Different Options You Can Consider For Decorative Concrete Driveways


If you are looking to increase the curb appeal of our home without having to engage in costly renovations, you could consider decorative concrete driveways. Generally, a regular concrete driveway does not have much aesthetic appeal, as it is exclusively functional. However, this does not mean that you cannot opt for decorative concrete to enhance the overall appearance of the exterior of your home. There is a range of options to choose from when it comes to decorative driveways, as the concrete can be stained, arranged in intricate patterns, textured and more.

15 July 2015

How Imaging Technology Can Boost Asphalt Contractors' Businesses


The stiff competition in the paving business has driven paving contractors to look for efficient ways to deliver high-quality services to homeowners. One way is to use imaging technology to assess how well a base layer has been compacted before the asphalt is laid. This technology is available in the form of scanners that are mounted on a work vehicle such as a grader. This article discusses how this imaging technology can be beneficial to your asphalt paving business:

27 May 2015

Concrete Joint Sealing: How It's done


Sealing of concrete joints is an important process administered during maintenance or repair of worn pavings. It can be carried out on sidewalks, driveways, patios, playing courts, roads, runways and any other surfaces with concrete, including indoor walls and floors. The sealing process binds the concrete together to make it stronger. It also prevents entry of water, which can deteriorate your surfaces and cause cracking or wear. If you're planning to get concrete sealing services, this is what you can expect from the process.

3 April 2015

Top tips before a concrete project


One of the most important factors that determine the success of a concrete installation project is the concrete preparation. Whether you're doing a simple DYI installation or you've got commercial kerbing contractors all over your property, the concrete preparation remains a vital factor of concern. The failures that arise from improper preparation are some of the most expensive to remedy so you need to ensure you don't fall in this trap.

10 March 2015

Stamped Concrete: Benefits, Drawbacks and Maintenance Tips


The popularity of stamped concrete in residential property has grown in the recent past. If you are building a new concrete structure or considering renovations, this might be the ideal choice for your project. The material is used to enhance outdoor areas such as driveways, patios and pool decks as well as indoor spaces in flooring. It is made to mimic patterns and textures of other materials, primarily some of the natural alternatives including brick, wood and stone.

5 March 2015

How To Refurbish Your Home Exteriors Using Asphalt Paving


You might have a very beautiful house with exotic finishes, expensive items, exquisite vintage collections and modern technologies. However, if your home exteriors are not as refined as the interiors, then sadly all the effort was for nothing. This is because passers-by and visitors judge the exterior look before getting to the beautiful interior. If your compound is poorly kept, your visitors will assume that the inside is as bad even before getting into the house.

24 February 2015

The Three Methods of Adding Exposed Aggregate To Concrete


When you're laying down a new concrete driveway, concrete floor or concrete parking lot, you may want to consider the use of exposed aggregate. This is decorative material such as coloured stones, granite, quartz and limestone, that is mixed in with standard concrete to create a surface that has visual appeal, and can also prolong the life of your concrete. If you don't know much about aggregate concrete, here are the three ways that aggregate is added to concrete.

19 February 2015