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Preparing Your Patio for Winter

Oct 27 2020

The winter months are quickly approaching, which means it is nearing the time to say, “see you next spring” to your beautiful outdoor living space. How can you protect your patio from the elements?

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Meet Delyn Ruser

Oct 26 2020

Delyn Ruser works on our sales team. He talks to us about why he enjoys his job and the Game of Thrones theme song.

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Answering FAQ about Pavers

Sep 19 2020

Pavers are a popular choice when it comes to building beautiful outdoor living spaces. So, what do you need to know about pavers? How long do pavers last? Most pavers are made to last a lifetime. We recommend asking about a manufacturer’s warranty when choosing a paver to utilize for

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What is Block?

Jul 27 2020

We often use the "term" block in our world but what does that really mean? When we say block, in the simplest terms, we mean a large, solid piece of hard material made of concrete. What are concrete blocks, AKA concrete masonry units (CMUs), and how are they used?

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DIY With King’s Material

Jun 29 2020

Are you working on a project in your backyard? Looking for a little guidance? Here are three ways we can help on your next DIY project.

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Why Is There a Car In the Air?

Jun 18 2020

If you’ve ever driven by the King’s Material location on 12th Avenue in Cedar Rapids, you’ve surely noticed the car propped in the air. Maybe you’ve even been confused as to why a concrete, masonry and landscaping product supplier hoists a car in the air. The short answer to “why the car?” is that we aren’t exactly sure!

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Meet Charlie Rohde

May 28 2020

With over 40 years of experience with King’s Material, the work we do is in Charlie’s blood. Learn more about some of his favorite projects, and how he’s always looking forward to the next one.

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Concrete and Sustainability

May 27 2020

There are many misconceptions when it comes to the sustainability of concrete. So, we’ve rounded up three reasons you should consider concrete when building.

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5 Steps to a Backyard Fire Pit

May 21 2020

A backyard fire pit offers your friends and family a place to gather and enjoy your evenings. We recommend using one of our fire pit kits for a quality and beautiful product. Here’s how to get the fire started in five easy steps. Chose a location for your fire pit:Before

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Working With Us During the Pandemic

Apr 14 2020

Like everyone, we are keeping our employees’ and customers’ health at the forefront of our thoughts and actions. It’s because of this, we want to give you a few quick tips to work with us during this time. Give us a call. We are still available by phone to consult

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How to Work With King’s

Feb 7 2020

Want to work with us but don’t know where to start? The first thing you should know is we are known for our quality products, industry experience, and knowledge of products. So, you can just reach out to us today to put that experience to use on the project you

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Meet Tim Martin

Feb 3 2020

It’s hard to forget meeting Tim Martin, our Coralville location manager. Tim brings incredible energy to our team as well as logistics and sales support. He is quick to lend a helping hand to any project we have in the company and brings with him more than enough sarcasm.

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