Why Contractors Should Consider Concrete for Architectural Finishing

Posted on: 8 January 2018

There is no ignoring the advantages of using concrete as a building material. Other than providing superior structural strength and durability to other building materials, concrete is resistant to mould, mildew, and fire. Notably, concrete can also be used by contractors as an architectural finishing material. Although there are various architectural finishing options that contractors can choose from, concrete has its unique advantages. Most importantly, contractors cannot go wrong by selecting concrete because it offers both structural and architectural benefits.
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Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Repairing Their Own Concrete

Posted on: 30 November 2017

Most residential properties are covered in several areas with concrete; this usually includes driveways and sidewalks as well as garage floors. You may have a patio area, carport or other such concrete surface on your own property as well. While concrete is very tough and durable, it does eventually crack or otherwise need repairs, and many homeowners then try to tackle these repairs on their own, with patching compound or freshly mixed concrete.
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Two Things That Can Shorten the Lifespan of a Concrete Driveway

Posted on: 30 November 2017

Concrete driveways are generally quite durable. However, there are a number of things which can shorten their lifespan. Read on to find out what these things are. Failing to remove weeds Concrete driveways can sometimes develop tiny holes or hairline cracks; this type of minor damage is usually the result of extreme temperature fluctuations and heavy vehicles being parked on the driveway. Weeds that have sprouted in the soil underneath a driveway will often start to grow up through these gaps in the concrete.
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Common Mistakes Made When Homeowners Pour Their Own Concrete

Posted on: 30 November 2017

Pouring a concrete slab for a new driveway or shed, or for a carport or patio area, is not impossible for a homeowner, but this job is also not as simple as you might assume. Concrete can be very messy and not easy to control when being poured and spread and the area being covered also needs some prep work before it can properly hold that concrete. Before you decide if you can pour concrete on your property by yourself, note a few common mistakes you'll want to avoid to ensure the concrete cures properly and that the job gets done right.
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