Tag: Weather Effects

A Year-Round Guide: Seasonal Maintenance Tips for Decorative Concrete

Decorative concrete is an incredibly versatile and durable choice for enhancing the aesthetic appeal of any outdoor area—from driveways and patios to walkways and beyond. Whether stamped, stained or polished, decorative concrete quickly adds character to an otherwise monotonous space. However, to maintain these surfaces at their best, it’s essential […]

Kuwait Gulf Oil Company World HQ – Hycrete Project Spotlight

The new Kuwait Gulf Oil Company Headquarters main office building is a unique architectural edifice in Kuwait, being one of the leading Green Buildings in the country to be awarded the LEED-Gold Certificate from USGBC. The LEED-Gold certificate characterizes the new KGOC main office building with 30% less energy consumption […]

Stormtracker Radar on BlockStrong.com Keeps Floridians Vigilant During Hurricane Season

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, 2021, and Floridians need to be ready for another active season. To help residents keep an eye on threatening weather, BlockStrong.com’s Interactive Stormtracker Radar provides live tracking of hurricanes and tropical storms that could impact their homes. The Interactive Stormtracker Radar is […]

How to Prevent Coating Defects Caused by Concrete Outgassing

Although most perceive concrete as a dry dense substance, the inherently porous material more closely resembles a hard sponge. Microscopic voids and capillaries make up much of concrete’s matrix. As the material is poured and placed, these voids allow air and moisture to flow through it. This could lead to […]

Protecting Parking Structures from Damage During Winter

Protecting Parking Structures from Damage in Winter

Chemical deicers and snow plows are commonly used in winter to eliminate hazardous ice and snow from parking decks and structures. While deicers are doing their job melting away snow and ice, some may actually be corroding the parking structure’s concrete and reinforcing steel, and some snow removal techniques may actually be doing more damage than good.

Mapei Helps Bahamas Rebuild After Hurricane Dorian

Familiar with the devastating impact of hurricanes, Mapei has donated to the Bahamian recovery effort after Hurricane Dorian. The company sent roofing supplies from Puerto Rico as well as building accessories and monetary donations from our company headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla. “After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, […]

Here are some things to take into consideration when building ICF Safe Rooms:

ICF Safe Rooms Offer Shelter From Natural Disasters

Tornadoes are extremely dangerous natural disasters that can come with little to no warning. People who live in tornado-prone areas, as well as those in hurricane locales, should have a safe place to go when bad weather hits. In the worst-case scenario, not having a proper safe place to retreat to can become a death sentence for homeowners and/or their families.