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

5 Things To Do Before Having Your Asphalt Driveway Sealed


An asphalt driveway is a great investment and can add value to your home. But over time it may begin to suffer if it is not sealed properly. If your asphalt driveway is a few years old and has never been sealed, it is not too late to restore it to how it looked when it was originally laid and to then put a sealant on top to protect it for many years to come.

12 February 2016