Building A Low Maintenance Driveway: 3 Reasons To Choose Concrete


When choosing materials for a new driveway, durability and cost are probably going to be your primary concerns. However, you should also take into account how much maintenance your new driveway will require. Some driveway materials, such as gravel, can require a lot of labour-intensive maintenance, which may cost you a significant amount of time and money in the long term. If you are looking for a driveway with minimal maintenance requirements, concrete is the way to go.

28 August 2023

A Guide On Retaining Walls


Retaining walls help prevent erosion on your landscape. Moreover, the wall can help improve your landscape's appeal. If you plan to build a retaining wall on your property, below are some interesting facts to help you with your build.  Always Assess Building Regulations It would be unfortunate if the retaining wall were declared an illegal structure on your property. Therefore, conduct an assessment to determine whether you are permitted to install a retaining wall.

19 December 2022

Considerations to Bear in Mind When Planning a Decorative Concrete Driveway


Concrete offers many design options for a driveway. It's open to endless moulding and colour options. Contractors can imprint it with shapes and add hues at various stages of the installation. Here are some considerations to bear in mind when picking a design for your home. Do You Want Texture? If you pour smooth concrete over a driveway, it looks neat and contained with an even finish. This surface is perfect for bouncing a ball and playing netball or basketball.

16 May 2022

4 Popular Decorative Concrete Ideas to Try in Your Next Upcoming Construction Project


Concrete is arguably the most popular material for any commercial or residential construction project. Due to its versatility, you can use concrete for a broad range of applications. For instance, decorative concrete comes in various designs you can pick for any style on your project. This post discusses four decorative concrete ideas you should consider trying out when planning your next construction project. Read on to learn more.  Consider Colourful Concrete Overlays 

17 February 2022

Decorative Concrete Options to Consider for Your Driveway


If you plan to lay a new concrete driveway for your home, you could cover the area with decorative concrete. Various techniques can cover the paving with colours, patterns and textures. Here are several options to consider. Colours Rather than resorting to grey pavement, you could consider coloured concrete. A range of earthy hues are available to give the paving a natural appearance. For example, select from grey, dusky blue, gold or red shades.

27 September 2021

How Repointing Can Repair Leaking Brick Walls


It goes without saying that your home's exterior walls are supposed to keep out the elements, and a sturdy, well-constructed brick wall can keep you sheltered and secure for many decades. Unfortunately, nothing in life lasts forever, and if your brick walls have started to weather and degrade, they may be allowing rainwater and moisture to leak into your home. Leaking brick walls can cause severe water damage to wallpaper, furniture and floorboards, and the problem that is causing the leak must be repaired as soon as possible before any serious damage is done to your home.

24 June 2021

Designing With Pavers


Pavers form a gateway to your home and the first taste of what to expect once you're inside. Pavers can be used to set a mood and establish a design style and, whether you're building or renovating your home, you'll want to get it right. You'll find pavers in a range of materials, from warm and natural terracotta to eminently stylish granite and slate and you'll have noticed them gracing many paths, patios and driveways.

30 March 2021

5 Tips for Designing Safe Commercial Kerbs


If you're designing concrete kerbs for the entrances to your commercial parking lot, you need to take steps to ensure the area is as safe as possible for pedestrians. In addition to keeping your customers or anyone else using your parking lot safe, you also want to minimize the risk of someone bringing a personal injury lawsuit against your business.  Trying to design safe commercial kerbs? Then, keep these tips in mind.

24 November 2020

Why Concrete Driveways Are Better Than Brick or Gravel


When it comes to choosing what type of driveway you want, there are three main contenders. Brick was a popular choice for a long time and many people still see it as a more decorative and fancy style of driveway. Gravel is the cheapest option, especially for longer or commercial driveways. Then there is concrete, which is head and shoulders above the rest in virtually every category. Here are just three of the areas that concrete is far superior to the rest of the pack and why you should consider this material if you need a new driveway.

18 September 2020

Why It Is Important Your Asphalt Looks Good


Asphalt is a fantastically versatile material that lasts for decades if taken care of properly. It is durable, weather-resistant and relatively cheap, which makes it ideal for driveways, parking lots, courtyards, pathways. and so much more. However,every now and then parts of your asphalt will age more prematurely than the rest. That is to be expected in any large construction project where plenty of material is used, but it does still require attention.

15 May 2020