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Three Factors To Know About Gravel Driveways

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Your property's driveway is important for minimizing the risks and problems that driving through mud and other substances can cause. Gravel is one of the more common materials to be used in driveways, but individuals will frequently overlook the viability of this common option. As you are evaluating whether or not gravel is a suitable option for providing your property with a driveway, there are several important tips to keep in mind.

4 October 2017

Why You May Find A Concrete Backyard Better When You Have Dogs

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If you own dogs then you may initially think that having a nice grass yard for them would be the best and for some, it may be. However, other times it may actually be much easier and better on everyone if you turn your back yard into a concrete one for your dogs. Here are some great examples of why concrete may be better for you and for your dogs:

28 August 2017

Five Uses For Commercial Concrete And Why It's Called Commercial Concrete

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Not all concrete is created equal. Some concrete gets the esteemed title and privilege of being "commercial concrete." Commercial concrete serves a number of commercial purposes, ergo the name. The following five uses illustrate the hows and whys of commercial concrete usage. Hospital Floors Hospital floors are constantly being cleaned and sanitized. As such, hospitals cannot have floors that are very porous, or likely to stain from blood. Body tissues should not stick to hospital floors either.

16 August 2017

Concrete Patio Maintenance Tips

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Concrete is very durable and looks beautiful used on patios or around pools. You don't have to worry about it rotting away as you do with wooden decks or patios. Concrete does need to be maintained though in order to preserve that beauty. See below for some concrete maintenance tips. Clean It Often Clean your concrete often by sweeping debris off of it that can potentially stain the surface. Concrete is very porous, and therefore, it can stain easily.

27 July 2017

Things To Know About Paving Portions Of Your Property

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Paved driveways and sidewalks are extremely common features for properties. However, not every property will already have these features or you may find that it is time to replace your existing pavement. While you may not plan on doing this paving yourself, it is still necessary to know the basics when it concerns paving. Why Is Drainage Such An Important Factor When Paving Your Driveway Or Sidewalk? When you place a large paved surface on your property, it can have profound impacts on the way that water flows across your property during heavy rains.

14 July 2017

Learn How To Make Your Mailbox Stand Out By Creating A Brick Pillar Around It

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The first thing that people see when they pull up to a house is often the mailbox. If you want to give your home some character and make it easier to find, you may want to consider customizing your mailbox to make it stand out from the other boxes on the street. A great way to do that is to create a brick base around the mailbox to give it an elegant look.

21 June 2017

Landscaping Your Back Yard? 4 Projects That Prove Cement Is Your Best Friend

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When it comes to creating a breathtaking backyard, you can't go wrong with concrete. A versatile, durable material, concrete can be used for just about any outdoor project, from decorative items to retaining walls and more. In addition to small DIY concrete projects, you can take your yard to the next level by hiring a concrete contractor for the tough jobs. Following are four categories of projects that prove cement is your best friend when you're redoing your backyard.

1 May 2017

What Makes Terrazzo Flooring A Great Choice For Your Bathroom

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If you're looking for a flooring option for your bathroom, you should consider terrazzo floors. These concrete floors are a great addition to any bathroom. These floors are highly waterproof and command attention. Terrazzo floors also come in a wide variety of colors and are sure to make your bathroom sparkle. What Is Terrazzo Exactly? Terrazzo style flooring originally hails from Italy, and was traditionally used in government structures and cathedrals.

26 April 2017

Different Solutions To Correct Problems With Cracked Concrete And A Settling Home

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The foundation of your home is probably settling in the soil it was built on, unless you have solid bedrock close to the surface of the soil. In most cases, settling happens gradually and will not cause too much of a problem. Sometimes, cracks may develop in concrete, brick and other structural elements of your home. The cracks may be cosmetic, or they may be more serious and lead to structural problems that need to be repaired.

19 April 2017

Taking Back the Basement: Waterproofing Your Foundation

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The basement in your home may be a great space, but if there is water seeping in through the walls, you need to seal it before you can use it. Converting a basement to usable space is common and a great way to expand the square footage of your home, but if you do not deal with the moisture first, you run the risk of creating a breeding ground for mold, losing furnishings to damage, and ending up with a space that you spent a lot of money on but can never really use.

11 April 2017