Concrete is a durable material that is ideal for a wide range of purposes including the construction of car parks. However, even a durable material like concrete will need to be maintained properly — especially in settings like car parks where it will be exposed to repeated compression from vehicles as well as heat from sunlight. Anyone responsible for the maintenance of a car park should have the number of a concrete contractor stored in their phone to look after any repair work that might be required.
20 May 2020
If you have been contemplating water investment for your residence, you could be inundated by the vast selection of water tanks at your financial disposable. Not only do these receptacles come in a host of materials, but they are also readily available in a range of sizes. Thus, you could be wondering what will be the most lucrative investment for your individual property. One option that has been around for decades but is wrongly considered outdated is the reliable concrete water tank.
15 October 2019
Exposed aggregate refers to a layer of pebbles, gravel, or soft and buffed glass that is put over concrete, to either enhance its appearance or add traction to the surface, or both. Chances are that most concrete roads on which you drive have a layer of exposed aggregate, to reduce the risk of cars sliding around when the pavement gets slick. You can use exposed aggregate on your home's concrete driveways and walkways to also add some traction and safety, and still make the surface look very attractive; note a few tips for how to do this.
22 November 2016
One of the hottest products on the landscaping market is kerbing, which involves defining a landscape using concrete edging or border systems. As compared to traditional landscape edging like those made of wood, plastics and metal, concrete edging offers several unique advantages for residential landscaping as well as commercial landscaping projects. If you run a business, you will want your landscape to look good but in an economical way. The following points will help explain why kerbing would be an ideal way to meet the landscaping needs of your commercial landscape.
3 October 2016
Coloured concrete is a type of decorative concrete that is made in several ways. Liquid, powder or aggregate material can be added when the concrete is first poured or directly after it has been laid down on a foundation. In addition, coloured concrete is made through the use of stamps and stencils designed to mimic natural material such as red flagstone. Coloured concrete can enhance the appearance of your driveway, but if you are using this type of concrete for the first time, you probably want to know your options.
12 July 2016
Concrete core drilling may be needed if you want to run new plumbing pipes through your basement walls or foundation, or even through your garage floor. You might hire a concrete cutter to do this for you, but you can also rent the right equipment and do this work on your own if you're comfortable handling a heavy-duty drill. Note a few quick tips for choosing concrete core drilling equipment so you know you get the job done right.
3 March 2016
If you have a small DIY concrete cutting project in your home, it is important to figure out ways that will make the project a success. Among the things you will have to consider is the type of blade to use before you rent or purchase it for your project. Choosing the right saw will allow you to cut your concrete as well as any other materials, like metal, by simply switching the cutting heads or blades.
4 February 2016
Before having a cement contractor pour a new driveway or any walkways around your home, you want to ensure you ask the right questions. These questions will help you to keep your newly poured concrete in good condition and also help to avoid unnecessary repairs down the road. You'll also know what to expect when it comes to having cement poured and how to care for it. Note a few of those questions here.
16 November 2015
Almost every concrete core driller aims to attain maximum efficiency when going about their business. However, with all the unforeseen things that can occur during concrete core drilling, it is hard for a driller who is not seasoned to anticipate what might arise, and this reduces the likelihood of achieving the expected outcomes. Here are a few things all concrete core drilling operators should keep top-of-mind before they can begin working on any job.
6 November 2015
A concrete contractor can usually make all the decisions needed about the type of concrete that will be used for your new patio or driveway, and ensure the job gets done right. However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't communicate with him or her about the work, the choices you have for concrete and its finish, and how to protect the concrete once it's poured. Note a few things to discuss with a concrete contractor before work even begins.
30 October 2015