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Key Considerations for Paving a Commercial Parking Lot

A commercial parking lot is a place for employees and visitors to drive and park…

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The Impact of Weather on Concrete Paving, Repair, and Maintenance

Concrete is a robust material used in various constructions, including roads, buildings, and pavements. However,…

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Concrete pouring

The Latest Trends in Commercial Concrete Design

Advancements in Sustainable Concrete Solutions Sustainable concrete solutions aren't only a trend but a pivotal…

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Concrete industry

How Technology is Changing the Concrete Industry

The future of concrete construction is being reshaped by innovative solutions designed to meet the…

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Parking lot drainage

The Importance of Proper Parking Lot Drainage

As a property owner or manager, understanding parking lot drainage may not top your list…

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Soil stabilization

What Is Soil Stabilization? Why Is It Important?

In the vast and intricate world of civil engineering, soil stabilization is a critical yet…

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Concrete problems

10 Common Concrete Problems and How to Solve Them

Concrete is a ubiquitous material used in both commercial and residential construction due to its…

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Commercial concrete

A Complete Guide to Commercial Concrete Maintenance

Even though concrete is a material known for its exceptional strength and durability, it can…

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Pot hole

How Do Potholes Form?

The familiar frustration and annoyance from hitting a jarring pothole on the road or in…

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What Is Concrete Screeding? Why Does It Matter?

Screeding concrete is a crucial step in the concrete paving process that’s highly important to…

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How to Address Water Ponding on Your Concrete Parking Lot

As a business owner or property manager, you may have experienced the difficulties associated with…

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How to Improve Your Commercial Curb Appeal

Are you looking to make an impression on potential customers and tenants as soon as…

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How to Repair Cracks in Your Concrete Surface

If you own or manage a commercial property, you know how important it is to…

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This is a photo of concrete flatwork that is going to be used as the foundation for a building.

K&E Flatwork’s Complete Guide to Concrete Flatwork

Concrete flatwork is a critical component of commercial properties, helping to create safe and attractive…

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Parking Lot Hazards Business Owners Must Address

Parking lots are surprisingly one of the most dangerous places for drivers and pedestrians. According…

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How Summer Heat Affects Concrete Parking Lots

According to the EPA, surfaces paved using conventional materials can reach 120-150°F during summer. You…

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Factors that Impact Concrete Strength

As one of the most durable building materials, concrete is also easily one of the…

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What Is the Difference Between Asphalt and Concrete?

Both asphalt and concrete are common construction materials used for different kinds of construction projects.…

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What Are the Differences Between Concrete Pavers and Stamped Concrete?

Did you know people spent around $13,000 per renovation project in 2019? Outdoor upgrades, from…

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Parking Lot?

The lifespan of a parking lot depends on several factors. These include damages and repairs…

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Concrete pool decks

What Are the Benefits of Concrete Pool Decks?

You have several options when choosing the material for your new pool deck. We believe that concrete is the best choice, and this post explains why.
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Telling Signs Your Driveway Needs Repair 

Are there cracks and potholes in your driveway? Read this blog post to learn about the telltale signs that you need professional driveway repair!
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Frequently asked questions about concrete

Frequently Asked Questions about Concrete

Concrete is a versatile material that offers numerous advantages. K&E Flatwork answers common concrete questions in this blog. Learn more here!
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6 Reasons Why Parking Lot Maintenance Is Necessary

Parking lot maintenance is essential to keeping your customers and employees safe and avoiding damage to their vehicles. It looks better, too!
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What Are Softscape and Hardscape?

Not many people know that landscaping is actually broken up into two different practices: softscaping and hardscaping. Read on to learn about these concepts.
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What Is the Difference Between Concrete and Cement?

The terms "concrete" and "cement" are often used interchangeably. Read this blog post to learn about the differences between concrete and cement.
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How to Fix Water-Damaged Concrete

Concrete is susceptible to water damage, as it is a porous material. Read this blog to learn how to detect concrete water damage and how to fix it.
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Learn About One of K&E Flatwork’s Largest Concrete Replacement Projects Yet!

