Choosing the Right Paving Solution for Your Outdoor Patio Space

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When creating an outdoor patio space, you want a paving option that is strong and durable but also very attractive. You can typically choose concrete, paving stones or liquid limestone. Each surface will have its own advantages and disadvantages, so note a few of those here and this can help you better decide the paving solution for your space. 1. Concrete Concrete is very durable and strong and good for managing added weight, such as for an outdoor kitchen that may include a heavy stove and other features.

21 March 2017

How Concrete Contractors Can Respond When Clients Change Their Minds

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When you're carrying out a concrete pouring job, clients can change their minds in a second, making what looked like a simple task much more complicated. Sometimes clients will start with clear plans about the final dimensions of their patios or driveways. However, after you have started work, they decide on something grander, or they need to cut back due to budgeting issues. At other times, clients decide upon a completely different style of concrete for the remaining part of the job, sending concrete contractors back to their wholesalers for materials.

15 August 2016

Choosing, Making and Using Scaffolding for Tiny Home Construction

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Wondering how you will reach the top of your tiny home to complete it? Ladders can work for some projects, but if you want to be able to move around and reach multiple parts of your little house at once, you may need some scaffolding. Here's a look at some options ranging from homemade scaffolding to hiring scaffolding: Sawhorses and Planks With a tiny house, you may not need to get that high.

8 August 2016

What to Know When Choosing a Kerbing Contractor

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When you want to either add beauty or functionality to an area through using concrete, you should ask your potential commercial kerbing contractors a few questions. The following three areas will help you find the knowledge you need before you sign a contract. Strength Ask what can be done to strengthen the concrete. Different companies have a 'default' way they strengthen their concrete; however, they normally offer various options if you know to ask.

8 August 2016

X-Ray Vs. GPR: Which is More Effective for Concrete Scanning?

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Technology in the construction industry is continuously revolutionizing and upgrading. The introduction of concrete scanning technology has allowed contractors to detect obstructions and underground utilities before coring, drilling, and cutting of concrete surfaces. If hidden obstructions are damaged during the process, the consequences can be costly. They include project delays, injury to workers, or even cost overruns. There are two nondestructive methods of concrete scanning: X-Ray scanning and Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) scanning.

5 August 2016

Avoid These Mistakes When it Comes to Commercial Concreting

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If you own a commercial property, you might need to have concreting done. Concrete is a sturdy and effective material to be used for a driveway, staircase, entryway, and many other projects. However, there are some common mistakes to avoid when pouring concrete to make sure you have a successful concreting experience. Ignoring the Climate Conditions When you are going to pour concrete on your commercial property, it is essential that you pay close attention to the weather and climate conditions.

5 August 2016

Factors to Consider When Buying a Hammer Drill for a DIY Project

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A hammer drill may be a great tool for you in case you would like to drill several holes through a concrete wall in your home. This article discusses some of the considerations that you should keep in mind as you buy a hammer drill for your DIY concrete-drilling project. The Pounding Power Hammer drills have two discs with ridges on their sides. Those discs move past each other as the drill is operated.

4 August 2016

Why You Should Repave Your Driveway with Exposed Aggregate

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Driveways tend to take quite a beating. The exposure to the elements coupled with heavy traffic means they will eventually require repaving. However, instead of opting for conventional repaving options such as plain concrete or asphalt, you should consider investing in exposed aggregate. This type of paving is made up of regular concrete that has additives incorporated into it. These additional particles are then exposed once the concrete has set to create a textured surface.

4 August 2016

DIY Concrete Removal: What To Remember

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The emergence of cracks is a common occurrence in concrete slabs. Crack sealing is often only a viable option if the cracks are narrow and shallow. Cracks that are deep and wide often make it necessary to remove the affected slab(s) and to install a new slab. The hands-on kind of homeowner can easily undertake this activity without professional help. Here are three things that you should remember as you plan for the mentioned activity.

4 August 2016

Should you rent or buy your concrete pump?

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If you do a lot of concrete work on a daily basis, you likely want to own your concrete pump outright. However, there are some situations where renting it only when you need it is a better option. Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether renting or buying the concrete pump is a better option. How often will you use it? The first question to ask yourself is exactly how often you will use it.

2 August 2016