Dominion Concrete & Masonry Corporation

Dominion Concrete & Masonry Corporation is a licensed commercial and residential contractor specializing in driveways, patios, curbs, gutters and all types of masonry work. We have been consistently recognized for our excellent quality as well as our attention to detail. Customer Satisfaction is our priority therefore, we take pride in our workmanship and stand behind our guarantee. Fernando Nicolau, owner of DCMC, has over 20 years of concrete installation experience. Fernando also personally oversees the training of all field employees. DCMC has the experience, reliability, and stability to take care of all your concrete needs now and in the future to ensure the quality of our work.

02/24/2013

Many people prefer the appearance of concrete for driveways as opposed to asphalt. In addition to its lighter, brighter looks, concrete can be transformed into virtually any kind of color.

02/21/2013

We specialize in providing concrete wall-blocks of every size. Concrete blocks offer excellent R-value insulation for your building, and provide your contractor with a flexible means of making last-second changes to construction plans.

02/18/2013

We offer most types of concrete finishes, including a basic broom finish; a smooth, or trowel, finish; a stamp finish that adds random designs or a tiled look to the surface; an exposed aggregate finish; and an etched finish.

02/15/2013

About six billion cubic meters of concrete were produced in 2009. The concrete industry employed more than 2 million people and was valued at $35 billion in 2009.

02/12/2013

Did you know that concrete parking lots can offer businesses LEED credits? Whether your business is just getting off the ground, or needs a parking lot upgrade or expansion, a concrete parking lot can offer an affordable and green alternative to asphalt parking lot materials.

02/09/2013

Why are concrete blocks a preferred construction material for retaining walls, walkways and exterior support walls? Because concrete blocks will not rust or rot when exposed to moisture and concrete blocks are impervious to pests like termites.

02/06/2013

Several factors are considered when preparing an estimate for a project, including site preparation and existing concrete removal, dimensions of the surface, required depth of the concrete pour, and the type of surface finish requested.

02/03/2013

One of the benefits of flowable fill is that it doesn't form voids during placement. This eliminates the possibility of later settling or rutting under heavy loads.

01/31/2013

If you need to pour in an awkward location, we have several ways to deliver the product. From chute extenders to move concrete over, around, or through fences, walls, or buildings, to filling wheelbarrows for rolling to the site, we have solutions.

01/28/2013

Over time, a concrete block home offers the homeowner many benefits in terms of durability and strength. Not only is this material resistant to fire and pest infestations like termites, but it's resistant to the damaged caused by extreme weather as well.

01/25/2013

Not only are concrete building materials durable and energy efficient, but they are environmentally friendly as well. Studies have found that concrete production requires less energy than that of other comparable building materials.

01/22/2013

Using flowable fill makes a hole more stable; strengths from 50 to 150/psi are easily hand dug if repair is needed. However, because of flowable fill's properties, less re-excavation is needed, and utilities in the immediate area are more secure if re-excavation is needed.

01/19/2013

Concrete is a less expensive paving material over the long run than other surfaces. Asphalt is an oil-based product whose cost fluctuates daily, depending on the price of crude. In addition, concrete is easier to maintain and lasts longer.

01/16/2013

The strength and durability of concrete are two of the biggest factors to use concrete for your swimming pool. Concrete pools last longer and generally require less maintenance than fiberglass or vinyl-lined in-ground pools.

01/13/2013

If you are considering concrete for a paving project around your home, we have the expertise to explain exactly what to expect, and then quickly and professionally complete the job.

01/10/2013

Concrete highways are safer in wet weather, which historically increases the number of accidents. That's because asphalt can develop ruts and potholes over time from the effects of water.

01/07/2013

A major benefit of concrete building materials is the relatively low level of maintenance they require. Since concrete is inert, compact, and nonporous, it doesn't attract mold or lose its main properties over time.

01/04/2013

Concrete was a popular building material during the height of the ancient Roman empire, around 350 B.C. A number of famous structures, including the Colosseum, Pantheon and many aqueducts.

01/01/2013

Concrete surfacing on your driveways and walkways not only provides an excellent return on your investment in terms of durability and ease of maintenance, it is environmentally neutral, providing a green alternative to petroleum-based paving.

12/29/2012

One of the most beneficial characteristics of concrete is the strength and durability it offers to any project. Not only does it gain strength over time, but it's not weakened by the presence of moisture, mold, or pests.

12/26/2012

Concrete block construction offers many benefits over other materials. Concrete is energy efficient, fire resistant, sound resistant, durable, economical, and not subject to warping or rotting.

