SEALING DECORATIVE COLOR, THE BAD, THE GOOD, AND THE UNDERCOVERED

  Imagine your Great-aunt Emma running naked in the middle of Manhattan’s traffic. Some things are better covered than others and won’t last as long if they’re not. Outdoor decorative concrete projects are the same. If the sealer is not applied, colors can fade and water marks can form. Stains can also penetrate, leaving oil marks where …

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How big of a foundation do you need for a house in an earthquake?

The more solid the foundation, the more capacity a structure is able to sustain in the event of an earthquake so long as it’s properly connected on the earth. Mr. Upadhyay advises that foundation footings of single-story houses should are at the minimum of two to three feet in depth and wide. They should be placed under floors …

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What’s the significance of having a solid Foundation?

Foundations serve three crucial purposes when it comes to the building of the structure. When nature’s forces can cause havoc, a solid and sturdy foundation will keep the structure in place. Solid foundations help ensure that the inhabitants of the building secure throughout natural catastrophes such as earthquakes flooding, and high winds. And lastly, but certainly not least an excellent foundation can make an …

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Why Use Wire Mesh In Concrete?

As long as the parking area or driveway isn’t frequently plowed by semi-trucks and other large vehicles and other heavy vehicles, welded wire mesh should perform well. If you’re like many of homeowners, you could be thinking that you could eliminate steel reinforcement completely. There are some circumstances that warrant it, reinforcing a driveway is generally a good expense. …

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How to Ensure a Successful Self-Leveling Underlayment Application

“Self-leveling underlayment” (SLU) is an euphemism. Although this kind of product is extremely useful but it is an experienced and skilled installer to achieve the highest level of performance. Be sure to follow these steps to avoid problems with your self-leveling installation.   Select the right product for installation:  Know the environment in which you will install …

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Everything You Need to Know About Different Concrete Leveling Options: Pros, Cons, and Costs

If you see your front steps begin shifting to one side, or your deck furniture that appears to slide off of a patio that is tilting or the walkway you walk on or driveway is becoming uneven–sinking concrete can be difficult to ignore. These are usually indications of problems beneath the concrete that may not be …

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