How to Beat the Vegas Heat!
Not all pool decks are created equal. The spray texture used today can get really hot with the Vegas Summer temperatures. It can be hard to enjoy your backyard if your pool deck heats up like a frying pan. Anything but the lightest colors used to make for a really hot surface to deal with. […]
Tree Root Barriers Can Help Protect Your Concrete
Do you have concrete that is lifted because of roots from a nearby tree? Concrete Texturing can replace the concrete and make it look new again. However, we strongly recommend considering a root barrier to help protect your beautiful new concrete. Root barrier is a rigid polyethylene sheet between 12 and 24 inches high that […]
Standing the Test of Time
Ten years ago, Concrete Texturing installed our thin-cut flagstone on a residential back patio. I spoke with the client recently, and she shared an interesting story. She told me that the surface has never been resealed (although we recommend having it done every 3 to 4 years.) While the coating has faded (which is to […]
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Concrete must be allowed to expand and contract with temperature changes. Joints provide a controlled location for cracking and movement. Thus, all expansion joints are left in place after a concrete installation, and should not be filled with concrete.
Caulking can be placed over the cracks inside the control joints to prevent debris and water from getting underneath your concrete surface and causing damage. However, anytime a coating is being applied over concrete, the expansion joint or control joint should remain exposed and be worked into the design.
There are many methods and cost ranges for repairing cracks in concrete installations. The method used to repair a crack is determined by many factors including, but not limited to, the purpose of repairing the crack, size, budget, and material going over the crack (tile, coating, etc.).
Regardless of the method used to fill a crack, it’s possible that it will retrace itself or reappear. So, whenever possible, it should be worked into the design pattern of the coating.
If cracking is an issue, Concrete Texturing may recommend a flagstone pattern. Since we free-cut our flagstone, we can trace along any crack and make it a grout line within a flagstone pattern. Since our grout lines are slightly recessed, any flaws are less visible. The crack is also much easier to repair if it opens up again in the future.
When preparing concrete for installation, Concrete Texturing uses a combination of muriatic acid, grinders, sanders, and pressure washers, depending on what is required to create the ideal profile. Chemicals are used to remove oil, adhesives, and paints from the location where the concrete will be installed. Concrete Texturing comes prepared for anything because every surface has its own unique challenges and quirks.
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“On March 26, 2014, we had Concrete Texturing fix our back yard patio because it had some holes in it and the pool decking was wearing thin around the pool. We have to say they did a wonderful job of fixing it. It looks just like new and the great workers took care of every detail. We are very very pleased with the company and would recommend them.”
“They were very good to work with and did a great job. I have referred them to several people so I was pretty happy with them. Their pricing was good. I was extremely happy with the quality of the garage. I would use them again in the future.”
“The guys that came out to do the work were all sweet, kind, and courteous. They are meticulous hard workers. They really wanted to make sure it was done right. They do a really great job.”