Barrier walls are a system of external walls meant to maintain a certain level of weather-tightness. They protect sections of your home/roof by preventing an attack from weather elements, such as excess moisture. Roof sections pitched at an angle of more than seventy degrees form perfect enclosures to create rooms that you can use as additional living space. If you have a concrete wall around such sections, you need to think about having a vapour barrier.
5 August 2019
Concrete driveway installation is a big investment and, like any other investor, you expect a good return on your investment. Taking good care of your concrete driveway after the installation is critical for keeping the paved surface intact for as long as you can. There are many things to do to ensure that the concrete paving remains in tip-top condition. Here's a lowdown on some top maintenance tips for your concrete driveway.
15 March 2019
Every home deserves a well-paved driveway that will give it great kerb appeal and offer easy movement in and out of the property. If you are planning to have your driveway worked on in the near future, one of the things you'll need to think about is the paving material to use. Exposed aggregate is a decorative form of concrete paving and there are several reasons why you should consider it strongly for this application.
14 November 2016
Kerbs help preserve roads by channeling rain water into storm drains. Without kerbs, rainwater runs to the sides of the road where it may degrade its edges and cause the road to wear down prematurely. However, kerbs cannot do the work of drainage on their own. If you are a city manager, a developer or anyone else who is charged with setting up or maintaining kerbs along roads, here are several things you can do to support your kerbs.
11 July 2016
Many concrete cutters know that diamond saw blades are valuable tools when it comes to performing concrete sawing jobs. But not all of these contractors know how they can choose the right diamond saw blades for different concrete cutting applications. If you are new to the concrete cutting business, here are a couple of things you will need to take into account in order to ensure you choose the right diamond saw blades for your projects.
20 May 2016
Cutting concrete flooring or a driveway is different than cutting wood on a sawhorse, which is why a homeowner would do well to ensure they know what's involved with the job before they make their first cut. Note a few mistakes you will want to avoid if you've decided to handle your own concrete cutting project at home so the job is done safely and effectively. 1. Sweeping dust
1 April 2016
An exposed aggregate concrete surface is an excellent way to transform your outdoor floors. With these surfaces, a contractor will mix crushed materials such as glass chips and gravel with wet material and then expose these materials through surface treatments. Exposed aggregate concrete is a great material that you can use to lay a non-skid surface around your swimming pool. In addition, you can use exposed aggregate concrete to make permanent boundaries in your patio or driveway.
3 March 2016
Ready mix concrete refers to custom-made and ready-to-use concrete that is of high quality and intended for delivery to a designated construction site. Based on the requirements of the construction to be undertaken, the concrete which is brought in a plastic, freshly mixed or unhardened condition is mixed in specified proportions which include five primary constituents namely; cement, water, coarse aggregate, air, and fine aggregate. Ready mix concrete has the following unique benefits:
5 February 2016
If you are looking to renovate your concrete driveway, you have a major renovation project on your hands. Concrete is specifically designed to be durable and resistant, which makes cutting through driveway concrete a difficult and time consuming task. Not only is driveway concrete very hard, but quite a bit of dust is produced once you begin to cut into the concrete. This means that before you begin any type of driveway renovation project involving driveway concrete, you need to first become aware of the most helpful driveway cutting tips designed to make your project more manageable.
5 January 2016
An exposed aggregate can be a good choice for any concrete surface you may need to have poured on your property. An aggregate is a bumpy material that is added to concrete to give its surface more texture and, in turn, make it more slip-resistant. This aggregate can also enhance the look of concrete so it isn't just dull and grey. When you're working with a contractor to have concrete poured and are considering an exposed aggregate, note a few questions to ask.
12 November 2015