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How To Prepare Your Concrete Patio for Spring

Your concrete patio is one of the most critical aspects of your home when it comes to providing aesthetic value, functional space, and an outdoor area for you to entertain guests. Repairs, renovations, and fixes are needed so your foundation does not cause more expensive issues as time goes on. But what if your patio suffers from much-needed repairs and consistent damage over time?  As the weather warms and landscaping season is upon us, this can be the ideal time to look into any replacement opportunities for your patio. Spring is not just the time to clean out your garage[Read more…]

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The Benefits of Sealing Home Concrete

Concrete is a durable and low-maintenance material used in home construction. It can be added to sidewalks and patios to sinks and countertops. However, even the strongest materials require some protection. Sealing your home’s concrete offers numerous benefits, including resistance to stains. This article will dive deeper into the benefits of sealing your home’s concrete and what happens if you don’t. Let’s read on. Six Benefits of Sealing Home Concrete Concrete sealing can protect against stains and moisture, among other benefits. 1. Protection From Moisture Moisture is one of the biggest enemies of concrete. When water penetrates the surface of[Read more…]

Guide to Concrete Cure Times

If you plan on doing any concrete work on your property, it’s important to understand how long it takes to fully cure. Curing is the process by which the concrete gains strength and becomes durable enough to withstand the weight and stresses of everyday use. Depending on the project, how much concrete has been used, and your intentions, the cure times may differ.  Understanding Concrete Cure Times The curing time for concrete varies depending on several factors, including the type of cement, the weather conditions, the aggregates used, and the thickness of the concrete. In general, it takes about 28[Read more…]

guide to concrete cure times

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Concrete Repair and Resurfacing

As a homeowner, it’s understandable that you want to save money by doing home repairs yourself. In fact, every homeowner learns to be a connoisseur of the DIY industry. From fixing gutters to refinishing and repainting walls.  However, some repairs should be left to professionals, and concrete repair and resurfacing are one of them. Whether the concrete is on your patio or in your kitchen, trying to DIY concrete repair and resurfacing can result in expensive mistakes, unsafe conditions, and an unsightly finish.  In this article, we’ll explain why you shouldn’t attempt DIY concrete repair and resurfacing. Causes of Cracks[Read more…]

Why You Shouldn't DIY Concrete Repair and Resurfacing

Richfield Concrete Announces New Proprietary Concrete Mix Titan 5000

50% Less Carbon Emissions and Strong Enough for MN Winters Twin Cities, MN: Richfield Concrete, a leading provider of concrete paving solutions in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area proudly announces the company’s proprietary mix, Titan 5000. The concrete mix has been formulated to withstand the harsh Minnesota winters while producing 50% fewer carbon emissions than the industry standards. With the Titan 5000 concrete mix, you can expect: Richfield Concrete’s proprietary Titan 5000 mix reduces the carbon footprint by 50% over standard concrete mixtures by using more efficient machines and equipment, low-carbon raw materials, more recycled materials, advanced admixtures, and a[Read more…]

Can You Pour Concrete Over Grass

Looking to pour a new concrete patio or driveway, but unsure if you can pour it over grass? Our blog has got you covered with a comprehensive guide to pouring concrete over grass, including factors like soil preparation, thickness requirements, and tips for ensuring a successful pour.

Can You Pour Concrete Over Grass

When Can You Walk on New Concrete?

Whether you’re laying down a new driveway or creating a footpath in your backyard, concrete is one of the best materials you can use. But once your beautiful new creation is poured, how soon can you start using it? A few different factors can influence how soon you can walk on new concrete, but a little patience is all you need. What Is Concrete? Concrete is a blend of materials that nearly always includes water, cement or another adhesive, and aggregate. Some brands are made with a few different materials, but these are usually the typical ingredients found in concrete.[Read more…]

When Can You Walk on New Concrete?

Can You Pour Concrete Over Concrete?

Concrete is a popular construction material thanks to its strength and durability. Chances are that there is concrete on your property, whether it’s a driveway, patio, or walkway. If you’re thinking about renovating these concrete features, you might wonder if pouring concrete over concrete is a good idea. Can you add a new layer of concrete to an existing structure to make it look new? The answer is yes, but only in some cases. Can You Pour Concrete Over Existing Concrete? You can add a layer of concrete over an existing feature as long as you follow a few best[Read more…]

Can You Pour Concrete Over Concrete?

How Long Before You Can Drive on Concrete?

A concrete driveway will enhance your property, but the installation process means you won’t be able to use your driveway for a while. Read on to learn more about how long to drive on concrete and why your concrete driveway needs enough time to cure. How Soon Can You Drive on Concrete After Pouring? After pouring a concrete driveway, your contractor will let the material cure. Concrete driveway curing time is a process that allows the material to harden and gain strength. With the average car weighing a little over 4,000 lbs. and pickup trucks weighing as much as 7,000[Read more…]

How Long Before You Can Drive on Concrete

How to Protect Your Concrete Patio During Winter

Winterizing your concrete patio is an essential task before the cold season hits. As the months grow colder, you might be thinking about winterizing your pipes and preparing your home for chilly temperatures. But did you know it’s equally important to prepare your patio for winter? Before you pull out your winter wardrobe or turn up the heater, call a professional to winterize your patio. Richfield Concrete can supply all your patio needs, from winterizing to laying new concrete. Why Should You Winterize a Concrete Patio? Winterizing your patio is crucial to prevent damage and extra costs. But why should[Read more…]

Protect Your Concrete Patio