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Crawlspace and Basement Underpinning

Posted: 18th April 2012 by admin in Uncategorized
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Many people would like to increase the livable space in their home but do not have the available lot space for a sizable addition. In that case, they can look to finishing their basement or changing a crawlspace to a basement to add additional living space. These extended spaces are great for adding an additional […]

Should I use salt on concrete for de-icing

Posted: 8th March 2012 by admin in Uncategorized

This time of the year in Chicago, when faced with slick, icy concrete drives and walks, chemical de-icers and salt treatments start to look very appealing. De-icing products such as rock salt and fertilizers, while effective at making your stairs, walks and drives less slippery can be comprised of ingredients that can be harmful to […]

Why did my new Concrete Crack???

Posted: 14th February 2012 by admin in Uncategorized

Being a Chicago Concrete Contractor I always get phone calls in the springtime about other contractors’ work. The most common question is, “Why did my new concrete crack?” With that, I regretfully tell them that the sad truth is that all concrete will crack, and usually well within the first year of placement. Why?? When […]

Fiber mesh Vs. W.W.F. (Welded Wire Fabric)

Posted: 12th January 2012 by admin in Uncategorized

As a licensed concrete and brick mason in the City of Chicago, I’m often asked what the difference is between fiber mesh and WWF (welded wire fabric) when giving estimates. My first response to home owners is “Turn and RUN from any contractor who tells you ALL you need is fiber mesh because it’s stronger […]

Concrete Movement and the Frost Line

Posted: 1st December 2011 by admin in Uncategorized

At this time of year, Chicagoland Concrete, Inc. receives many questions about the frost line and how it can affect poured concrete projects, including footings, foundations and flatwork.  Wikipedia defines a frost line (also referred to as “frost depth” or “freezing depth”) as “the depth to which the ground water in soil is expected to […]

Why is stamped concrete so expensive?

Posted: 5th November 2011 by admin in Uncategorized

Being one of only a few licensed Chicago Concrete Contractors doing estimates for clients in the Chicagoland area and showing pictures of completed work, I always get the ooh’s and aah’s when they see the stamped concrete pictures. Then, when the prices are figured the first questions are, “Why is it so expensive?” and “What […]

As a Chicago Concrete Contractor serving Chicago, IL and all surrounding suburbs, I always find myself helping our clients become more educated on the concrete they will be receiving. I explain to them that they should be very careful when comparing two different estimates because the details will make a huge difference in the longevity of […]

Chicago Concrete Contractors Service Areas

Posted: 11th September 2011 by admin in Uncategorized
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Chicago and Chicagoland service area includes all surrounding suburbs such as Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, North chicago, Zion, Winthrop Harbor, Oak Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park, maywood, Melrose Park, Berkeley, Bellwood, Northlake, Westchester, Elmhurst, Addison, Villa Park, Lombard, Glendale Heights, Carol Stream, Oakbrook Terrace, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Winfield, West […]