Common Questions about Concrete Construction

When looking at a new hardscaping project or concrete construction in the Twin Cities area, there are many questions that may come to mind. Some may be specific to the job at hand, while others may be about concrete more generally. At Wohlwend Concrete, we are happy to answer any questions you may have, but in the meantime – check out some of our more commonly asked questions!

What are the benefits of using concrete in construction?

When looking for hardscaping, concrete offers a lot of benefits compared to other building materials. Concrete is:

  • Durable and resilient
  • Low maintenance
  • Versatile
  • Cost-effective
  • Easily cured
  • Energy-efficient
  • And more!

Concrete boasts a number of benefits that are unmatched by other common building materials.

Concrete sidewalk recently poured in Twin Cities area

What does it mean to cure concrete?

Curing is the process of hardening. The hardening of concrete occurs due to a chemical reaction between the cement and water, called hydration. This process is essential to achieving the known strength and durability of concrete.

Will concrete cure in the rain?

Technically, yes, concrete will cure in the rain. However, a good concrete contractor will know better than to pour concrete in the rain. The concrete will take longer to cure and can mess with the cement to water ratio required of your concrete.

If your concrete was poured and it has since started to rain, prior to the concrete being cured, you may want to try to cover the concrete using a tarp or call your concrete construction company for their advice.

Can stains be removed from concrete?

Yes! Stains on your concrete from spills or other accidents can often be removed by a variety of methods. There are dry methods (sandblasting, scabbing, shot blasting, grinding or scouring) and wet methods (including the use of water and chemicals specific to the stain). Your concrete construction company can provide more specific advice on stain removal to avoid any potential damage due to using the wrong technique.

Who should I hire for concrete construction?

The simplest answer of all – Wohlwend Concrete! We have decades of experience and can complete any concrete construction project you want. We proudly serve the whole Twin Cities area and are locally owned and operated.

Are you ready for your concrete construction project in the Twin Cities area to begin? Call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610 or contact us to get your project scheduled!