So you've decided to update your property but you haven't figured out just how to do it. You could hire a contractor to refurbish your home or build a new dwelling. You could hire a landscaper to give your yard a whole new look. Or you could use ready mix concrete and produce a few affordable updates on your own. Here are three update options to consider that require nothing more than a little legwork and residential concrete, along with a few tools and accessories:
10 November 2017
As a homeowner, you will want to make sure that your home is as safe and dry as possible, starting with the basement. After all, a lot of people find that their basements are the main problems when it comes to water creeping into their home. Even if your basement is currently dry, you will want to know what to look for when looking for signs of water trouble that you may have missed in the past or that occurred before you bought the home.
8 September 2017
If you've wanted to expand your retail space for some time, but haven't been satisfied with the offerings currently on the market, you may be wondering whether building from scratch is your best bet. While the process of constructing a brand new building can seem like a far more expensive option than simply purchasing an existing building, the amount of retrofitting that may be necessary for many custom buildings can be cost-prohibitive in some cases.
17 August 2017
Concrete foundations are going to crack over time. It's just inevitable. Unless you are an engineer, there is very little you can do on your own to prevent concrete cracks. However, it is quite easy to quickly patch small cracks. Even just patching cracks can help slow the growth and hide the blemish, keeping your concrete looking good. This article explains the best way to fix small cracks in your concrete slabs:
27 July 2017
A lot of people wait until summer to plan and complete their concrete projects without realizing that isn't always necessary. A concrete pad, walkway or path can be done even when winter has arrived. You just have to follow the advice below. Use Low Water, Ready-Mix Concrete As you set out to get supplies for the project you're hoping to begin, your first mistake could be buying the same kind of concrete you purchase in the summer.
5 July 2017
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