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How do I select a qualified contractor?


So you want to install a retaining wall or paver walkway-patio, but you don’t have the knowledge or expertise to be able to do it. You’re smart enough to realize that if you tackled it yourself you would spend all weekend long hearing your husband or wife critiquing your work, constantly asking you if you’re doing this correct or why does this look like this, the manual shows something else…believe me it’s easier to hire a contractor than go through the stress and hassle of not doing the install correctly and having to look at your mistake every time you go outside to BBQ.

To help you out we put together a ten point check list that will help you when interviewing a contractor or after you have made you decision. Oh and YES, I said when interviewing a contractor! (more…)

March | Dealer of the Month | Pro Builders Group


Basalite has chosen Pro Builders Group as our March Dealer of the Month!



And the Winner of the Basalite Compact Fireplace is…


In late January, Basalite Concrete Products participated in the Northern California Home and Landscape Expo. At the expo, we asked booth goers to enter to win a Compact Fireplace valued at over $3200!

We had so many entries that it took us over a month to chose a winner and that person was Sacramento’s own, Kim Garner!

Kim and her husband David just closed the sale of their new home and will be moving to the Carmichael area with their almost 1 year old daughter, Jillian.

Kim and Dave are extremely excited to start on the next phase of their home; The backyard.  We will be showing you the before and after images so stay tuned for the transformation…

Thank you to all that participated!



Recipe: Grilled Buttermilk Chicken


Whether you’re classic, gourmet or creative on the grill, this recipe will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. Click on the link to view the recipe. (more…)

Live Cam: Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center


Townsend & Schmidt Masonry in Sacramento, CA., were selected to design the concrete block segment for the new downtown Arena. We couldn’t have been more excited when they selected Basalite Concrete Products!

Check out this live camera feed come May when they really get started:

Concrete ideas for great home improvements


It’s hard to find people who look at concrete like we do. Typically, concrete is thought to be an outside element for roads, driveways, buildings, etc. Yes, that is what a majority of people use it for however, it can be so much more. (more…)

Our Great Love Affair with….Pizza.


There is nothing more romantic or relaxing than sitting in your private backyard oasis in front of a crackling fire. The trend in backyard retreats now include your own fireplace, fire pit or better yet, a pizza oven!  Basalite can help you impress your guests and even your family with a fully-assembled backyard pizza oven! Two beautiful options from the Forno Bravo Primavera Series allow you to really enjoy wood-fired cooking, real easy. Call us at 1-800-776-6690 and a Basalite representative will assist you with the process! Now, That’s Amore! Check out this delicious and authentic pizza recipe! (more…)

California Dreamin’…


It’s never too early to day dream about lounging poolside all summer. Basalite has helped create some of the most beautiful pools and patios around.  Check it out… (more…)

5 Things to Do with… Cinder Blocks


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Cinder blocks: They are inexpensive, reliable, and strong but are light enough to be easily used in DIY projects. The hollow center reduces blocks’ overall weight and, in construction projects, allows room for insulation. DIYers can take advantage of cinder blocks’ design, leveraging it to build strong yet easy-to-assemble structures at home or in the yard. Here are five favorites: (more…)

5 things to consider when building a planter box.


With Spring right around the corner, it’s time to think about outdoor decor. If you are thinking of building an outdoor planter box; consider Basalite blocks versus wood. The block can endure rain, snow, sleet and is extremely easy to construct. Here are a few things to consider when you are installing your new planter box. Also, if you are unsure about what to plant, check out the website below for region planting guidelines.