Brick and Stone Work

6 Tips to Keeping Your Pool Looking its Best

Your swimming pool says a lot about you. If you maintain it and it looks amazing, it will reflect well on your hard working style. Be proud of your pool and maintain its appearance. After all, it is a complement to your overall yard, landscape, and home. Letting it go not only shows others that you don't care, but it also can depreciate your home's value over time. From having the stone resealed in the pool area to simply keeping bugs and leaves out of the water, you can make your pool the envy of the neighborhood. Here are some tips to ensuring your pool looks its best.

Five Creative Uses for Landscape Pavers

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If you are considering remodeling your driveway, patio, or entryway, or if you simply want to add some flair to your garden, consider landscape pavers! Landscape pavers come in a variety of colors, textures, and shapes. Pavers are a manufactured product, meaning that they tend to be more affordable than natural stone -- like flagstone -- and less susceptible to the breaks and cracks inherent in stone.

Why Hire a Spiderlift Instead of Buying One?

Spiderlifts can be put to a wide range of uses whenever you need to access areas high off the ground. Many businesses decide to use them, but one of the biggest questions they often have is whether to buy their own machine or to hire one. Often, hiring can turn out to be the best option, and here are a few reasons why this might be the case for you as well. 

No Large Initial Expense 

Proper Chimney Deep Cleaning

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Chimneys and soot go together. The sticky dark substance is something that isn't visible to our eyes, as it is all inside a pipe or flue, and it often escapes notice. However, that doesn't mean it isn't there! It is only when something goes wrong that we suddenly become aware of its existence and want to do something about it in a hurry. But by then it might be too late, so take the time now to understand how to keep your chimney clean and working properly.

 

 

Improving home security with low maintenance railings

Improving home security with low maintenance railings

Home security is one of the most important aspects for older residents. Peace of mind is crucial and can be achieved by installing railings round the front and back of the house.

Safety can also be achieved with a touch of class and style that is in keeping with the rest of the home. Whether it is a classic look or a more adventurous vintage style they can provide both safety and fashion at the same time.

Getting the Right Mix of Pavement and Grass

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Planning your backyard can be a bit daunting. You don't have to be stuck with the same elements for decades, but the greenery and plants that you use will last for years unless you plan a major overhaul. It's easier to change out a plant or a small bush when it doesn't work rather than the whole architecture of the yard, so planning the structure is key. 

Maintaining Your Driveway the Right Way

Concrete and asphalt are two of the most popular materials for making driveways in the United States. The materials differ from each other mainly in the areas of cost and difficulty of installation. For one thing, asphalt is much quicker to put down than concrete; and installation is cheaper too. Asphalt tends to handle variations in temperature better than concrete, but it may get overly soft in very high temperatures. Concrete’s benefits include that it can last for a long time and that it handles hot weather better than asphalt.

Planning for Wall Coatings

The most typical types of exterior wall coatings are paints, but we all know that exterior paints just don't last that long. Before you know it, it's time to paint again. A longer lasting solution is to use Exterior Render Coatings by Armourseal. This is a resin and polymer based solution that is sprayed onto your walls and provides a coating up to 20 times thicker than the ordinary 3 coats of traditional masonry paint.

How to Lay a Brick Walkway or Patio

With the prevalence of do-it-yourself home improvement stores now easily reachable in every neighborhood, the creative homeowner has all the necessary materials and expertise on hand to tackle even the most complicated job. When it comes to real estate, curb appeal is a big factor in the value of any home, so many people focus their time and attention on things they can do to spice up their property.

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