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Are Outdoor Kitchens Worth the Investment?

Generally speaking, an investment in a new kitchen or remodeling an existing one is money well spent, because the return on that investment has historically been significant. Remodeling a kitchen adds great value to a home, and much of the cost of that remodeling can...

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Add Curb Appeal with a Decorative Concrete Overlay

Your driveway is not only the gateway to your home, but it is the one of the first things visitors notice about the exterior of your home. An old, ugly and cracked driveway can make even a home with spectacular landscaping appear shabby. Your home is your castle and...

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World of Concrete 2015

The week of February 2nd, a few of us from Increte of Houston went to World of Concrete 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. *Since 1975, World of Concrete has been the only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction...

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How Salt Water Damages Concrete

Be Prepared For Salt Water Concrete Damage Damage from salt can quickly weaken concrete, since it is a mild form of acid. By attacking the concrete paste and increasing the pore size, it allows additional water and chemicals to penetrate the concrete. This then...

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Why Concrete Cracks

Concrete develops cracks at quite the high frequency. The reasons for these imperfections are wide ranging. It is nearly impossible to produce concrete that stays free from cracks for a long period of time. The only way to prevent concrete from cracking is to leave it...

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Ideas for a Screened-In Porch

Screened-in porches provide many of the comforts of being indoors while being outside. They have many benefits: keeping mosquitoes away, protecting from inclement weather and serving as a year-round place to eat outdoors. Designing the perfect screened-in porch is a...

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Outdoor Fireplace Design Ideas

Outdoor fireplaces have become extremely popular in recent years, partly because of the obvious warmth they add to an outdoor setting, and also because of the charming ambiance they bring to the whole yard. What could be more enjoyable than sitting around the back...

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Outdoor Fire Pit Design Ideas

A fire pit is one of the most entertaining and functional of all the outdoor features that you can install in your yard. They come in all manner of shapes, styles and materials. As such a homeowner has a multitude of options when choosing a fire pit. Here are some...

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