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Install Decorative Concrete for Durability & Style

Winter has officially arrived here in the Twin Cities. It’s downright cold out there! But did you know that Wohlwend Concrete can still complete most of your outdoor projects? We respect the cold ratings on our products, but a large number of projects can still be on your fall to-do list. What have you been envisioning for your driveway, patio or walkways? Getting started today can help you avoid a longer wait come spring when most people think to update these areas of their property. Give us a call at Wohlwend Concrete, we are the trusted name in concrete including decorative concrete for Roseville and the surrounding areas.

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We are passionate about what we do! As a company, we love the art, science and application of concrete. We love to find ways to make it more beautiful and pleasing to you, the customer, from stamping to polishing, staining it or applying finishes. We strive to work closely with you to find out what you want for your home or business, and work to make those wishes come true for your property. When it comes to decorative concrete, we offer the following patterns and more:

  • Flaming Sunday
  • European Sunday
  • English Yorkstone
  • Random Cobblestone
  • Random Boardwalk
  • Weathered Wood

Did you know that decorative concrete can also provide you with “regular” concrete? That’s how some customers refer to it, but we call it brushed or broomed concrete.  We take pride in bringing our knowledge of concrete and its applications to give you a superior brushed concrete finish!

Stamped concrete offers a variety of surfaces and styles that have a finished yet natural charm. Stamped concrete can offer the look of cobblestone without the major expense and strenuous upkeep.

Wohlwend Concrete is able to do more than just give your concrete a new look. We have staining and sealing services available to give your concrete an additional aesthetic flavor while protecting it from the elements.

As more and more homeowners are incorporating outdoor living spaces into their residential design, we are starting to offer expanded services to create multifunctional outdoor living spaces that include kitchen floors, countertops, walls and more.

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


Concrete Construction Projects to Tackle Before Winter

Climate is the biggest and most important factor in many types of construction including concrete construction. The cold and wet seasons bring a plethora of issues that cover every aspect of construction. In cold weather, concrete and cement require special attention and paints also form ice particles that will take longer to cure. So, if you’ve been hoping to start a new home improvement project, it’s best to get started right away. Don’t delay for yet another season. After all, the safety of your property is essential and concrete construction including steps, sidewalks and other projects not only provide a better-looking walkway, but a safer one as well. To get started on your new concrete construction project, contact our team; we are experts in concrete construction for Minneapolis.

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New, improved and safer sidewalks are an important task to tackle before another cold, slippery winter.  If your concrete sidewalk is in really bad shape, you should call us as soon as possible to get them fully replaced. You don’t want anyone to be walking in or out of your home, step on it and fall.

Are your home or business’ steps no longer safe? Concrete porch steps are an important project to tackle before the ice returns. There are many reasons why concrete is a superior choice for your home’s porch steps. For example, concrete steps give you quality at an affordable price. Concrete is more reasonably priced than other materials used in steps construction, making it a budget-friendly choice. 

Concrete is the perfect material for a variety of projects and is especially great for outdoor applications. Some other great concrete projects include poured walls, garage aprons, driveways, curbs and more. Concrete steps, sidewalks and walkways are durable as well as visually appealing. So if you’re looking to add not only safety but curb appeal, concrete construction is the way to go.

Ready to get started? Call Wohlwend Concrete today! We’ve done everything from basic driveways and sidewalks to the most intensive commercial concrete construction projects. We can even help you out with your masonry repair needs like chimneys, tuck pointing, stonework and more. With modern technology, Wohlwend Concrete can even stamp a pattern into your driveway or sidewalk.

Winter is on its way! We understand that you or your business has no time to waste waiting for your concrete construction project to be completed. Wohlwend Concrete will get the job done. When you are in need of concrete construction in Minneapolis, give us a call at 651-426-2610 or request a free estimate.


Get Your Home’s Curb Appeal Back with Step Replacement & Repair

After years of foot traffic, long winters and hot summers, your concrete steps have likely seen better days. And, if you’re looking to sell your home soon or if you just want to increase the value and overall look of your home, curb appeal is everything. What’s the first thing people notice when they walk up to your home? That’s right; the front steps. Do you constantly worry about a trip or accident occurring because they are no longer level and safe? Do they have cracks or crumbles? The experts at Wohlwend Concrete are here to help. We specialize in concrete step replacement for the Twin Cities area and can help improve your property’s curb appeal in no time at all. We have years of experience replacing and repairing concrete stairs and can get you new, beautiful, and safer steps for your home or business. 

