When you are planning a concrete project in your backyard, there are several different options you can choose from for acquiring your concrete. Depending on your experience and your access to the required tools for the project, you can do some or all of the work yourself. Here are some concrete source options for your next backyard concrete project. Mix Your Own Concrete For a small concrete project in your yard, it may be best to use a bagged dry-mix concrete, which comes ready to combine with water.
26 June 2017
Whether you are a daycare business owner or simply a parent looking to give your kids something fun to occupy their time in the summertime, a concrete splash pad can be an excellent addition to your property. These concreted areas are outfitted with spray nozzles, wading areas, and everything in between to ensure anyone who steps on will have a splashing good time. While the installation of a concrete splash pad is a fairly straightforward process, there are a few things you can do to get prepared to help the project go smoothly.
3 May 2017
Many people think that there is not much to demolition work. You just swing a sledge hammer, break down walls, and just go on a torrent through the home. The simple fact of the matter is that is not true. Demolition work actually takes a lot of time and work; however, it also requires a lot of finesse and knowledge to perform properly. You do not want to have to worry that you are doing it properly, so here are a few reasons that you should have a demolition contractor come in and perform your demolition.
26 April 2017
Plumbing work does not only take place inside the home. After all, the various water and drain lines need to run from the street and into the home. These pipes and lines are located safely underground. Well, they remain safe until age or another problem damages the plumbing. Replacing the plumbing often requires shattering the concrete in order to dig up the pipes. Once the plumbing work has been completed, a sidewalk and/or driveway needs to be repaired.
19 April 2017
It can be frustrating to find that your concrete is starting to fall apart. There are many different reasons for your concrete to start to fall apart. It may be that the contractor that laid the concrete did not do it properly, and the concrete did not set up properly. It could be that the freeze and thaw weather cycle has caused cracks in the cement. No matter what has caused your concrete to start to crack and erode, you need to do something about it.
11 April 2017
Installing a concrete driveway is more difficult than it looks. While you might be able to mix your own cement and make a DIY sidewalk or walkway on your property, a driveway is a different matter since it must be able to bear the weight of heavy vehicles. Two important aspects come into play. One is the base under the concrete and the other is the cement mixture itself. Here is some more information about how a concrete driveway is installed.
6 April 2017
If you are considering basement construction for your home, you should be sure that you make the plans detailed to ensure that your basement is perfectly constructed. So when it comes to basement construction, here are four important things to consider: Waterproofing: Waterproofing your basement is absolutely essential even if you don't live in a flood zone area. This is because, no matter what, the basement is an easy place for humidity to build.
9 March 2017