Great Uses for Concrete

There are countless uses for concrete in both commercial and residential settings. Only before we begin discussing these uses, if concrete has already crept into your memory. If you’ve ever walked on a concrete sidewalk before, you may have noticed how slippery the ground can be. Thanks to concrete. The material isn’t only cheap and easy to produce, but also malleable enough for all kinds of projects.

Concrete Uses

One of the most prominent concrete uses is for patios and driveways. When concrete is poured into a mold, it becomes as easy as cement to build a wide and smooth driveway. In fact, many people choose to use concrete in the construction of their driveways. Not only is it more economical and easier to handle, but concrete can be made to be virtually impenetrable, even for large trucks.

Another concrete use is in the construction of buildings. Many buildings are constructed with precast concrete driveways that can be poured onto the ground. Once this is done, workers simply put in new driveways over the exterior of the building. This allows for buildings to be built quickly without having to worry about pouring an entire new patio, and it keeps the exterior of the building looking uniform.

Of course, not all buildings need new driveways. For homes, concrete can be used to build sidewalks. Sidewalks can provide a beautiful way to create the walkways inside of a home. In fact, many people prefer to have concrete walkways because they are easier to keep clean and don’t require a lot of upkeep. This makes concrete a great choice for both homes and small businesses.

Of course, there are plenty of other concrete uses as well. If you’re building a commercial building project, then concrete is an excellent choice for both the building itself and the operating energy required to power the building project. Concrete is also an excellent choice for garages when you’re building a new home. And if you’re planning on starting your own business, concrete is an excellent choice for the operation of your business.

As you can see, concrete is an excellent choice for many different reasons. Concrete is a very cost-efficient and time-efficient building material, making it a wonderful choice for both residential and commercial buildings. However, it does require a little bit of upkeep to keep it in good condition. So if you’d like a cost-effective, low maintenance building material, concrete is probably the right choice for you.

Different Between Stump Removal and Stump Grinding

Stump grinding and stump removal are the two main techniques that are used by tree service companies and arborists. In stump removal, the stump is removed from the location where it grows. You will need a excavating equipment to do this. There are many different between stump grinding and stump removal equipment choices.

stump grinding in action

Grinding a stump does not actually remove it.  It just makes the stump dry up and not grow back. This is to ensure that the stump does not cause any future problems for the surrounding areas of tree roots or other vegetation. In this respect, stump grinding equipment is considered as less harmful than what is done by stump removal.

There are also different between tree trimming and stump removal. Tree trimming is the task that is performed to make the tree beautiful and healthy. The tree service team will do this by removing unwanted branches that can potentially affect the health and survival of the tree in the long run. Tree trimming can be done manually or using a tree service equipment. You will find that most tree service companies will use the manual method.

The main difference between stump grinding and stump removal is the cost involved. Tree stump removal is usually quite expensive  vs stump grinding.  Stump removal equipment will cost you more compared to what stump trimming would cost you. If you do not have the budget for tree service, you can also perform stump grinding. There are many ways that you can perform this task. You can do it yourself or get a professional tree service  to do this task for you.

In stump grinding, the tree service will a grinder which they will use to  destroy the tree roots. These grinders will create small grooves in the stump and break off pieces of wood. These pieces of wood will then be removed along with the stump, which will eventually make your landscape better. There is also a chance that when doing this job that you might damage some parts of the landscape. This is why it is important to have a tree service to do the job for you.

If you are thinking about doing this job on your own, there are different things that you need to know. First, you should invest in a stump grinder or a stump removal machine so that you can get rid of your unwanted stump easily. There are different types of stump grinding tools that are available in the market. There are also different techniques that are used in stump grinding.

Dayton Hall of Fame

Join us on Friday, May 12th for our annual Walk the Walk Celebration. 
We’ll celebrate honorees and announce the 2017 class of inductees.  With live music, food trucks, and a children’s play area,
Wright Dunbar will be the place that night!


The Walk of Fame is a significant legacy of the City of Dayton’s bicentennial celebration in 1996. As of 2016, 166 individuals have been recognized on the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame for their outstanding and enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation and the world in the areas of:

Arts and Culture
Business/Corporate Leader
Community Service
Significant Personal Achievement

Since its inception in 1996 as a part of the City of Dayton’s bicentennial celebration, individuals have been recognized on the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame for their outstanding and enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation and the world.

The Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame is installed in the sidewalks along West Third Street between Shannon and Broadway Streets in the historic Wright-Dunbar Business District and can be enjoyed year-round. Visit the place where three exceptional men, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar called home. Begin your visit at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, where you can chat with knowledgeable staff, pick up a Walk of Fame walking tour brochure, information, and directions to other historical sites, and find out about general programs and special events during your visit.