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Concrete steps are durable, affordable and long-lasting. They require little maintenance and can stand up to fluctuating temperatures throughout the seasons. They may be the perfect addition to the exterior of your home or business. So, when your old concrete steps have seen better days, they are likely quite old. Even the best-built steps require concrete step replacement. It is also possible your concrete steps were not built properly in the first place, thus leading to disrepair. With concrete step replacement from Wohlwend Concrete, you can rest easy knowing they will be built properly and built to last. 

For concrete steps, you want to rely on professionals. Concrete construction, especially steps, are no simple do-it-yourself project. Concrete work performed by inexperienced hands can lead to uneven steps, cracks and other issues. So, trust the experts. At Wohlwend Concrete we will build beautiful steps that meet your needs and exceed expectations.

And, when it comes to concrete step replacement, you will find that there are various designs available. You will be able to choose steps that will go with the current design of your home or business’ exterior. Ready to get started? Take this as an opportunity to install, new beautiful customized steps. Concrete can be molded into different, interesting textures, giving personality to the area.

Let’s get started before the cold weather arrives! For more information about concrete step replacement at your Twin Cities area property, call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610 or Click Here to Request a Free Quote.


Now is the Time for Concrete Step Repair

Have you tackled all of your planned home improvement projects this summer? Is there perhaps one you’ve missed? Consider your exterior steps. Are they as safe as they could be? Are they creating an eyesore with crumbling corners? If so, it is important to schedule any repairs before the cold weather hits. September is just a few days away; so, the time is now! Cracks and scaling can become even worse with cold weather, snow and ice, which could even create unsafe conditions. Here at Wohlwend Concrete, we are the experts in concrete step repair for Minneapolis and the surrounding areas and can prepare your concrete for the months ahead.

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Slippery leaves, below-freezing temperatures, ice and snow can all potentially cause damage to exterior concrete and concrete steps. The most popular explanation for concrete cracking is the freeze-thaw cycle in the winter. Because concrete can be porous, water from rain or snow can seep below the surface, freeze, expand, and then contract when the water thaws. This expansion and contraction over the fall and winter will cause the concrete to flake or even crack. So, if there are already weak spots, their condition will only get worse this fall and winter. 

Concrete step repair or replacement performed by trusted professionals like those at Wohlwend Concrete is essential to preventing any cracks and damage this winter. While there is no way to guarantee concrete won’t crack, there are measures that can be taken such as contraction joints, sealing and more. 

But keep in mind, when it comes to heavily trafficked areas of your home or business, like steps, it is essential to enlist the help of experts. At Wohlwend Concrete, our trusted experts are here to help with all your concrete construction and repair needs. We specialize in concrete step repair for both residential and commercial clients in the Twin Cities area, and we are dedicated to supplying the best possible workmanship and reliability.

Do you need new steps entirely? Concrete stairs are durable, affordable and long-lasting. They require little maintenance and can stand up to fluctuating temperatures throughout the seasons if installed correctly.

Ready to schedule concrete step repair before the cold weather arrives? For professional concrete step repair in the Minneapolis area, call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610 or contact us for a Free Quote Request.


How to Tell if You Need a New Concrete Apron

Concrete aprons are not a common household term, but it doesn’t change how important they are to maintaining the foundation of your home. For those of you who aren’t sure what a concrete apron is, it’s a slab of concrete that is placed in front of the garage door. They are most often used to create a smooth transition between grades of concrete, allowing for a smoother drive into your garage. Wohlwend Concrete is the place to go for concrete aprons in the St. Paul area!

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Concrete aprons not only aid in a smoother transition for driving into your garage, but they also have another important task: diverting rainfall away from your garage, therefore minimizing damage to your garage and foundation that could be caused by flooding. They also add aesthetic value to your home, which can increase your property’s value.

If you don’t have a concrete apron, then now is the perfect time to have one installed! They can help save you from further expenses due to unexpected damages in the future. Or maybe you have an apron currently, but it’s made of asphalt. Now is still the perfect time to have that removed and replaced with one made of concrete. Concrete aprons are more durable, both when exposed to heavy amounts of traffic and harsh weather. Concrete is also environmentally friendly, and requires less maintenance than asphalt.

If you already have a concrete apron – great! But keep an eye out for signs of wear and tear. Common signs of damage caused by incorrect installation or wear over time are cracks, gaps or any other major differences in appearance after its initial installation. Old or damaged concrete aprons can cause erosion, sinkholes or heaving – things you can avoid by maintaining your concrete apron well and replacing it at the first sign of damage.

At Wohlwend Concrete, we have many years of experience with concrete aprons, so we know how to install one that looks great and lasts a long time. We are locally owned and operated, and we care about our customers – which is why we remain one of the most reliable and trusted names in concrete construction in the Twin Cities area! Once it’s time for you to invest in a concrete apron for your St. Paul home, contact us at 651-426-2610 or contact us to request a free estimate!