FAQs

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What products does CWE make?

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Since 1991 Concreteworks East has been fabricating countertops, tabletops, tubs, shower pans, fireplace hearths and surrounds, tile, relief sculptures, fountains, stairs, wall panels, furniture, and other objects of interest.

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What other services does CWE provide?

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From the planning stage of the project to its inception, we provide assistance with design, shop drawings, LEED certification consultation, and whatever else is necessary to contribute to the success of the project.

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What should I use to clean my Concreteworks East (CWE) product?

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We recommend using a mild, non-abrasive, non-ammoniated soap for daily cleaning. Stone soap may also be used for ongoing maintenance and conditioning. Suggested products: Simple Green (dilute as suggested), Dr. Bronner's Natural Soap (5 parts water and 1 part soap).

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Is concrete always sealed?

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Concrete is sealed and waxed to protect it from staining and moisture. The level and kind of sealer varies per project. We recommend re-waxing every 3 months and re-sealing every 2 years. Expect your CWE product to develop a patina and improve with time.

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Will concrete crack?

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Although not considered a defect, non-structural hairline cracks are possible and may result from shrinkage as the concrete fully cures.

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Is concrete structurally reinforced?

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Using our own proprietary casting process, each piece is custom reinforced with fiberglass and/or rebar resulting in a product with extremely high strength at only a fraction of the weight of typical concrete.

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Can concrete be seamless?

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Depending on overall dimensions, and the product, joints are often incorporated to accommodate handling. Joints are kept to a tolerance of 1/8" and filled with a color-matching latex. All joints are carefully considered and contribute to the stone-like quality of the material.

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Are there color choices?

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In addition to our line of standard colors, custom color matching is available. Custom aggregates and inlays are also available.

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Who will install the concrete?

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We can provide an installation service for all of our concrete projects depending on the job location. Concreteworks East does not install floor tile or pavers.