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Why Exposed Aggregate Would Be Ideal For Your Exterior Flooring

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Generally, homeowners will resort to concrete for their exterior flooring requirements. Although this material is sturdy, it tends to be quite bland. As such, concrete flooring may not add much aesthetic value to the exterior of your home if you are looking to enhance its curb appeal. If you would want flooring that is both functional for the exterior as well as attractive, then you should consider exposed aggregate. This type of flooring is made up of concrete that has another medium incorporated into it such as pebbles, glass and more.

2 August 2016

Tips to Bear In Mind When Conducting Concrete Repairs in Cold Weather

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It is usually advisable to conduct concrete repairs during warm weather. However, you may need to repair some extensive cracks in your concrete driveway so that the cold weather does not worsen the damage. This article discusses some helpful tips that homeowners should bear in mind as they conduct DIY concrete repairs during cold weather. Use Hot Water The first thing that you should remember is that the cold weather will make the concrete mix to freeze before you can use it.

2 August 2016

Essential Tips For Concrete Core Drilling

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If you need to drill into concrete, you might be considering core drilling. This is when you drill holes into the concrete slab that is already in place, such as needing to drill a hole in a concrete patio in order to access the ground underneath. Here are some general tips to follow when you intend to drill holes into the concrete.  Start With a Quality Drill Drilling into hard surfaces like concrete always starts with choosing the right drill.

2 August 2016

Importance of Kerbing in Urban Areas

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Kerbing serves an important purpose in keeping roads and their surrounding areas safe. Concrete kerbing is strongly recommended in urban areas, where it provides key benefits to driver and pedestrian safety, traffic flow and drainage. Kerbing construction can factor in as a major project cost, so it needs be considered carefully. Kerbing can be less appropriate on high speed or rural roads, or those without adjacent footpaths. These points outline why kerbing is so essential in an urban environment.

2 August 2016

4 Things You May Not Know About Concrete Core Drilling

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Concrete core drilling is a convenient way to create installation holes through concrete walls or floors. Through a drilling rig, diamond embedded blades are used to cut clean cores out of the concrete in just a matter of minutes. The open holes can then be used to install plumbing, electricals, anchor bolts, etc. However, there's more to concrete core drilling. Read on to learn some interesting facts about this technology and how it can help you in your applications.

1 August 2016

Concrete Foundation Ideas for Tiny Houses

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Many people build tiny homes to move them, but if you are building a tiny home and expect it to stay in the same spot forever, you may want to add a foundation to your home. There are a number of options you can explore, but for ultimate durability, you should have a concrete foundation. Here are some tips and ideas to consider: 1. Pour gravel under concrete slabs. You can build your tiny home directly on a concrete slab, and this is the ideal option if there is a small chance that you may want to move the home in the future.

1 August 2016