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Load Restrictions 2019

March 24, 2019 / By Groupa Concrete

2019 Load Restriction schedules have been released with some unfortunate news to the construction and transportation industry in general. Until June 30th, load restrictions are in place on roads in order for the thawing soil not to damage the pavement any further than normal wear and tear would. Pursuant to The Highway Traffic Act, the […]

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN EXPECTING CONCRETE

August 10, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

You’ve gone over the quote, signed the contract and paid the deposit for your concrete project. For many, concrete work is not an everyday event and so, the proceedings of such a job are foreign in their nature. In today’s blog, we’re going to be taking a look at what the various steps used for […]

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 […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS USED IN CONCRETE

June 29, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

Proper construction and the use of proper materials can go a long way when it comes to increasing the longevity of your project. This is why it is important to understand what the desired traits of a completed concrete project are. The general consensus on desirable traits are strength, durability and watertightness. The strength of […]

WHY POURING CONCRETE IN THE RAIN SHOULD BE AVOIDED

June 23, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

As the rain season continues to ravage Ontario, many may find themselves asking as to why their concrete jobs are being postponed. In fact, the rainfall being experienced now is the highest it has been in 60 years according to the Toronto Star. Searching on the internet, one may find sites claiming that concrete can […]

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 […]

THE HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT CONCRETE VS ASPHALT

May 25, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

Potholes are a familiar sight all across Ontario, especially after winter. Their appearance after the cold months, snow plowing and salting, leads in turn to an endless cycle of seek out and repair or worst, road closures, complete demolition and replacement. With all the advances in human technology the question then stands as to why […]

CONCRETE FOR SWIMMING POOLS

May 23, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

As the warm season approaches, home owners may find themselves either in need of freshening up their existing concrete job around their pool, or adding one in to combat the hot summer days ahead. Though the choice may seem simple to some, there are still factors to consider when selecting the type of job that […]

EFFECTS OF RAIN ON FRESH CONCRETE

May 11, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

One big concern many property owners have during this time of year is how rain will affect the pouring of concrete. It is no secret that concrete pours are generally rescheduled for a day without rain, as concrete does typically require a period of 24 to 48 hours to cure in order to reach its […]

STAMPED CONCRETE PATIOS

May 2, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

Home owners are often faced with a dilemma of whether or not investing into a stamped concrete patio is worth it. While one should consider whether or not it is best suited for your needs before leaping into the decision, you will find that with the versatility and durability of concrete, the sky is virtually […]

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