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The Benefits of Replacing Your Old Front Steps

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, just bought a new property or anything in between, everyone wants their home or business to have great curb appeal. One of the first things neighbors and visitors notice as they’re walking up to the door is the look and stability of the steps they climb. Cracked, crumbling steps can even prevent or delay the sale of a home. That is why it is so essential to repair or replace old, outdated or poorly constructed steps as soon as you notice wear.

Concrete Steps Eden Prairie

Looking for an inexpensive and practical way to add intrigue to the outdoor area on your property; front or back? Then think about having concrete steps put in. As the trusted professionals installing concrete steps for Eden Prairie and the surrounding areas, we’d like to tell you more about the many benefits of having new, beautiful concrete steps installed.

If you are looking for a material for your steps that looks great and is also easy to maintain, then concrete is the best option for you. Steps need to be tough and able to stand up to regular foot traffic and concrete offers that durability. Concrete is a tough material and you’ll find it offers some of the most durable steps possible. Concrete steps will also hold up for years to come, even after being exposed to the elements.

If your property has old, crumbling steps like those made of brick, it is important to replace them as soon as possible. And, when you’re looking for great looks at an affordable price; concrete is the answer. Concrete steps can not only offer an impressive finish, but they are also more affordable than those made from other materials used in steps construction, making them a budget-friendly choice.

And, one of the things that many property owners love about concrete steps is their ability to be easily customized. Concrete can be molded into different, interesting textures, giving personality to the area. You’ll find that there are various designs available, so you can choose steps that will go with the current design of your home or business’ exterior.

At Wohlwend Concrete we install concrete steps for both residential and commercial clients and are dedicated to supplying the best possible workmanship and reliability.

Are you interested in getting some more information about concrete steps on your Eden Prairie property? Give Wohlwend Concrete a call at 651-426-2610 or Click Here to Request a Free Quote.


Spruce Things Up this Spring with a New Concrete Driveway

It’s that time of year again! Time for spring cleaning, landscaping and home renovations. And, one of the best things you can do for your home’s curb appeal is to install a new concrete driveway. At Wohlwend Concrete we specialize in concrete driveways for Edina and the surrounding areas. And, we would love to tell you more about them and what makes them a great choice for your next home or business renovation.

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Durability

Concrete is one of the most popular building materials out there: and with good reason. It is incredibly strong and durable and makes an ideal load bearing material. Concrete driveways will last for quite some time and can withstand a lot of weight and pressure.

Great Looks

Concrete driveways add fantastic curb appeal. And, gone are the days where your only options were gray or white. Nowadays, you can have just about any color installed, and that can make your new driveway one of the more eye-catching features of your home.

Longevity

Concrete driveways can last you for several decades even if you use them on a daily basis. With a concrete driveway you won’t need to worry about having one put in again for quite some time.
With the proper care and maintenance, concrete driveways are an excellent investment. Just be sure to have it professionally poured and installed, and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions about your new driveway and how to care for it.

Ease of Maintenance

Concrete is a great alternative to other driveway paving materials for many reasons and ease of maintenance is definitely one of them. Why? With concrete driveways you don’t need to worry about resealing like with blacktop driveways. All you need to do is clean it or power wash it and use the right type of de-icer during the winter. The de-icer should be one that is safe to use on concrete driveways, so be sure to read the label thoroughly to make sure it is okay to use.

When installed properly, concrete driveways can add to a home’s charm and even increase its value when it’s time to sell.
For more information about concrete driveways in Edina and how to have one installed at your home, call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610, or you can contact us to get a Free Quote.


Thank You and Happy Holidays from Wohlwend Concrete

With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful clients for their support. Since 1985, we have been providing the Twin Cities area with quality concrete construction. We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage from so many of you!

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for choosing Wohlwend Concrete, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us with all your future concrete and masonry needs!

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

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The Many Benefits of Masonry Construction

Building with masonry is a timeless art form that goes back many centuries. Masonry has always been the choice for enduring, natural beauty. Nowadays, masonry construction is choice for Golden Valley and surrounding area residents because of its strength, style and durability.

masonry construction

Masonry consists of assembling a feature or building by laying individual masonry units of concrete. Masonry construction, in addition to helping structurally, can add aesthetic appeal to a home at reasonable prices. Not dissimilar to concrete construction, masonry construction tends towards being resistant to breaking under compression.

We are often called to homes or businesses that are experiencing problems with some type of brick or stone work or they want a new patio, walkway or retaining wall installed. Masonry construction is ideal for replacing these types of applications. But no matter what kind of masonry work you need, we can help.

Building with masonry construction offers a number or benefits for the homeowner including low maintenance, protection and value. Here are a few of the great benefits masonry construction can offer:

  • Weather Resistance. Exterior walls of masonry construction can hold up to heavy storms, heat and cold.
  • Protection from termites, rotting, mold and fungus.
  • Maintenance free. Masonry provides lasting beauty and requires less maintenance than many other building materials.
  • Value. Masonry construction can add insulation, lowering your utility bills and also increase your home’s resale appeal. Masonry homes offer a greater resale value than other forms of construction. Why? It not only looks great but is known for its high quality and low maintenance.

And, these are just a few of the reasons to choose masonry construction! We realize that not everyone is familiar with masonry and all it entails, so we will take the time to talk to you about what is going on with your particular project. Our owner will personally inspect all job sites, so you also get that additional peace of mind.

Masonry 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 and all we can do for you and your home or business.

If you would like to learn more about masonry construction in Golden Valley and the surrounding areas, call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610, or you can contact us and set up a Free Estimate.


Put a Stamp On Your Style with Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete is the best way to add a unique and beautiful touch to your concrete sidewalks and to the exterior of your home. Concrete can be stamped so that it resembles bricks or wood, or they can be stamped with a custom design. Your sidewalks, driveways and walkways can reflect your own unique personal style or even match the style of your home’s exterior. Decorative concrete is perfect for all of your outdoor areas including leads to decks and patios. Stamped concrete for your Eden Prairie home will offer an interesting look and really give your house that impressive style that sets it apart from every other home on the block. We have put together a few ideas to up the elegance of your residence with stamped concrete. Our stamped concrete comes in a variety of patterns to give your home a new look including:

 

  • Weathered wood
  • Random Cobblestone
  • Random Boardwalk
  • English Yorkstone
  • European Fan
  • Flaming Sun
  • And more

Finishes and Sealing

Sealing your stamped concrete will also make it really pop as well as protect it from the elements. Colors will be intensified and the overall design will be far more pleasing to the eye with stunning staining and sealing. You can also add sheen to the surface of the concrete. The sheens range from satin to high gloss and everything in between.

When you enlist Wohlwend Concrete for your next stamped concrete project, we will be able to help you pick out the pattern or stain that will look the best with your yard. Certain shapes and textures look better with particular yards, and with over two decades of concrete experience, we will be able to assist you with this and help you find the right one for you.

Whichever style of stamped concrete you choose, you will be giving your home a brand new look with added elegance and a finished appearance. With stamped concrete it’s easy to turn a drab sidewalk leading to your front door into a beautiful cobblestone walkway.

If you would like more information on stamped concrete in Eden Prairie or the surrounding areas, call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610, or you can contact us and set up a Free Estimate.