12/23/2012

After our concrete is poured, it is usually finished using a broom or trowel. A broom finish is usually performed on outdoor surfaces like sidewalks and driveways to crease a non-slip surface. Trowels are used to provide a smooth finish to interior concrete surfaces.

12/20/2012

There are plenty of reasons to use concrete instead of asphalt for your driveway project. Have you ever tried to walk on asphalt on a hot, summer day? Concrete is a much cooler material.

12/17/2012

We suggest using a concrete mix that can withstand a minimum of 4,000lbs/psi when constructing your driveway. The concrete we mix for driveway pours contains water-reducing admixtures that enhance long-term strengthening, providing a surface that can last decades with little maintenance.

12/14/2012

While working with concrete does not require a degree in applied physics, it is not something to be taken lightly. Concrete is heavy, requires proper preparation, and timing is everything. Make sure you are ready to go before starting the pour. Our customer service reps will answer all your questions.

12/11/2012

Poured concrete foundations can significantly reduce the potential of basement water problems down the road. This is due to the strength and density of the concrete, as well as the joint-free construction.

12/08/2012

Did you know that concrete parking lots are much cheaper than asphalt parking lots? Due to the increasing costs of asphalt materials, in addition to asphalt maintenance costs, concrete parking lots are now much more affordable than traditional asphalt lots.

12/05/2012

Concrete is composed of water, an aggregate such as rock, sand or gravel and cement. Cement is made by combining limestone, clay and shale with water. The mixture of cement and the other elements will harden into a durable material.

12/02/2012

Did you know that concrete retaining walls can be much more stable than retaining walls made from large boulders? Unlike boulder walls, concrete walls are also much more affordable to install and repair - plus concrete walls can fit small to large spaces.

11/29/2012

Portland cement is most commonly used to make concrete, but the name has nothing to do with the city in Maine or in Oregon. Portland cement was invented in 1824 in England, near the Isle of Portland.

11/26/2012

Did you know that concrete parking lots are available in a number of textures and colors? If your business is looking for an affordable, durable and low maintenance parking lot which will look great too - concrete is the perfect choice.

11/23/2012

How thick should a concrete parking lot be? The optimum thickness of a concrete parking lot will depend on the unique needs of each business - including estimated traffic and load weights - but is usually between 4 to 6 inches thick.

11/20/2012

The Burj Khalifa office tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is built out of concrete and is the tallest building in the world. Much of the height is due to a spire that sits atop the building. However, the Burj Khalifa has about 160 floors that can be used in commerce, compared to 102 stories in the Empire State Building in New York City.

11/17/2012

Because concrete needs to remain hydrated to cure and harden, we try not to pour it when the temperature it is too hot or too cold. Excessive heat evaporates moisture, preventing curing, while freezing temperatures slow curing down.

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11/14/2012

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11/14/2012

A common use for concrete is residential swimming pools. Unlike fiberglass, concrete pools are not pre-fabricated, which means there is significantly more flexibility in the design of your swimming pool with concrete.

11/08/2012

Did you know that concrete surfaces can reduce parking lot lighting costs? Because concrete parking lots reflect light - instead of absorbing light as blacktop asphalt lots do - less lights and light fixtures are needed to effectively light a secure parking lot.

11/05/2012

How do concrete parking lots compare to asphalt parking lots? Concrete parking lots cost less to install, require less maintenance than asphalt lots which need to be resealed and resurfaced every few years and last longer than asphalt lots.

11/02/2012

How do concrete retaining walls compare to retaining walls made from timber? Unlike timber walls, concrete walls are not vulnerable to infestation by pests and concrete walls are impervious to rot caused by continual exposure to moisture.

10/30/2012

Did you know that when flowable fill is poured into the trench, it compacts without the need of molds? Rather, this material has the capacity for self leveling and seals the entire area without leaving gaps.

10/27/2012

Poured concrete foundational walls offer many benefits over other foundational materials. Not only are they extremely strong but they're resistant to water and fire dangers.

10/24/2012

Did you know that flowable fill can actually help to reduce project costs? This is because it doesn't require different stages of fill or compaction and then requires little maintenance afterward.

10/21/2012

Flowable fill is an excellent backfill alternative to compacted gravel. It delivers better compaction than granular backfill, has a useful life beginning only two and a half hours after pouring, and has minimal washout of chutes once finished.

10/18/2012

Concrete can actually help reduce the temperature in cities in the summer. Concrete reflects sunlight, and the so-called heat island effect in big cities has been pegged to the widespread use of asphalt paving, not concrete.

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