aggregates. The bricks are normally fired and set at ...

    Posted at April 3, 2014 | By : | Categories : Brick Paving,News | Comments Off on Why Choose Brick Paving?
  • Protect Your Basement with Flood Proof Flooring in Chicago

    You never know when severe weather is going to happen and you definitely never know when a pipe within your home is going to burst and flood your basement. There’s nothing worse than water damage. The thought of your washing machine line bursting and flooding your basement simply makes you cringe, as it would anyone. What really sends a shiver down most peoples spine is the cost of replacement and repairs to the flooring once it’s ...

    Posted at July 10, 2013 | By : | Categories : Flood Proof Flooring | Comments Off on Protect Your Basement with Flood Proof Flooring in Chicago
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  • Exposed Aggregate Concrete

    With an exposed aggregate finish, you can achieve spectacular effects at a reasonable cost because few additional materials (other than the decorative aggregate) and tools (beyond basic finishing tools) are required. Here are some other notable advantages of exposed aggregate finishes: •The basic procedures are simple enough for experienced finishers to master easily. •The surface is rugged, nonskid, and resistant to heavy traffic and weather extremes. •Many types and sizes of decorative aggregate are available to achieve unlimited ...

    Posted at March 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Concrete,News | Comments Off on Exposed Aggregate Concrete
  • Why Choose Asphalt over Concrete

    Asphalt and concrete are the most popular types of material for paving driveways. Asphalt driveways and concrete driveways both have their unique advantages. If you live in a cold climate and are considering a concrete driveway you need to make sure the base for the driveway is heavily laid with gravel and it is compacted first. Otherwise the driveway will run the risk of cracking due to frost heaves. In addition, concrete is susceptible to ...

    Posted at March 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Asphalt,Concrete,News | Comments Off on Why Choose Asphalt over Concrete
  • Importance of Curb Appeal

    This is probably one of the most important aspects in Staging and Selling a home.  You must draw that person out of the car, unto the sidewalk and up to the front door.  Color, landscaping, walkway, driveway, neighbors… all give a feel to the home.  In order to show the home to a global buyer, it must look pristine from the street to the doorknob.  If a home is taking longer to sell than the average ...

    Posted at March 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Driveway,News | Comments Off on Importance of Curb Appeal
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