Unique Concrete Landscaping Ideas


Architects and designers have known for years about the flexibility of concrete to create building features. You can use some of the same ideas to create unique landscaping features in the yard. Here are a few suggestions as to how you can use concrete to enhance the look and functionality of your back yard space. Deck Flooring Concrete can be made to look like wood planks on the floor of your deck.

7 July 2016

Use Concrete Ready Mix To Repair The Surface Of The Deck Overlooking Your Property's Vegetable Garden


If the unsealed concrete deck overlooking your property's vegetable garden has a couple cracks running along one of its edges, repair the damage with ready mix concrete by completing the following steps. Once the deck's beauty has been restored, seal its surface to prevent cracks from forming again. Materials push broom  dustpan deck scrub brush detergent designed for concrete water hose bucket bag of ready mix concrete mixing stick trowel putty knife plastic sheeting  masking tape concrete sealer paint roller ​Sweep Up Loose Pieces Of Concrete And Clean The Deck's Surface

29 June 2016

2 Tips To Help You Care For Your Decorative Concrete During The Winter Months


Concrete is an affordable and versatile construction material that can be used for many projects around your home. If you have recently installed decorative concrete in your outdoor patio or garden, providing the proper care for this decorative element is essential. While most homeowners tend to forget about concrete maintenance during the winter months, taking the time to perform a few simple tasks can help you keep your decorative concrete looking nice for a longer period of time.

27 June 2016

Strolling Down Memory Lane with Photograph Stepping Stones


If you're looking for a unique garden path for your yard and have a family that you are proud of, it's time to consider combining the history of your family with a garden path. A little ready-mix concrete, some photographs, epoxy, and some creativity can go a long way in combining family history and your garden path. Picture a path leading through your garden that is filled with pictures of your family over the years.

23 June 2016

What Is Concrete Sealer? Answers For Homeowners Getting Concrete Delivery


As you plan for your upcoming concrete delivery, one of the things you may be wondering about is concrete sealer. Knowing what concrete sealer is, how it can protect your concrete and whether or not concrete sealer is necessary can help you take care of your concrete and extend its service life. What is concrete sealer? Concrete sealer is a product that will protect your new concrete from rain and oil.

20 June 2016

Using Concrete To Create A Unique Look On The Floors In Your Home


Just as commercial designers have used concrete in buildings for years, you can use this versatile material in your home to create a new look with your floors. Concrete can be tinted, molded, carved, stamped and textured to look like a variety of other materials. Here are some home floor remodeling ideas using concrete to create some eye-catching effects. Kitchen Floors You can match the color of the floor to the walls or appliances in the kitchen.

15 June 2016

Preparatory Steps You Can Take To Make Your Driveway Paving Project Run Smoother From The Start


If you currently have a grassy path or a slightly-pebbled way on which you park your vehicle every day, and you want a paving contractor to transform this, there are a few preparatory steps you will need to do first. You can leave these steps up to the paving contractor, or you can complete some of them yourself. Here are some of the steps that should not be difficult for you, as the homeowner, to complete.

12 June 2016

3 Reasons To Use Concrete Instead Of Asphalt For Your Driveway


While both concrete and asphalt are both very useful and versatile paving options that each provides their own set of benefits, concrete does have a number of benefits that asphalt simply cannot compete with. Listed below are three reasons to utilize concrete to pave your driveway rather than asphalt. Longevity The main reason that many people choose to install concrete over asphalt is simply because they want the longest lasting driveway option that they can find.

10 June 2016

Some Ideas For Enhancing Your Concrete Driveway


If you need a new driveway but don't like the way asphalt looks when it is new or when the color fades, then concrete is the ideal solution. Concrete driveways have a more neutral color, plus they have a long lifespan and usually require less maintenance than asphalt. You don't need to go with a plain white or gray surface for your concrete, though. There are a few enhancements you can make that give your driveway even better visual appeal.

9 June 2016

Environmental Advantages Of Using Precast Concrete Products


If you have been near a construction site, you will agree that they generate considerable pollution to the environment. One way of reducing the pollution is to use pre-manufactured products. For example, here are three ways precast concrete products are good for the environment: Reduced Onsite Littering   Construction sites are known for producing high volumes of waste products. Using precast concrete products minimizes the amount of waste produced because the mixing and manufacturing take paces in a controlled environment away from the construction site.

7 June 2016