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Concrete Services: Brief Overview

Concrete Services: What They Can Do for You Do you have some concrete projects that you can only trust on reliable concrete professionals? Well, we’re professional concrete contractors with hands-on experience in residential and commercial concrete services. Whether you’re looking to undertake a driveway, patio, floor, walkway, a retaining wall, or other concrete work, we’ve

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Concrete Settling: The Basics

Concrete settling is a natural part of the curing process, but over time concrete settling can result in unsightly cracks or disintegration of the concrete surface. Knowing more about it can help you prevent it and take corrective measure in case it does occur. How Concrete Settles Concrete settling occurs when the ground below it

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Advanced Construction Decks

Advanced Construction: Decks

Advanced Construction: Decks Benefits of Decks The exterior of a home is just as important as the interior. When you focus on making the interior of your home beautiful and well established, a lacking exterior can undermine it, lessening the homes overall affect. Nowadays, if you are considering remodeling your home, it would be wise

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Advanced Construction Services

ACS: Lifting, Pouring, and Fills

Advanced Construction Services: Concrete Lifting, Concrete Pouring, Void Fills Your Concrete Needs, Our Concrete Service At Advanced Construction Services, our concrete services tackle the hard pressed problems of commercial and residential buildings. We have the rock-solid experience and knowledge to lift your crumbling concrete into a proud slab of solidarity. With our expertise in concrete

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Concrete Settlement

Concrete Settlement Concrete settling is terrible news for commercial or residential properties. When a concrete surface cannot perform their vital functions anymore, swift action is needed to prevent further damage. The primary cause of concrete failure is sunken soil. Concrete is strong, durable, and reliable, but they are as healthy as the soil that lies

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Top Decking Materials for Home Improvement in 2020

Decking is a common practice in our culture, be it home improvement or starting the construction from the ground. Still, most people don’t realize the high skill level required to master the art of decking. It requires a master deck builder, whether you choose a composite or natural deck material such as wood, you should

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Slab Curling – The Basics

What is Slab Curling? Slab curling is the slight bending (upwards or downwards) of concrete slabs at the edges and corners. The curling causes small voids below the concrete that will cause the slab to rock back and forth when under heavy load. This distortion can cause further damage to the warehouse floor, such as

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Warehouse Floor Repair & Leveling

Concrete warehouse flooring takes a beating throughout its lifetime. Between forklifts, constant traffic, heavy pallets, and storage racks, these floors are abused until they cannot take anymore. It is important to keep your warehouse floor in good condition because if you don’t it can cause productivity and safety issues. It can also have a negative

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

Have fun tonight trick or treating and spending time with your family and friends! From all of us at Advanced Construction!

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Get Ahead On Fall Maintenance

Minnesota’s fall season can bring cold weather along with a heat snap, snow, ice all within 2 weeks of each other making it very difficult to maintain your concrete patios and driveways. To extend the life of your driveway fall maintenance is important before the snow and ice hit us hard. They can be a

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Protect Your Garage Floors Today

Sick of the stubborn spills in your garage and staining the concrete? Are the cracks and denting getting worse? A simple cost effective way to update and fix the garage floors is by getting an epoxy coating. It is made of resin and hardeners; it is similar to plastic but harder and more resistant to

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Why Concrete Patios?

Wooden decks started to become a trend about 10 years ago, but today many home owners are replacing them with concrete patios due to the amount of upkeep that wood has. Patios made of concrete are making a comeback as people realize the amount to time and money it was costing to keep up on

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We’re Hiring! – Construction laborer

We’re Hiring! – Construction Laborer Job Description: We are a specialized construction repair contractor serving the residential and commercial market in the Twin Cities and surrounding metro area. We are looking for dependable, well-organized, hard-working individuals to join our team. Experience in the construction and concrete industry is a plus. Must have a good driving

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Sinking Sidewalks and Heaving Foundations

Sandjacking or PolyJacking, What is right for you? Sandjacking – Uses a patented Sandjacking “sand” is made of crushed limestone. Using this crushed limestone has the least amount of moisture content around 2%. Sandjacking will extend the life of your concrete. We offer a transferable warranty too. We stand behind our work that we do.

