Deck Footing Options To Consider For Your DIY Foundation

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Deck Footing Options To Consider For Your DIY Foundation

Building a deck or small structure doesn’t always require a poured foundation. In many areas, you can instead use the footing system to create a sturdy base for your deck. To do this, you install supports to hold up the wood deck. If you create the footing correctly, the deck should be stable and secure. The following are some footing options to consider. The traditional sonotube method Sonotubes are the large cardboard tubes used to cast concrete. To create footings from these, you must dig down to the depth required by your local...

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Make Great Looking Cement Stepping Stones

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Make Great Looking Cement Stepping Stones

One great way to make use of cement that will also add d├ęcor and functionality to your yard is to make some creative and unique looking stepping stones. You can place them around the yard in the areas where you walk so you can keep your shoes cleaner and your lawn nicer. Placing them in the garden will help you avoid stepping in the soil. This article will give you instructions on how you can make your own cement stepping stones. Lay out your molds You can use metal cake pans or plastic molds for the stepping stone molds. Pick a flat area...

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Options For Redesigning The Look Of Your Current Concrete Driveway

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Options For Redesigning The Look Of Your Current Concrete Driveway

When your current driveway has cracks, discoloration or small holes, you want to find a way to deal with the problem. However, unless you want to remove it completely, you need a way to enhance the surface without replacing it. Luckily, you have several options for repairing the damage and improving it at the same time. Place a Micro Layer The first issue you want to deal with is any surface damage. This means filling in small holes and cracks with new concrete. The easiest method is to apply a new micro layer to the top of your driveway...

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Renovating An Old Victorian? You Might Be In Need Of Some Fire Stop Caulking

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Renovating An Old Victorian? You Might Be In Need Of Some Fire Stop Caulking

Most new homes have fire stops already installed, but they are a rarity in vintage structures. If you are restoring an old Victorian, chances are you, or your contractor, will be redoing the wiring and the plumbing. That means installing fire stops and sealing them with fire stop caulking. Below is an outline of what fire stop caulking is, and how it’s used. What is Fire Stop Caulking? A fire stop is a barrier built to prevent fire from spreading from one room or compartment to another. Fire stop caulking is one of the materials used to...

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Decorative Concrete And Four Ways To Update Your Home With It

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Decorative Concrete And Four Ways To Update Your Home With It

Homeowners everywhere are discovering the versatility of decorative concrete. Learn what it is and discover four ways to update your home on the inside and the outside by being creative with concrete. What is Decorative Concrete? Decorative concrete is a way to enhance the look of the home, both inside and outside, by adding color, texture, or patterns to the concrete. This can be done using the following methods: Staining Stamping Polishing Stenciling Overlaying Many people are realizing the potential of using this moldable material in a...

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How To Make A Concrete Bathroom Sink Countertop

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Make A Concrete Bathroom Sink Countertop

Bathrooms can get tired looking over time and will need some work to get it looking vibrant again. One thing you can do is replace the old bathroom sink countertop with a concrete one. A concrete counter top is sturdy and can help give the bathroom an elegant appearance. Here is how you can build a concrete sink countertop for your bathroom. You Will Need: Concrete Mix 8’x4′ Plywood Sheet 8’x’4′ Foam Sheet Measuring Tape Concrete Mixer Five Gallon Pail Hand-Held Sander 2 Workhorses Nails Hammer Glue Building Mold...

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