Tips For Choosing Concrete Blocks For Your Raised Garden Beds

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A raised garden bed can be used for ornamentals or for vegetables. For example, you can line a driveway with garden boxes filled with colorful flowers, or you can create a gridwork of raised food plots in the backyard. Concrete blocks are a simple way to create the perfect raised beds, since these are durable and attractive. The following tips can help you pick out the perfect blocks to create the most attractive garden.…

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Wise Homeowner: A Concrete Driveway May Be The Right Choice

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Your driveway may be missing that smooth ride that every home should have, and you have a lot of options when it comes to the types of material you can use for your driveway. Well, the following simple guide will show you why a concrete driveway should be at the top of your list.  Everlasting Concrete The first thing you should know about concrete driveways is that they can stand the test of time better than other types of materials, like asphalt or gravel.…

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5 Causes Of Cracked Concrete Driveways

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Do you have cracks in your concrete driveway? If so, it is a good idea to find out what has caused the cracks to occur before you make the repairs. Failure to pinpoint the problem and rectify it will lead to the freshly repaired concrete to crack again. So, what could be the cause of your cracked concrete driveway? Below, you will find five common causes for you to consider: Poorly Mixed Concrete…

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How To Remove That Old Concrete Wall In Your Home's Yard This Weekend

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If your home has an ugly, old concrete wall in the yard that was installed by a previous owner, then you will be happy to know that you can easily remove it. While removing concrete is a physical job, with the right tools you can complete this demolition project in an afternoon for a smaller wall, or in a weekend for a larger one. Follow these steps to remove your yard’s unsightly concrete wall:…

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DIY Home Repairs: Four Steps To Sealing Up Fireplace Cracks

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The sides and back of a fireplace may become weak and crack over time due to excessive heat. If you notice a crack in your fireplace—or bits of caulking or mortar on your flooring—you need to take action. Even the smallest crack can cause serious issues and increase the likelihood of a serious fire. If you are experienced with small home repairs, you can easily repair a small fireplace crack yourself.…

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Odd Jobs: Examples Of Some Of The Strangest Requests You Will Get From Customers And Knowing When To Say No

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As a concrete contractor, you are hired to pour all kinds of foundations, steps, platforms, etc., etc. In your line of work, you will undoubtedly encounter some very odd jobs. Some of them are reasonable, while others you should just walk away from. The following examples will help you decide right away if you want an odd job doing concrete. Pouring Dog Pound Slabs Whether for a private breeder or for a community animal shelter, this is one odd job you can feel good about doing.…

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