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Happy Holidays from Wohlwend Concrete

As 2018 is coming to a close, we want to thank our clients for another successful year. We are grateful to continue serving the Twin Cities area with quality concrete work. This would not be possible without the support and patronage from all of you!

We want to thank each and every one of you who chose to use our services this past year. We install concrete steps, driveways, sidewalks and more. We also do stamped concrete and masonry work. We hope you will trust us with any future concrete needs.

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Happy Holidays

‘Tis the Season for Tuck Pointing

Recently buy a brick home? Has someone recently mentioned tuck pointing for their chimney? Or, are you simply just looking for information about tuck pointing services in the area? As the expert masonry contractor for White Bear Lake and the surrounding areas, we’d like to tell you more about tuck pointing and why now is such an important time to have it taken care of.masonry contractor white bear lake

Does your home have a beautiful brick chimney or other brick feature that brings style and value to your property? Then you must also be aware it requires care and repair every once in a while. After all, the harsh weather conditions of a Minnesota winter can really wreak havoc on the mortar. Moisture, over time, can damage the masonry and cause weakened mortar joints. Tuck pointing is the process which stops the destructive process and provides numerous other benefits.

While it is true that the bricks themselves can last for over a century, the mortar in between them has a far shorter lifespan. And, when these mortar joints become damaged with cracking and crumbling, the most cost-effective solution to repair these affected areas is tuck pointing.

Tuck pointing is no do-it-yourself project and must be performed by a seasoned masonry contractor such as Wohlwend Concrete. Otherwise, the mortar could deteriorate to the point that the chimney or other brick work collapses, which makes a complete rebuild necessary. So, if you notice damage, it is important to contact your trusted masonry contractor as soon as possible.

The basic idea behind tuck pointing is that the damaged mortar is removed and is replaced with fresh mortar. With tuck pointing, you can enjoy structural stability as well as new aesthetic beauty for your home or business. Also, the value of your home is improved when the masonry is in top condition. Tuck pointing is also far more cost-effective than a complete tear-down and rebuild. The procedure allows you to avoid the expense of completely replacing the structure while enjoying all the aesthetic and structural benefits.

So be sure to look at any brick or stone work you have at your house and if you see any issues give the trusted masonry contractor for White Bear Lake a call; Wohlwend Concrete. This season, give yourself the gift of beautiful brick! You can reach us at (651) 426-2610 or visit our website and get a free quote.


The Many Beautiful Applications of Concrete Construction for Your Home or Business

Concrete is not only functional, but beautiful as well. Concrete sidewalks, steps, patios, poured walls, floors and more are all becoming more and more popular these days as more homeowners realize just how much beauty and style appeal these concrete applications can add. At Wohlwend Concrete we are experts in concrete construction for the Oakdale area and we would love to tell you more about its many amazing applications.Concrete Driveway

Long lasting and beautiful, concrete is the perfect material for many projects. As one of the most durable products available, concrete is especially good for applications like:

  • Pool decks
  • Driveways
  • Floors
  • Steps
  • Sidewalks
  • Curbs
  • Poured walls
  • Patios
  • Footings
  • And more

While many of these concrete construction services are popular for outdoor applications, we see more and more homes and businesses bringing concrete indoors. Concrete floors offer a chic, modern design aesthetic that looks great in residential kitchens, living rooms and even as flooring in a restaurant dining room.
And, have you considered decorative concrete? Concrete construction isn’t just about sidewalks and driveways. With modern technology, Wohlwend Concrete can stamp a pattern into your driveway or sidewalk. We offer a variety of decorative concrete services including:

  • Stamping
  • Staining
  • Sealing

While we’re known for our residential concrete construction, we are also well versed in concrete construction for commercial clients. Your business has no time to waste in waiting for a project to be completed and our concrete construction professionals understand that. Rest easy knowing Wohlwend Concrete will get the job done in an expedient amount of time! Here are some of the commercial services we provide:

  • Gutters
  • Retaining walls
  • Sidewalks
  • Curbs
  • Walkways

And, these are just some of the wonderful ways to incorporate concrete construction into your residential or commercial design.

At Wohlwend Concrete we provide a variety of services for both residential and commercial clients. We have decades of experience in concrete and masonry construction. We will make sure your project is done right so it will last for years to come. We also offer repair and maintenance services as needed. No project is too big or too small!

