Fixing Your Concrete Driveway

  • Preparation Tips For Your First Ready-Mix Concrete Delivery

    5 February 2019

    If you are putting in a new concrete patio or driveway and want to use ready mix cement for the project, then it's important you are properly prepared for the delivery. Once the cement mixing truck is on the road to your home, then it's too late to do too much preparation. When the cement mixer arrives at your home everything needs to be ready to go. This is important because cement requires a special mix and mixing time is limited.

  • Three Ways To Level The Concrete Slab Under Your Covered Porch

    2 November 2018

    Covered porches are popular in the Midwest. They let people sit outside without really sitting in the sun or the wind or the rain. There is an exit door to one side, in case anyone wants to go outdoors, and lots of windows for looking around. However, the problem most people have with their covered porches are the slabs of concrete on which these porches rest. If your concrete slab foundation under your covered porch seems to be sliding uphill and down under your feet, you should get it leveled.

  • Understanding The Benefit Of Opting For Concrete Drilling

    8 June 2018

    If you have a lot of concrete work to do, you might want to take a few moments to consider all of the benefits that come from concrete drilling. You will be able to use this method if you feel that it is the perfect way to get your concrete work done. Here are some of the benefits you will want to keep in mind. Better Access This is very important when you need to make sure that you are going to have easy access to do the concrete cutting in even the tightest of spaces.

  • The Hard Truth: 4 Signs It's Time To Repair Or Replace Your Concrete Driveway

    15 February 2018

    Owning a home can be challenging at times because of all the physical and financial tasks that are required with maintenance. From mowing the lawn and replacing lost roofing shingles to washing the windows, it is easy to see the stressful nature of homeownership. Unfortunately, one element of home maintenance that many owners forget about is the driveway. Not only is it important for parking, but the driveway also plays a crucial role in your home's curb appeal and value.

  • Are Windows a Weak Spot in Your Basement? Upgrade the Frames & Divert Water to Prevent Leaks

    2 October 2017

    It's vitally important for every homeowner to keep water out of his or her basement; even minor water intrusion can cause mold and mildew damage that can ruin carpeting and furniture and potentially become a health hazard. One of the most common source of water intrusion is around your basement windows. These are serious weak points in your basement, since only a thin window frame stands between the interior basement and outside water rather than a nonporous foundation wall.

  • Tips For Caring For Your Brick Masonry

    8 September 2017

    If you have a lot of brick around your property, or if you have an entire home made of brick, you will want to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to maintain the brick masonry work. Otherwise, you could end up facing a lot of issues. To ensure that you are on the right track, you will want to take a few moments to reflect on the following suggestions.

  • Decorative Ideas For A Concrete Patio

    5 December 2016

    Pouring a new concrete patio gives you the opportunity to move beyond the same, old, boring gray slab. There are plenty of ways you can jazz up the look of your patio with the right building materials. The following are a few ideas that you may want to incorporate into your patio. Color Changing the color of the concrete is one of the simplest yet most immediately striking things you can do with your new patio.

  • How To Patch Asphalt With Cold Formula

    8 November 2016

    The bad thing about small asphalt cracks is that they grow if left unattended. It is always a good idea to patch and repair your asphalt cracks as soon as you notice them, rather than waiting for them to become big and difficult to repair. Here is how to use cold formula asphalt patch to repair small cracks and holes in your asphalt. Why Use Cold Formula Cold formula asphalt patch is definitely the way to go for small jobs.

  • Create Simple Benches For Spectators To Use During Your Next Horseshoe Match

    5 July 2016

    Having a horseshoe pit in your backyard allows friends and family members to have something fun to do during get-togethers. When you have a horseshoe pit, it is important to have somewhere for spectators to sit while they watch the game. The guide below walks you through a quick and easy way to make spectator benches next to your horseshoe pit. Determine How Many Benches You Want to Make The first thing you need to do is determine how many benches you want to make.

  • 3 Creatively Concrete Ways To Spruce Up Your Dull Landscape

    23 May 2016

    Looking for a way to add some visual interest and depth to your landscape? If so, concrete could easily be the material that you use to transform a humdrum landscape area from dull to creatively complementing for your home. Concrete is the ideal landscaping material because it's inexpensive, fairly easy to work with, and incredibly versatile. Whether you try to tackle a few small landscaping ideas with concrete on your own or you hire a professional concrete contractor, there are a few landscape design ideas that you might want to consider in your own yard.