We recently completed our largest commercial concrete replacement project to date. Learn more about this impressive project in this blog post.
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Whose Responsibility Is Sidewalk Repair in Kansas City?

In Kansas, property owners are responsible for sidewalk repairs, even if the sidewalk is considered to be a public sidewalk. Learn more in this article.
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How to Reduce Slips and Falls in Parking Lots

If you are responsible for your business's parking lot, then you need to make sure it is safe for you, your employees, your customers, and pedestrians.
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Signs That You Need a Parking Lot Renovation

Your parking lot is crucial to your business's success. This article discusses some signs that your commercial parking lot needs a renovation.
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How Hard Is it to Lay Concrete?

Some may believe that laying concrete is a simple DIY project, but it is actually harder than you think. Here are some reasons why.
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12 Factors Affecting Commercial Property Value

There are several factors that can affect your commercial property's value. These are important considerations if you're looking to sell your property.
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Concrete vs. Asphalt: 7 Features that Commercial Properties Need to Consider

Laying the right foundation can literally make or break your business. Learn about the differences between concrete and asphalt here.
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What Are the Common Paving Materials for Commercial Properties?

As a property owner, you can help make sure your tenants and customers are satisfied with your establishment by using the right type of paving material.
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Spruce Up Your Parking Lot: How it Benefits Your Business

The state of your parking lot is very important to your potential customers. Learn more about ways you can improve your business's parking lot.
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What are the Common Causes and Signs of Shoddy Concrete Pouring?

Concrete is one of the strongest building materials there is, but it can be surprisingly…

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Commercial Parking Lots: Design and Construction Considerations

Commercial parking lots are subject to many requirements because they’re designed for public use. These…

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Concrete Driveway Care: 9 Causes of Damage and Their Remedies

Driveways are a property feature that doesn’t get much attention. However, they're incredibly valuable to…

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Making Sidewalks Accessible to People with Disabilities

Sidewalks are a common urban infrastructure. AARP, a nonprofit organization that helps the elderly live…

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Negative Effects of Cold Weather on Concrete

Concrete is very durable, but winter weather, snow, and ice can damage it if you don't properly seal it. Here are some negative effects of cold weather.
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The Argument for Concrete: The Better Surface for Your Parking Lot

Your parking lot is more than just a space for customers to leave their cars.…

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Who’s Responsible for Repairing Sidewalks Next to Your Store?

Sidewalks are fundamental public infrastructure. The AARP describes them as “conduits for pedestrian movement and…

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Damaged and broken concrete can create insurance liability and bad curb appeal.

Sun Damage: Its Impact on Concrete and How to Prevent It

When it comes to flooring, concrete is always the safest choice. It goes well with…

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Promoting Physical Distancing Through Road and Pedestrian Changes

Physical distancing measures have become more important as states struggle to reduce the cases of…

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Improving Pedestrian Safety in Parking Lots

Parking lots and garages are some of the most ubiquitous structures in every town or…

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Questions to Ask a Driveway Contractor

Home building projects may be the bread and butter of your business. So you strive…

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Building with parking

What Quality Parking Lots Can Do for Your Business

Although e-commerce options such as online shopping and the like dominate today’s market, brick-and-mortar stores…

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Parking lot

Parking Lots Can Make Your Business Do Better — Here’s How

People drive to Costco and Walmart when they have a ton of shopping planned. The…

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Encouraging Cycling Culture with Proper Infrastructure and Traffic Systems

Making cycling the preferred mode of transportation around your district will provide multiple benefits. Aside…

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Child-friendly city

Designing Walking Infrastructure for Healthy and Independent Children

When it comes to urban planning, the complexity of designing communities is affected by a…

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Green Parking Lots Solve Multiple Problems for School Campuses

Many school campuses today have to deal with something that only used to be a…

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A Concrete Solution: Paving the Way for Safer Communities

Pavement performance is crucial to road safety, which is part of the bigger spectrum of…

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The Impact of Having Well-designed Sidewalks Near Schools