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Spring Checklist: 4 Water Management Steps Before The Snow Melts

Have you noticed it’s been snowing a lot lately? Only kidding, of course. It feels like we’ve getting attacked by the weather this winter. Here in the Twin Cities, we’ve had one of the snowiest winters in Minnesota history. It’s pretty amazing, and we’ll definitely be bragging about how we lived through it in the

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How We Helped Concordia University With An Underground Tunnel Repair

In the summer of 2016, Concordia University hired us to repair an underground tunnel at their campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. This is how we helped them. The Challenge There was a 190-foot underground walkway that connected two university buildings. The tunnel was located beneath a parking lot and experienced significant water intrusion. The primary

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How We Helped Toro Company With Their Industrial Floors

In the winter of 2012, Toro Company hired us to repair their industrial warehouse floor in Shakopee, Minnesota. This is how we helped them. The Challenge Toro’s industrial manufacturing floor slabs endured harsh conditions daily, including heavy equipment, steel-wheel forklifts, vibrating equipment, and more. These conditions resulted in damage to the concrete surfaces, joints, and

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Case Study: Concrete Slab Stabilization for Renewal by Andersen

In the spring of 2017, we helped Renewal by Andersen level their concrete warehouse floors to help keep production safe and efficient. The Challenge: Renewal by Andersen had slab curl in their concrete warehouse floors. Slab curl is the warping of the edges and corners of the concrete slab. Slab curl is commonplace in large,

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HELICAL PIER INSTALLATION VIDEO

This mechanical room foundation in Eden Prairie, MN settled down and away from the building foundation. By installing helical piers, the settlement was recovered and the foundation is stabilized. You can see the helical pier process in video below. Settled foundation? Cracked walls? Doors and windows that don’t close?  Request a free estimate or call 952-562-8100 to discuss your next

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Wood Foundation Commercial Repair

While wood foundations are rare in Minnesota residential properties, multi-family structures with wood foundations are few and far between. This stucco condo building in Minneapolis, MN was leaking below grade. In partnership with Krech Exteriors and the Engineers at Certified Moisture Testing, Advanced Construction Services collaborated to design and execute the exterior drain tile system. Advanced Construction

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Void Fill: The Video

This asphalt roadway in Ramsey County, MN was filled with polyurethane foam. Learn more about Polyurethane Foam Lifting and call (952) 562-8100 for a free estimate.

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Mudjacking

See the six holes up by the seam… Those are mudjacking holes from three years ago. This driveway has settled over 2.5 inches since then. Sandjacking is a superior solution to mudjacking, with an extended warranty. Compare  your options and request a free estimate for your concrete lifting project.

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We’re Hiring…Join Our Team!

Advanced Construction Services is currently hiring Foremen and Crew Members. Join our team today! We are a specialized construction repair contractor serving the residential and commercial market in the Twin Cities and surrounding metro area. Our continued growth and expansion creates an excellent opportunity for the ideal candidates. Foreman/Crew Member We are looking for dependable,

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Spring Home Inspections YOU can do Right Now

Spring has sprung, the snow is melting, and the ground is thawing. Use our Spring Checklist to inspect your home or business and head off any liability or water intrusion issues. SPRING CHECK LIST/SITE INSPECTION ​SITE CONCRETE (Liability Issues) Inspect all concrete sidewalks, driveways, aprons for tripping hazards (TIP: Any height difference 3/4 inch or greater is

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Polyurethane Foam Lifting: The Video

We love this visual of the power of Polyurethane Foam Lifting. You’ve heard us say that we are able to fill the ENTIRE VOID with Polyurethane Foam or Sandjacking and now you can see it for yourself! Thanks to our vendor, HMI, for sharing this clip. IF IT’S CONCRETE, WE CAN LIFT IT: SIDEWALKS. DRIVEWAYS. STEPS

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Introducing: Advanced Construction Services

WE ARE BUILDING A LEGACY I am pleased to announce that Advanced Waterproofing & Foundation Repairs and Advanced Sandjacking have officially merged to become Advanced Construction Services, effective January 1, 2017. Over the last 17 years, our companies have evolved to meet the needs of our growing customer base, and we believe that combining our services under Advanced Construction

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