Creating Gorgeous Concrete Flooring
When I purchased a penthouse with concrete floors, I was worried about how the space would look with all of my furniture. After moving a few things in, I realized that I was going to have to change something to make it look acceptable. Fortunately, a friend of mine recommended concrete staining and polishing as a way to create a gorgeous floor. We worked with a professional concrete contractor who was able to do the work. When he was finished staining the flooring, it looked amazing. Check out this blog for more information about the benefits of stained concrete flooring.
If you have a project that will benefit from the presence of concrete, it is important to understand that there are two common options that you can use to access it. Choosing the right unit can only occur when you are sure of the amount of concrete your project will need and where that concrete will eventually be placed. The boom and line pump are both safe and economical ways to pump the necessary concrete to an area that is difficult to access.
Are termites eating away at your home? If so, it may be time to have a pest-control service take care of the problem for you. Most pest-control services will be able to provide you with extermination of the termites and minimal repairs. This can leave you with a big problem when the termites are gone and your home still needs repairs. Some of the woodwork may need to be repaired by you.
The state of the concrete around your business is a major cause of concern. Not only does poorly kept up parking lots, sidewalks, and entries reflect poorly on your business, they can also be a major safety concern for your customers and employees. The following are a few key items to watch for, along with how the issues can be rectified.
Cracks and holes
Cracks, potholes, and pitting in the concrete doesn't just look bad.
The effects of winter can be particularly harsh on concrete sidewalks. Water from snow melt and rain can get into the pores and cracks of the sidewalks during a thaw period. When the freezing temperatures return, the water will turn into ice and expand inside the pores and cracks. Expanding ice can break apart the concrete slabs to the point they are no longer safe to walk over. You will need to remove the broken slab and put in a new one to repair the sidewalk and make it safe for people to use it.
Cracked and damaged concrete patios can take away from your enjoyment of your outdoor seating and entertaining areas. Before taking a jackhammer to the patio and starting over, use the following guide to determine whether your patio can be repaired by a skilled contractor.
Issue #1: Pitting
Pitting typically occurs from either age and weathering that has allowed moisture to get into the concrete, or from the use of salt-based ice melt products.