concrete for long-lasting household projects

  • How to Repair a Crack in Your Concrete

    7 April 2017

    Concrete is a durable material, which makes it ideal for things such as driveways, sidewalks and porches/patios. Although it is durable, over time it can begin to crack. When you get these cracks in your concrete, it's important to do something about them to prevent the crack from spreading and causing the concrete to breakdown further. See below for instructions to repair a concrete crack. Tools & Materials: Chisel Hammer Stiff bristle brush Broom (or shop vacuum) Concrete caulk Concrete patch Putty knife Instructions:

  • Three Main Differences Between Landscaping Timber And Building Timber

    23 March 2017

    If you walk into a hardware or home improvement store to look at wood and timber, how much do you know? Sure, you may know something about how would is sized and cut, but can you tell the difference between building timber and landscaping timber? How about planks versus posts? Faced with literal walls of wood products, you may need some help. For starters, here are three main differences between landscaping timber and building timber.

  • How To Install Proper Footings And Mix Your Concrete Right To Help You Successfully Install A Concrete Wall

    11 March 2017

    When you want to install a concrete wall in your yard, mixing and pouring concrete instead of using concrete bricks will create a stronger and longer-lasting wall. To help you in building your concrete wall yourself, here are some tips to help you build the wall's footings and mix the concrete in the right ratios for a proper consistency. Install Proper Footings Footings for your concrete wall should be installed within the soil to provide a stable and strong base.

  • Reasons You Should Use Concrete to Revamp Your Driveway

    7 March 2017

    When you want to create a driveway that improves your curb appeal, you do so using concrete instead of asphalt. Concrete is a tough substance, and a stamped concrete driveway will last for up to 25 years with proper maintenance. Concrete is versatile, in that you can have your concrete colored a wide variety of colors or have a unique pattern stamped into the concrete. When you keep your concrete driveway clean, removing any big spills that might damage the integrity of the concrete, you will have a great looking driveway for years to come.

  • Not Just For Patios! Check Out These Cool Concrete Projects

    5 March 2017

    There are only a handful of times when the average homeowner will give any thought to concrete: if they need a new patio or possibly if they want to add a walkway to their landscape. While concrete is often thought of as a basic material with the general purpose of creating a stable and solid surface, concrete is far more versatile and fabulous than what you may think. When you get down to the nitty gritty, you will find all kinds of cool ways concrete can be used around the home.

  • Expanding Your Kitchen But Worried About Removing Walls? What You Should Know First

    6 February 2017

    If your home was constructed in the 1950s, 60s, or 70s, you may find yourself dealing with a kitchen that's just a bit too small to fit your family's needs, along with a walled-off dining area that has become a repository for random papers, toys, or other items. Removing this wall to create an open space can enhance the feel of your entire dining area, but you may feel that removing entire walls and changing your home's "