30 November 2015
Salt is a common method for melting ice that is on sidewalks, driveways and roadways for over 80 years. Unfortunately, salt used on your driveway can actually damage the concrete, which will lead to unnecessary repair. That's why you may be considering alternative ways to remove the ice that does not involve traditional salt. Consider these 4 methods, some of which are environmentally friendly too. De-icers When you are aware that cold weather is coming your way, you can pre-treat a driveway using a de-icer.
10 September 2015
As a homeowner, you most likely know the importance of outdoor living. From extra space for entertaining to an increase in your home's appeal and value, it is easy to see the benefits of a deck, porch, or patio. Considering one third of buyers want a property with a patio or terrace, ensuring your own outdoor space is clean and conditioned is wise for your home's overall appeal. Using this guide, you can clean and enhance your concrete patio without a great deal of stress.
30 July 2015
It's only natural that your concrete driveway will get dirty over time. However, looking at oil stains, dirt and mud can be a downer and can make your driveway look older than it really is. Luckily, there are a few different ways that you can clean your concrete driveway. Try one of these methods, and you're sure to make your driveway look the best that it has in a long time.
15 July 2015
Concrete is one of the most popular, versatile materials used in home construction. Naturally, when you think of concrete, you're probably only thinking about how it's used to construct walls or pave driveways (from local outlets such as Masterlink Concrete Pumping). Even though concrete works great for these purposes, there are so many other ways you can utilize concrete in your home and backyard, especially concrete blocks. If you have concrete blocks lying around from an old project, or you're just looking to do some do-it-yourself projects, consider these four uses of concrete blocks to spruce up your home and garden.
3 June 2015
Pavement can be installed over dirt driveways, lawns, and around homes and gardens to provide a clean, polished look. It also provides a smooth, durable surface for foot traffic and vehicles when used on a property. Depending on the type of property being augmented, as well as the primary use of the space, may dictate the most cost-effective approach to enhancing your property with pavement. Keep the following in mind when choosing paving materials for your property:
24 April 2015
If you are planning on completing a home concrete project, the first step after gathering your materials is to mix the concrete. While having a concrete mixer is certainly beneficial, it isn't always possible to get access to one. If you don't have a mixer, you will need to mix the concrete by hand before application. Here are some tips to accomplish that. Mix the Dry Concrete Before you add water to mix the concrete by hand, you need to prepare the dry mixture.
22 April 2015
Over time, even strong and durable concrete can crack. This can lead to various problems which may be very expensive to correct. However, a product has been designed that may help prevent these problems from occurring. This product is applied to the surface of concrete when the first signs of tiny cracks become visible. With the help of heat from the sunlight, a protective seal is created to prevent small cracks from spreading into large breaks in the concrete.
15 April 2015
Are you ready to give your landscape a new look and have decided to get rid of a few concrete walkways? If you want to take on the task of breaking up the concrete on your own, a jackhammer may be needed. In this article, learn what you should know about using a jackhammer and the dangers it can pose if used incorrectly. What is the Safest Way to Use a Jackhammer for Cutting Concrete?
10 April 2015
Choosing the right type of material for your driveway can be a difficult task. There are many different materials you can use for his task, and they range from traditional concrete to elaborate tiling. However, asphalt is often one of the most selected materials because it can provide your driveway with a couple of important benefits. After considering the following questions and their answers concerning asphalt driveways, you may be in a better position to choose wisely when you make your final decision.
9 April 2015
Foundation repair is never an easy task. Often, the slab may just have settled or tilted over time. Sometimes, though, the slab has actually cracked. Luckily, there are ways to repair most foundation problems. Why Do Foundations Shift or Settle? Over time, foundations for homes and other structures can settle, tilt, or even crack. Often, this is because the original soil was not properly compacted, especially if land is mostly landfill with little or no bedrock to anchor it.