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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»

Different Ways to Use Paving Stones in Your Backyard

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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? Read More»

Choosing the Right Contractor for Concrete Restoration

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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. Read More»

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

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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. Read More»

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

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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 factors regarding the intended application to ensure that you choose the most suitable stainless steel grade. Read More»

How to Detect and Deal With Concrete Deterioration

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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. Read More»