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PROS AND CONS OF INTERLOCKING VS CONCRETE

July 14, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

Interlocking, or interlocking pavers, can be used in virtually any application that would normally use concrete. They come in a variety of colours and connect together to form multiple geometric designs. While there are advantages to interlocking such as no cracked driveways, cheaper installation, and stones which can easily be relevelled and replaced, there are […]

COMMERCIAL STOREFRONTS: PREVENTING LIABILITIES WITH HEAVING CONCRETE REPAIRS

June 7, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

Trip and fall hazards can be a nightmare for commercial storefronts leading to unnecessary stress for the owner. Accidents can and will happen, though this does not mean that they aren’t preventable. In today’s blog, we will be examining some of the ways in which concrete repair work can help with that. Tree roots, natural […]

SLIPPERY CONCRETE SOLUTIONS

February 17, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

With the onset of the winter season and ice in particular, many property owners worry about the potential hazards of slippery concrete. There is no shortage of horror stories about people slipping and injuring themselves in winter months. With this said, there are multiple solutions which can be tried to minimize this effect. The first […]

CONCRETE CONSERVATION IN WINTER MONTHS

December 16, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

Winter is upon us in full swing and with it the potential for damage that can occur to concrete after an extended period of time in cold weather. Repeated freezing and thawing happens due to fluctuating temperatures during daytime and nighttime. This in turn can lead to rain, snow and ice entering through any cracks […]

GLASS RAILINGS

August 19, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

Glass panel railing systems can create a modern look to your patio or deck while opening view and space. While glass deck railings are visually appealing and durable, it is not always a match for every outdoor living space. It is important therefore to examine the pros and cons of installing a glass deck railing. […]

THE EFFECTS OF WEATHER ON CONCRETE POURING

July 17, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

As many people drive by in construction zones, it seems that concrete work is underway almost all year round. In fact, many will jokingly say that Canada has only two seasons; winter and construction, but the truth is that it is far more complicated than that. In today’s blog, we will be taking a look […]

RED FLAGS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR

May 5, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

Finding a reliable contractor for any job around the house can be a tedious undertaking and often times leaves a homeowner wondering if in the end they have made the right decision. In today’s blog, we will take a look at some of the red flags you should look out for when hiring someone for […]

KEEPING IT COOL ON THE JOB

April 25, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

It’s that time of year again. T-shirts, summer dresses and shorts come out of long forgotten drawers in the dresser along with flip-flops and sandals. Dress codes change as do the winter days into spring. In some jobs such as construction work, certain safety measures need to be taken and some things like being in […]

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