Tertiary Walks for Gardens and Greenery

Unlike the main walkways running to your house, the tertiary walks found in gardens and other more natural places have a much greater leeway in terms of size and composition. These allow your garden paths to look natural or eloquent, be wide or narrow, and use crafted or organic materials. Tertiary Walks Using Pavers Pavers … Continue reading “Tertiary Walks for Gardens and Greenery”

Building and Maintaining Masonry Walkways

You may have heard stories or seen old photos of life in the last century where the roads and sidewalks were brick or cobblestone. For some lucky areas, these features may even still exist in places. The good news is that you can create sidewalks with these traditional materials for your own home, and may … Continue reading “Building and Maintaining Masonry Walkways”

Building and Maintaining Concrete Walks

Poured concrete is one of the most common materials for sidewalk construction. These walks have the advantage of being flat, durable, and attractive. While not as easy to repair as other materials, a concrete walkway will provide years of low-maintenance enjoyment. There are three ways to install concrete. Precast concrete functions very similar to brick … Continue reading “Building and Maintaining Concrete Walks”

The Beginner’s Guide to Sidewalks

One of your home’s most important exterior features is its network of sidewalks. These are important not only for getting from point A to B, they are also a major aesthetic and safety consideration. Your sidewalk must be maintained to prevent accidents and can become damaged by both weather and plant life. The following is … Continue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Sidewalks”

Carports vs. Garages

As one of your most valuable assets, your car deserves some protection. By adding a carport or garage to your property, you’ll shelter your car from the elements, create extra storage space, and boost the value to your home. There are some differences in how each of these buildings can benefit you, though. Which one … Continue reading “Carports vs. Garages”

Homemade Ice Melt for Steps, Walkways, and Driveways

Steps, walkways, and other surfaces covered in slick ice are not only an annoyance, but can also cause serious injury. Spreading around gritty material such as kitty litter or wood chips can give you a little traction, but it won’t get rid of the ice. That doesn’t mean your only option is an expensive chemical … Continue reading “Homemade Ice Melt for Steps, Walkways, and Driveways”