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Three Important Stages Of Installing Exposed Aggregate

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Whether you’re building a new patio or resurfacing a driveway or path, installing exposed aggregate is a great way to add colour and texture. Here are three stages in the process. Choosing Aggregates Your choice of aggregates is crucial. Consider the colours of your home and the landscape when making your decisions to coordinate the surface with your environment. The hues of crushed natural stones such as limestone, quartz and granite depend on their origin—offering choices including delicate rose quartz, dark blue granite and charcoal limestone.…

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Three Central Tips for Promoting Efficient Concrete Pumping

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Pumping is the most effective approach for pouring concrete when building a large surface or structure. In general, when concrete pumping is conducted properly, the pouring process will be quick and efficient. In addition, the concrete will be transferred smoothly and consistently, guaranteeing the durability and stability of the completed structure. Unfortunately, if the pumping process is managed poorly, you might experience some mishaps. The building process might not be efficient, and the final results could be compromised.…

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Tips for Installing a Barrier Wall Correctly

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Moisture is an enemy to building materials. Once moisture finds its way in the wrong places of a home, then you have to deal with potential damage to various parts of your house. One technique that contractors use to prevent moisture from getting into a house is building barrier walls. Typically, a barrier wall system maintains the weather tightness of a house and keeps air, water and vapour away. That said, the integrity of a barrier wall depends on the quality of the installation process.…

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Two important concrete features to include when building a restaurant

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If you’re planning to build a restaurant, here are two concrete features that you should have fitted by a concrete contractor during the construction process. A concrete grease interceptor One of the most important features that you must have installed in any property that has a commercial kitchen is a grease interceptor. The reason for this is as follows; the fat (from butter, oils and lard) that is rinsed off your customers’ plates and poured down your kitchen’s waste pipes by your staff members could cause serious blockages both within your premises’ plumbing system and in the shared waste pipes in the local area.…

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3 Evidences That Your Retaining Wall Needs a Professional Inspection

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Yards are very different. Sometimes there are hills where you want a flat surface, and sometimes you have a flat surface where you could do with a hill. The unevenness on yards is the reason why most homeowners build retaining walls on hilly sections of their property. Therefore, if you have just bought a property that has a retaining wall, then you are in luck. Not only do the walls create more usable space, but they also prevent soil erosion and add aesthetic value to a property.…

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How to Ensure That Your Concrete Pumps Are Safe and Fit for Purpose

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Let’s face it – the average town or city centre in Australia is a very cramped place. If you’re trying to develop a property deep inside one of these conurbations, then you have some challenges when trying to access it with tools, supplies and resources. In particular, you have to be very creative when supplying the all-important concrete to build out the development, but you will be pleased to know that there are several pumping options available, using modern-day equipment.…

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A Simple Guide on How to Pour Concrete During Winter

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Are you undertaking a construction project this winter? Well, concrete pumping is one of the processes you cannot avoid. Pouring concrete during the cold season poses a number of significant challenges. Usually, concrete sets at fifty degrees Fahrenheit, meaning in winter the ambient temperature will fall below this range. Here are steps you should take to ensure your concrete cures efficiently in the cold weather. Concrete pumping temperature limits If the temperature drops below 5 degrees, the exothermic reaction that makes the wet cement change into strong concrete slows down significantly.…

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Design Ideas for Concrete Kerbs

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Putting in kerbs around your home, office or commercial property? Want to go beyond the basic design and inject some style into your kerbs? When you talk with a concrete kerbing contractor, they can show you a portfolio and help you come up with design ideas. In the meantime, you may want to consider the following.  Bricks Concrete kerbs can feature traditional concrete poured and shaped on-site or created using moulds, but you can also create kerbs from bricks.…

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Reasons to Use Ready Mixed Concrete

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Are you in the construction industry or just a property owner thinking of doing some renovations for your property? If you’re in either of the categories, or simply in need of mixed concrete, consider using ready mixed concrete (commonly known as RMC). Ready mixed concrete is a factory pre-mixed concrete suited to your needs and usage. Once it has been manufactured, it’s transported to the workstation in transit mixers for easy delivery and preservation.…

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5 Ideas for Concrete Stenciling on Your Restaurant Patio

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An outdoor patio adds appeal to your restaurant and allows you to serve more patrons than you could with just an indoor space. Concrete is an affordable option, but if you want to add decorative elements to your patio, you may want to consider stenciled concrete. Here are some design ideas to consider. 1. Mimic High-End Patio Stones Stenciled concrete allows you to enjoy the look of patio stones without the cost or the painstaking installation process.…

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