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3 Reasons Permeable Pavers Are Perfect for Family Homes

Permeable pavers have long been the concrete of choice for environmentally conscious homeowners. Permeable concrete is porous, meaning that it absorbs stormwater and allows it to soak into the ground, instead of channeling pollutants into streams. However, aside from the environmental benefits, there are a number of reasons why permeable pavers are the best choice of concrete for families with children. Read on for three ways porous pavers can benefit your family, in addition to the environment.

Fill a Hole in Your Bitumen Driveway Using Only Four Common Household Items and Some Patch Repair

Do you have a hole in your bitumen driveway? If so, you can have a professional repair it for you, or you can approach the task yourself. Worried that you don't have what you need? Surprisingly, you don't need a lot of tools to repair a hole in the bitumen.  You just need the following common items and a container or two of patch repair and a bit of crack repair:

Questions to Ask an Asphalt Contractor Before Paving a Driveway

Getting an asphalt driveway can be a good choice when you're ready to repave, as asphalt is often more flexible than concrete and not as likely to crack and chip under heavy loads or due to very cold weather. The dark color can also look good against a lighter home or make it stand out from the dull and drab concrete around it. When you're ready to have asphalt poured for your home's driveway, note a few questions to ask asphalt contractors so you know the job will be done right and will last for years to come.

How to Fix a Pot Hole in an Asphalt Driveway

Potholes arise when you fail to attend to alligator cracks (small cracks that resemble the scales on a spider or alligator). Pot holes need to be fixed if you are to prolong the life of your asphalt car parks. Read on to discover how to fix pot holes in your asphalt driveway. Preparation Use a spade for scraping weeds or grass off around the areas with pot holes. Get rid of loose asphalt by blasting water on the floor using a hosepipe.

Create A Greek-Style Courtyard Garden

If you've ever spent time in Greece then you probably fell in love with the idyllic courtyard gardens that are quintessentially Greek. You may want to recreate the Mediterranean magic in your own home by creating your own Greek-style courtyard garden. Fortunately, this is a relatively simple job and everything you need can be sourced with ease from local hardware stores and garden centres. Here are the three key elements you'll need to include.

Correctly Using Sand To Help Install Conrete Pavers

When installing new concrete pavers, or repairing damaged pavers, sand is an integral part of the overall process. Although it may seem straightforward, there are a few things that you should know, especially if you are installing pavers for the first time. This article takes a brief look at the type of sand used, and how to properly use it to help you to do a professional, and great looking, installation job.

Understanding Your Choices for Soil Stabilization

Soil stabilization is often used to control soil erosion and for dust control. It may be used on farms but it can also be needed for homeowners who live in tropical areas marked by very moist soil, or who live in areas that don't get enough rain so that soil becomes dry and dusty. If you want to attempt soil stabilization on your own, there are some common methods you might consider.

3 Important Options to Consider When Choosing Pool Tiles

Swimming pool tiles do more than just make your pool look good; they also provide a surface that is much safer than the bare cement used to create your pool. Cement can scratch your skin and cause scrapes, and it can also be very uncomfortable during extreme weather conditions even if your pool is heated as it may hold heat or cold. When choosing a type of pool tile, you should consider the color and design, but the material will also be important.