Designing a New Driveway

How to Check Your Concrete for Damage or Hazards Before Undertaking Redevelopment Work

Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Check Your Concrete for Damage or Hazards Before Undertaking Redevelopment Work

There are plenty of reasons for companies or home owners to redevelop outdoor surfaces. Commercial organisations may need to expand car parking facilities for customers or provide access for larger trucks, while home owners could require extra space for additional vehicles or desire a less labour intensive outdoor surface than grass lawns. In any case, there are some things that you should do before you break any ground on existing concrete surfaces. If you check for moisture, assess the integrity of your concrete and map out any reinforcing...

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Use Exposed Aggregate When Repaving Your Home’s Exterior

Posted by on September 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Use Exposed Aggregate When Repaving Your Home’s Exterior

One of the more common materials used during paving is concrete. However, despite its longevity and durability, concrete can be a tad bland and unattractive. As such, there has been an increase in interest for different forms of paving, especially with homeowners who would want a material that contributes to the curb appeal of their residence. If you are looking to repave the exterior of your home and would like something that is more decorative yet still functional, then you should consider exposed aggregate. The following are some of the...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Kerb Your Building Entrance Landscape

Posted by on September 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why You Should Kerb Your Building Entrance Landscape

Landscaping the front of your commercial building is a great way to increase your aesthetic appeal and draw in more foot traffic. However, you can’t just lay some grass, plant some flowers and leave it at that. It doesn’t take long for a neatly planted feature to grow out of control and look unsightly. Luckily, you don’t necessarily need to hire a gardener to keep things in check. A small entrance garden can be kept under control with kerbing (also known as edging) between the landscaping and the walkway. Here are 4 reasons...

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Top Care Tips to Increase the Longevity of Your Concrete Driveway

Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Care Tips to Increase the Longevity of Your Concrete Driveway

Many people choose to build their residential driveways using concrete because of the long lifespan associated with concrete constructions. Even though concrete is in itself a durable construction material, how well you take care of it can impact how much service you get out of it. If you have just built a new concrete driveway in your home, the following maintenance tips can go a long way in ensuring its longevity. Avoid de-icers The freezing and thawing conditions experienced during the cold winter season can cause a lot of damage to your...

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Considerations When Buying A Hammer Drill For Your Small DIY Concrete Drilling Tasks

Posted by on September 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Considerations When Buying A Hammer Drill For Your Small DIY Concrete Drilling Tasks

If you reside in a concrete structure, chances are high that you may need to drill into concrete at some point to fit a new shelf, install light fixtures, mount a curtain rail onto a concrete lintel or complete some other DIY projects. Making holes in the concrete may appear overwhelming but with the right set of tools, it is a job that can be accomplished by any determined DIYer with a bit of skill in masonry. One indispensable power tool that you may require to get the job done is a hammer drill. But how can you make sure to acquire a drill...

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4 Must-Know Facts about Concrete Drills for Residential Use

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Must-Know Facts about Concrete Drills for Residential Use

When you start a home improvement project, you will definitely need a concrete drill to make holes through concrete. A regular manual drill can be useful, but you will have to do a lot of drilling, meaning that you may end up wasting time on this aspect of the project alone. Manufacturers have come up with different power concrete drills with varying performance. Here are some key facts you should know about these tools. Materials Used to Make Drill Bits — Bits are fixtures that are attached to the drill to enable it to penetrate...

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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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