Simple and Affordable Ways to Add Lots of Style to Your Property


If your property looks a bit bland and dull, but you don't have the budget for lots of lush landscaping and flowers, there are a few simple tricks you can try that will add style and visual interest to your property but without breaking the bank. Some features you add to the property only need an initial investment, and then your yard will be beautiful and attractive for many years to come.

26 May 2017

Five Tips for Mobile Homes on Concrete Slabs


A concrete slab under your mobile home can give it more stability than simply setting it directly on the ground. However, there are things you should know about concrete slabs before putting your home on one. Here are some points to consider: 1. Always use concrete in places where it freezes. Although there are multiple reasons to place a mobile home on a concrete slab, many people do it to deal with freeze cycles.

30 September 2016

Custom Concrete Options to Create Beautiful and Functional Surfaces


The state of the floors and surfaces in your home can improve its curb appeal or detract from its beauty and appearance. In the past homeowners were used to the conventional concrete walls, driveways and patios with no decorative aspect to improve the appearance of the interior and exterior surfaces. However, today, contractors have come up with various ways of using concrete to improve the aesthetics of surfaces and increase their durability.

12 August 2016

How to enhance the exterior of your property


If you're hoping to sell your home in the near future or are simply unhappy with its drab appearance, then it might be worth spending a bit of time renovating its exterior. Doing so will not only make it easier on the eye, but could also increase its overall value.  Landscape your garden Giving the garden a makeover can completely transform the look of your property. Before making any changes however, think carefully about which aesthetic and functional features would best suit the needs of you and your family.

8 July 2016

How to achieve professional decorative concrete installations


Beauty and strength unite in decorative concrete. With a perfect acid stain, they combine together to form a durable, beautiful floor. Because a lot relies on the concrete installer to deliver the perfect decorative concrete floor, you as the expert must be on top of your game. In this regard, here are two key tips to keep any decorative concrete installer ahead of the curve. Product knowledge Initially, decorative concrete had only a handful of the types of finishes that were applieded.

19 April 2016

Safety equipment for working with concrete


Working with concrete can be a dangerous task regardless if you're working with wet concrete or if you have to handle old concrete that has already been incorporated into buildings and other structures. This is why you need to be extra careful regarding the issue on safety. Professional concrete workers already have the necessary equipment to keep safe on the worksite, but as a layman, you need to acquire the right gear in order to stay safe and to do a good job.

7 March 2016

Storing and Using Concrete Mix Around Children: Safety Tips for Parents


Bags of concrete mix are great to keep on hand at your home, as they allow you to fix cracks and holes in your driveway, patio or other concrete spaces. However, if you have children, you need to take steps to ensure your concrete mix doesn't pose a danger to your kids. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind: 1. Store bags of concrete in plastic tubs. If possible, don't just store the concrete in its bags.

17 February 2016

Scaffolding types and safety measures to take


Scaffolding is a temporary structure made of wooden planks or metal poles. It is used by workers for providing support during cleaning, construction or repairing of buildings or bridges. Scaffolding is considered an easier and safer option compared to ladders because it provides access to higher points and also a larger working platform. There are different types of scaffolding you can choose from for a project, and you'll want to be sure to take safety precautions any time you use scaffolding.

8 January 2016

Preparations before repairing a concrete crack by injection


Concrete crack injection is a well-proven solution to heal concrete cracks. As the product is developed solely for this purpose, it should do a better job that other patching methods used to repair anything from uneven surfaces to holes and cracks. If you have a crack in a concrete structure somewhere in your home that you need to repair, the easiest thing to do is to call a concrete contractor. However, it's very possible to perform yourself, without too much trouble.

30 November 2015

Reasons Concrete Contactors Will Recommend Pavers for Your Residence


Concrete pavers are versatile markers that can be used in various areas of your home such as the walkways, the driveway, the yard, by the pool and more. In years past, they were mainly for commercial use. However, with the advancements in design, they now have a myriad of residential applications. They are now a popular alternative with concrete contractors who may be working for homeowners who do not want stone.

27 July 2015