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Construction and Repair in Portland

Walkways are great way to improve the value of a property. They have a very long service life ― up to half a century! They are pleasing to the eye and a statement of order. A walkway guides our guests to the “Welcome” mat, and separates a well kept lawn from a flower bed. They are a common feature of Portland’s houses and gardens.

 

 

One to Suit Every Taste

Depending on local materials, walkways can be constructed in many different ways. Traditionally, bricks or rocks joined with mortar have been used to build walkways. These could be straight or winding, they can be regular or tapering. It is rea ... Read more »

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Meet the Experts

Concrete Repair Contractors in Portland

You have been dreaming about it for months, pouring through magazines or web pages; or perhaps it took you by surprise… Either way it’s time to embark in that remodelling or repair project. It can be a daunting task or it can be smooth sailing. Portland is a big city. There are many construction projects and many contractors. Here are some tips to keep in mind before giving someone your business.

 

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Good Contractors Are Servicemen not Sellers

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Retaining walls

The American Landscape is rugged. Retaining walls are a powerful landscaping tool to deal with elevation changes, where the resulting slope would be too steep. These can be found in practically every city in America, and Portland is no exception. There are many types of retaining walls, and these can be built out of many materials. One of the better ones is concrete, both for functionality and affordability.

 

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More than Meets the Eye

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Let’s Step It up, Portland!

Concrete Steps: Construction and Repair

Concrete steps are everywhere. They are a common feature of American architecture. They serve us well. They are hardy no-fuss structures that get stepped on all the time and you never hear them complain. The construction of concrete steps is an endeavour that can be undertaken by DIY enthusiasts and professionals alike. There are some finer points that you should keep in mind, though.

 

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One Step at a Time

Building concrete steps requires some more advanced techniques. Specifically, ground preparation, and the design and assembly of ... Read more »

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Sidewalks Give Life to Portland

When you think about public spaces, parks and squares are the first ones to come to mind. In the past, our children would play in the streets, people would meet and conduct everyday business on them. After the car, we were relegated to more private spaces. Sidewalks remain a proud testament to community life and how people interact with their city. From the beautiful brick sidewalks in downtown Portland, to the sturdy concrete sidewalks in the suburbs, the flavor of these public areas speaks not only of the property owner, but of all of us as Portlanders.

 

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Getting It Right from the Start

When it comes to sidewalk construction, the most ... Read more »

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What You Need to Know about

Concrete Repairs

Portland is not a cheap city. So when it comes to home repair, it is very tempting to get into DIY mode and take a shot at whichever problem we find in our properties. Concrete repairs, however, can be a bit daunting. Keep reading and you will find some pointers to help you along the way. If you run into trouble, your contractor right here in Portland can give you a hand.

Concrete or Cement?

We often get asked what is the difference between concrete and cement. Cement is a binding agent that is rarely used on its own. When you add sand or gravel to cement, the result is concrete. Depending on the aggregate you use, and the proportion, you get different types of concrete.

 

There are many con ... Read more »

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Concrete Repairs

When it comes to home repair, it is very tempting to get into DIY mode and take a shot at whichever problem we find in our properties. Concrete repairs, however, can be a bit daunting. Keep reading and you will find some pointers to help you along the way. If you run into trouble, your contractor right here in Vancouver can give you a hand.

what you need to know about

Concrete or Cement?

We often get asked what is the difference between concrete and cement. Cement is a binding agent that is rarely used on its own. When you add sand or gravel to cement, the result is concrete. Depending on the aggregate you use, and the proportion, you get different properties such as resistance and hardness.

 

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Construction and Repair in Vancouver

Walkways are great way to improve the value of a property. They have a very long service life ― up to half a century! They are pleasing to the eye and a statement of order. A walkway guides our guests to the “Welcome” mat, and separates a well kept lawn from a flower bed. They are a common feature of Vancouver’s houses and gardens.

Many Ways to Walkway

Many Ways to Walkway

Depending on local materials, walkways can be constructed in many different ways. Traditionally, bricks or rocks joined with mortar have been used to build walkways. These could be straight or winding, they can be regular or tapering. It is really a matter of taste.

 

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Construction and Repair

Walkways are great way to improve the value of a property. They have a very long service life ― up to half a century! They are pleasing to the eye and a statement of order. A walkway guides our guests to the “Welcome” mat, and separates a well kept lawn from a flower bed. They are a common feature of American houses and gardens.

Many Ways to Walkway

Depending on local materials, walkways can be constructed in many different ways. Traditionally, bricks or rocks joined with mortar have been used to build walkways. These could be straight or winding, they can be regular or tapering. It is really a matter of taste.

 

Nowadays, it is common to build walkways out of concrete. This has many advantages, such as widespread availability and af ... Read more »

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Foundation Repair in Portland

Foundation problems range from those than can be fixed by the DIY enthusiast, to those that require expensive hydraulic equipment and are best left to professionals. These are the extremes. Often, a better and more affordable solution can be found. There are several methods to repair foundations. Approach your construction professional and he can guide you to the best option for your case. Foundation cracks should not be ignored.

So, You Found a Foundation Crack…

Foundation cracks can have many causes. Movement and drainage of the ground is a common issue. However, if the foundations of the property were not filled with the correct materials, foundations slabs could beg ... Read more »

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