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Tips for hot-weather construction projects

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Being involved in a construction project during a heatwave can be both challenging and exhausting.  If you intend to build a new home during a period where hot weather has been forecasted,  here are a couple of important factors you should take into consideration. Stay safe One of the biggest issues with having labourers working during high temperatures is that there is a much greater risk of heat exhaustion. Under other circumstances, this is not usually a serious problem, particularly if identified during its early stages. Read More»

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

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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. Read More»

Use Exposed Aggregate When Repaving Your Home's Exterior

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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. Read More»

4 Reasons Why You Should Kerb Your Building Entrance Landscape

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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. Read More»

Top Care Tips to Increase the Longevity of Your Concrete Driveway

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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. Read More»

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

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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. Read More»

4 Must-Know Facts about Concrete Drills for Residential Use

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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. Read More»

Can You Make That Concrete Repair on Your Own?

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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. Read More»

Concrete Cutting: Doing it like a Pro

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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 spanning from the right concrete cutters to the right methods of cutting. Read More»

How to Choose an Exposed Aggregate Concrete

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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. Read More»