Heated driveways, as their name would indicate, are a particular type of paved surface that have heating elements installed underneath the pavement. Heated driveways are most commonly made out of pavers, which are individual stones installed together to form a flat surface, though concrete and asphalt driveways are also sometimes installed with heating elements underneath the pavement as well. Due to their unique method of construction, heated driveways possess a number of distinctive benefits.
3 September 2018
Heated driveways work to make sure that you don't have to do any heavy lifting to keep your driveway clear throughout the winter months. While all types of heated driveways work to accomplish the same thing – namely, a clear, paved surface – there are several main variants, each of which works in a different manner. Understanding what the main types of heated driveways are, and what each of them has to offer over the others, can help you choose the one that is the best fit for your needs.
2 April 2018
Concrete foundations are obviously important structural features in your home. Usually, they are extremely durable and you won't have any problems. The most common issue that homeowners have with their concrete foundation, especially those that are exposed, is that they get small, cosmetic cracks on the top. This is bound to happen due to natural soil shifting and it usually isn't a major worry. You can quite easily fix small cosmetic issues on your concrete foundation, but large cracks should be professionally repaired because they could have structural implications.
26 November 2017
As the temperature begins to warm up, many homeowners start thinking about spring cleaning. While spring cleaning is commonly associated with indoor activities, you shouldn't neglect your home's exterior during the springtime either. Performing a few simple spring maintenance tasks can help you extend the life of your asphalt driveway. Here are three simple things that you can do during the spring to help ensure your asphalt driveway remains in good condition.
17 May 2017
When most people think of asphalt, they think of driveways. It's true that drives and parking lots are commonly created and maintained using asphalt, but asphalt has so much more to offer. It is a highly versatile material that can be used in numerous applications, especially around the home. Asphalt-based products can quickly help you tackle your "to-do" list. What's more, asphalt may even drastically reduce the amount of work you'll have to do in the future, as you will soon see.
19 January 2017
If an asphalt walkway is showing signs of wear and contains a few small cracks in its surface, revitalize the area by filling in damaged spots with cold asphalt patch by completing the project below. Once finished, apply sealer to the pavement in order to transform its appearance into one that is newer. Materials Needed push broom thin file vacuum cleaner with hose asphalt cleanser bucket water hose long-handled scrub brush bucket of patch trowel tamper vinyl tarps asphalt sealant thick-napped roller and frame extension handle (designed for paint rollers) Collect Loose Pieces Of Debris And Remove Stains
30 November 2016
A paved driveway can be essential for allowing convenient access to your home. Unfortunately, there are many homes that lack this basic feature, and this can impact both the value of the property as well as its aesthetics. When this is the case, you may want to invest in having a paved driveway added to your property, but if this is not an upgrade that you have ever done before, you might need to learn the answers to a few common questions.
7 November 2016
If you are building a new driveway, you want to get one that is going to last for a long time. There are all kinds of materials that you can choose to go with. One of those is asphalt. Asphalt is a sticky black petroleum product. When it's used for your driveway, it is mixed with gravel and sand. The asphalt is used as a glue to keep everything together.
17 October 2016
Few things can be more disappointing about a patio pad than the formation of large cracks. Combine the cracks with settling, and you may end up with an uneven slab of concrete. Fortunately, you don't always have to rip the whole thing out and start fresh. The following are the methods you can use to have your patio made to look like new without the expense of removal and replacement.
15 August 2016
Gravel driveways are easy to install. They are also easy to maintain. It is because of these reasons that most homeowners opt for gravel when choosing a paving material. However, when weeds develop on the driveway, it usually makes maintenance difficult as one has to regularly uproot them. This, in addition to the fact that weeds usually create ugly spots all over a driveway, can rob the gravel driveway of its stress-free quality.
11 August 2016