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
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
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
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
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
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
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
There are many different ways that you will be able to update your home, and increase the home value. A very common room to remodel is the bathroom, and for good reason. Remodeling a bathroom gives a lot of character to a home, and it also allows you to make the home much more unique. However, starting a remodel is a tough process because it is hard to decide what exactly you want to do.
5 April 2017
Whether you are taking a concrete driveway out to put in a new driveway or putting a new concrete driveway in for the first time, your contractor may utilize a process called slab sawing. Slab sawing uses a special circular saw with a massive blade that cuts through concrete and cement. The blade has to be continuously watered so that the friction of the metal blade on the stone slabs does not break the blade or cause the motor of the saw to overheat and explode.
13 March 2017
Ready mix concrete can be used for your landscaping in many ways, and this is something you can do on your own. Below are some tips on using this concrete and things you should consider using it for. This will allow you to enhance your landscaping and give your home better curb appeal. Tips on Using Ready Mix Concrete When you purchase ready mix concrete, you should purchase more than what you think you will need.
10 March 2017