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
Diamond blades are often preferred for making clean cuts on concrete surfaces over other types of blades--and with good reason. These blades come in a wide variety of options with different specifications and different price tags. Choosing the best blade for the job may therefore not be a walk in the park, especially for a first-time buyer. This article discusses two tips that can help you make the right decision in such a situation, so as to achieve optimum concrete sawing performance.
26 October 2015
Concrete is a popular material in the construction of residential structures, commercial building, driveways and pavements. This can be mainly attributed to the resilience and durability of the building material. It can withstand adverse climate conditions, mechanical impact and heavy usage without extensive maintenance. Regrettably, concrete structures and surfaces are not infallible. The material can fail due to factors such as freeze-thaw cycles, poor installation and ground movement. Fortunately, you do not need to rebuild your concrete structure unless the damage is extensive.
9 October 2015