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Wide, aerial shot of a kidney-shaped inground pool with a jade-colored liner decorated with river rocks. Naturalistic colors and features like the kind pictured here are among the popular pool design trends for 2023.
Pool Design Trends for 2023

The pool industry is always evolving. Naturally, a wealth of pool design trends are on the horizon for 2023. So, if you’re in the market for a new or renovated pool this year, don’t limit your search to the same old styles you’ve seen time and time again. Let your imagination loose a little bit and incorporate one or more

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A custom inground pool with a light blue liner sits in the daylight. Pictures like these work well in telling your family that they're getting a pool for Christmas.
A Pool for Christmas: How to Surprise Your Family

The holiday season is here! Before you hit the stores, we have a very important question for you. Have you decided how to tell your family that they’re getting a pool for Christmas? If not, don’t worry. Speck USA has you covered. We’ve had plenty of inground pool clients make this crucial decision at various times of the year. And

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Aerial shot of a work crew from Speck USA paving an asphalt parking lot. Parking lot pavement is one of the critical elements that enhance your business's curb appeal.
How to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Iowa Business

With all the businesses on the street, what makes people drive up to yours? Have you given thought to how curb appeal turns curious somebody’s into real-life customers? If not, it’s high time you did. As your business enters the next phase of its life, an honest evaluation of its curb appeal will help keep it a safe and inviting

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A concrete walkway connects to a concrete porch and stairs of an Iowa home. A new concrete walkway, porch, and stairs are just a few ways you can enhance your home's curb appeal.
3 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

How does your home’s curb appeal measure up to other homes in Des Moines? This question is especially important if you’re planning to sell your home in the now hypercharged residential real estate market in Iowa and across the country. If your home’s exterior looks a little dated right now, you’re missing an opportunity to maximize your home’s value and

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Side shot of a concrete pool with a contemporary white deck and cascades pouring water from the pool wall. Cascades are one feature that can be incorporated into a concrete pool design.
5 Epic Concrete Pool Design Features

Why is it that the desire for a private backyard retreat draws people to concrete pool design? It’s because concrete pools allow for a high level of customization, creating a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for relaxation and fun in your favorite outdoor space. Concrete Pool Design: A Customizable Paradise At Speck USA, we consider concrete an art form. Its numerous applications have

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Daylight shot of an al fresco dining area. Concrete solutions for restaurants help settings like this survive many seasons.
Concrete Solutions for Des Moines Restaurants

What conveniences are worth investing in for your restaurant? Chef-grade kitchen appliances, well-designed seating, and concrete solutions, right? Yes, concrete solutions. Concrete offers businesses so much more than a trusty sidewalk or parking lot. It also has a number of indoor applications that are particularly useful in restaurants. Concrete Solutions for Restaurants At Speck USA, we’ve seen how different concrete

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Three concrete solutions laid side by side: traditional, polished, and stamped. These are each option to an consider for a Finished Basement with Concrete.
Create an Epic Finished Basement with Concrete

This is the year! You will finally finish your basement so it looks just as epic as the rest of your home. How are you going to do it? Why not go for a finished basement with concrete? “Wait a second,” you may be thinking. “Isn’t my basement already a collection of concrete slabs? Why would I want more concrete

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Close up on a garage floor coated with epoxy concrete. Garage floors are just one of the epoxy flooring applications for homes.
4 Epoxy Flooring Applications for Homes

Epoxy flooring may sound like a specialized product for a specialized place. But there are plenty of epoxy flooring applications for homes. In fact, you may find yourself asking, “Why haven’t I looked into this before?” once you get a look at all that epoxy can do.  Epoxy Flooring Explained Epoxy flooring is one of the most versatile flooring solutions

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A parking lot service crew from Speck USA stripes a Des Moines parking lot.
3 Ways Parking Lot Service Improves Your Customer Service

What does parking lot service have to do with your customer service? A lot, it turns out. It helps to remember that your parking lot is still thought of as part of your business facility. If it’s not accessible, navigable, and, above all, safe, you’re setting your customers up for a slew of inconveniences. Those, in turn, become inconveniences for

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