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Coping With Efflorescence On Concrete Driveways
Coping With Efflorescence On Concrete Driveways
Discover the tips and tricks of dealing with discolouration on concrete driveways and paths caused by blooming salt deposits....
Edging for Concrete Drives
Edging for Concrete Drives
A concrete driveway doesn't necessarily need edging, but it will look better and last longer if it has a solid kerb or edge of blocks....
Edging for Tarmac Drives
Edging for Tarmac Drives
Proper edging is vital for a long-lasting tarmac drive and, although timber can be used, concrete foundations with edging blocks and haunching will last longer....
Formwork for Concrete Drives
Formwork for Concrete Drives
Formwork is the term for the metal or wooden temporary structures that support the sides of a concrete driveway while it sets....
How to Patch a Hole in your Tarmac
How to Patch a Hole in your Tarmac
Tarmac can be patched, either using pre-mixed tarmac in bags or getting the heavy guns in. But it's almost impossible to achieve a seamless repair and the drive will…...
How to Repair a Petrol Damaged Tarmac Driveway
How to Repair a Petrol Damaged Tarmac Driveway
Unless you can mop up a petrol spill on a tarmac driveway within seconds, the only way to repair it is to cut out the affected section and patch it....
Is it Worth Re-covering Tarmac?
Is it Worth Re-covering Tarmac?
If a driveway is looking a bit sad but is still in relatively good structural condition, it is possible, with good preparation, to put down a new top layer using one…...
Laying Concrete on Your Drive or Patio
Laying Concrete on Your Drive or Patio
Laying a concrete driveway is a job that homeowners often tackle themselves and, as long as the preparation is done well, a quality, long-lasting job should be the…...
Patching Concrete Drives
Patching Concrete Drives
Patching concrete isn't very likely to end up with an invisible repair, but care and forethought can help to make the patch as unnoticeable as possible....
Patterned and Textured Concrete
Patterned and Textured Concrete
Pattern imprinted concrete (PIC) can be used to recreate the look of an expensive driveway, but this is not a DIY job....
Putting Expansion Joints In Concrete Drives
Putting Expansion Joints In Concrete Drives
If you have a very long or wide driveway, then expansion joints are critical for preventing cracks....
Removing Stains from Concrete
Removing Stains from Concrete
Stains can make concrete drives unsightly but cleaning them off can be a bit of a chore, and may not always work well. Here are our top tips for removing stains from a…...
Repair and Maintenance of Concrete Drives and Paths
Repair and Maintenance of Concrete Drives and Paths
Concrete driveways are said to be maintenance-free, but regular inspection and washing can keep them looking good and nip problems in the bud....
Tarmac Options for Your Driveway or Patio
Tarmac Options for Your Driveway or Patio
Tarmac is a good choice for drives if there are plenty of other similar drives in the street, or you have a long drive. But the economics are unlikely to work for a…...
The Art of Laying Tarmac
The Art of Laying Tarmac
Tarmac laying should really be left to the professionals, but how do you find good craftsmen, and what are the hallmarks of a good job as opposed to a shoddy one?...
Tools for Laying Concrete
Tools for Laying Concrete
Whether it's for foundations or the whole driveway, concrete is bound to be needed at some point in the construction phase and these are the basic tools required....
Types of Concrete for Driveways & Patios
Types of Concrete for Driveways & Patios
Plain old concrete is cheap as chips but it doesn't exactly look good either. Help is at hand, with patterned and textured finishes that can do a pretty good job of…...
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