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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…)

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Back to Basics: 8 Great Easy Concrete Paver Projects

  
  
  

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…)

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April Contractor of the Month: Fairweather Masonry

  
  
  

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…)

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Drought Tolerant Yard Inspirations

  
  
  

When you are deep in a drought such as California is, you may have to rethink watering your lawn everyday.  Certain cities in the State of California have already passed laws on the number of days you may water.  If you are caught watering more than 2 days a week you could get slapped with a $500 (Or more!) fine. It may be time to look at other landscaping options.

Take a look at the top 10 ideas to obtain a drought tolerant yard:

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2014 Hardscape North America Awards | Retaining Walls | LoneTree, Colorado

  
  
  

HNALOGO

 

Award: Ridge Gate Commons Segmental Retaining Walls – Commercial/Industrial – More than 5,000 square feet


Square Feet of Project: 20,900
Contractor: HEI
Main Product Manufacturer: Rosetta Outcropping by Basalite
Project Designer: Slaton Brothers
Project Description: The retaining walls at Ridge Gate Commons provide a dramatic entrance feature for the new Cabela’s store south of Denver. The 30-acre site is set into the sloping face of a high ridge overlooking the entire metropolitan area. Over $3 million of retaining walls were required since the pad had to be “benched” into the existing natural ridge. The walls, located at the front and back of the site, are over 30 feet high. The front retaining walls included over 20,900 square feet of segmental concrete wall units manufactured by Signature Stone. This retaining wall system is Rosetta Outcropping by Basalite. This is a specialty wall system incorporating massive gravity blocks along with geofabric reinforcement. The blocks have varying dimensions with a stone texture on the outside face giving them a random, natural look.

Cabelas

 

You can see the rest of the winners HERE!

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You Tube 2.0

  
  
  

We admit it. We have failed you. We may have even failed the internet.

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March | Dealer of the Month | Pro Builders Group

  
  
  

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

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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!

Garners

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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…)

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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: http://sacramentoesc.com/live/

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