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As fall turns to winter, temperature plays a critical role in sealing concrete. In fact, temperature is the number two cause of concrete sealing problems, second only to moisture. That means taking extra precautions to make sure concrete sealing is done right in cold weather. When it comes to properly […]

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Roasted marshmallows, S’mores, spending quality time with friends and family. We can think of many reasons to build a DIY concrete fire pit this summer. Fire pits are an affordable way to add cozy ambiance to any outdoor setting, and extend the use of your outdoor space well into colder […]

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Concrete resurfacing brings new life to old concrete. Are you tired of looking at a drab concrete patio, cracked driveway, or discolored garage floor? You may be able to restore and resurface existing concrete, without having to replace it with the best concrete supplies. Is my concrete suitable for resurfacing? […]

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One question we get asked often at Intermountain Concrete Specialties is which concrete sealer is best. Choosing the correct sealer depends on the type of concrete project, which usually dictates whether a surface sealer or a penetrating sealer is the best option. Surface sealers work in one of two ways: […]

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Spring is the perfect time of year to transform a dull concrete patio or walkway into a real showstopper. Learn how to give your boring gray concrete slab a facelift with a decorative concrete finish that can change the look of your yard. Prep is the key to success for […]

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Deicers, such as the salts used in snow melt products, can have an adverse effect on concrete surfaces, showing up as cracks or scaling. Scaling is the flaking or peeling of a finished concrete surface, and is typically a result of the presence of moisture and deicing salt on concrete […]

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Make your next concrete project easier with some of our favorite construction tools and concrete products, available at Intermountain Concrete Specialties, your concrete supplier. Use the GC55 Concrete Saw from Norton Construction Products on green, cured, and decorative concrete, and for cutting expansion joints. The GC55 Concrete Saw features a […]

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When it comes to countertops, there are a lot of options on the market these days: granite, quartz, laminates, wood and concrete are just some of the possibilities. So why are so many homeowners choosing concrete countertops? Decorative concrete offers a creative and affordable way to change up the look […]

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Decorative concrete has gained popularity over the past several years, and now another design trend is on the rise: concrete furniture. Once a staple material for sidewalks and driveways, concrete’s versatility has found it’s way indoors. Concrete is an easy, affordable and creative way to design and build custom furniture that […]

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Cold weather is just around the corner but that doesn’t mean you have to take a break from concrete projects. While cold weather does have an effect on newly placed concrete, concrete work can continue late into the season with proper planning, supplies, and curing. After concrete has been poured […]

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