How To Use Concrete To Make Your Country Playscape Unique

Have you decided that you want to raise your children out in the country? If so, you may be wanting to create a playscape that will help to provide outdoor adventures for your children. Think about contacting a professional who specializes in concrete work. Consider having some ideas to present to the commercial concrete contractor so he or she will better understand what you have in mind. Here are some ideas that might inspire you to create something unique and fun.

Dressing Up Your Driveway With Stamped Concrete

If you are looking for a way to change the appearance of a drab looking driveway, you may have considered using concrete as a medium. Concrete is extremely durable and has a pleasing look that many desire in a driveway setting. Adding imprints to the concrete as it is placed can give the aesthetics a whole new look. Here are some basic instructions on how to add decorative stamping to a concrete driveway to make the surface one that is unique from everyone else's in your neighborhood.

Repairing A Poured Concrete Foundation Crack With Epoxy

Poured concrete foundations can become cracked as the house settles into the ground. When the concrete cracks, water from rain, and snow melt can leak through the openings and flood the basement. To prevent this type of flooding, you need to seal the crack to keep the water out. Here is how you can seal cracks in poured concrete foundations. You Will Need: Concrete Crack Sealing Kit Wire Brush Injection Ports Caulk Gun Hair Dryer Hacksaw Hammer Nails Utility Knife Putty Knife Prepare Cracks

Finishing Your Basement: What To Expect

If you have an unfinished basement, the world is your oyster when it comes to refinishing. While the work may be extensive, there are many benefits to being able to utilize this square footage to the fullest. Learn what to expect when you finish your basement so you can be prepared for the process. Concrete cutting If you want your basement to have an exit door so you can walk outside from this living space, you will have to hire a concrete contractor to do the job.

Three Brick Road Patterns You Can Achieve With A Brick Layer Machine

It used to take concrete contractors weeks to lay down individual bricks and have them interlace in complex patterns to create patios, driveways, walkways and even brick roads. A recent bit of modern engineering, a brick layer machine, takes bricks of all sizes and colors and interlaces them before slowly laying down and entire grid of bricks in a wet concrete base. The machine can be programmed to make three different patterns, all of which your concrete contractor can program the machine to do.