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Asphalt Driveway Pros and Cons: What Homeowners Should Know

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When it comes to residences, kerb appeal is one of the ways homeowners can increase the overall value. One quick and simple way to accomplish this is through getting an asphalt driveway. Whether your driveway is made of gravel and you’d like to upgrade, or you just want to replace the existing driveway, asphalt is a perfect option. This post will go over the advantages and disadvantages of asphalt, including what it is. Read More»

How to Choose a Colour For Your Stencilled Concrete

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If you’re resurfacing an area of concrete around your home and using stencils to create a pattern, then you have a choice of colours. While you’ve already chosen your stencil design, you may not be so sure which colour to use yet. Some concrete colours are bright and vibrant while others are more muted. Choosing the right colour matters. You may want to make a statement, but you don’t want to create a concrete eyesore. Read More»

Answering a Few Common Questions About Underground Water Tanks

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Underground water tanks are used by production facilities as well as by homeowners; storing rainwater can mean reducing the amount of fresh water needed for a company’s production process and for jobs like hosing down concrete or the outside of a house or other structure. If you’re considering investing in an underground water tank for your home or for a business you own, note a few commonly asked questions about these tanks, and this can help you decide on the right type for your property and your water storage needs. Read More»

2 Ways To Reuse An Old Concrete Slab In Your Garden

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If you’ve decided to tear down your old and ramshackle garden shed, then you may think the dilapidated concrete slab that it’s sitting on will be the next thing to go. Digging up concrete can be an arduous and time-consuming task and then you’ll need to dispose of the old concrete, which is even more hard work to complete. Instead of removing the old concrete slab, you can use it to create a new feature in your garden. Read More»

Luxury for Less: Three Cost-Cutting Alternatives for Your Home

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Everybody would love to have an unlimited budget with which to decorate their home.  Unfortunately, for most households, that’s simply not the case; you need to keep your costs limited, and that can mean you have to compromise on many areas of your home, giving up on any of your more luxurious ideas.  However, you’d be surprised how easy it is to replicate some expensive trends and styles with cheaper alternatives. Read More»

Ways Your Pool Deck Will Benefit From Exposed Aggregate

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Flooring materials for your pool deck are a critical consideration to make. Your choice of flooring will not only impact the safety of your pool area, but it will also dictate the rate at which you would have to undertake repairs due to the extensive amount of moisture the flooring will be exposed to. Thus, it is not uncommon to find homeowners selecting concrete as their choice material, as it is both durable and hardwearing. Read More»

Concrete Pumping: Things to Consider Before Unfolding and Positioning A Boom

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Whether you are doing commercial or residential concrete pumping, safety should be the number-one concern. The secure positioning of the pumping truck and the boom is critical, as incorrect positioning can lead to fatal injuries at worst and a terrible pumping job at best. Before the truck is stabilized and the boom unfolded to pump concrete, the pumping team should ensure that all safety precautions are taken to avoid accidents. Below are three things to consider before positioning the boom. Read More»

Formatubes Enable Efficient Concrete Pumping

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Industrial and manufacturing companies can improve the efficiency of their construction projects through the use of formatubes. A formatube is a type of tube made of cardboard, which is used by builders to pour concrete columns. Formatubes can also be used underground to prevent the collapsing of soil when digging. Formatubes come in many different diameters. Because concrete column formation needs to be done in a safe, efficient and timely manner, the use of formatubes has increased significantly over recent years. Read More»

Two Steps That Should Be Taken to Prevent Injuries and Accidents When Constructing a Concrete Building

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There are certain safety precautions which should be taken when using concrete to construct a building. Read on to find out what these precautions are. Make sure the scaffolding is stable In order to add concrete slabs or blocks to the upper floors of the new building, scaffolding must be used; this enables workers to safely carry out their assigned tasks at heights without having to use ladders or mobile access machines such as cherry pickers. Read More»

Small Concrete Cracks are not as Harmless as You Think

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Believe it or not, your home’s appearance creates an unimaginable impression about you. It is high time you take care of all the concrete patches and cracks, especially if you are fond of welcoming close friends and acquaintances for coffee and happy moments. The smallest concrete crack may not appear absurd to you, but its conspicuousness may not escape your visitors’ eyes. Besides, concrete patches, when left for a long time unattended, they gradually widen and could become hazardous. Read More»