2017

  • Remodeling A House As A Beginner


    Are you planning to perform a large remodeling project on a house that you purchased? If this will be your first time remodeling a house, don't begin on the project without having a good idea about what you want done. The most important aspect of the project is to make sure that you can fit all of your plans within a budget that you can afford. Running out of funds for the things that you want done can lead to the house being a disaster until you are able to complete everything.
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  • Flagstones And Pathways: Effects On Accessibility, Drainage, And Maintenance


    If you are trying to decide whether to add concrete paths or flagstones to your garden in an effort to avoid stepping in mud, you do have to take into account how each would affect the particular part of the garden they are in. Adding these is not just a matter of planning where they go and then installing them. You have to consider if they'll help or hurt drainage, make areas inaccessible to those with mobility issues, or cause you to have issues with maintenance.
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  • Renovations And Dealing With Structural Issues With Homes That Have Settling Foundations


    Some homes are worth saving, and when you begin renovations, structural problems often arise. Sometimes, the structure of an older home may have been built before modern building standards. The poor foundations, eroding soils, and age lead to settling homes that are challenging to renovate. Here are some ideas that will help you correct the settling and complete your renovations to make an old home livable again: 1. Old Pier Foundations, Jacking and Creating Crawl Spaces with Modern Footings
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  • Preparing Your Concrete Floor To Receive Stain


    Concrete has been used for decades to build foundations and garage floors, and many homeowners are now seeing the advantages of using concrete for the floors in the home. If you want a more modern look, then concrete stains are also a good choice. If you are thinking about staining, then you should know that concrete preparation is extremely important. Keep reading to find out why and also how to complete the preparation.
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  • Integrate A Concrete Retaining Wall Into The Landscape


    A retaining wall holds soil back on the one side but is free standing on the other. Retaining walls help you tame slopes by creating flat surfaces and preventing soil loss. Concrete is an ideal material for retaining walls because of its durability. You may choose a poured concrete or CMU block construction. Either way, design the wall's fa├žade and landscaping so your retaining wall fits in beautifully with the yard.
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  • Tips For Finishing Cement So It Makes A Strong And Stable Concrete Slab


    If you have decided to make a concrete slab in your backyard for a new patio or as a foundation for a shed, then it is important that you know how to properly finish the cement so it makes a strong concrete slab after it has cured. To this end, follow these professional concrete contractor tips: Tip: Flatten the Top of Your Slab Using a 2x4 Board The first step in finishing your new concrete slab is to flatten the top of the cement.
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  • Remodeling Your Bathroom


    As a homeowner, you are always trying to come up with ways to improve the look of your home and to increase its value. There are a few different things that you can do to accomplish this. One such way to make your home look a little bit more fresh, but also increase the value of the home, is to remodel the bathroom. You are going to have a lot of options when it comes to remodeling your bathroom, and you should have a little bit of fun with it.
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  • 3 Things You Should Know Before You Rent A Crane For Your Construction Project


    If you need a crane to help you finish your construction project, you're in luck. Many equipment rental companies rent out a variety of standing and mobile cranes to meet your needs and help lift materials where you need them. Cranes are often used in the construction of high-rise buildings, bridges, and more. Here are 3 things you should know before your crane rental experience so you don't encounter any surprises along the way.
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  • Why Gravel Is A Good Driveway Material When You Need An Affordable Option


    If you're looking for an inexpensive solution for a driveway or extra parking space on your property, then you should consider going with gravel. Gravel is a good choice whether you just need enough for extra parking or if you need a lot of it for a long driveway to a cabin in the country. Here's why gravel is a good driveway material, even for homes in the city. Gravel Is Inexpensive
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