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Four Tips For Repairing Cracks In Asphalt

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Tips For Repairing Cracks In Asphalt

Asphalt is an excellent material to use for a driveway, due to its ability to withstand heavy objects, high heat, and various other elements. Unfortunately, it is not impenetrable, and is prone to cracks over time. Here are some tips for repairing the cracks in your asphalt driveway. Remove Debris From the Cracks The first thing you need to do is prepare the asphalt driveway by cleaning it thoroughly. You can start by sweeping the driveway, particularly around the areas where there are cracks. In the cracks themselves, you will probably find...

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Questions You Should Ask Before Starting Your Concrete Cutting Project

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Questions You Should Ask Before Starting Your Concrete Cutting Project

Whether you’re customizing a patio slab or doing other backyard work, you may find that you need to cut concrete to shape it correctly. If so, you’re probably going to want to invest in a diamond blade to help you get the job done right. Diamond blades are crafted specifically to cut through some of the hardest materials, so that makes them durable enough to shape concrete. But, before you go out and buy just any diamond blade, you should understand your options. Here are some things to consider. What Is Your Concrete Like?...

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Removing Fresh Antifreeze Spills From Concrete Surfaces

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Removing Fresh Antifreeze Spills From Concrete Surfaces

If you have an antifreeze spill on your concrete driveway or garage floor, you probably worry that the spot will be there forever. Fortunately, the spill can be cleaned up and the concrete surface will look as good as it did before the spill occurred. Absorb the Spill If you have found the spill before it has absorbed into the concrete, lay several sheets of old newspapers over the spill. The newspapers will work to absorb much of the spill and make the clean-up process a bit easier. Tip: If you have kitty litter or saw dust around, these...

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Getting Rid Of The Grey: Three Ways To Give Concrete An Attractive Custom Finish

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Getting Rid Of The Grey: Three Ways To Give Concrete An Attractive Custom Finish

If you have dull grey concrete anywhere around you home, you may want to make it more attractive. Many different types of decorative concrete finishes can transform concrete on paths, drives and patios. This can be done with stamping, staining and applying epoxy finishes. Here are some of the different things that can be done to give your concrete a custom finish: 1. Concrete Stamping To Give Drives The Look Of Masonry Stamping concrete can be a great way to add a decorative finish to areas like driveways. Stamping will give your driveway a...

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4 Benefits To Installing A Concrete Floor In Your New Facility

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Benefits To Installing A Concrete Floor In Your New Facility

Are you building a new facility for your business? If so, you likely have a lot of big decisions to make. One early decision will be what kind of flooring you want to install. There are a few factors to consider, including how durable the floor needs to be, what aesthetic you want, and how much maintenance you want to deal with. Depending on your answers to those questions, you may find that a concrete floor is the best solution. Here are four reasons why a concrete floor could work well in your new building: Durability. It takes a lot to...

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Living Large: 3 Life-Changing Projects Made With Ready Mix Cement

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Living Large: 3 Life-Changing Projects Made With Ready Mix Cement

There are moments in life when you want to do something big, when you want to enhance your real estate with a project that will have long-term implications. Ready mix cement is perfect for this scale of DIY or contracted work. Designing and building any one of these 3 projects will change your life: Build a safe room or space for unpredictable storms. Wild weather turns even the safest home into a dangerous place to be. Hurricanes, tornadoes and hailstorms cause tragic personal and property injury. Keep your family out of harm’s way by...

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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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