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The Advantages of Precast Concrete Steps Over Cast-in-Place

September 08, 2014

When putting in a new set of concrete steps at your home or business, you’ll ultimately need to decide between two options; precast concrete steps or cast-in-place. Both are significantly stronger than wooden steps, allowing them to hold up to changing weather and high volumes of foot traffic...

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Curing Your Harvest Grove Pizza Oven

August 11, 2014

Upon purchasing your Harvest Grove Pizza Oven, it is important cure the oven in order release the latent moisture left over from the manufacturing process. It’s a great opportunity to practice building fires in your new oven and ensures it performs at its best. Here’s a...

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Permeable Pavers: A Green Way to Solve Water Management

July 24, 2014

Increasingly, water management is an important issue for homeowners and municipalities concerned about excessive storm flooding, reduced water quality for drinking and swimming and polluted streams, rivers and lakes. Many of these water issues are the direct result of the presence of asphalt and concrete paving, which prevents the ground...

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Cleaning Concrete Countertops

June 18, 2014

As with any other type of stain, stains on your concrete countertop should be removed as soon as possible. The longer a stain is left untended, the further it can migrate into the concrete, making removal increasingly difficult.  Generally, a bit of water and a mild dishwashing soap will...

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Barkman Landscape Kits Feautured on “This Old House”

June 11, 2014

Our Stone Oasis Landscape kits were recently featured on the home improvement site, "This Old House" in a video detailing how to build a circular patio and firepit. The Circle Patio kit includes pre-cut pieces and is perfect for Do-it-yourselfers looking to avoid the extra labour required when building a...

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