How To Easily Repair Alligator Cracks In Your Asphalt Driveway


Alligator cracks in your asphalt driveway look similar to the scales on an alligator or like a spider web on your driveway. These cracks are not very deep, but they are long and widespread across your concrete. One crack is generally connected to another crack, hence the term alligator crack or spider web crack. These cracks are common on asphalt driveways and are easy to fix if you have the right supplies.

10 August 2016

Steps To Resurfacing A Driveway


If you have a few surface level cracks and pits in your driveway, then an asphalt paving specialist might suggest that you resurface the driveway. Essentially, this means that the technician would strip away the top layer and replace it with new asphalt. Before you sign up for this procedure, here are some details on what will take place so you know what to expect.  Step 1: Power Wash the Driveway

20 June 2016

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