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

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