No one can deny that children's behavior has drastically changed over the past few years.…

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Spotting and Solving Sidewalk Deficiencies

Sidewalk standards are funded and regulated by various agencies, from the Federal Highway Administration to…

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Why Building a Truck Parking Lot is Hot for Business Right Now

The trucking industry is indispensable to the American economy. Apart from many other roles and…

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Sidewalk Principles for Building More Active Cities

The growing awareness for the need of living healthily has seen many turn from a…

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Commercial parking lot

Ways To Ensure Safety in Your Commercial Parking Lot

More than just providing adequate parking space, a commercial building must ensure that the parking…

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Summer: The Optimal Season for Sidewalk Inspection and Repair

  Sidewalks gradually deteriorate over time due to heavy foot traffic. Damaged sidewalks pose accident…

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Interactive Sidewalks: Making a Positive Impact on Communities

Since their inception, sidewalks have served one fundamental purpose: to keep pedestrians away from moving…

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First Impressions Last: How to Make Your Hotel Entrance More Enticing

Your hotel’s overall shape and structure may be your primary cause of concern when it…

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Concrete Conundrums: Signs that Your Concrete Needs Urgent Repair

Concrete is the world's first choice for many applications. People use concrete for everything from…

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Changing Pavements: How to Improve Your School’s Parking Lot

Your school’s parking lot is one of the busiest parts of the campus. It’s where…

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City Sidewalks: Take Inspiration from Sidewalks Around the Globe

When you think of modes of transportation and how people get around, you would likely…

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 Design Pointers for Accessible Sidewalks

The Federal Highway Authority (FHWA) states that 4,500 pedestrians die in these incidents in the US every…

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Give Your Pool Patio a Luxurious Look with Concrete

Swimming in a beautiful is a great way to relax after a long day. Now…

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Conserve Resources with Permeable Concrete Sidewalks

Few sidewalk materials match the sustainability of concrete. It’s made from abundant and renewable resources…

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Protecting Your Concrete Parking Lot Against Spalling in Winter

Concrete parking lots are popular for being durable and easy to maintain. But that doesn’t…

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Building Safer Neighborhood Sidewalks for PWDs

Imagine if you’re in a wheelchair or if you are visually impaired, how frustrating would…

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Paving the Way: The Fundamentals of Sidewalk Design

Sidewalks are everyday fixtures that we tend to take for granted. The truth is, they…

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Comparing Concrete and Asphalt for Sidewalks

Concrete and asphalt are both popular materials for making sidewalks, but they do have their differences.
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How Sidewalks Add Value to the Community

Sidewalks are an essential part of communities. It not only provides safer, more inviting environments…

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Your Businesses is Liable for a Cracked Sidewalk

A step on a crack can break your business’ back. That’s not how the rhyme…

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Pothole Free Parking Lots and Customer Retention

Keeping your property's parking lot pothole free is important for customer and tenant satisfaction. Find out how concrete maintenance can help your parking lot look pristine for years to come.
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Prevent Parking Lot Concrete From Cracking

Parking lots see a lot of abuse and it’s only a matter of time before your concrete shows signs of cracking. Concrete is one of the longest-lasting and most economical materials, and while preventing cracks in your concrete is entirely unpreventable, they can, however, be minimized and controlled with a few trusted methods.
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Choosing Between Concrete Pavers and Poured Concrete

In order to choose between concrete pavers and poured concrete, it is first necessary to…

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Part 2 – Today’s Concrete – Practical, Powerful, and Centuries in the Making

If someone were to ask you what the most frequently used building material in the…

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Today’s Concrete – Practical, Powerful, and Centuries in the Making

Have you ever been strolling down a sidewalk or walking along a roadside, and suddenly…

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Stronger Structures: A Better Approach to Repairing Damaged Concrete

A number of natural disasters occurred in 2017. The National Centers for Environmental Information reveals…

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A Property Manager’s Guide to Concrete Project Management

A body is nothing without a head to guide it. The same principle stands regarding…

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