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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Build Sunroom Enclosures

How would you like an extra room in your home to entertain guests, enjoy coffee in the morning, a family game or some leisurely reading in a sheltered outdoor living space?

A sunroom enclosure is a cost effective way to add this extra room. The options are endless when it comes to sunroom and patio enclosures. You’ll increase the size of your home and without dealing with a huge renovation project.

Maximize enjoyment of your outdoor space

Sunroom enclosures use windows with bug screens to create an enclosed room that is attached to your home. You’ll be able to enjoy this sunlit and scenic room without having to deal with intense sunlight, bugs or poor weather.

Your friends will always be able to rely on you for barbeques or gatherings regardless of the weather. With a sunroom you’ll be able to incorporate more family time into your life by having a beautiful room that everyone appreciates.

Sunrooms also offer a significant health benefit. Using a sunroom enclosure allows you to enjoy more natural light, help reduce stress and positively affect your well-being.

Modern sunrooms and patio enclosures have the option to be comfortably insulated and energy efficient so you can enjoy a 3 season or even 4 season sunroom enclosure in your home.

If you’re thinking about the resale value of your home or are planning on selling your home in the future, you’ll be happy to know that sunrooms and patio enclosures are appealing to home buyers and add resale value.

Enclosures and sunrooms also add beauty to your house. This improvement spills over into the neighborhood, building on a positive environment in your community.

Grout Ceramic Tile

Mixing the Grout:

When mixing dry powder grouts with water or a liquid grout additive, very little mixing is required to evenly blend the grout. Over mixing can entrap air bubbles which may increase shrinkage, allow moisture to dissipate easier and can affect the overall uniformity of colour. To reduce air bubbles add the liquid to the powder instead of the other way around. DO NOT MAKE THE MIX RUNNY! Mix to about the consistency of peanut butter. Let sit for about five minutes then lightly remix. The use of latex additive when mixing grout substantially improves the color and surface hardness.

Applying the Grout:

1. Apply the grout into the joints with a rubber-faced grouting trowel or float. To prevent internal voids pack the grout into the joints. After the joints are full, use the float to squeegee the excess grout off the surface of the tile and to level off the grout joints.

2. Let grout dry for about 15 minutes. Using a spray bottle spray a misting of water on the entire surface. Immediately use the float trowel and repeat the squeegee process to further remove surface grout and smooth out grout joints.

3. Let the grout sit about 30 minutes, then use a damp (not wet) sponge and lightly wipe surface of the tile. Do not use a circular motion with the sponge, use diagonal strokes so as to not disturb the grout lines.

4. Fine dust residue can easily be removed with a clean dry cloth the following day when the grout is hard and not subject to damage. Allow a minimum 12 hours to harden before further washing or in the case of the floors walking them.

5. All cement based grouts should be sealed to retain their appearance and reduce cleaning problems. Grout must be allowed to cure for a minimum of one week before applying a sealer.

Garden Stepping Stones

There however is an easy way out. Just make your own garden concrete products at home. Yes, don’t be alarmed. It is a great way to get your kind of concrete products without spending much. Making your own stepping stones can be a great hobby and you can even get your kids involved and have a great time with them. Your molds will be used to shape the stone according to your style and design in mind. And you can produce as much as you like and all the while knowing that you can always ad to your existing paving or stepping stone areas. Also your stone or paving range will never be discontinued, as you own the paving molds or stepping stone concrete molds.

There are various varieties of molds for concrete available in the market and they vary greatly in shapes, sizes, material used and so on. Different patterns to suit everyone’s taste are available in the market and new designs are created by the day. You are sure to find the kind you are looking for. Whether it’s a leaf design, a fish pattern, some flowery pattern, rock pattern, sun, moon or stars or anything that your imagination may have is available in concrete stepping stone molds.

The two types mostly used are Polyurethane and Plastic. Advantages of Polyurethane Molds are that it provides extremely high detail in your concrete mold product and are of the toughest material around. You can use Polyurethane Rubber concrete stepping-stone molds a great number of times over the years and is great value for money. It’s a sound investment. Plastic on the other hand my be the cheaper option for now but will cost you in the long run as it deteriorates rapidly with age, handling and exposure to the elements. Making you own garden stepping-stones with Polyurethane Rubber Stepping Stone Molds is by far a better option as to buying expensive stepping-stones from the market which may discontinue at any time.

Outdoor Security Camera

Identify Intruders Quickly

The main benefit that you get from any cameras you install, whether they are indoor or outdoor, is that they allow you to identify intruders quickly. If a crime should occur on your property, you will be able to quickly and easily exact justice with the help of the camera. Moreover, you can install it to watch the front door and easily identify anyone knocking on it before you let them in.

Easy To Install

Outdoor cameras are also incredibly easy to install and it will not take a long time to do so. You can choose to have a professional install it for you for the utmost accuracy but in most cases they are not hard to understand how to use so if you choose you can do it yourself.

Deter Criminals

In addition to actually recording images, simply having an outdoor security camera will deter intruders and other criminals from entering your property. They will see your cameras and realize that they are being watched. They will assume the cameras report to the police and that you are willing to protect your property. Because of this it’s a good idea to post a sign informing people there are security cameras. Once they do so, they will then choose to go elsewhere instead of risking being caught.