     Brief History of the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame     
Since its inception in 1996 as part of the City of Dayton’s Bicentennial Celebration, the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame has recognized 156 outstanding individuals and groups for their enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation, and the world.
In 2003 the Walk of Fame was moved from the Dayton International Airport to the Wright-Dunbar Historic District and is now managed and supported by Wright Dunbar, Inc.  Granite pavers are located on the sidewalks on both sides of West Third Street between Shannon and Broadway Streets and on Williams Street.
Wright Dunbar, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is the catalyst and facilitator for urban community and economic revitalization of the historic Wright-Dunbar Historic District and the West Third Street corridor.  Its vision is to create a vibrant, urban, walkable community of innovation, creativity, and collaboration where diverse families, businesses, neighbors, and visitors live, work, play, and learn together as a testimony to Dayton’s rich history. 
The Walk of Fame and the annual celebratory event provide the region an opportunity to celebrate the unique contributions of past and present citizens, and it also provides funds to support the program and the upkeep of the Walk.  Visitors from across the United States and schoolchildren in the region visit the Walk to be inspired by and learn about the men and women honored in the Walk of Fame.

Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame Inductees 1995-2015

Dr. Irwin M. Abrams

Lucinda W. Adams

The Honorable State Representative David D. Albritton

Vincent Groby Apple

Major General Harry G. Armstrong, MD

Paul “Easy” Arnold

Marie S. Aull

Eliam E. Barney

Reverend DeSoto Bass

Suzanne M. Bassani

Harry C. Baujan

Clark E. Beck

Arthur Beerman

Loren M. Berry

Jeraldyne Blunden

Erma Bombeck

The Honorable Edward Grimes Breen

Katharine Kennedy Brown

Clayton John Bruckner

Si Burick

Milton Caniff

Julia Shaw Carnell

Iula O. Carter

Lester LeFevre Cecil 

Celebration Dayton ‘96

Charles Ritter Collett

Jeanne Comer

Charlotte Reeve Conover

George C. Cooper

Governor James M. Cox

Tom D. Crouch

Levitt Luzern Custer

Gussie Lord Davis

Willis “Bing” Davis

Carleton William “Carl” Day  

Dayton Marcos

The Dayton Triangles football team

Colonel Edward A. Deeds

Joseph R. Desch

Phil Donahue

Electra C. Doren

Ralph and Christine Dull

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Lieutenant Colonel Charity Edna Earley

Gerard “Fuzzy” Faust

The Honorable Judge Arthur O’Neil Fisher

Brother Raymond L. Fitz

Dr. August F. Foerste

Ermal C. Fraze

Gem City Chorus

Major Dominic Salvatore Gentile

Harvey Dunn Geyer

Jerry Gillotti

Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish

William G. Goodwin

Annae Barney Gorman

Richard H. Grant, Sr.

Barrett K. Green

Anne S. Greene

Lewis B. Gunckel

Clark J. Haines

Jesse “Pop” Haines

The Honorable Congressman Tony P. Hall

Virginia Hamilton

Keith Harrison

Michael Hauer

Colonel Dean E. Hess

Clarence Charles Hobart

Dr. John Hole

Dale Huffman

Horace M. Huffman, Jr.

Dr. Lewis Albert Jackson

John L. Janning

Edward “Al” Johnson

Jacob O. Joyce

Milton Kantor

Paul Katz

Charles F. Kettering

Virginia Kettering

William P. Lear

The Honorable State Representative Lloyd E. Lewis, Jr.

Evangeline Lindsley

Neal V. Loving

Alyce Downing Lucas 

Frederic Charles MacFarlane

Herbert Woodward Martin

William Preston Mayfield

The Honorable State Representative C.J. McLin, Jr.

John A. McMahon

George Mead

Reverend Leo Meyer, S.M.

Thomas Midgley, Jr.

Daniel W. Mikesell

John E. Moore, Sr.

Arthur E. Morgan

Edwin C. Moses

Phoebe Anne Mosey

Ervin J. Nutter

Zoe Dell Nutter

The Ohio Players

James A. Parsons, Jr.

John H. Patterson

Margaret E. Peters

Mike Peters

Louis F. Polk

Dr. David H. Ponitz

Doris Ponitz

Esther Price  

Reverend Edward A. Puff

Jane Reece

The Honorable Judge Walter Herbert Rice

Frederick Rike

Miriam Rosenthal

Mac Ross

Fritz J. Russ and Dolores H. Russ

Mike Schmidt

Betty Schmoll

Major Rudolph Schroeder

Robert Keyser Schul

Josephine L. Schwarz and Hermene Schwarz

LaVerne Kenon Sci

Gerald Sharkey

Martin Sheen

John Q. Sherman and William C. Sherman

John D. Siebenthaler

Ned Sifferlen

David A. Sinclair

Frederick C. Smith

Sister Dorothy Stang

Frank Stanton

Tony Stein

Dr. Rembert E. Stokes

Frank M. Tait

Charlie Taylor

Charles A. Thomas

Louise Troy

University of Dayton Men’s Basketball Program

Dr. Hans J. P. von Ohain

Don Wayne

Calvin J. Werner

Dr. Charles H. Wesley

Jonathan Winters

Mitchell “Booty” Wood

Jean V. Woodhull

Alice Woodward

Orville Wright

Wilbur Wright

Chief Rudolph F. Wurstner

Colonel Charles Young

Eugene Edward Young, Jr.

Rosamond M. Young