by Mazza Concrete | Aug 15, 2015 | Concrete, Residential Concrete
Concrete is redefining its role on the residential landscape due to technological advances that allow it to take on virtually any color, texture or shape. This flexibility makes it a leading player in a design process that puts increasing emphasis on outdoor space.
Concrete is one material with the ability to give a coordinated look to all of the home’s exterior elements, which is why it has become a powerful design tool for “homescaping.” That, combined with its affordability, durability, and top-level performance in any climate, makes it the best choice for today’s homeowner.
If you would like a free estimate or more information about concrete homescaping in Oakland County, MI, and surrounding areas, call Mazza Company Concrete at (248) 625-3305 today!
by Mazza Concrete | Nov 16, 2013 | Concrete, Maintenance
Did you know that the use of salts and/or deicing products may damage your concrete surfaces?
The American Concrete Institute (ACI 302), the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA, CIP-2) and many product manufacturers issue warnings against the use of salt, calcium chloride, fertilizers, and/or commercially prepared de-icing chemicals on concrete surfaces. Use of these products can aggravate freeze-thaw damage, causing the concrete surface to flake, spall or peel off. Any product containing ammonium sulfate or ammonium nitrate will chemically destroy the concrete surface & should never be used on a concrete surface. The use of deicing products is not recommended in the first year of newly placed concrete slab(s) and should be used sparingly in subsequent years. For safety, the use of clean traction sand is recommended where icy conditions exist.
If you would like a free estimate or more information about concrete maintenance services in Oakland, MI, and surrounding areas, call Mazza Company Concrete at (248) 625-3305 today!