Category Archives: construction

The Recipe for Concrete: An Introduction to Concrete Components

Concrete is a fairly simple construction element when you consider its basic ingredients: cement, aggregate, and water. This perceived simplicity, however, belies the unique and often complex ratios and variations of its basic ingredients which are combined to create concrete … Continue reading

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The Importance of Properly Curing Concrete

Curing is one of the final steps in concrete production that occurs after placement and floating and has significant impacts for the strength and durability of the finished product. When choosing a concrete contractor, it is important to select one … Continue reading

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General Contractors: Referrals Matter

Finding a general contractor can be a stressful process. Regardless if you have an exciting home project or an important fix needed in your home, you want the job done right the first time. The stakes and investment involved when … Continue reading

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Making a Reclaimed Lumber Barn Door

Reclaimed lumber is used in many different applications. From interior countertops to exterior fences, reclaimed lumber has advantages that today’s new-growth lumber cannot match. As the premier place to find reclaimed lumber in the Bay Area, The Lumber Baron can … Continue reading

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Preparing your Home for a Contractor

You’ve finished all the planning and decision making that goes into a home remodel or renovation. It’s been a long process to get to this point, and now all that is left is the actual construction. While the hard part … Continue reading

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The What and Why of Concrete Restoration

Concrete is a very durable and long lasting building material. However, under certain conditions concrete may need to be repaired. This can be due to damage, such as that caused by a seismic event, an error in the original placement, … Continue reading

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