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2015

Why It Is Important To Lay A Foundation For Your New Garden Shed

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When making plans to install a new garden shed on your property, you may find yourself wondering whether or not a concrete foundation is really necessary for such a small building. Many homeowners have attempted to cut corners with their sheds in the past, and while they may last a few years, the end result is often less professional and shorter-lived than a shed built to code. If you still aren’t sure that installing a foundation is worth the effort, consider the following four arguments in its favor.…

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Comparing Rigid And Flexible Pavement

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Pavement can be broadly divided into two main categories, flexible and rigid. Though to the layman they may look identical, they are made up of different compositions of materials, which provides each type of pavement with a distinct set of characteristics that suits different needs. Understanding the differences between rigid and flexible pavement can help you choose the type of paving that best fits your project’s needs. Rigid Pavement Rigid pavement is most commonly made out of Portland concrete cement, which is a type of paving material that provides a high degree of durability and is generally, like the name suggests, fairly rigid.…

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What You Should Know About Asphalt Damage

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Asphalt parking lots are strong, but there are many factors that can cause damage, leading to expensive repairs. Check out these six facts you need to know about asphalt damage, so you can help protect your parking lot. Heavy Trucks Cause Serious Damage Heavy trucks, such as garbage trucks, semis and delivery trucks are devastating to your asphalt. Every vehicle does some damage to the asphalt, and this amount of damage is measured by the equivalent single axle load or ESAL.…

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3 Options to Finish Your New Home's Driveway

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If you recently purchased a home for your family that does not have a finished driveway, then you have a big decision to make! There are three different options that you can choose from that will each give your home a more polished appearance and help prevent unnecessary damage to your cars: gravel concrete asphalt Here is some information on each of these options to help you correctly make this important decision:…

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How To Fill Small Cracks In Your Asphalt Driveway

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Has your asphalt driveway developed a series of small cracks over the years? If so, you will be glad to know that this type of cosmetic damage can often be repaired on a do-it-yourself basis in a relatively short period of time by simply following the step-by-step instructions below.   Step 1: Get All The Materials You Will Need Once you begin the process of repairing your asphalt, you will need to be able to move quickly from one step to the next in order to ensure your repair patches cure properly.…

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4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Installing Your Own Driveway

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Home improvement shows and DIY websites make installing your own driveway look easy, but what viewers don’t get to see is when these projects go wrong. Sure, tackling a concrete driveway installation on your own might save you some money, but it also opens you up to potential problems down the road, many of which can cost a great deal to fix. Before you install your own driveway without the help of an experienced contractor, ask yourself if you’re prepared to handle these potential pitfalls.…

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Your Commercial Parking Lot Could Be Ruined By These Three Things

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Do you own a commercial property? If so, the parking area of your business is one of the first impressions customers may get about your business. Knowing how to spot and prevent potential damages from occurring to the pavement will extend its life. It is important to note that certain issues may not be as obvious as others. This is why it is a good idea to include routine inspections from a paving contractor in your preventative maintenance schedule.…

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Take Care Of Your New Asphalt Driveway During The Hot Summer

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For the first two years after its installation, your new asphalt driveway will be going through a transition period known as curing. During the curing period, your asphalt will be softer and more malleable than at other times later in its lifespan. This malleability is especially pronounced when the weather outside is hot and the sun is bright. Harsh summer conditions can be hard on your asphalt pavement. Pitting, gouging and other scars can mar the surface of your driveway if it is not properly cared for.…

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5 Tips to Stay Natural When Designing a Paved Driveway

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If you’re in the process of getting a driveway installed for the first time or are replacing a driveway that’s seen better days, it’s important that you do your best to ensure the driveway suits the exterior of your home and will last in the years to come. If you’re a fan of natural landscaping, it’s a good idea to look into what features you can incorporate to ensure that the driveway enhances the rest of your home.…

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3 Tips For Successfully Sealing Your Asphalt Driveway

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If you have a recently paved asphalt driveway that needs its first application of sealant, you may decide to tackle the job yourself. Below are three tips to help successfully seal your driveway. Plan On Sealing When The Weather Conditions Are Right When scheduling your project, keep an eye on the weather forecast to make sure the conditions are right for two or three days to give the sealant time to set up.…

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