Designing a New Driveway

Can You Make That Concrete Repair on Your Own?

Posted by on August 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can You Make That Concrete Repair on Your Own?

Some minor cracks and chips in a concrete driveway or walkway are not outside the area of expertise of most homeowners; there are concrete patch kits you can get from a hardware store and mix up in a large bucket and some that come in a tube for very small cracks. However, even with these materials available, this doesn’t mean you should try to tackle all concrete repairs on your own. There are some that are going to be more difficult to fix than you realise and which should be left to a professional; note a few factors to consider so...

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Concrete Cutting: Doing it like a Pro

Posted by on August 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Concrete Cutting: Doing it like a Pro

Concrete cutting is a laborious task that is probably best done with the help of contractors. There are many things that can go wrong with your home DIY concrete cutting project. Big projects like concrete cutting to access utilities, large-scale remodeling, cutting pavers, and more usually require an experienced expert’s skills and the right tools for a successful job. For those, however, who feel like their concrete cutting requirements fall under simple DIY tasks they can comfortably undertake, you still need some pro-tips...

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How to Choose an Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Posted by on August 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Choose an Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Exposed aggregate concrete can be a great choice for any home’s driveway, walkways, or patio areas. An aggregate is a substance that is on the surface of concrete; it might be pebbles, gravel, or a type of soft glass. This aggregate gives the concrete a bumpier texture for added traction and an improved appearance, and can also help to slow down the flow of water if you need to control potential soil erosion on your property. If you’re thinking of having concrete poured on your property, note a few considerations to cover with...

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Different Ways to Use Paving Stones in Your Backyard

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Different Ways to Use Paving Stones in Your Backyard

Paving stones, which can be made of natural stone or concrete, are an excellent addition to any yard. In your backyard, there are a wide range of things you can do with these unique stones. Here are some ideas for what to do with your paving stones. Create a Courtyard Courtyards are often seen in formal homes and large backyards, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one! If you have a water feature or other outdoor feature you want to become a focal point, why not create a courtyard around it? You can do this with a combination of...

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Choosing the Right Contractor for Concrete Restoration

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing the Right Contractor for Concrete Restoration

Concrete restoration is a great way to improve the structure, safety and stability of a building while still retaining the original character. If you own a historic property then you know how important it is that restoration work is carried out carefully and thoroughly, without compromising on design. Retaining the look of the building will increase its value, be more aesthetically pleasing and helps ensure that you comply with any rules for heritage-listed buildings. The importance of the work means that it’s essential to find the...

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Tips On Decorative Ways To Renew Your Outdoor Concrete Flooring And Give It New Life

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips On Decorative Ways To Renew Your Outdoor Concrete Flooring And Give It New Life

Overtime, your outdoor concrete flooring can discolour so much that it takes away the curb appeal of your home. Well, worry not because there are concrete renovation tips you can use to renew your flooring and give it a new and appealing appearance. Below you will find guidelines and tips on how to renew and decorate your outdoor concrete flooring quite effortlessly. Decorate with Stencil Patterns Using stencil patterns to decorate your outdoor concrete flooring is a great option, especially if you have plain concrete slabs. This techniques...

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Stainless Steel Grade for Your Application

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Factors to Consider When Choosing a Stainless Steel Grade for Your Application

Stainless steel is popularly known for its strength and corrosion resistance properties which make it suitable for use in numerous industrial, manufacturing, and construction applications. If you are new to the stainless steel fabrication industry, you may have heard that there is a diverse range of stainless steel grades which fall under the following groups: Austenitic stainless steels Ferritic stainless steels Duplex stainless steels Martensitic stainless steels Before going for a particular grade, it is essential to analyze various...

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How to Detect and Deal With Concrete Deterioration

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Detect and Deal With Concrete Deterioration

Many concrete buildings are fifty years old, and it shows. Sometimes, this is a good thing. Aged concrete has an attractive appearance and becomes harder as it gets older. For example, even after 50 years, concrete railway sleepers are generally still in perfect working order. However, because concrete is so durable, it’s easy to become complacent. Sometimes, structures that seemed solid until very recently can become marked with cracks and see corners start to sheer off, leaving rusting support lattices exposed. Also known as...

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