If you have a concrete patio that has no type of finish on it, such as stamps, color, or any type of textures, your patio may look boring. If so, you can liven it up and give it some class by adding a motif, a stain, or decorative overlay. Below are some tips on how you can do this. Your patio will look amazing when it is finished.
When you add a motif, the design is engraved into the surface of the concrete.
A common issue, especially in wet climates or low-lying backyards, is puddling and pooling on top of the patio slab. Not only does this make the patio a wet mess, it can lead to damage. This is because the constant moisture exposure weathers the concrete prematurely. It can also make issues like mildew and mold growth more severe. Fortunately, there are options for overcoming puddling problems.
Option #1: Drainage strips
If your driveway is currently made with dirt or gravel, you may be considering paving over it. Dirt and gravel will let the rain soak into your driveway, and if heavy rainfall occurs, the dirt and gravel can even erode or shift. Paving the driveway can help eliminate the problems that come with heavy rain by helping provide adequate drainage to the area.
Removing The Rut
A common problem with a dirt and gravel driveway is that ruts will easily form in the material.
If you plan to break up your old concrete patio yourself, you may want to reconsider. Although it might seem easy and cost-effective to do the project on your own, it may actually cost you more in the long run. In addition, the heavy equipment and tools used for concrete breaking may create health problems for your back, arms, and legs. Here are reasons why you shouldn't break up your patio's concrete yourself and what you can do instead.
Paving a sidewalk, driveway, or patio is a basic enough job that many enterprising homeowners choose to take it on themselves. While in many cases this may lead to success, it can also turn into a nightmare if you don't begin by arming yourself with some basic information. This article will elucidate three mistakes that amateurs commonly make when working with ready mix concrete.
Using a Wimpy Wheelbarrow
If you've ever worked with concrete before then you know how heavy it is, both in its wet and dry states.