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2019

Tips for hiring a concrete pump

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If you work in the construction industry, there is a high chance that you will need equipment to perform specific jobs. Buying or hiring a concrete pump is a considerable commitment hence the need to ensure you get a return on your investment. The following tips will guide your hiring of a concrete pump. Quality equipment It is advisable to research potential companies that rent out concrete pumps. This allows you to choose a reputable company with quality equipment that guarantees your investment. Read More»

Maintenance tips for water tanks

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Many homeowners forget about maintenance and cleaning of their water tanks, which can lead to the build-up of sediment or growth of algae. If these conditions are left unchecked, they can create health hazards. Some tips for maintaining your water tanks include: Inspect the catchment area The roof and gutters act as catchment areas for rainwater, and for this reason you should consider them for inspection and cleaning. The material of your roof and the paints used will affect the quality of rain collected. Read More»

Why a Concrete Pump Is the Perfect Answer for Your High-Rise Job

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Are you trying to build an extension on top of a high-rise building? Due to the amount of congestion in your city centre area, the only way is up for you, and you will simply have to sort the logistics out. In this case, you may be resigned to making slow progress as you need to haul the necessary concrete in individual buckets, but a better solution may be at hand. Read More»

Can You Build a Home Extension with Very Little Access?

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Are you building a sizeable extension onto the back of your home but have very little access? Maybe you live in a semi-detached house but there is barely enough room to walk between your property and the next, and you have no access whatsoever from the back. You know that this is going to be a challenge, but you are particularly worried about concrete delivery, as this needs to be carefully staged if it is to set properly. Read More»

Benefits Of Polished Concrete Flooring For Your Business

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Whether you manage a large warehouse or a small retail store, polished concrete flooring has a range of benefits. Here are some ways it can help your business. Durable And Easy Maintenance Because polished concrete is robust and highly resistant to foot traffic, you’ll save time, as you won’t have to regularly move large display cases or other bulky items around to apply different treatments to the floor. The polish also resists marks from forklift truck tyres and staining from oil or chemical spills, which helps it maintain its good looks for longer. Read More»

Benefits Of Polished Concrete Flooring

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If you’re looking for an easy-care designer flooring option for your home or business, polished concrete offers an ideal solution. You might already know about concrete’s durability, but the polishing process turns it into an attractive decorative surface. Here are some benefits. Design Options With polished concrete, you have an almost limitless array of design choices at your disposal—many of which you can mix and match. This allows you to customise the floor to your exact needs. Read More»

The Various Ways to Beautify Your Plain-Looking Concrete Driveway

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Concrete is a durable, readily available, easy to install, affordable and low-maintenance paving material. These qualities make it ideal for driveway construction. However, standard concrete can be quite dull-looking, so it might not be the right choice for homeowners looking to install a driveway that looks nice and increases the beauty of their outdoor environment. Fortunately, it’s possible to transform the look of ordinary concrete post-installation without spending a fortune. Here’s a look at some ways to increase the beauty of otherwise plain-looking concrete. Read More»

Five Benefits of Underground Concrete Water Tanks

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Having a concrete tank below ground is nothing out of the ordinary. Concrete underground tanks are a great alternative to conventional high-ground plastic tanks found all across Australia. Unlike plastic high-ground tanks, these concrete tanks are built well below the ground level to prevent any water contamination, save space and avoid aesthetic intrusion. While plastic high-ground tanks are great, concrete underground tanks have overwhelming benefits that give them a considerable edge over plastic tanks. Read More»

How to Use Overlays to Revolutionise the Look of Your Driveway

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Is your concrete driveway looking a little sorry for itself? You may find that it has become discoloured or picked up some damage over the years. In fact, you may be able to see blades of grass and the odd weed here or there, and the surface may have become rather uneven. Certainly, it’s been a long time since you paid any attention to your drive, but it’s hardly creating a good impression for those first-time guests. Read More»

Why concrete kerbing is good for your landscaping project

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Every property, whether commercial or residential, needs to have that extra touch on all edges to enhance its looks. Mostly, kerbing is done to keep the garden and the lawn separate, among other uses that will be discussed below. Over the years, most property owners have been using wood, plastic and bricks for garden borders and edging their lawn. However, these materials are not entirely reliable, and the property owners face problems like the wood rotting, the plastic cracking over time and the bricks tending to move from their original position. Read More»