How to Choose the Right Contractor for Your Kerb Repair Needs

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Concrete kerbs are popularly used in industrial and commercial concrete construction projects. They are used to strengthen pavements during construction, enhance its constriction and uphold the solidity of the concrete edges. Kerbing is a great investment for any home or commercial property owner. However, kerbs require proper maintenance to uphold the strength and stiffness and for longer life. Sometimes, kerbs can get damaged due to some circumstances or conditions, and you will need to repair them immediately.

19 January 2017

Top Tips for Cutting Concrete Using An Angle Grinder

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If you need to cut concrete at home, an angle grinder is an ideal tool to use. However, if you have never used an angle grinder before, you may be wondering about the steps you should take to keep yourself safe and to ensure you get the best possible cut. Below are some top tips for using an angle grinder to cut concrete. Prepare Your Work Space Before you begin cutting, you should prepare the space you will be working in.

10 August 2016

How to Add a Concrete Overlay to Your Driveway

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If you concrete driveway is getting old and worn, it might be time to consider getting it resurfaced. By using a thin overlay of concrete, you can avoid having to remove large sections of concrete and restore your driveway to its former glory. Below is a step by step guide to overlaying your driveway with a new layer of concrete.  Fill in any gaps or cracks Before pouring the new overlay onto the existing concrete driveway, it is important that you carry out an inspection of the surface and repair any gaps or cracks.

13 July 2016

Concrete Tips: Pros and Cons of Using Ready Mix Concrete

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If you are currently planning on having a concrete driveway or patio installed, you might be deciding between premix concrete or concrete mixed right on your property. Ready-mix concrete is mixed in a factory, then brought to your home in a concrete mixing truck, as opposed to pre-mix concrete that you mix on your own. Here are some pros and cons of choosing this option. Pro: The mixing remains consistent 

11 April 2016

4 Rules for Maintaining Your Concrete Driveway

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Concrete is an excellent material choice for your driveway, but it does need regular care. By following these easy tips for maintaining the driveway, it will last a long time. Keep the Driveway Clean Maintaining a concrete driveway doesn't need to be too difficult or complicated. One great thing to remember is to clean it on a regular basis. The more dirt and grease build-up that accumulates on the driveway, the more difficult it will be to clean later on.

26 February 2016

Tips for Making A Faux Tile Concrete Floor That's Easy to Clean

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If you've got a concrete floor in your basement, four-season porch or other area of your home, you can breathe new life into it by painting or staining it to look like tile. With the right techniques, you can also ensure that your faux tile floor is easy to clean once it's finished. Here are some tips to keep in mind: 1. Skip the grooves. When making a faux tile design on a concrete floor, you have two basic options.

4 February 2016

Magnificent Ways To Improve Homes With Concrete

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Have you ever asked yourself if there was more to concrete than just building houses and sewers? The answer is yes. You can even use it to improve your very own home. If you just wondered how, below is an article with a few suggestions exclusively for you. Adopt 'Faux Bois' This is a French technique that involves creation of fake wood. In order to add some d├ęcor to your home, you probably want to start using wooden concrete.

7 January 2016

Three Important Tips For Using A Diamond Core Drill

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Diamond core drills are power tools used to drill holes through concrete surfaces during concrete cutting. Diamond core drills employ the use of diamond drill bits to easily cut through concrete material thanks to the tough nature of diamonds. It is important for homeowners who intend to undertake concrete core drilling on their own to understand what it takes to use a diamond core drill effectively so as to avoid damage to the drill as well as physical injury to the homeowner.

18 November 2015

How ground penetrating radar can save you a fortune

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If you plan on doing some renovations or repairs, then you risk encountering a number of challenges. Any presence of conduit pipes, rebar or cables can ruin your plans and take you back to the budget figures. But technology has saved us again, and there's a remedy: GPR scanning. Now you can detect any obstacles in your construction area way before you drill your first hole. Ground penetration scanning has revolutionized the construction industry.

9 November 2015

What to Ask Your Concrete Contractor About Your New Driveway

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When you're ready to have a new driveway installed, you want to ensure that you're ready to do everything necessary to protect it and its overall finish. It's good to discuss this with your contractor before the concrete is even poured, as he or she may want to make adjustments to the strength and depth of the concrete and then put some type of protection over it after it's poured. Note a few questions to ask concrete contractors about your new driveway and its maintenance, and do this before your contractor begins their work.

27 October 2015