Thinking about replacing your driveway? Some options for you!

Whether you are thinking about replacing your driveway or planning a home remodeling project for the exterior of your home if your driveway needs replaced it is one of those things that definitely affects the curb appeal of your home as well as the safety especially if the concrete is starting to break apart into pieces. Not only that having a worn-out driveway greatly affects the resale value of your home.

Driveways don’t last forever especially when the preparation (the soil/gravel under the concrete) is not prepared properly. If the preparation is not done properly you are eventually going to have problems. It is one of those things if it is not done properly and hidden behind the walls or in this case under the concrete you are going to eventually have problems.

If the preparation is not done properly and there is not a proper compacted gravel bed under the concrete then the soil underneath the concrete will start to erode away causing a gap to form between the concrete and the soil.

When cars drive across the driveway and there is no support underneath the concrete it will crack. These cracks will then start to allow moisture to seep in and when winter comes and freezes the ground the moisture in the concrete and underneath will then freeze causing heaving and damage.

concrete driveway

As you can see our driveway needs replaced. There was no or very little preparation done before the concrete was placed and now you can see over time the concrete is breaking apart. The concrete was poured on the dirt and now over time it just has disintegrated.

There is many types of fish is available today for your driveway but one of the options I extremely like it is a stamped concrete finish. You can virtually create any type of pattern and choose any colors you want but the more customizing the more money it costs.

stamped concrete driveway

Preparation is the key. Depending on your area in the country each area might have different codes but generally you need to dig out 4 to 6 inches of soil and then replace it with gravel and then it should be compacted to prevent any movement.

After that be sure to install galvanized mesh in the concrete or rebar. Other alternatives such as stealth fibres that are added to the concrete mix will help make the concrete stronger.

Most codes require a minimum 4 inches thickness of concrete. If you are driving heavier vehicles on it such as motor homes and trailers you might want to go thicker to prevent your driveway from cracking under heavy weights. Be sure to ask your driveway contractor for all available options. Maybe even call your local authorities.

You don’t want to spend all that money on a beautiful looking driveway so be sure to spend the money on preparation and do it right to prevent any problems in the future and keep your driveway looking amazing.

 

 

Choosing the Right Bathroom Accessory Sets For Improving The Look

The final step of any bathroom designing process is to choose appropriate bathroom accessory sets.  Do it right, and you bathroom will have the perfect finishing look that you desire. There are many options and styles for bathroom accessory sets, and selecting one of these can be difficult at times. You can customize everything as per your wishes, while ensuring that your budget is not restrained.

Here we present you a look at those items that must be included in bathroom accessory sets, so as to provide convenience while adding more to the style.

bathroom shelvesBathroom Shelves

If you still have not put up any shelves in your bathroom, now is the time to get it done. You can either have these near the shower, near the counter or at both places. At times, bathroom shelves are hung from the shower or on the door, and at others, they are affixed onto the walls. You can even opt for a free-standing bathroom shelf; a corner one will utilize more space, but will make it easier for you to store your items.

Laundry Hamperslaundry basket

A laundry hamper is must-have accessory in every bathroom. There are two main types of laundry hamper: one is portable, and you can easily take it to the laundry room, whereas the other one cannot be moved from its pace of installation. Depending on your needs, a laundry hamper can be built into a cabinet, installed as a pullout unit or mounted as a tilt-out unit. You can even opt for a freestanding laundry hamper.
If you want portability, go for a hamper that features a handle or wheel.

bathroom scalesBathroom Scales

A bathroom scale is another important item in bathroom accessory sets. These can be divided into three main types: analog, body composition, and digital. Analog bathroom scales operate on a counterbalance bar or a spring dial, the former of which offers a more accurate reading. Digital scales run on battery and body composition scales are used for measuring body density, by utilizing small electrical pulses. They can also give you a reading of your weight and muscle mass.

Shower Benches and Seats

If your bathroom does not have a bath and you prefer to sit while taking a shower, you should have a chair or a seat on the bathroom. These are either in the form of a simple bench or are based on wheels, which makes them portable. Shower chairs are mostly constructed with plastic and aluminum so that no rust forms ion eth surface. Moreover, they are slip-resistance because rubber cups are fixed onto their legs.

bathroom towels

Towels

A bathroom towel is available in many styles and colors. You shook get one that goes with your wall paint and the rest of your decorations for a more refined touch.

Now that you have chosen bathroom accessory sets, you are done with redesigning your bathroom. We are sure it looks extremely classy and modern, and will impressive anyone who views it.