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Minneapolis Area Concrete Contractors Answers Common Questions about Concrete Construction
Wohlwend Concrete provides more information about concrete construction in the Twin Cities area
By: Wohlwend Concrete
One question they hear often is "What are the benefits of using concrete in construction?"
Concrete offers numerous benefits that other building materials don't, such as it is durable, resilient, low maintenance, versatile, cost effective, easily cured, energy efficient and more! With all of these benefits wrapped up into one building material, it's clear to see the benefits of using it for construction or hardscaping.
Another question they hear is "What does it mean to cure concrete?"
Concrete starts as more of a liquid once mixed, so curing is the process of hardening. The hardening occurs due to a chemical reaction between the cement and water, called hydration. Without curing, concrete would not boast nearly as many benefits.
On the same topic, "Will concrete cure in the rain?"
The short answer: yes. However, it is best to pour concrete in good weather conditions, as the rain can increase the time it takes the concrete to cure and can also change the ratio of cement to water. It is best to avoid pouring concrete in inclement weather or to cover concrete that has not yet cured when it rains.
Finally, "Can stains be removed from concrete?"
Yes! Wohlwend Concrete would like Twin Cities residents to know that stains can be removed from concrete. There are a variety of methods that can help remove stains from concrete, but the best choice is to ask the concrete contractor who poured the concrete for their professional opinion. There are dry methods (sandblasting, scabbing, shot blasting, grinding, scouring) and wet methods (including the use of water and chemicals specific to the type of stain).
Wohlwend Concrete would also like Twin Cities area residents to know that they are available for concrete construction and to answer any additional questions not answered above!
For more information on concrete construction in the Twin Cities area, contact the professionals at Wohlwend Concrete! Wohlwend Concrete has been the trusted name in stamped concrete, decorative concrete, masonry and more since 1985. They have decades of experience in concrete construction, installing concrete stairs, steps, driveways, walkways and more. They provide services to both commercial and residential clients all around Minneapolis and the Twin Cities metro. The team is committed to creating quality masonry and concrete at a competitive price. For more information about the concrete apron, visit their blog at https://www.wohlwendconcrete.com/