There are many different concrete patio designs you can choose from even with a small backyard. There are different patterns, styles, colors, and materials to keep your backyard in style despite the size. Some of these concrete patio ideas consist of adding a border, curves, stamped pattern, stencils, or different colored concrete. Adding a border [...]
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If you’re debating between a wooden patio and a cement patio for your home, there are many things that you should consider. In many cases, cement patios offer multiple advantages over wood. Cement patios have a variety of design options available that can be uniquely constructed to fit the shape of your backyard. The initial [...]
Sealing your concrete walkway and porch will protect it from abrasion and exposure to harsh weather conditions. As your concrete ages, it will begin to wear away over time. Sealing it will reduce the porosity of the concrete and help prevent permanent staining or long-term damage. Protecting your walkways and porches is very important especially [...]
While it is most likely too cold to pour concrete in winter, Michigan is unpredictable. We do get short warm periods where pouring concrete is possible. The concrete will take longer to cure than on a nice summer day though. The thing you have to worry about in Winter is taking care of your stamped [...]
Winter weather can take its toll on cement driveways. Concrete is a porous material that water can seep into. When the water in the cement freezes and expands it can cause cracks. There are a few different ways to take care of your driveway in the winter to prevent cracking and extend the life of [...]
Garage floors are subject to frequent use and abuse. Wear and tear from your vehicle, lawn equipment, tools, oil spills, moisture problems, and extreme temperature changes can leave your concrete garage floor tiles damaged over time. When you start to see any signs of damage such as cracking, sinking, or crumbling call a professional garage [...]
Installing a New Patio in the Fall Though it may seem odd at first, Fall is a great time to consider upgrading your patio or installing a brand new one. Typically, outside renovations are done during Spring and Summer but, there are several reasons that fall is the perfect time to purchase a new outdoor [...]
Porches: The First Thing Guests See Your front porch is often the first impression people have of your home and first impressions are everything. Your porch can give people a sense of your personal style and compliment your landscape. If your porch has fallen to disrepair it can ruin the appearance of your house's curb [...]
The Beauty of Stamped Concrete Stamped concrete adds a unique accent to any patio, driveway, or walkway. It looks great and is much more cost effective than brick and stones. Decorative concrete surfaces generally require very little maintenance but there are some ways to keep it looking like new. Cleaning Your Stamped Concrete Surface A [...]
The Benefits of Cement Outweigh the Benefits of Asphalt At D&G we believe that our cement driveways are a better overall purchase than asphalt driveways. Allow us to explain why we think cement driveways are the best option. The Cost of a Cement Driveway vs Asphalt It is worth noting right away that an asphalt [...]