Ready to get started on a concrete construction project at your Oakdale home or business? Get in touch with Wohlwend Concrete now at 651.426.2610 or request a free concrete construction quote.


What Your Sidewalk Says About You

What do your sidewalks and walkways say about your property? When the concrete sidewalks and walkways throughout your property are in disrepair; chipped, sunken or uneven, this can speak volumes. While you may put a lot of hard work and effort into your landscaping, building and property in general, if your concrete sidewalks are broken and uneven, all of this hard work could be in vain. And, this eye-catching eyesore will even continue its general deterioration until something is done to change that. At Wohlwend Concrete, we are specialists in all matters concrete and can fix your Golden Valley area concrete sidewalks either through repair or an all-out replacement. And, as experts in concrete sidewalks, we’d like to speak more on what makes this particular repair so essential.

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The state of your concrete sidewalks not only influences the appearance of your property and how it’s perceived, but its overall safety as well. Uneven or broken concrete can be a significant hazard for both homeowners and business owners alike. Uneven sidewalks, steps and walkways are all tripping hazards that can end up causing harm to those walking upon them and those responsible for them. Depending on what kind of issue you have in your home or place of business, having these kinds of conditions can become costly if not addressed.

A professional in concrete sidewalks from Wohlwend knows just what to look for to address this issue and fix it as soon as possible. We will insure the soil is properly compacted, and then start the repairs to level out an uneven concrete service.

What many homeowners and business owners don’t realize is that in many cases, uneven concrete sidewalks, stairs, walkways and patios don’t require the entire area to be ripped out and replaced. Both sunken and uneven concrete sidewalks can be repaired swiftly and without costing too much. It is rare that a sidewalk needs to be completely torn up and replaced. Wohlwend Concrete generally has these types of jobs completed within two days.

A warning: you may want to run out to the local hardware or box store to pick up some quick fix concrete to conduct these repairs yourself. However, his is not recommended. Trusting in and hiring professionals to repair or replace your concrete sidewalks provides a number of benefits. When you hire us to fix your concrete sidewalks, we will repair or replace them in a fast and efficient manner and at a reasonable price.

For more information on concrete sidewalks in Golden Valley and the greater Twin Cities area, call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610 or you can get a Free Quote.


How Hardscaping Can Enhance Your Business

As a business owner, you are always looking for new ways to help improve your branding and overall appearance. One of the best places to start is right in your own front yard; the landscaping and hardscaping. Whether you have clients visiting, customers to impress or employees to keep happy, there is a wide variety of reasons to look to your hardscaping to help enhance your company’s overall appearance. Hardscaping can also enhance the experience you offer to visitors; from nicer walkways to a communal patio to a decorative landscape wall, there are many touch points where you can show visitors you care about your business.

As the very best in landscaping, the experts at Advanced Irrigation have seen what the professionals at Wohlwend Concrete can do when it comes to concrete construction. And, they are writing here as guests to tell you more about concrete construction and hardscaping and all it can do for your business.

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Not only do concrete sidewalks offer a safer place to walk, they also offer a better looking place to walk. A company like Wohlwend Concrete can install concrete sidewalks at your business and even customize them if you’d like. For example, have you considered stamped concrete? Concrete sidewalks can be stamped and/or stained so they resemble bricks or wood, or they can be stamped with a custom design. Your sidewalks can reflect your own unique brand and they can even match the exterior of your business.

Patios

Studies have shown that people spend more money at a business that’s nice, neat and well-kept. If a customer feels welcomed, they are more likely to stay. A concrete communal patio offers a place to people to gather and stay awhile. Whether you want an area for outdoor meetings with clients or a place for visitors or employees to enjoy their lunch; concrete patios offer a beautiful area to do just that.

Steps

Looking for an inexpensive and practical way to add steps or a stairway to the outdoor area of your commercial property? Then think about having concrete steps created, as concrete continues to increase in popularity for both its looks and durability.

And, these are just some of things you can do to elevate your commercial landscape. If you would like more information on commercial lawn care services, call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate. And, when you’d like to add concrete construction and hardscaping to your property contact the experts at Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610 or Click Here to Request a Free Quote.