Five Maintenance Budget Needs For Your Concrete Lot


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

How To Clean and Update Your Concrete Patio


If you have a concrete patio, or even a sidewalk outside of your home, you probably have noticed a lot of stains or mold on it from the weather and from daily dirt and dust that accumulates on it. These stains can get pretty unsightly and can make your home look unkempt. To get your patio clean and free of stains, follow the instructions below. Here's What You'll Need: Push broom Pressure washer Dish soap Bleach Baking Soda Bucket Scrub brush Gloves (optional) Instructions

28 July 2015

Two Foundation Problem Myths Debunked


Although foundations are one of the most important structural components of a home, most people know very little about their home's foundation. This lack of knowledge often leads to a number of myths concerning foundation problems. However, if you want to ensure your foundation is in good condition, knowing how to distinguish fact from fiction is important. Here are just two common foundation repair myths.   Patch A Crack To Repair The Problem

8 July 2015

Wondering If Your Concrete Steps Can Be Repaired? This Is How It's Done


If you have concrete steps leading to your entry door, they should be kept in good repair. Cracks or chips in the steps detract from your home's appearance, and they may even be tripping hazards. If the damage isn't too bad, you might be able to repair the steps yourself. This is how you do it. Clean The Steps Start with clean, dry steps so the filler bonds properly. Sweep dust and dirt out of your work area.

28 May 2015

Do You Have a Concrete Patio? A Few Problems That May Arise and What to Do about Them


Whether you are about to have a ready-mix concrete patio poured or you already have one in place, knowing the different problems that can arise and how to fix them will keep the area looking good. The most common problems you will encounter include discoloration, scaling and cracking. While cleaning, and sealing concrete can inhibit problems, they will not stop them altogether. Here are a few tips that will fix the troubles.

10 March 2015

3 Reasons to Rent a Concrete Mixer Instead of Mixing Your Concrete by Hand


If you are planning on pouring your own concrete for an at-home project, such as for a patio or a new driveway, then one thing that you might be worried about is not having the right equipment. You might have thought about mixing your concrete by hand, but you're sure to find that this isn't the right option. Luckily, a good equipment rental company will rent you a concrete mixer for the day or the weekend so that you can get your project done, and it shouldn't cost too much.

4 March 2015

Check For Flower And Concrete Damage Winter May Have Left Behind


Now that winter is ending, it is time to head outside and see how much damage old man winter has done to your home.  No matter how well you are prepared, if you live in an area that has a blanket of snow on the ground for much of the winter, you may find things in need of repair. Concrete Unless you constantly kept snow and ice off your driveway, it could be damaged.

4 March 2015

Spruce Up Your Ugly Concrete Driveway: Don't Replace It


If you've recently purchased a new home and the concrete driveway is stained and unsightly, you can stain the concrete instead of replacing it. There are a lot of benefits to having the concrete professionals stain the concrete around your home, and its budget friendly. The concrete professionals (such as Southwest Coating Solutions) will first come and power wash the driveway, trying to remove all of the debris before they put on the stain.

24 February 2015

Want To Upgrade Your Concrete Driveway? What To Prepare For


If you have just bought and moved into a home and the concrete driveway is damaged beyond repair, rip it out and start new. It would be incredibly difficult for the concrete contractor to try to fix the existing concrete, and there are many new great concrete design options. Starting over allows the concrete professionals to prep the land, so the driveway is level, and change the dimensions of the driveway if needed.

23 February 2015

How To Resurface Your Concrete Patio


If you're one of the many who enjoy your time with family and friends on your concrete patio, you might experience some cracking or holes in the surface after a few years. If this is what you are experiencing, you can fix these little annoyances yourself with a few supplies and some simple steps. This guide explains what you'll need and how to resurface your concrete patio. Step 1: Gather Your Materials

17 February 2015