Sunday, July 30, 2017

NewDeck With CoolStain Technology

NewDeck’s patent pending, water-based formula includes water-repelling sealer technology for a long-lasting finish. Its ready-to-use solid color formula may be diluted with water to achieve more transparency. Use NewDeck to restore the finish and reduce the surface temperature of wood and composite surfaces, such as Wood Decks, Railings, Roof Shakes, Wood Shingles, Siding, Roofs, Fences, and Wood Patio Furniture.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Molecule [DS] Driveway Sealer | Penetrating Stain Protectant For Hardscape And Concrete

Molecule [DS] Driveway Sealer from TechniSoil represents next-generation water-based sealer technology specifically designed for premium concrete and hardscape driveways.

It provides robust stain resistance without leaving a film or altering the surface aesthetic. Molecule [DS] is VOC-free, ready-to-use out of the bottle, and easy to apply using a common handheld pump sprayer.

One single application reduces staining from vehicle tires, debris, and most liquids while limiting freeze-thaw damage in harsh, cold weather climates.

Monday, July 24, 2017

TrowelPave Concrete

A nice stroll down a scenic city sidewalk by the park can go tragically wrong in the blink of an eye. Damage caused by age, tree roots, and daily wear and tear leads to unsightly cityscapes but can also pose a serious risk for pedestrians and a tremendous liability for municipalities.

Billions of dollars across the country are spent maintaining, repairing, and rebuilding sidewalks. They connect cities in the most basic and necessary of ways, providing access for traffic by foot, bike, wheelchair, skateboard, and more. To maximize access for all citizens, ADA compliant ramps must be built and maintained to allow easy passage. But just as roads break down over time causing inconvenience to vehicle commuters, damaged city sidewalks require maintenance to keep things running smoothly.

In this video, we take aim at a unique sidewalk repair. It's not the disaster you might be expecting, but it is even more dangerous. Tree roots lifted this panel of sidewalk slightly over time. The shift has resulted in uneven concrete with nearly a 1" flush gap on one side and a 1.5" raised tripping hazard on the other. A pedestrian in high heeled shoes will have just as much problem with the gap as every other mode of transportation will have with the lifted section.

To repair this problem with typical methods is very expensive and time consuming. This would include either complete demolition and reconstruction or a labor intensive concrete grinding process. But there is a much easier, faster, and more cost effective solution called TrowelPave Concrete.

Watch as we tackle this sidewalk with a 1-man crew and make the repair in less than 15 minutes. By mixing TrowelPave Concrete by hand in a 5-gallon bucket using a 1/2" drive drill driver and the TrowelPave Mixing Wand, we are ready to bridge all the varying heights and depths of this lifted sidewalk.

Troweling the mixture into place is easy and satisfying. With only 20 pounds of mixed material (one TrowelPave bucket kit), we were able to span the entire width of the sidewalk and grade the material to a feather edge finish on all sides.

In a perfect world scenario, the area should be coned off for 2-3 hours before use but TrowelPave can typically take direct traffic in less than an hour. Let's think about the alternative fixes (demolition/reconstruction and grinding) for a second. Either of those would shut this sidewalk down for days if not longer.

TrowelPave Concrete is a permanent transition repair solution that saves time and money plus pain and suffering for all parties.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Easy DIY Hinged HOOPHOUSE for Raised Bed

This is my take at a hinged hoophouse for my raised bed. I am really happy with the way it turned out!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Patio Project: Elements Of Style

Erin Gates, of the lifestyle blog Elements of Style, shares her spring patio project using Pavestone's Venetian Stone™ Combo pavers.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

DIY Paver Patio, Fire-pit & Pergola Project (Time-lapse)

DIY Paver Patio Project: This time lapse video shows the main steps involved in a paver patio project.

* Removing top-soil
* Preparing sub-base
* Prep work for natural gas lines (Grill and Fire-pit)
* Compacting sub-base
* Build a solid foundation with 2B gravel
* Compacting gravel base
* Weed barrier landscape fabric
* Concrete sand for paver base
* Laying pavers
* Polymeric sand to fill the gaps between pavers
* Paver patio steps
* Patio walls
* Setting up pergola
* Install outside border with river stone
* Furnish the patio

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Amazing Backyard Design Ideas You Won't Believe Exist

Extremely beautiful backyard design ideas you won't believe exist. Amazing and cool houses backyard design ideas, best backyard design ideas, backyard design ideas for small yards. Amazing backyard landscape design ideas.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

DIY | Fire Pit / Grill + Patio

We built or own fire pit that we can use to barbecue! We also made a large patio.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

3 Free DIY Garden Markers - HGTV

No need to spend money on garden markers! Use natural and upcycled items to keep track of what's where in the garden.

Monday, July 3, 2017

DIY: How To Build A Fence (BYOT #12)

This DIY project is all about how to build a fence. With the right tools you can turn a ugly fence into a beautiful new cedar fence that will last for years to come. Bring Your Own Tools (Episode #12).