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Identifying Concrete Problems

Although it might not seem like a big deal, issues with the concrete around your house can cause big problems in the long run. A single rogue crack can turn into a leaky basement in no time, which is part of the reason I started focusing so much on evaluating concrete issues. I realized that by identifying problems early, I could have them addressed proactively to resolve the problem. This website is all about identifying issues with your concrete so that you can get things fixed quickly the first time around. Read more about concrete issues on this blog and why they are so dangerous.

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Residential Concrete Services

If you own a home, there are several reasons that you may call on the services of professional concrete contractors. They can help make your property safer, more convenient, and even more aesthetically pleasing. Before you buy bags of concrete from your local do-it-yourself store, consider hiring professionals for the best possible outcome, especially if you have no prior experience. 

In addition to adding things to your home, concrete contractors can also help remove unsightly objects as well. For instance, if you have an in-ground pool that you never use and is becoming weather-worn, they can demolish the concrete and haul it away for you. They can also remove cracked porches,staircases and other residential eyesores so that you can start fresh and rebuild.

Here are some services that residential concrete contractors can provide:

1. Driveways

If you're tired of your rustic-looking gravel driveway and want to give your home a more polished, refined look, have a concrete one put in. Not only will the concrete driveway be easier to drive on and maintain, it can also add to the value of your home if you plan on selling sometime in the future.

Before deciding on a concrete contractor, interview a few to get the best deal, and ask to see examples of past work as well. When it comes to driveway installations, you can choose between the traditional grey concrete, or opt for a more decorative look, depending on your budget and style preferences.

While the contractors are installing the concrete driveway, consider having them also add a sidewalk, or repair an existing one, in front of your home.

2. Porches

One of the most effective ways to improve the overall look of your home is by installing or fixing a timeworn front porch. As with driveways, you have a lot of options when it comes to concrete porch design. You can still with traditional grey concrete for a minimalist appearance, or choose brick paver tiles for a rustic, historic look. 

Concrete colors range from grey to brown to red, so you'll be able to completely customize the look of your porch.

3. Patios and Decks

Whether you want a place to lounge around your pool in the summer or a place to grill and chill, a concrete patio or deck may be your answer. You can hire a concrete contractor to make either or small or large outdoor space, depending on how much backyard space you have.

The raised surface will be the prefect place to set up tables and chairs, and will be able to rinse off with soap and a garden hose.