26 November 2015
The holiday shopping season is a vitally important one for most retailers. In fact, according to recent statistics, consumers spent more than 600 billion dollars during the 2014 holiday season. Many retailers estimate that between twenty to forty percent of their annual sales are recorded each year during the holiday shopping season that typically extends from October through December. Since this level of increased store traffic comes along with winter weather in many areas of the nation, retailers often see an increase in accidents and injuries, along with the increase in sales.
8 September 2015
Concrete has a reputation for being durable. But this is a fact that holds true only when construction is done right. Errors in mixing, pouring and curing concrete can lead to premature cracks that can not only rob your house of a beautiful finish, but which can also threaten the structural integrity of your house. This is especially true in cases where the cracks appear in your home's foundation. Here are some of the cracks that you should look out for.
29 July 2015
If you have an older basement, it may not be the safest room in your house. You may not have an escape route in the event of a fire, or you may have exposed pipes that can be very tempting for young children to climb on. Here are 3 things you must do if you have an outdated basement to make it safer to be in. Install fire escape windows
15 July 2015
If you have been thinking about installing a driveway made of asphalt, you'll want to make sure you keep the following things in mind: It's All About The Season If you have been thinking about installing an asphalt driveway for a while, now is the time to act. Most asphalt contractors only install driveways in the spring, summer and early fall. You can't install asphalt when it's freezing outside. If you try to install asphalt when it is freezing outside, there is a large chance your asphalt will crack and will not set properly.
29 May 2015
If you are unhappy with your garage's concrete floor, it might need to be updated with a coat of epoxy. Epoxy not only improves the appearance by making it look smoother, but it can also add a protective layer to strengthen the floor. Here are some tips for applying epoxy to your concrete garage floor. Inspect and Clean the Floor The epoxy coating will only work if your concrete floor is free of cracks and holes and is thoroughly cleaned.
31 March 2015
Unfortunately, the average cost for replacing your concrete driveway is $3,500-$7,000. For this reason, it may be a better option to repair the individual surface problems instead of replacing the entire driveway. Repair Cracks Cracks are a common and easily fixed issue your driveway can have. To repair the problem, you can purchase a malleable compound that you place into the cracks. This compound fills the gaps in the surface, but it is important to remove any dirt or debris from the damaged areas first.
30 March 2015
If you are going to be putting a patio in your backyard, you may want to consider giving it a bit of texture with the use of concrete stamping equipment. Most people will have a professional, like those from Planit Dirt, Inc., install decorative concrete as it is a rather tedious process, but it is feasible to get the look on your own if you know the procedure. The look of stone on your patio is one that is popular among homeowners.
27 March 2015
After spotting ready mix concrete in the hardware store, your mind might be brimming with ideas about how to use it around your yard. Should you design a cool bike path around the swing set for your kids? What about adding some interesting stamped inlays alongside your front walkway? Although you might be eager to get started, making a few bad decisions could alter your results. Here are two concrete mistakes you should avoid making, so that you will adore your new cement:
25 March 2015
When planning a driveway remodel, the first decision centers on the building material. Concrete is durable and affordable, but even with staining and stamping it might seem like too obvious of a choice. Several popular alternative materials exist, but each has downsides that might make them a worse choice than concrete. Here are a few concrete alternatives and the downsides to consider. Travertine Travertine is a type of limestone and comes in a variety of natural neutral colors.
19 March 2015
When building a commercial building, there are many things to consider, such as finishing the inside and outside of the building. You may even have office installations to finish and other extra costs. This is why you will want to be able to cut costs wherever possible. There may be some areas that you least expect to be able to save money, such as using concrete finishes as flooring. If you want to reduce the cost of commercial construction, here are three concrete finishing techniques that can help you: