Two tips to follow when using a domestic concreting service


If you want to add a structure like a patio or a garden path to your home and will be using a domestic concreting company's service to do this, here are some tips to follow.

Find out if you need to prepare your property exterior for the project

After deciding the size and style of the concrete structure the domestic concreting company will be adding to your property, you should then ask them for specific advice on what preparations, if any, you should carry out on your property exterior before the contractors start making this structure.

For example, if you've asked this business to build a concrete garden path that traverses your existing, well-established lawn, the owner may advise you to do two things; firstly, if the grass is quite long, they might ask you to cut it a day or so before the concreting work gets started as, if it's long, their contractors might be more likely to trip on the lawn whilst they're using their concreting equipment. This could not only harm them but might cause them to spill some concrete.

Secondly, they might recommend that you cover the lawn that will be around the area on which the concrete garden path will be built as, if some wet concrete splashes onto the grass, it could damage it and you could be left with several brown patches on your lawn. If you don't have plastic sheeting for this task, the concreting company may be able to provide it.

Follow the domestic concrete company's guidance regarding when you can begin using the structure

The domestic concreting company will probably give you guidance regarding when you can begin using the structure, based on how long it will take for the concrete that it's comprised of to fully set. If for example, the contractors have made a patio for you, they tell you to wait a few days before standing on it and may advise you to wait several weeks before putting heavy furniture on it.

It's important to listen to their guidance as, if you don't, you may end up creating, for example, footprints in the new patio that you'll either have to get the contractors to smooth over or use outdoor rugs and plant pots to hide. Additionally, if you put heavy furniture on the patio before it's fully hardened, this furniture could create indentations that will make the patio's surface uneven and, therefore, unsafe to walk on.   


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