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  • 3 Tips For Improving Your Crane Rental Experience

    Having access to a functional crane can make it easier to move heavy loads during a construction project. Since a crane isn't required for the completion of every project, you may find that it makes more financial sense to invest in renting a crane rather than purchasing one. Proper preparation is essential when it comes to the quality of your crane rental experience. Here are three simple things that you can do to ensure your next crane rental goes smoothly. [Read More]

  • Does Your Concrete Have An Epoxy Finish? 4 Reasons Why It Should

    Concrete is one of the most versatile construction materials around. It can be used for patios, driveways, garage floors, to name just a few of them. However, as durable as it is, it can still be damaged by misuse and weather exposure. Not only that, but it always has the same appearance and texture, unless you utilize stamping, or staining. That's where epoxy sealant comes in to play. Epoxy sealant provides a lasting protective seal over the entire surface of your concrete, making it impervious to damage. [Read More]

  • Preparing Your Home For A Painting Project: Three Things To Consider

    When hiring a general painting contractor to paint your home, there are a few things you'll want to do to prepare for the project. With a bit of preparation, you can ensure that your project will go smoothly, and your home will have a fresh new look when the painting is done. Here are just a few things to consider as you prepare for your painting project. Test Your Chosen Colors [Read More]

  • Pour, Set, Cure, Repeat! How Contractors Make Concrete Walls

    Concrete is not exactly a substance that readily creates vertical forms. Therefore, concrete wall contractors have some special techniques for making concrete do the unimaginable. If you need concrete walls of your own, or you are just curious about how concrete walls are made, here is a little more information to satiate your curiosity. Vertical Concrete Forms The first step in creating a concrete wall is to create a concrete form. [Read More]

  • Tips For A Smooth Concrete Drilling Experience

    The hardness of concrete usually makes it durable. However, it is also what makes it challenging to work on. This is especially true when working on a concrete drilling do-it-yourself project. The good news is that the right tools and proper drilling techniques can help to eliminate most of the stress that most homeowners encounter when working on their renovation projects. You will find the following concrete drilling tips useful when it comes to making the concrete drilling process as smooth as it can be. [Read More]

  • Stamped Concrete Vs Pavers

    There are two primary choices for patio flooring: stamped concrete and pavers. Both of them are fine options, but when someone is in the market to redo their patio floors, it's important to know the strengths and weaknesses of both options. This knowledge can help a homeowner make a more educated decision. This is a closer look at  the difference between stamped concrete and pavers.  Stamped Concrete One of the best advantages of stamped concrete is that it is easy to install. [Read More]

  • Ready-Mix Concrete For Kids' Summer Fun

    With summer vacation quickly approaching, many parents are looking for activities for their kids to do to keep them busy during the long summer days. One affordable material to work with is concrete. So many things can be made out of concrete that can be gifted to friends and loved ones or used to decorate around the house. Here, you will find a few ideas that could help inspire you to grab a bag of ready-mix concrete and get the kids busy making something special. [Read More]

  • Picking The Perfect Patio To Enjoy All Summer Long

    If you want to make the most of the outdoors this season, consider adding a patio to your property. There are many options in terms of style, spacing, and materials, so talk with paving contractors to determine the best approach for your home's inherent features. Some types of patios are: On-grade patios. On-grade patios are perhaps the most common kind to find in yards and gardens of homes, and they are usually flush with the ground and terrain around them. [Read More]

  • Four Ways Underpinning Techniques Are Used To Support A Second Floor Addition

    With prime real estate for building new homes becoming more scarce, you may opt to buy an existing home in a desirable location. This can present many problems, such as a home with no room for additions. Instead of building out, building up with an additional floor may be the only option to get the space you need. With a second floor, there are also additional loads, which are carried by the foundation of your home. [Read More]

  • Preventing Ice Expansion And Pest Infestation Around Your Foundation: Temporary Patches For The Cracks

    If you currently have some cracks in your foundation, you may have also encounter issues with pest infestations and ice expansion of the cracks in winter. To prevent both bugs and the widening of the cracks due to freezing water, you can request foundation crack repair from a contractor, but it may prove more costly than a temporary solution. Thankfully, the following temporary solutions will save you some money and help you get through the fall and winter months until you can afford more costly repairs. [Read More]