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concrete finishes for vertical surfaces

I have a long retaining wall in front of my house that really took away from the curb appeal of my home. It was a plain cinder block wall that was doing nothing more than serving its purpose. I started looking into the different ways that I could improve the appearance of the wall without spending a fortune on it. I had looked into the different stone, brick and paving stones that I could have put on the wall, but those options were not within my budget. That was when I found out about the many options of concrete finishes for vertical surfaces. Visit my blog to see the many ways that concrete can be used to make your vertical spaces boost the curb appeal of your home.


You’re Getting A New Concrete Driveway: 3 Steps To Keep It In Good Condition

If you have a new concrete driveway, you want to make sure it stays in mint condition. Everyday use can take its toll on concrete, so it's important that you take the proper precautionary steps to protect it from damage. Here are three simple steps you can take to preserve your concrete driveway. Seal the Deal To protect against wear and tear, you should apply a protective layer of concrete sealant before using your driveway for the first time. Read More 

Creative Concrete Patio: Think Beyond The Classic Slab

A single slab of gray concrete can be an easy foundation for your new patio. After all, it resembles a blank canvas that you can then customize to your changing whims. However, updating the classic gray slab doesn't mean having to make do without the durability of poured concrete. Instead, utilize concrete's versatility to design a patio unique to your backyard. Decorative Band One method for personalizing your patio is relatively simple. Read More 

New Homeowner’s Guide: How To Seal Your Concrete Driveway Before Winter Arrives

Wintertime can be harsh on concrete driveways. Moisture from rain and melting snow can seep into the pores in the concrete during a thawing period. The moisture will turn to ice when freezing temperatures return. As the ice grows and expands in the pores, it will cause the concrete to crack and chip apart. You should waterproof your driveway with a concrete sealer to prevent the moisture from getting into the pores. Read More 

The Ins And Outs Of Fire Stop Caulking

If you want to be sure that your building structures are well protected from fire hazards throughout the years, it pays to protect these structures down to their smallest components. In this regard, you might do well to invest in fire stop caulking for installation throughout your building. To learn more about this material, how it can help and what other sort of preventive steps you can take in order to keep your building free of fire hazards, read the information laid out in this article. Read More 

Backyard Beauty: Three Unique Paving Materials For Your Walkway

Adding a paved walkway to your garden or lawn is a good idea, especially if you are frequently walking over the grass. A paved walkway serves your lawn in three ways: functionality, beauty, and lawn health. If you are interested in installing a walkway in your lawn, you probably know all about the standard materials: stones, wood, and metal. But did you know that you have more options? You do. If you want something unique or eclectic, consider using one of these three materials to create your walkway: Read More