Archive for March 6, 2014

Tips to decorate your driveway

decorate your drivewaySome knowledge of elementary earth work which includes being able to set up elevations along the driveways drainage, site clearing, center line position and compaction of the driveway surface material are required to build a driveway. Constructing a new driveway to a home or building can be an important task. If you have everything just follow the steps to decorate your driveway:

• Clean the area – You need to shred your driveway of any sealers or coat, before you begin to rematerialse it. You also want to take a look at the climatic conditions because the temperature should preferably be above 50 degrees for the first 8 hours and around 20 degrees for the next 24 hours. This is the reason why resurfacing is mostly carried out in summer. Once the resurfacing is complete your driveway will appear to be beautiful and new.

• Blast dirt off the surface – For blasting off the surface with high pressure water at 3500psi you may need to wear heavy boots with protective glasses. For this work you may hire a gas powered washer. You desire to clean the surface by fitting a 25 degree tip and holding it around 8 inches from your driveway and spin it on. The concept is to remove dirt, algae and mildew from the plane.

• Mix up the resurface – Mix up the necessary quantity of resurfacer as the driveway is still sodden, then blend 1 part of water with 7 parts of resurfacer in a bucket. Make use of paddle mixer fixed to bore to merge it. Then fill all the alcoves with the surfacer and smooth it with trowel.

• Filling your driveway – You may require filling the driveway joints by using peel and glue foams and also moisten the concrete if it has dried up before now. Without any additional postponement discharge the mixture on the driveway as you have just 20 minutes to apply the resurfacer. Begin spreading the resurfacer until and unless it is 1/8 inch thick. You may need to wait for 5 minutes before sweeping a thick nylon bristle broom on the recently resurfaced driveway if you want a non slippery surface.