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2016

Redesign Your Outdoor Spaces to Maximise the Value of Your Home

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Making outdoor spaces beautiful is a priority for many home owners, and there are excellent aesthetic and economic reasons to invest in your gardens, paths and driveways. Landscaping your garden can add 14 percent to the sale price of your home and make it much easier to sell. The same applies to driveways. If buyers can access the property more easily, and the driveway has a harmonious look that suits its surroundings, your property will attract a much higher price. Read More»

Mistakes Many Homeowners Make When Rendering Their Own Home

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Rendering basement walls or an exposed foundation refers to adding a coat of a cement-like mixture over them, in order to fill in cracks and crevices and help keep the home dry and comfortable. You can render your own basement walls and the outside of the foundation yourself, as rendering mix is easily found at many home improvement stores. However, this doesn’t mean the job is always as easy as you assume! Read More»

Simple But Important Tips for Maintaining Your Asphalt Driveway

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Asphalt or bitumen is very strong and should last for many years after it’s been poured. It’s durable under all sorts of traffic conditions and is relatively affordable, which may be why so many homeowners choose this material for a home’s driveway. While the material should last for many years before it needs to be replaced or suffers major damage, very often the way you maintain your asphalt driveway will affect how long it lasts and its overall condition. Read More»

Tips on Preventing the Formation of Potholes on Asphalt Driveways

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Asphalt paving is a popular choice for many of today’s homeowners, especially when it comes to construction of driveways. But even a well-built asphalt driveway is bound to develop problems that will require immediate repair attention at some point. One of the most dreaded and costly repair issues associated with asphalt driveways is the presence of potholes. The secret to preventing this problem lies in the ability of the property owner to take good care of their asphalt driveway. Read More»

Pavement Construction: Three Material Options for Soil Structure Stabilisation

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There are diverse factors that you must consider when installing new pavements and driveways in your commercial property. One of the critical ones is the strength of the soil structure on which the paving materials will be placed. Unstable soil will shift quickly after construction, causing the accelerated deterioration of the new pavement. If your property has ground that is not suited for this type of construction, you should consider commissioning soil stabilisation procedures. Read More»

Why Choose Artificial Turf Landscaping for Your Home Lawn?

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The outdoor appearance of your home matters as much as that of your interior space. However, not many people give as much attention to the exteriors of their homes as they should. Part of the reason for this is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and money to keep outdoor areas looking good. But that is slowly but surely changing with the ever-increasing assortment of affordable, low-maintenance landscaping products being sold on the market these days, and artificial turf is a good example. Read More»