Designing a new driveway

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»