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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Interior designers make creative use of concrete in commercial buildings. Some of the same techniques can be used in the home to create unique and stylish floors. When you're ready to update the look of the floors in your house, here are some ways that you can use this versatile material to create eye-catching surfaces. Kitchen Flooring A concrete floor can be tinted to match the color of the walls or appliances in the kitchen.
6 June 2016
Having a new asphalt driveway installed certainly isn't cheap. For that reason, it's natural to want to protect your investment in any way possible. If you have recently installed an asphalt surface, or if you simply want to learn how to extend the lifespan of an older asphalt driveway, read on. This article will provide answers to four frequent questions about the benefits of seal coat. What is seal coat?
3 June 2016