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Three Tips For Your Concrete Pouring Project

Concrete can be a remarkably useful material in a range of building projects. The availability of ready mix and quick drying concrete have made it much easier for homeowners to complete these projects on their own. In particular, this is a common material to use when paving patios, driveways or walkways. To help you get the most from this home improvement project, you will want to make sure that you use the following tips.

Make A One-Of-A-Kind Gift For A Loved One Using Concrete

If you want to give someone special a gift that they can enjoy for the rest of their life, consider creating a one-of-a-kind gift for them using concrete. Concrete is a durable material that can be customized when it is wet to create amazing things that are hard and strong when it dries. The guide below walks you through the process for making a one of a kind handprint and footprint cast for someone special to you.

Making Driveways Safer

Your concrete driveway serves you well at home or at your business. In general, these driveways are low maintenance and last for decades. Of course, safety is always an issue with driveways, both for drivers and pedestrians. Your current driveway may need some improvements to make it less dangerous. Fortunately, you can work with a contractor to make your driveway safe for pedestrians. Sidewalks Any sidewalk that crosses your driveway should remain at the same height as the walkway on either side of the entrance.

Patch Your Asphalt Holes To Perfect The Appearance Of Your Driveway

Prior to having your asphalt driveway sealed for the year, you should take the time to fix the holes and cracks that the winter weather has caused. Here, you will learn how to do just that. To repair your asphalt driveway you will need: Chisel or old flat-head screwdriver Hammer Shovel Broom Coarse gravel Plywood Cold asphalt patch material Plan the Day To get the best results, choose a work day that is clear and comfortable to work.

How To Keep Broken Concrete Out Of The Landfill

Concrete is a highly durable and useful building material, and you can find it in everything from sidewalks and driveways to buildings. One of the downsides of concrete is that it's extremely heavy and difficult to get rid of once it has been broken up due to a construction project. If you've recently had some work done, such as a new driveway installed or a sidewalk that has been re-done and there is broken concrete lying around, here are some tips to reuse it so that it doesn't end up in a landfill.