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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.


Reasons to Choose Concrete Flooring for Your Home

As you are aware, concrete has long been a favorite material for sidewalks, driveways, walkways and steps outside the home. But, many underestimate its versatility and style within the home. Concrete flooring in the home can actually offer incredible strength and durability. With a wide range of finishing options to choose from, including staining and stamped concrete, the possibilities are endless! Nowadays, concrete flooring is not only an on-trend flooring option in interior design, but offers a wide range of styles for any style home; from modern to industrial to mid-century to rustic-chic and more. As experts in concrete and stamped concrete for Roseville and the surrounding areas, we’d like to tell you more about concrete flooring and what makes it a great choice in stylish, sophisticated flooring.

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Concrete flooring can be a beautiful, eye-catching element within the home. It offers endless opportunities to enhance your household’s interior design with its sleek, rustic charm. Whether you have a stucco house or a modern ranch; there are a variety of finishing options to bring out the best of its design elements. Today’s advanced technology in stamped concrete allows concrete to resemble the appearance of flagstone, brick, slate, stone, tile, and even wood patterns. With stamped concrete, you could even include your family crest in the entryway. The possibilities are endless with stamped concrete! In addition to stamped concrete, there are many other finishing options for homeowners, including staining and painting.

Concrete can also cost a lot less than other construction materials especially if only one on the first floor. And, concrete is impervious to the wear and tear caused by cats and dogs. Properly sealed concrete can’t be ruined by a pet. And, since you hired us to do your stamped concrete, the process does not have to stop at the installation of that stamped concrete. We offer a sealing service that will help your stamped concrete maintain its aesthetic for many years. The act of sealing your stamped concrete prevents the penetration of oils, stains and other similar contaminants

Also, concrete flooring won’t crack, dent or get scratched. It’s also strong enough to resist damage from fire and moisture, stains and odors. Concrete flooring can last you a lifetime!

Choose stamped concrete for your kitchen, first floor bathroom, living room and entryway; it looks great in wide variety of rooms!

Interested in stamped concrete for your Roseville area home? Call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610 or you can contact us for a Free Quote.


Frequently Asked Questions About Masonry Construction

As experts in masonry construction serving Orono and all of the surrounding areas, we are often called to homes or businesses that are experiencing problems with their masonry. Or, when they want a new patio, walkway or retaining wall installed. No matter what kind of masonry work you need to have done, we can help. And, we can even help if you’ve got questions about masonry construction! As experts in the field, we receive quite a few questions about it. That’s why we’ve compiled a list a few of them here. And, if you have any additional questions about masonry construction, don’t hesitate to give us call and we can tell you more about it.

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Q: What kinds of projects can masonry construction cover?

A: Masonry projects can scale from simple mortar replacement to structural reinforcement or even full wall builds. At Wohlwend Concrete we can handle an array of masonry construction projects, including brick work, block work, additions, kitchens, fireplaces, fire pits, garden paths, walkways, benches, chimneys, tuck pointing and much more!

Q: What is the difference between brick and concrete?

A: Bricks are made out of a mixture of either clay or shale. Concrete pavers are made out of specially formulated mixture of cement. Concrete pavers have a very high compressive strength which makes them excellent for driveways, walkways, patios and more.

Q: Can masonry construction help with my broken chimney?

A: Yes. Contact us immediately if your chimney is broken. No matter what happened or where it’s broken, it’s extremely unsafe to use. We can even fix your chimney crown. The chimney crown is the top, flat part of the chimney covered with cement. It’s sloped usually to shed water, while protecting and holding together the chimney top.

Q: Should the masonry contractor I hire be licensed?

A: Absolutely. Mason contractors are just like any other contractors and should hold all necessary state licenses and certifications that pertain to their trade: masonry construction.

Q: What is considered masonry construction?

A: Conventional masonry materials include brick, concrete block, natural and cut stone, and traditional stucco that is applied over a concrete masonry base.

Q: Why should I choose masonry construction?

A: There are many benefits to masonry construction. For one, it can help increase the value of your home or business. It also offers structural soundness and a variety of other benefits. Contact the experts here at Wohlwend Concrete and we can tell you even more!

We understand that masonry construction and what goes into it can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be, especially when you hire a masonry contractor from Wohlwend Concrete. Contact us today to learn more about masonry construction for your Orono home or business.