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Building With Concrete

Jun 9 2021

In today's market, it's important to ensure you're building with the right material for your job. It's helpful to better understand the material so you can ensure your projects are efficient and cost-effective. We often notice the terms concrete and cement  used interchangeably. But, it's important to note cement is

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We’ve Established a Des Moines Presence

May 6 2021

We are excited to announce we have acquired the assets of Mulch Mart in Waukee as of May 5, 2021. This acquisition will establish the King’s Material brand in the Des Moines market.

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Meet Kyle Knapke

Apr 19 2021

Kyle Knapke specializes in masonry. He enjoys bringing the right solutions to projects and being a part of the King’s team. Learn more about all this and why he enjoys Enter Sandman.

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Get the Look: Dark Siding With Light Stone

Apr 19 2021

Are you building a house and wondering how to get a specific look? We are starting a new series called “Get the Look” to help you break down popular trends in masonry and landscaping.

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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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