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Start off Spring with Stamped Concrete

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment April 7, 2017

Start off this spring by by sealing your stamped concrete. Most homeowners are opting for stamped concrete that mimics the look of stone, brick or tile. Find out why stamped concrete is a great option for improving your home’s aesthetics. Cost While the price of a stamped concrete patio varies by location, amount of detail and type […]

Concrete Sealing FAQS

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment March 2, 2017

In the United States, concrete and asphalt make up 90 percent of driveways. Over time, your concrete driveway can crack and discolor due to age and weather. Rain and snow can also seep through the concrete, creating pools of water underneath, which also leads to cracking. While concrete, in general, doesn’t have to be sealed […]

How Cement is Made

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment February 6, 2017

Cement a fine-powdery substance and is the basic ingredient of concrete. One kilo (2.2 lbs) contains over 300 billion grains and the powder is so fine that it will pass through a sieve capable of holding water. It is made through a controlled chemical combination of calcium, silicon, aluminum, iron and other ingredients. These elements […]

Did the winter weather do a number on your concrete? Try Concrete leveling!

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment January 5, 2017

Did you read about how cold weather affects concrete?  The winter weather can damage your concrete by slowing down, or possibly stopping, the reaction that causes crystals to form while the concrete is setting.  Keep an eye out as the snow begins to melt. Concrete is an extremely durable surface, but the winter weather can damage […]

How Cold Weather Affects Concrete

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment December 1, 2016

Concrete is an extremely durable surface, however the cold weather can do a number on it. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) definition of cold-weather in terms of concreting is “a period when for more than three successive days the average daily air temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and stays below 50 degrees Fahrenheit for more than […]

Stamped Concrete FAQ

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment November 10, 2016

Why do people choose stamped concrete? Decorative stamped concrete is appealing for a variety of reasons. First, it is a more affordable alternative to pavers and natural stone, especially when it comes to patios, driveways, walkways and pool decks. It requires a lot less maintenance than natural stone because it has no joints where weeds have […]

Top Concrete Maintenance Tips

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment October 20, 2016

The great thing about concrete is that once it is installed, it doesn’t require extensive care and upkeep. However, you can only avoid serious issues and repairs if you take the proper measures to maintain your concrete investment. The following is a list of our best advice when it comes to making sure that you […]

Winterize Your Concrete

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment September 30, 2016

We all know that concrete is an extremely durable surface. However, certain techniques can extend the life of your concrete even further. For the most part, any damage that occurs to concrete is going to happen during the harsh winter months. Your outdoor concrete needs a quality sealer before winter sets in. The frequency at […]

Staining Concrete Patios

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment June 24, 2016

Staining your concrete is a highly versatile and economic way to upgrade the look of your existing concrete patio. Stains give you the ability to introduce subtle hints, bold design accents and custom graphics. Because they penetrate deeply into the concrete surface, they provide fade-resistant, permanent color. Unlike with a paint or coating, color from […]

Maintaining Stamped Concrete

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment April 11, 2016

[huge_it_slider id=”2″]   Like conventional concrete, stamped concrete can offer decades of service when properly installed and maintained, even when exposed to harsh winter weather. The material’s inherent strength and endurance only adds to the value of decorative stamped concrete. In some cases, stamped concrete can be even more durable than standard concrete – when […]