From Classic to Cutting Edge: Concrete Ideas and Inspiration
Gone are the days when concrete driveways had to be bland and drab. A common misconception some homeowners have is that opting for concrete as a durable material for their driveway will mean having to sacrifice on the aesthetics of their driveway. With numerous advancements in the concrete industry, concrete contractors can now use this material not only functionally, but aesthetically too. In addition to this, concrete is also one of the more economical options that you could choose for your driveway. Read More»
Steel fabrication is a project a lot of people choose to do alone without the help of a professional steel fabricator. For simple household objects like gutters and roof reinforcement, it can be a challenging but fun project to do. A very important part of steel fabrication is cutting, and it’s very difficult to finish any project without cutting the metal at least once. One of the most common ways to cut steel for an optimal result is by plasma cutting. Read More»
Exposed aggregate refers to a substance that is added to concrete but which is purposely meant to be exposed, either to add color and visual appeal or to provide traction in the form of a bumpy texture, or both. If you’re having concrete poured on your home’s driveway, walkway, patio or another space, note a few tips for choosing the best exposed aggregate.
1. Avoid iron
When choosing any exposed aggregate, avoid iron or any type of iron mixture. Read More»
Core drilling or any type of concrete cutting is not as easy as you might expect, which is why it’s best left to a professional contractor. You might assume you can simply rent a few tools and cut through your home’s basement wall or through the garage floor for new plumbing pipes, but chances are you might simply make a mess of the material and even ruin the tools. Note why this is and why this job is almost always best left to a professional contractor. Read More»
When cared for and protected, colored concrete will be able to retain its color indefinitely. The fact is the color of integrally colored concrete extends in the entire slab. This means that even if surface abrasions occur, the color will not disappear. Also, the pigments in the color are chemically stable, which means they won’t fade away as time passes due to ultraviolet light or because of adverse weather conditions. However, to keep colored concrete surfaces looking their best, certain care and maintenance needs to be provided. Read More»