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What Are Concrete Spacers and Why are They Important?

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When laying concrete in Minnesota, you might believe it’s as simple as pouring and laying it, but a lot more goes into it than you think. Concrete spacers and blocks are tools used to position the reinforcing bar beneath your concrete. Incorporating these tools is an essential part of the concrete process, and without them, your garage, basement, or driveway could be left unstable.

What Do Concrete Spacers and Blocks Do?

Concrete spacers and blocks are made from the same material as the concrete being poured, so the thermal expansion and contraction match up. You want your concrete and spacers/blocks to be the same material so the two can bond without gaps. 

Having these tools in place beneath the concrete allows support to help maintain the integrity of the concrete and provide your selected space with reinforcement that protects against corrosion. Laying concrete isn’t cheap, so you want it to last without any cracking or deformity that may form after the process is completed. 

Concrete spacers and blocks also allow for more strength during varying temperatures outside, so there is no deformation, no matter the weather. 

Make Your Concrete Last Longer

Having concrete spacers and blocks sit underneath your concrete isn’t the only way for your concrete to last. While those tools take place beneath the concrete, having your concrete coated takes place on the surface of the existing concrete. Choosing to have a customizable concrete coating is a great solution. Coating your concrete will make it stronger to the exposed elements and allow you to design it to match your space. Concrete Coatings of Minnesota has a detailed process that increases the lifespan of your floors. The process helps concrete longevity by making it:

  • Moisture Resistant
  • Durable
  • Chemical and Stain Resistant
  • Easy to Clean
  • Low maintenance

Making sure your concrete is as strong as possible will ensure that it will last. It can be easy to overlook some of these processes because you want the cheapest option, but in the long run, having concrete spacers/blocks and coating your concrete will be the most cost-effective option for you. 

Start Your Next Concrete Project Today

It’s never too late to get your next dream home project done. Whether it’s that unfinished basement or a cracked driveway, contact Concrete Coatings of Minnesota today to see how we can make your dream a reality. We’ll give you a free estimate and help you decide on your next steps to get your project going.

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