It is a fairly simple method if done properly by professionals

According to the Concrete Network, movement or settlement of a concrete foundation can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils or improper maintenance around foundations. This movement can create all sorts of problems in the foundation of a structure that can include “poor drainage, tripping hazards, rough floors, unsightly cracks, and equipment malfunctions,” according to the Concrete Network. What is Concrete Lifting?The process of lifting concrete consists of drilling holes in the concrete and then injecting them with a special grout mix that fills the voids and lifts the concrete back into place. You should have your concrete work looked at by a professional and get an estimate from at least two companies to make sure you’re given a fair price. Check your state or local licensing to be sure you have a licensed contractor. You can also ask if the company provides a guarantee or warranty on the repair work they do if the concrete sinks again over time. A good concrete lifting company will also inspect other areas around your home to assess other places that may need mud-jacking repair. Be weary of a company that tries to convince you there is unforeseen damage that needs to be repaired – with a costly price tag. Take a look at their reviews on Google and Yelp. Concrete as a Design ElementConsider how concrete has become a design element in minimalist or modern homes, in garages and on patios. Stained concrete flooring has become all the rage.

There are several factors you need to consider to make a smart choice. The value of your home and location are the most important. Also, you need to choose a flooring style that is popular in your area. As far as flooring color, it is always important to go with a light to mid range color, and not something too exotic. In the past the most popular flooring for living rooms has been Carpet, but the last 10 years has shown a definite change in the amount of Hardwood Flooring installed in these spaces. As far as geographical location there were some areas that showed specific trends. Because of moisture, Engineered Hardwood Flooring is recommended. But also, Tile, Marble, and stone are big sellers. Hardwood Flooring is very common in upper middle class homes. Solid Hardwood is the largest seller. There are many flooring trends that impact specific areas or specific home design types. If you are interested in your homes resale value, it is always a good idea to contact a local real estate agent to get input before buying new flooring.

They are easy to maintain, great for regions with a lot of sand or snow, and a good alternative to carpeting if the homeowner has allergies. Decorative concrete flooring is often installed in a new home early in the construction process, which can result in damage from paint splatters, grime from workboats, impact from falling materials, and wheeled traffic. How do you help safeguard these freshly polished floors from construction traffic and mishaps from dropped tools and building materials?There are several different types of surface protection that protect newly-installed decorative concrete floors from damage. Masonite is bulky and can’t easily be repositioned on a job site. Sheet plastic has its own set of challenges. While it is easier to move around a job site and is less expensive than other floor protection options, it can be very slippery on top of polished concrete flooring and may lead to worker injuries if someone falls or trips. Plastic sheeting moves easily, which means that without being taped down, it could slide on the floor. Lastly, sheet plastic offers no impact protection from dropped heavy items. Another option that contractors use to protect decorative concrete floors that doesn’t work well are temporary carpets. The carpets have a rubber backing, which does not allow the concrete to breathe. While it makes for good protection against impacts, it is heavy and awkward to move and does not absorb spills well at all. It is also a very expensive type of protection. Many builders have tried each of these methods to protect decorative concrete but nothing works perfectly. The ideal product would be breathable so that concrete can cure, absorb spills, prevent differential drying, and would provide impact protection. If possible, the product would be reusable and recyclable to reduce waste. Luckily, there are several surface protection products on the market that meet all of these requirements. The breathable product prevents cure lines in newly-installed concrete and it won’t invalidate the flooring manufacturer’s warranty. Unlike the paper Ramboard, Surface Pro is reusable and last longer. It lightly grips floors without leaving any sort of residue. It is also waterproof and tear-resistant. It has a dense top layer and a soft cushion on the bottom and is designed to take impacts. If kept in decent condition, EZcover is reusable. It is its durable against construction traffic and wheeled traffic and the edges can be taped if needed.

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