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Selecting the Right Concrete Cutters for the Right Job

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There are two main types of concrete cutters commonly used by concrete contractors. Selecting the suitable one for the right job is the first step towards success in your job.  The two types of concrete cutters are: Diamond chainsaws Cut-off machines The uses of these two types of concrete cutters usually complement and overlap. However, these two tools are not interchangeable. It is, therefore, important to understand the particular uses of each type in order to make the right choice of tool for the right job.

6 January 2016

Questions to Ask Your Cement Contractor

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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

Points to Help Attain Best Concrete Core Drilling Results

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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

What to Discuss With a Concrete Contractor Before Work Begins

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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

Two Tips For Buying Diamond Blades For Concrete Sawing

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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 Repair Techniques for Your Property

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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

Concrete cutting: How the pros do it

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Cutting concrete isn't a task that can be left to intuition. Even professionals make mistakes. The reasons to perform such a task span far and wide. It may be a feat to widen narrow gaps, create slots for doors and windows, or even be a necessity before installing new plumbing fixtures. Whatever the reason, cutting concrete needs to be done right, and these tips will enable you to do your best.

7 October 2015

Concrete Driveway Care Tips

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A concrete driveway is not only more convenient than gravel, but it also adds to the curb appeal of your property. This is the paving material that is most often chosen by homeowners because concrete is both affordable and easy to maintain. However, over time concrete can begin to show signs of wear. It is important that you take a few steps to ensure that you are preserving your investment long-term.

1 October 2015

3 Important Questions to Ask a Potential Concrete Contractor

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If you're hiring a concrete contractor to install a new driveway or walkway around your home, chances are you personally don't have much experience in pouring concrete yourself. This is why it's good to ask some important questions beyond the price and if the contractor is insured. You need to understand what is involved in pouring concrete and ensure that you know what to expect. Note a few important questions to ask potential concrete contractors.

24 September 2015

Important Safety Features To Include When Hiring Scaffolding

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If you're having any major work done on the exterior of your home then you may need to hire scaffolding, especially if the work is extensive and involves the roof or second storey of your home. Scaffolding makes completing the work far easier for contractors than it would be using only ladders. However, it's important that you ensure the safety of contractors and pedestrians, particularly when your scaffolding is encroaching on public land such as footpaths.

10 August 2015