Amateur Mistakes to Avoid When Pouring Your Own Concrete

Many homeowners can pour their own concrete today, as bagged concrete is available at just about any hardware store and only needs water added. You then don't need to guess as to how much sand, gravel and other materials to add to your concrete before you pour it. However, as easy as it may sound to mix up some concrete and spread it over an area for a new driveway or use it for fixing cracks in a sidewalk, you want to avoid some mistakes that many homeowners make when working with concrete. Read More 

Landlords: Four Tips for Using Scaffolding When Painting Rental Properties

Scaffolding can be a useful tool if you are painting a house. It gives you height more easily and safely than using a ladder, and it allows you to work faster. If you own rental properties and you are repainting them, you may want to buy or hire scaffolding, but you have to ensure you use it carefully. Here are some tips to help: 1. Set up the scaffolding on a sturdy surface. Read More 

Should You Handle Your Own Concrete Core Drilling or Call a Professional?

Some concrete core drilling, meaning drilling circular holes into concrete usually to run wires, conduit, or new plumbing pipes through the material, might be easy enough on your own. However, like most home improvement jobs, you don't want to assume that you can take on more than you can reasonably handle, as this is a surefire way to cause damage to your home and even injure yourself. Note a few things that can help you determine if you should tackle your own concrete core drilling or call a professional. Read More 

Concrete Drilling: Ideal Options for DIY Projects

Concrete drilling is an important process when building or renovating your property. Basically, this process will create holes in concrete surfaces such as walls, floors and pavements. These are ideal for installing products such as water pipes and data cabling in the home. Moreover, you can extract some concrete material after drilling and send to a laboratory for testing. This can help you understand the condition of your concrete structures. Ideally, you should hire a concrete contractor for the drilling project. Read More 

3 Methods for Cutting Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers are often used as stepping stones in the front or backyard, to create a patio or driveway, or as edging for a driveway. In many cases, some of the pavers will need to be cut in order to fit within the desired space. Here are some different ways to cut the concrete pavers. Power Saw A popular method for cutting through concrete pavers is to use a power saw with a diamond blade. Read More