One of the greatest joys of summer is being outside, surrounded by friends and family and enjoying the warm nights! Why not ditch the BBQ and have a Dessert party instead? I am sure no one would complain. Take a look at our 17 desserts you can make on a grill.
1. Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Butter Sauce
Grilled fruit is so magical because it’s hot and sugary and tastes decadent without being awful for you. Recipe here.
Here’s a collection of pro building tricks for easier, faster and better path and wall construction… (more…)
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Our May Contractor of the Month is JVS Masonry’s from Colorado. (more…)
The Cakebread Cellars infrastructure modernization project is a model of sustainable development.
The winery is undergoing a renovation that changes the way it engages the environment through both site and system improvements on its 5.2 acres. The green components that are part of this transformation include the use of micro turbines, permeable paver systems, bioretention and a photovoltaic system. (more…)
Many of us order way more than we can use when it comes to landscaping projects. Too many plants, too much mulch and too many blocks left over from the last DIY project. Don’t keep stacking those blocks up on the side of the house. Reuse the block into a new backyard statement piece. Take a look at our 5 top ideas for reusing concrete block.
To say a lot of thought has gone into this house is a vast understatement. Occupying a cul-de-sac lot in King George County’s Potomac Landing subdivision, about two-thirds complete, is an insulated concrete form house that will be both sturdy and environmentally sound. Eric Kessler, a retired Defense Department engineer, broke ground on the project last June and expects to move in with his wife, Chris, in April.
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Article courtesy of Fredericksburg.com
When the temperatures rise and the land is dry we are at a higher risk of fires. However, in a fire concrete performs well. Better than well actually, concrete does not burn. It cannot be set on fire unlike other materials in a building and it does not emit any toxic fumes when affected by fire.
Concrete is safe and we believe the best construction material around. Here’s why: (more…)
The definition of concrete pavers is “concrete blocks, designed to be used as outdoor flooring.” If we may, we’d like to change that definition to read “concrete blocks, designed to be used as building blocks by grownups.” So easy to use and available in so many gorgeous colors, concrete pavers allow you to express your inner creativity via that favorite American pastime … decorating your yard. Maintenance is simple, too — just spray them down with the garden hose. And when it comes to repair, pavers can’t be beat — you can just replace one single damaged piece instead of having to redo the whole patio, walkway, fire pit, or what have you. Try one of the following 8 great paver projects this spring. (more…)
Our April Contractor of the Month comes from Bellevue, WA. Fairweather Masonry continues to be a top notch organization to conduct business with. Their organization has developed similarities to Basalite Concrete Products from being family owned, the core values of how they approach business, to the reputable quality of their work. (more…)