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What You Should Know about Cracks in Slab Foundation

Many people think cracks in slab foundations are due to settling. But a simple matter of settling is the least of the homeowner’s concerns. Overlooking the signs can lead to a collapsing foundation. Do we know what to look for when we see a crack in our foundation? To make sure our foundation stays damage-free,

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All You Need to Know About Retaining Walls

When you first get into landscaping and outdoor design, there are a million terms thrown around that you’re not familiar with. Retaining walls are simply named, and once you understand what they do, they become quite a simple addition to any home’s backyard or garden. Typically made of stone or brick, these charming setpieces have

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Jacking Concrete Slabs With Polyurethane Foam

Uneven and damaged concrete slabs may be unsightly and pose hazards to a homeowner. Besides being unsafe, sagging concrete flooring could be indicative of severe underlying problems in the future and is best repaired as soon as possible. The options available to you depend on your budget and timeframe. You can polyurethane raise, mudjack, or

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How to Clean Your Composite Decking

Composite decking is a popular alternative to traditional wooden decking. It is more durable than treated lumber and will last much longer with proper care. But it’s easy to make mistakes when cleaning composite decking. If you use the wrong type of cleaning solution, you risk staining the deck boards. You could also destroy the waterproof seal

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Must-Have Construction Skills to Land a Job

Are you looking for an entry-level job with awesome opportunities for advancement? We know what you’re thinking — salary increases and life-long careers were a Baby Boomer thing! These positions don’t exist anymore, right? Think again! A construction career could be your next dream job. Not only will you learn and advance, but you’ll also be

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Buying a House With Foundation Issues

All houses have a foundation, and although they may not be seen, foundations really are the stars of the show. The foundation bears the weight of the entire house, transferring the force to the ground below. Normally they are dug into the ground and provide an anchor between the walls and the ground below. So

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Five Backyard Living Space Ideas for New Homeowners

Your home is your sanctuary. From your living room to your kitchen to your bedroom, you’ve made every part fit your needs and style. It screams, you.  But what about your backyard living space? Have you neglected the place where you’ll most want to spend your summer months?  During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the CDC recommended entertaining with

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Waterproofing Basement Walls

Waterproofing Basement Walls: Do’s and Don’ts Have you noticed that your basement is taking on more water than usual? Since people’s basements rest below ground, it is typical of them to experience some form of water leakage. You may see drips here and there and the occasional puddle. But if your basement experiences a flood

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Concrete vs Asphalt Driveways

Concrete vs Asphalt: Which Makes a Better Driveway Picture this; it’s time to sell your home, and you’re stunned to learn that it’s worth less than you thought. This is a nightmare scenario for homeowners, but it can be avoided with the right investments. Both concrete and asphalt driveways can boost your home’s curb appeal and

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Concrete Expansion Joint Repair Causes

Concrete Expansion Joint Repair: Causes and Effects Concrete is a popular, sturdy, multi-purpose building material that offers tons of bang for your buck. It works well as a foundation, as a warehouse floor, as walls, for benches… You name the project, and concrete has your back. As handy as concrete is, it needs maintenance like

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Why You Should Invest in Waterproofing

Why Every Homeowner Should Invest in Waterproofing Even if you do your best to take care of your home, certain events are outside of your control. Whether a big storm is in the forecast or you have a leaking pipe, water damage can originate from a number of sources. The best way to shield your

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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 Setting: 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

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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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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!

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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