3 Crane Rental Tips To Keep In Mind

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Having access to the right equipment can make any construction project a lot easier. If you don't want to invest in the purchase of equipment that you might not use for each job, then renting these pieces of equipment can be a viable option. One piece of equipment that many construction contractors opt to rent rather than purchase is a crane. Here are three simple tips that you can keep in mind to ensure your next crane rental experience is a positive one.

1 May 2017

4 Tips for Controlling Dust Hazards When Cutting into a Concrete Slab While Indoors

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Slab cutting allows you to install wiring and plumbing in a basement, create decorative patterns that simulate the look of wood or tile, and so much more. Unfortunately, any kind of grinding or cutting of concrete creates hazardous silica dust, and doing the work inside a building makes the dust an even bigger work site problem. Use these four tips to keep dust under control for the safety of everyone involved.

11 January 2017

Concrete Segregation Explained

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Of the various problems that can affect curing concrete, segregation is one of the most serious. Yet even within the concrete industry, many people still don't possess a thorough understanding of this problem. If you would like to learn more about what this problem means, as well as how to prevent it, read on. This article will provide a useful introduction to the issue of concrete segregation. The Basic Idea

3 November 2016

Should I Repair My Own Driveway?

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In some cases, repairing your own driveway is possible if you have some home-improvement experience. Other times, the job is best left to a professional. Here are some ways that you can tell which type of concrete job you have in front of you.  What Type of Repair is Needed? First, it's good to note that there are several levels of concrete repair, and some are better done as a home fix than others.

28 July 2016

Using Ready Mix Concrete Around The Home

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Concrete is a very versatile material that can be used throughout the home. It is often used both indoors and throughout the exterior of a home. There are many different types of concrete but one of the most commonly used ones is ready mix concrete. It's mixed in a factory and then usually transported to the construction site via a concrete mixing truck. This type of concrete is strong and tends to cure faster than other types of concrete.

22 May 2016

A Guide To Maintaining Your Cement Patio

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When you need to be sure that you are able to keep your cement patio in the best shape, there are some valuable tips that you will want to keep in the back of your head. These guidelines will let you keep your cement patios looking great and will make sure that you keep plenty of value and equity in your home.  #1: Seal The Cement Patio To Block Out Excess Moisture And Damage

28 March 2016

Use Cold Asphalt Patch To Fill Small Cracks And Crevices In A Patio

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Cold asphalt patch can be used to fill small cracks and crevices in the surface of your property's patio by completing the steps below. Once the patio has been repaired, provide its surface with protection from additional damage by adding a coat of sealer to it.  Supplies wire brush broom putty knife industrial-strength detergent scrub brush water hose cold-asphalt patch hand trowel small shovel asphalt sealer paint tray squeegee or paint roller Remove Loose Pieces And Clean The Patio

10 February 2016

4 Reasons To Use Concrete Pavers In The Driveway

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When you are looking for different options of installing a driveway, you might come across concrete. Not only can you have a traditional poured concrete driveway, but you can also use pavers. Here are some of the top reasons to consider using concrete pavers for your driveway. They Are Durable If you want a driveway that is durable and lasts a long time, concrete is a great option. Concrete paving stones are made to be extremely durable and handle a lot of weight from heavy equipment and vehicles.

7 January 2016

Taking Care Of Your Blacktop Parking Lot: Important Dos And Don'ts

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Whether you've just had a brand new asphalt parking lot poured or plan on doing so in the future, the fact remains that you'll want to take good care of it if you want it to last for any many years to come. Many business owners these days opt for asphalt as a parking surface because it's durable for most classes of vehicles and comes at a relatively low price. Still, there are some important care and maintenance tasks that you'll want to keep in mind to avoid premature wear and tear.

19 November 2015

Five Maintenance Budget Needs For Your Concrete Lot

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Your concrete parking lot is made to last. Proper care of the lot is necessary to ensure you get the longest lifespan possible out of your lot. This guide can help you determine what maintenance needs you will need to consider when developing a budget for caring for your lot. #1: Clean Up Regular cleanings are one of the simplest ways to keep your concrete in good shape. Dirt and debris left on the paving isn't just unattractive, it can trap moisture that will then seep into the concrete and lead to cracks or sunken areas.

29 August 2015