An annual deep clean will extend the life of a concrete patio, a wood deck, or a stone walkwayand will make your outdoor zone gleam Coating the garden with water helps soap to slide off If you want to be extra While it can be OK for some surfaces, it can also hurt grout between stones and turn softer wood to pulp.
Feb , With winter weather acting all crazy these days, it s no surprise that all surfaces seem to be covered by a permanent layer of salt Even when it doesn t snow very much, the roads and sidewalks are treated with salt, just in case With many polished concrete surfaces, cleanup is super easy In fact, with
May , They are most effective when a minimum thickness is maintained across the whole plain of the surface (about ) This problem is exacerbated over larger areas which tend to have more variations in surface height Since self leveler is expensive, you want to avoid pouring any more than necessary.
Aug , We are very excited to show you the HUGE DIY concrete patio project that we took on this year in our backyard Materials Used for Prep Work We weren t too concerned with the exactness of the radii around this edge, because we knew that the future seat wall from Pavestone was going to cover it up.
Aug , Now that you have seen our prep work for the DIY concrete patio, we wanted to show you how we mixed, poured and finished the patio of the sharp edges that formed from the broom finish after it dried Materials lb bags of Quikrete Concrete Mix Water for the concrete mix Gasoline for the mixer
Mar , In addition to the main kitchen area, we also gave the concrete treatment to the nearby nook by the eat in part of the kitchen We usually did these after we had applied most of our mixture to the top, that way what was left in the bucket had set a bit more and was less likely to slide off the vertical surface.
Overhaul your boring concrete porch with bluestone and natural stone veneers For the mortar to grab, you must either scarify the concrete with a grinder or add a scratch coat, like we did First Working on a soft surface, like grass, will help evenly support the rough face of the stone and reduce the chance of cracking.
Concrete front porch foundations usually consist of concrete poured at grade over a base material like stone or gravel porch decking materials If you are considering building or replacing your existing front porch you owe it to yourself to check out this video courtesy of Vintage Woodworks great must know information!
May , Bare concrete typically gets hotter than painted concrete, so painting it a light color (such as white or egg white) can help keep the surface a little cooler has a step by step guide for painting a concrete patio yourself Add a rug If you like to take to the outdoors barefoot, adding a rug to your patio
Deck Benefits Quicker, easier construction, especially if raised above ground level Natural looking material Slightly cheaper depending on wood used I was wondering if we can cover the patio with a roof, so we can still come out when it s raining Anyway, thank you for sharing I ll take note of what you said Reply