Thursday, July 23, 2009
Concrete is a kind of a spongy material, it can be damaged by wheatear conditions, dirt, oils stains, and other debris. By pressure washing your concrete brick paver surface you are not just keeping it looking nice and clean, you are actually increasing its life. Applying the sealer on the clean brick paver area will avoid humidity from getting in the pores maintaining the surface protected longer.
In addition, brick pavers that have not been usually cleaned and sealed will loose their color with time, leaving the original grey stone showing. Not only can that, but because of it porous surface, grease and oil get inside the concrete making it hard to get rid of. On the other hand, even after many years exposed to the weather, stains, and debris, a good pressure wash and the application of a sealer will bring back and enhance the color of the concrete brick paver, extending its life as well.
Sealing your concrete brick pavers’ surface will avoid oil and grease from getting inside the brick and will allow you to keep the surface clean, by simply washing it with products such as grease cutting and detergents. As many people do not know, sealers do not make the surface slippery; it gets inside the surface to protect it.
Pressure cleaning and sealing your surface is recommended at least once a year; it a very efficient way to add value to your home, and extend the life of your surface. Pressure clean and sealer are used in mostly any kind of surface, to remove stains, kill bacteria, and make your surface have that look of new again.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Travertine is a delicate stone that will enhance the look of your home, adding beauty and value to it. The pavers will come in neutral colors such as creamy white and beige to beautiful shades of dark browns. The finishes will come in a variety of polished to tumbled, which can be used to give your space an antique feeling.
Because of the variation of the tones in each stone there will not be two identical stones, each stone is unique, meaning that your space will be exclusive, one of a kind! It is an affordable and durable natural stone; therefore it is becoming more and more used by homeowners. Not only that, travertine is an environmental friendly material, which will keep your home in sync with nature and can be used for interiors as well as for exteriors. Often, travertine is used for pool decks because it is non slippery and heat resistant, which is perfect for this warm weather. Travertine stone is also a very durable material and can be reused because it can be removed and replaced easily if you wish.
Choosing the material for any kind for the remodeling of your home is very important since the material needs to bring together the feeling of you home. Travertine is a great choice because its beauty and quality. It will certainly give sophistication and value to your space; you can select from a large option of colors, and always be exclusive in your choice.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Brick Pavers are getting more and more used in the rehab of your down outdoor
surfaces. Pavers are probably the most complete, least costly, and easy to install solution that is provided today. In addition to their convenience they also provide an
up market look even for the most small budgets. On top of that in some cases you can use your existing surfaces as a base to save you
even more money on your new brick paved surface.
Pavers are not just for stronger climates pool surfaces. They can be used on driveways, patios, covered lanais, sidewalks, porches, retaining walls, parking lots, streets, and commercial applications. You can bring color, functionality, and beauty to any surface with these interlocking brick pavers.
If you are looking to get brick pavers for your home you will need to only follow a few simple steps:
- Decide what surface and how many square feet you would like to cover with
- Select from the nearly infinite spectrum of colors for your outdoor space.
- Decide what shape of pavers you want to go with.
- Decide what pattern you would like the pavers to be placed down in.
- Decide on extra features to make a more custom-made fit to your surface
such as coping, tile, footers, risers, or retaining wall.
- Sit back and watch your local professional installer put your brick paved surface together.
What about driveway? Need to replace your
old out of style asphalt driveway? Imagine this driveway being an asphalt
driveway. The curb appeal would not be anywhere near what is right now.