Four Methods That Can Make Your Concrete Look Like Stone
4 March 2016
The look of a natural stone patio, garden walkway, or even driveway doesn't have to be an overly expensive or time consuming endeavor. It's possible to use concrete to create the look you want both quickly and for less cost than sourcing the natural stone of your desires. The following methods will illustrate your options for installing stone-look concrete.
Method #1: Dying
Dyed concrete is the coloring method of choice for most new installations.
How To Use Cement Inlays For Decoration: 3 Ideas To Get You Started
29 January 2016
Cement can be used to create decorative details known as "inlays." The inlays are typically square or rectangular in shape and form, and may remind you of oversized mosaic tiles. However, you usually use these inlays in a more spread out fashion, and the cement tiles themselves have patterns, designs or pictures stamped, acid-washed, carved out or painted into them. You can incorporate your own cement inlays in and around your home in several decorative ways.
Two Colourful Ways To Give Your Retaining Wall Landscaping That WOW Factor
4 November 2015
Retaining walls are sometimes needed to keep soil that's in your yard from eroding away. They also help keep excess soil and other materials from falling into your property, such as when you live behind a hill. Yes, these walls are necessary, but it doesn't mean they have to be boring. The following suggests two creative ways to turn that rather blah landscape feature into a colourful focal point.
Make a Statement with Flowers
Five Good Uses For Fire Stop Caulking
27 July 2015
Fire stop caulking comes in a tube, similar to regular caulking, and is applied in a thin line with a caulk gun. The substance hardens quickly and after about 30 minutes creates a permanent seal.
In addition to the properties of ordinary caulk (sealing gaps, giving trim and moldings a more finished look), fire stop caulk offers a number of fire safety properties. These include expanding when exposed to extreme heat so as to cut off the oxygen to a fire and thus its spread as well as containing the spread of smoke and toxic fumes during a fire.