5 Things Homeowners Should Know About Concrete

Whether you’ve recently bought a home or spent more time than usual around your house in the last year, chances are you have a list of home improvement projects. And while there are many materials to choose from, one not frequently considered is concrete. Fulford & Jones, Inc. discusses five things homeowners should know about concrete and why it’s a great choice for your next home renovation

1. Concrete Packs Versatility

Gone are the days where concrete work is a drab, one-trick pony. Today, homeowners have a wide range of choices for application and appearance. Common finishing options include:

  • Color hardeners; 
  • Color pigments;
  • Dyes; and
  • Stains. 

Another way to add versatility to the concrete is with aggregates that offer varying degrees of shine and texture. 

2. A DIY Attitude Can’t Replace Professional Concrete Services

A can-do approach is wonderful for many things as a homeowner, but installing a backyard concrete patio or any other type of large-scale surface isn’t it. A residential concrete contractor such as Fulford & Jones, Inc. will have the in-depth knowledge of details to ensure the project lasts years, such as: 

  • Concrete dry times; 
  • Proper mix consistency; and 
  • Structural support issues. 

Knowing your newest home improvement project was completed with expertise and skill is the best way to avoid paying for repairs and replacement prematurely.

3. Don’t Neglect Concrete Maintenance

Although concrete is a highly durable material, it does need a bit of TLC to stay clean and functional. It’s a porous material which means dirt, oil, and other stains build up unless the surface is cleaned and sealed regularly, especially for outdoor surfaces. Cleaning indoor concrete surfaces requires gentle soap and water for most instances. 

But if you’re not sure what type of maintenance plan best suits your new concrete surface, Fulford & Jones, Inc. can help. We work with every customer to tailor a plan to your specific circumstances.

4. Repairing Damaged Concrete Increases Your Home’s Value

Not only does cracked or sunken concrete cause safety risks, but it also lowers property valuation. Driveways are usually one of the first things people see in a home while being a high-use surface every day. And although the cost to replace a concrete driveway might make a replacement or repair unnecessary, the time and money are often recouped through a higher valuation.

5. Concrete Is Sustainable

When correctly installed and maintained, certain concrete surfaces can last up to 30 years. At Fulford & Jones, Inc., we source the necessary aggregates from nearby suppliers in North Carolina, thus creating a smaller carbon footprint. And because the volumetric concrete mixers we use produce your concrete on-site, the mixer doesn’t idle and emit emissions unnecessarily.

From driveways to patios, Fulford & Jones, Inc. has the experience and team to make your next home project a breeze. To schedule service, contact us today!

Your First Call For Quality Concrete

Whether your next project needs bulk concrete or a small amount of concrete, make Fulford & Jones, Inc. your first call in Wilson, NC, and surrounding areas.

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