Saturday, November 14, 2015

Driveway Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

You may think of your driveway purely in terms of utility (if you think of it at all), but the truth is that driveway appearance also matters a great deal. A poorly kept-up driveway can spoil the overall effect of your landscaping efforts, as well as contribute to a negative first impression for a potential homebuyer. For these reasons, it’s important to keep driveway cleaning and maintenance in your regular rotation of outdoor chores.

For many homeowners, driveway discoloration and splotches are a scourge that they are eager to eliminate. Leaks and stains on your driveway are not only

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Patio Planning and Building Tips to Ensure Success

Building an “outdoor room” is a way to extend your indoor living space, create a place for outdoor entertaining, relaxing and dining and also add value to your home.

A patio is a very low-maintenance option for your outdoor space, and also fairly DIY-friendly. But make no mistake: proper preparation is key, as you’d find out the hard way when your slapdash patio buckles, cracks, shifts and grows weeds from every nook and cranny.

Ground preparation varies according to the patio material you choose. The main materials to consider are concrete and pavers.

Concrete: Good techniques

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