4 Ways To Protect A Newly-Poured Parking Lot From Damage


If you own a small business, chances are that you take pride in every aspect of it, including your parking lot. You want to make the best impression possible on your customers, and a parking lot that is damaged will be the first thing that they notice. Here are some ways to protect a newly-poured parking lot from becoming damaged. Keep The Cement Covered If you have a relatively small parking lot, you should really try to cover the fresh concrete with concrete blankets.

19 April 2016

Unusual Ways To Use Pavers


Pavers are perfect for an outdoor living space because they're so versatile. But if you don't want your patio to look like every other patio on the block, there are plenty of ways to use pavers in unusual ways. Read on for some ideas. Kid Space Make your backyard a haven for kids with some pavers. If you have a playhouse for your little ones, use pavers to create a little playhouse patio all their own.

28 March 2016

Driveway Options For Your New Home


If you have finished building your home and you're now down to the landscaping and paving part, then you want to make sure you choose the best option for your driveway. The driveway will help to bring the look of your home to completion. You can go with keeping it natural with dirt or gravel, concrete or asphalt. Each one of these can offer you benefits, as well as things that may not be as pleasant.

22 March 2016

What Preparations Are Required Before Installing Pavers On A Driveway?


Installing driveway pavers is an option for homeowners with durability, easy maintenance and versatility in mind. In addition, pavers can be made from various materials, such as concrete or asphalt that come in an array of colors and shapes, which will allow you to select a design that complements the architecture of your house.  Whether you choose natural stone, brick or concrete pavers, it is important to adequately prepare the site.

22 March 2016

Making Your Concrete Wheelchair Ramp Accessible All Year


There is estimated to be about 2.2.million persons in the U.S. who use a wheelchair to aid in their mobility for day-to-day living. In addition to this another 6.5 million are expected to need a cane, walker or crutches to move around independently. So chances are you either know someone or will know someone who needs to use one of these devices. A wheelchair accessible ramp makes entrances and exits easier and concrete is one of the most durable (at $2 to $30 per square foot) materials that can be used to make one, especially one that can be sturdy enough to accommodate the weight of a scooter.

21 March 2016

How Hydroseeding Can Help You Recover Your Eroded Lawn


Whether you have acres to cover or a small lot, if you have an eroded lawn, you need to consider your options for a healthy replacement. Repairing an eroded lawn that stems from either environmental or construction damages can be a costly and tedious process. And if you're replacing a lawn area that's critical to maintaining erosion control, you'll need to see immediate results with your investment. Though you can try methods like broadcasting dry seeds over your eroded area or laying sod, you may not get the best results for the time and money you spend in the process.

18 March 2016

The Pros And Cons Of Asphalt And Concrete Driveways


If you are looking to have a new driveway installed, you will probably be choosing between asphalt and concrete. While other materials can be used with a driveway, these are two of the most popular options. Each of these materials has both benefits and drawbacks. Here are some pros and cons of each so you can decide which one is a better option for your home. Asphalt Many homeowners choose to have an asphalt driveway installed.

17 March 2016

How To Create A Great Playscape At Your Country Home


Did you move to the country so your children could be away from the hustle and bustle of the suburbs? What a great thing to do for your kids! Having the great outdoors right outside the door of your home means that your children can have adventures as they experience the wonders of nature. If you want to enhance the area by creating a playscape at your country home, here are some ideas for you.

14 March 2016

How To Repair Asphalt Damage So That You Can Install A Sealcoat


The elements can take a real toll on your driveway. If you do nothing to take care of your driveway, it will slowly decompose until you have no choice but to replace it. If you catch the damage before it goes too far, you should be able to make repairs and apply a sealcoat to extend the life of your driveway. It is important, however, to make sure that you make repairs correctly so that your sealcoat will adhere properly.

10 March 2016

4 Benefits Of Having A Paver Patio


When you want to install a patio in your backyard, you first need to decide on the material. While poured concrete is an option many people turn to, you should also consider creating a patio by using paving stones. Here are some different benefits of choosing pavers for the patio. It is easier to repair damage A major benefit to choosing paving stones as opposed to a poured concrete patio is that they are easier to repair.

9 March 2016