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4 Tips To Make Concrete Breaking Easier

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips To Make Concrete Breaking Easier

Old concrete isn’t always in great shape, especially if it was neglected. When you want to change up the look of your patio area, often the first thing that you need to do is get that old concrete pad out of there. If you pay attention to some tips that can make the job go much easier, you’ll have that old concrete out of there in no time. Figure Out How to Get Rid of the Concrete A common mistake that homeowners make is forgetting to think about the debris first. Concrete can’t go with your regular trash, even if you only...

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Three Uses For Ready-Mix Concrete That You May Not Have Considered (But Should!)

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Uses For Ready-Mix Concrete That You May Not Have Considered (But Should!)

Ready-mix concrete is typically a tool to repair or replace something else made of concrete. As a homeowner, you probably have not given this substance more thought than that. However, there are many more uses for this construction substance than you have previously given it credit. The following are some creative approaches to unusual problems, and how you can use pre-mixed concrete to resolve them, even if it is only a temporary solution. Ready-Mix to Precast Concrete Retaining Walls If your home lives close to a river or lake, you probably...

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Paving Driveways When Septic Tanks Are An Issue

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Paving Driveways When Septic Tanks Are An Issue

If you live in a rural area or a property that isn’t close to city water maintenance, you may have an underground septic tank on your property. If you do, you need to be very careful when performing any construction or maintenance near it, as the soil quality may not be safe without professional preparation. Before digging away at the ground or pouring concrete, consider a few issues and workaround ideas that can keep your driveway plans safe: Septic Tank Placement In Inconvenient Areas Some septic tanks were installed when the world...

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Creative Concrete Resurfacing Ideas For Your Home’s Old Driveway

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Creative Concrete Resurfacing Ideas For Your Home’s Old Driveway

Is your home’s old driveway begging for a makeover? Too often, people ignore their driveways even though the driveway really is the face of the home. There are many concrete restoration techniques that can be used for an affordable renovation that will change the entire front-facing appearance of your home. Stamping, Texturing and Patterning Stamping, texturing and patterning are all used to change the surface appearance of the concrete while still retaining the concrete’s inner strength. These methods can be used either to mimic...

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How To Repair Small Foundation Cracks

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Repair Small Foundation Cracks

Your foundation is what holds your home in place. It should be inspected often and taken care of, just like you would the rest of your home. Smaller cracks may not look too bad, but they can become larger cracks over time from changes in weather, which can be a big problem for you later down the road. These large cracks can cause water leaks and can be very costly to repair. See below for instructions on how foundation crack repair for your home. Fine Cracks Tools For The Job: Masonry sealer Roller Epoxy Putty knife Instructions: Look for the...

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How To Easily Repair A Cracked Sidewalk

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have cracks on your cement porch or sidewalk, you want to repair them as soon as you can. Leaving the cracks will allow them to become bigger, posing a tripping hazard. Also, ants like to travel in the cracks. This could lead to them digging tunnels directly under the surrounding cement, causing it to become weaker and more susceptible to further damage. Water can also cause the cement to weaken by seeping through the cracks and going underneath the rest of the cement, softening the underlying dirt. Repairing cracks in cement is easy...

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