Running Out Of Money Building Your Home? Where To Save Outside

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Are you building a home but you're stressing about how to pay for all the things you need on the exterior of the home? If so, there are ways you can save a lot of money to relieve some of the financial strains.

You don't have to go overboard when it comes to the exterior of the house and instead, you can use this area to save money for other expenses. Here are a few things you'll want to consider. 

Asphalt Over Concrete

When it comes to the driveway you can get asphalt for less than the cost of concrete. Asphalt is a reliable paving option because it's fast and easy for the professionals to pour, it's weather resistant and durable, and it looks great outside the home. The dark coloring helps hide staining and fluids from automobiles and it can easily be sealed over time to enhance the appearance. This is a smart and affordable investment for the property.

Do Your Own Hydroseed

Don't Waste any money paying to have sod put down so you have an instant yard after the construction is completed. Instead, do some research and find the fastest growing hydroseed you can get. Watch the weather to see if you have a lot of rain coming or water the seeds accordingly. You will save a lot of money and it won't be long before you get the yard that you wanted.

You can also plant your own landscaping. If you don't want the yard to look barren spend the money for some mature bushes, or for trees and greenery that grow in size quickly.

Use Pavers

Want a walkway that goes from the driveway to the porch? If so, use pavers and do it on your own instead of paying a concrete company to come and do the work. Installing pavers is an easy DIY project and you can choose to make your pattern as simple or as complicated as you desire. There are many colors, shades, and shapes you can get for pavers.

Talk with a local contractor (such as one from Construction Asphalt Paving Services Inc) to see how much money you'll save doing these things on your own, or by paying for the upgraded materials you don't need. The house will still look new and fresh with all these different options, and you'll be able to move in happy with the exterior appearance of the home.

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8 February 2016

Decorating Your Pavement

After I began working with a friend of mine to beautify my yard, I realized that there was one piece of the puzzle that I seemed to be missing. My driveway and front sidewalk were in dire disrepair, and I knew that I needed to do something to make things right. I worked with a paving contractor to completely patch, refinish, and stain the pavement, and when he was done the area blended right into my design aesthetic. This blog is all about decorating your pavement by doing things like using concrete acid stain and hiring professionals to add decorative details.