Caring for your driveway is a critical task for ensuring that your property's appearance and value is maintained. Unfortunately, if you are not very informed about the needs of your driveway, this task can be made far more difficult than necessary. Fortunately, if you understand these answers to three common questions about driveway maintenance, you will be better equipped to get the most from this part of your property. How Does Sealing Prevent Cracks From Forming?
5 July 2016
Concrete steps are a great and durable access method for a front porch. But concrete, like any building material, can show some wear over time. If one of your front porch steps starts to crumble, the broken stair poses a safety hazard and takes away from the curb appeal of your home. The problem is particularly noticeable when it's a middle stair flanked by healthy-looking concrete stairs on either side.
4 July 2016
Environmentally-conscious homeowners looking to do renovations on their house face a big problem--interior demolition creates a lot of waste. That's why deconstruction has become so popular recently. During deconstruction, contractors salvage materials such as doors, windows, and carpets and either reuse them or donate them to charity. However, though this process seems friendlier to the environment, it can cost the homeowners much more in time and money. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether to deconstruct instead of demolish.
30 June 2016
Working with concrete is hardly rocket science--a fact that tempts many homeowners into installing concrete surfaces all on their own. Those who go into this type of project without the relevant information often find themselves at a marked disadvantage. If you are planning to install a concrete surface, read on. This article will break down three of the most common mistakes people make. Ordering too little concrete Installing a concrete slab undeniably requires a high degree of precision.
28 June 2016
There are a number of costly repairs that homeowners must face. One such repair – that of the foundation – is a less common one, but one that can certainly cause you a whole host of issues and cost you thousands if not addressed immediately. Learn how you can catch the issue early with the three signs below. 1. Doors Begin to Jam or Fail to Close Properly A door that suddenly jams or fails to latch can cause a number of issues, and it can also be caused by a number of factors.
28 June 2016
Concrete is a highly durable material, but after time, it can crack and crumble with changing weather and temperatures. If your concrete is just beginning to crack or looks a little rough, the good news is that it can be repaired and resurfaced. If, however, your concrete is already crumbling and in really bad shape, you may want to think about having a new concrete patio put in for you by a professional concrete contractor.
22 June 2016
When you have a sizable project that requires concrete, it's a far better idea to hire a concrete delivery service than try to handle the job yourself. On your own, you'll need to carry heavy bags of dried concrete mix, mix them with water and then grade the concrete, all while working quickly before it sets. A concrete delivery service, meanwhile, will visit your home with a large truck, and then pour and level the concrete based on your specifications.
17 June 2016
Do you have renovation plans? If so, acid-stained concrete could be an ideal material for you to consider. Its visual appeal makes it ideal for a variety of outdoor and indoor renovation projects. The following points will help you to better understand this type of concrete stain and why it is gaining popularity among property owners. Overview of Acid Staining Process Contractors use a mixture of acid-soluble metallic salts, water, and hydrochloric acid to create the stain used for this type of project.
14 June 2016
One of the best flooring materials that you can utilize for your home is concrete, mostly because this type of flooring can provide a range of benefits that other materials would hard-pressed to match. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to consider concrete floors for your home. Benefits The Environment A major reason to consider concrete flooring is that it can actually be quite good for the environment.
10 June 2016
Concrete has been seen in some circles as being a green material for building. However, there have been naysayers who look at the fact that the production of cement accounts for approximately 6 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions per year. Considering the versatility, durability and low cost of the material ($3.25 to $5.25 per square foot), the idea that it might be adding to an increasing problem of global warming may make it seem less desirable to you.
10 June 2016