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Popular Techniques for Revealing the Exposed Aggregate in Your Concrete Flooring

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If you want to give your concrete floors a nice decorative finishing touch, removing the top later of the concrete surface to expose the sand and gravel part (aggregate) is an option you should consider. Exposed aggregate is a common feature in homes with concrete floors because it offers a long-lasting and visually appealing look. There are various ways of exposing the aggregate on concrete surfaces. Here is a look at some popular installation techniques you might want to use for your installation. Read More»

A Thorough Look at Mild and Deformed Steel Bars: How Do They Fit in Your Construction Project?

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Today, most concrete structures are made of sand, Portland cement, water and gravel. It is easy to assume that this mixture dries and hardens up to form the concrete structure. On the contrary, the structure results from a hardening process called hydration where the cement reacts with the water. Despite their strength, hard concrete structures can be compromised by tension forces due to the weight of other building materials, equipment or use by the occupants. Read More»

Tips to Ensure Efficient Stormwater Pit Service and Avoid Stormwater Contamination

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Your stormwater pit is where the rain running off your property is collected to help ensure the water flows out at the correct rate so that overflow problems can be avoided. If this pit clogs up, it can lead to flooding both onsite and offsite. Here are a few effective steps you can take to ensure the unobstructed drainage of water out of your property and also minimise the contamination of the stormwater. Read More»

Top Upsides of Using Interlocking Concrete Pavers on Your Patio

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As compared to poured concrete, precast concrete systems such as interlocking concrete pavers offers lots of amazing benefits. If you are looking forward to using these pavers for your landscaping project, here is why it is an investment that will pay well over the long term. Flexibility in design The design options possible with interlocking concrete pavers are so many. The versatile range of colours, shapes, and patterns that these concrete pavers come in create plenty of room for design creativity. Read More»

Why Consider Exposed Aggregate Concrete?

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Exposed aggregate concrete is achieved by doing away with the top layer of a concrete surface to expose the colour and texture of the aggregate underneath. It can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications including the construction of garage floors, pool surrounds, walkways, driveways, etc. Exposed aggregate concrete offers several advantages over traditional alternatives such as brushed or broom-finished concrete. Whether you need to install new concrete or replace damaged concrete, here’s why you should consider using exposed aggregate concrete. Read More»

4 Outdoor Applications Of Coloured Concrete That Promise To Make Your Home Stand Out

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Whether you’re building your home or remodelling, the goal is always to make the finished product stand out. Coloured concrete is a great way to achieve this goal in your home in either situation. This is where concrete is mixed with colour pigments and applied to surfaces to create a decorative look. With so many colours to choose from, you can use coloured concrete to give your home a grand look. Read More»

Three Architectural Finishes For Home Conversion Projects

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If you are making your home over or adding an extension, it is often easy to fall into the trap of doing things like everyone else. However, a few architecturally pleasing design features will often make your home really stand out and add that ‘wow factor’ so many homeowners desire. Of course, paying an architect to redesign your home given its existing structural footprint can be an expensive way forward. Nevertheless, opting for some of your own architectural finishes will allow all parts of your home to come together in a way that makes it looks as if it had been designed that way in the first place. Read More»

4 Benefits of Installing a Concrete Surface

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Concrete is a material which is affordable, durable and versatile. This makes it the ideal choice for a wide range of uses around your property. If you are considering which material to use to pave your driveway or patio, below are four reasons you should seriously consider opting for concrete. Concrete has aesthetic appeal When you think of concrete, you may think of dull grey slabs used in industrial buildings. However, modern domestic concrete is available is a range of colours, patterns and textures. Read More»

Landscaping: 5 Reasons To Seal Those Gaps Between Your Concrete Pavers

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Concrete pavers are commonly used in outdoor landscaping. They are especially great for use in garden paths, parking areas, patios, pergolas, and pool decking. In most outdoor applications, the concrete pavers are simply laid out on the ground without any proper installation. If you have such pavers in your home, this article explains why you should go a step further and seek concrete joint sealing services to seal these gaps. Read More»

A Safety Guide When Using Scaffolding To Build Your Tall Concrete Construction

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Because the use scaffolding involves working at height, the risk of a fall is always present. Work at height refers to work in any place where an individual could be hurt if they were to fall from that place. If you are a concrete contractor planning to build a high-rise building with the use of scaffolding, it is important that you understand the safety hazards involved, and what can be done to prevent them. Read More»