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
If a piece of heavy equipment accidentally fell onto the concrete sidewalk in front of the business that you own and has formed a long crack in its surface, successfully patch the damaged area and improve the appearance of the walkway by completing the following instructions. Materials Needed broom dustpan shop vacuum (with hose attachment) water hose commercial-strength cleaner for concrete long-handled scrub brush degreasing agent container of concrete patch compound handheld shovel trowel tamping tool bucket of sealant (designed for concrete) mixing stick paint roller signs Remove Loose Concrete And Clean The Sidewalk's Surface
7 August 2016
No aspect of asphalt installation is quite as important as compaction, especially where the ultimate lifespan of the pavement is concerned. Yet many people fail to realize that all types of asphalt will compact in the same way. Whether you work in the paving industry, or are simply a homeowner hoping to learn more about asphalt, read on. This article will discuss two key factors that help to determine the way a particular asphalt will behave during the compaction process.
5 August 2016