Why Ready-Mix Is Better Than Bagged Concrete For Your Outbuilding Slab


If you're planning to put up an outbuilding for a shed or workshop, you'll need to put down a concrete slab first. You can buy bags of concrete and mix it as you go or you can have ready-mix concrete delivered by a cement mixer. Even if your job is a small one, it's often better to use ready-mix. Here's why ready-mix concrete is a better choice than mixing concrete from a bag and some important things to know.

1 December 2018

3 Textured Sidewalk Options


Concrete is generally a rough and porous surface. That is, when it is poured in the most economical and practical way, concrete dries with a texture that is well-suited to exterior sidewalk usage. But, homeowners often want the sidewalks on their property to look more stylish. They might also be interested in a surface that has a different texture or finish. There are many different cement products, pouring methods, and finishing techniques that can be employed to alter the texture of a concrete sidewalk.

10 October 2018

Plastering Your Wall? Follow These Tips For A Smoother Finish


If you are doing some remodeling at home, one of the steps you will need to complete may be plastering your wall or walls. This process is pretty straightforward, but it's not always easy to achieve a smooth finish that leaves your paint job looking good. Here are four tips that will have you achieve a better finish. 1. Make sure your mixture is moist. It's tempting to mix your plaster a little dry because it tends to go on easier this way.

16 May 2018

Four Affordable Ways To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home


When you want to sell your home, you need to be sure to make it have as much curb appeal as you possibly can. There are many different ways to improve the overall look of your home, but many of them can be quite costly. If you want to give your home a unique look without spending a fortune, use the following guide to learn a few quick tips to incorporate right away.

27 December 2017

Benefits Of Renting Your Construction Equipment Rather Than Owning It


You own and operate your own construction company. Actually, you just got started, and you are considering renting almost all of the heavy duty equipment. That may work out quite well for you, especially where and when you would not ordinarily need a particular construction vehicle. Here are some of the benefits to consider if you are going to rent almost all of your construction vehicles. NO Repair Costs Unless you damage the rented equipment, you will never have any repair costs.

7 November 2017

2 Reasons To Pour A Concrete Base For Your Storage Building


If you are going to be building a storage building on your property, you might be wondering whether or not you need to install a concrete base. Even though a lot of people do skip this step, it can be very beneficial. These are a couple of reasons why you may want to consider working with a concrete company to have a concrete base poured before you erect your storage building:

8 September 2017

Grout Is More Than Just Filler: Choosing Grout That Will Complete Your Home


If you're having concrete fixtures poured at your home, either outside (like a patio) or inside (like a concrete garage floor that will be covered with tile), you need to consider whether you'll need grout, and if so, what type. Grout helps strengthen floors and walls that have tiles by holding the tiles more firmly in place and preventing moisture from getting to the base material under the tiles. If the concrete is out in the open and not covered by extra tile, placing grout between concrete sections also helps stop water from washing away soil under the concrete.

9 January 2017

Here's What You'll Need to Know about Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather


It's not every day that you see work crews pouring concrete during the winter. The cold temperatures pose plenty of unique challenges for a successful pour, which is why it's usually best to wait for warmer weather. However, there are times when you can't afford to wait, as doing so could cost you both time and money. To ensure that you get the same quality results as you'd expect in warmer weather, it's important to not only understand these challenges but also how to overcome them.

15 November 2016

How A Budget-Minded Homeowner Can Work With A Contractor To Repair Damaged Concrete Blocks


Cracked or damaged concrete sidewalk blocks are both unsightly and hazardous. The blocks can be costly to repair as well. Homeowners with a limited household budget may not be able to immediately afford replacing several blocks. Ignoring the problem, however, is not a wise solution. The cracks and imperfections are only going to get worse since cracks are prone to expand with changes in the weather. Thankfully, a combination of do-it-yourself work and proper budgeting can remedy the situation.

26 July 2016

5 Things You Need To Do To Your Concrete Driveway NOW To Sell Your Home


Curb appeal does not simply apply to the front of your house. Your driveway plays an important role as well and should welcome guests to your home. A worn out, pothole-riddled driveway is neither attractive, nor welcoming. Repairing a few details, however, makes your home more appealing to potential buyers and gets your home sold fast.   1. Cracks: Every drive develops cracks with time, particularly in areas with harsh winters or intense summer heat.

26 July 2016