Put a Great Finish on Your Concrete

Broom finish, flagstone, color, texture, swirling, and more. All finishes to newly poured concrete. And all finishes anyone can do themselves. Any one of those finishes will give your patio or sidewalk something besides the same old look. The questions are, what do you do and how do you do it? However before we get … Read more

Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my neighbor first decided to install a paver-block patio behind his home, he chose paver stones for several good reasons. He thought they would last longer than other materials like wood, or poured concrete, he thought they had a really “rich” elegant look to them and most of all, he thought that they would be maintenance free. Well, he almost had it right. They do look great and they’re incredibly durable, but it wasn’t long before he learned that they aren’t completely maintenance free.

After several seasons of rain, snow and sun, the patio just didn’t look as good as it first did when he had it installed. The sun was beginning to fade the color in some areas, the sand between the stones had been washed away by the rains and weeds had started growing in the gaps between the pavers. He even began to see ant colonies beginning to form using his precious paver sand as their new home.

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Choosing the Right Paving Stone

Paving is the art of covering or laying a road or a walkway by using concrete, stones, bricks, tiles etc. Therefore a paving stone would be a stone used for paving. The paving stones have an advantage over concrete as they are stronger which most people don’t realize. Apart from the strength Paving stones add … Read more

Learning to live with bad concrete.

Hiding cracks can be cheaper and more interesting than removing them My old gray driveway wasn’t what it used to be. Time, a huge oak tree, and expansive soil had conspired against it, leaving cracks down its length and across its width. Like so many homeowners with cracked concrete patios, paths, and driveways, I thought … Read more

How to remove mold and mildew from canvas

There’s nothing worse than getting ready to go camping or breaking out your summer gear only to find mold or mildew removal is in order. No matter how good a job I think I do every year when putting up the gear something seems to slip through the cracks and allow mold and or mildew … Read more