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Choosing the Right Finish

When completing the GraniteCrete installation process, there are a number of ways to finish the surface to achieve different looks.  This month, we look at

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How the GraniteCrete Team is Investing in Our Planet

Each year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day.  We have the opportunity to evaluate the impact our everyday choices have on the planet, and to look at where we can improve to better protect it for generations to follow. At GraniteCrete, we are proud to supply a product that benefits the environment in several ways.  However, our commitment to sustainability and environmentally-friendly choices doesn’t end there. The entire GraniteCrete team participates in composting of all qualifying

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Choosing the Right Finish

When completing the GraniteCrete installation process, there are a number of ways to finish the surface to achieve different looks.  This month, we look at some of those tried-and-true methods. Method One Simply compact the GraniteCrete with a lawn roller filled with water.  Once it’s fully compacted, walk away – that’s it!  The look is similar to that of the surface finish seen with asphalt, but much more environmentally-friendly. Method Two Some people prefer to take the above method a step further, by laying a piece of plywood down on top of the GraniteCrete and using a vibratory-plate for the final compaction.  It’s important that a vibratory-plate is NOT used directly on the surface of

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Christie Park: A Stunning Transformation

“Renovation” does not even begin to do justice to the incredible transformation that Christie Park in Emeryville, CA has undergone since plans to expand the park—and overhaul its design—were first introduced in 2014. A Lackluster BeginningPreviously, the park featured an under-utilized “amphitheater” design that lacked imagination and warmth.  As a result, the number of visitors to the park was dismal and it failed to fulfill a city policy geared toward cultivating family-friendly spaces throughout Emeryville.  So, the Emeryville Planning Commission decided something needed to be done. The Planning Commission introduced plans to increase the park size by a half acre, develop an innovative playground with innovative structures that step away from traditional “cookie cutter” structures,

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Happy Holidays from GraniteCrete!

As the year winds down and we turn our sights toward the one to come, we’d like to express our gratitude to the architects, installers, retailers, and customers who chose to include us in their projects this past year. We appreciate your support, and look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.  Before we gear up for the new year, we’d like to take a moment to share a few highlights from 2021: We experienced record sales, up 50% from 2020. We doubled our retailer network by adding locations in Sacramento (Florin Perkins Landscape Materials,) three retailers with multiple locations in Southern California – all dry, pre-mix facilities! – (KRC Rock, Prime Building Materials, and

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