High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Tips For Using Brick Paving In Your Landscape

Construction & Contractors Blog

Planning a landscape you can enjoy for a long time can be an exciting venture. Using long-lasting materials for additions like patios and walkways is a good idea if you want your design to be durable despite outdoor elements. One of the most durable materials to use in your landscape is clay or concrete bricks. Check out these ideas for using brick paving in your landscape for a beautiful look.

Wood Decks And Brick

If your home has a deck that opens into your backyard landscape, you might wonder about a good way to link it to the lawn without interrupting its look. If you use wood borders for a gravel pathway, you risk the borders rotting or succumbing to insects like termites and the replacement of gravel when it works its way into the ground. Brick paving is the perfect choice for the pathway leading from your back deck to your yard. Bear in mind that laying a brick patio at the bottom of your deck's steps can be even better for adding a fire pit for cool evening marshmallow roasts to spend time with your family. If your deck is high enough, you might consider laying a brick patio all the way under it. Brick can lessen the risk of your wood deck's exposure to mold and mildew like it would be remaining over moist grass and soil.

Functional Patio And Garden Borders

Brick or concrete paving materials can be used to add durable borders for your patio while also adding a level of functionality. Sitting walls can look great and work great for those times you have several guests. Sitting walls act as borders that can provide places to not only sit guests, but to also place potted plants or other accessories you would like for adding to your landscape decor. Using bricks to build borders around flowerbeds is a good idea if you plant flowers or shrubbery that grow too high for short borders.

Garden Platform Patios

If you have a garden and would like to have a place in the middle of it for sitting and enjoying it, a brick platform patio is perfect. Brick patios can be at the end of a long brick paved pathway, adding an enchanting feel to your landscape design. You can use colored red bricks for the patio body and border it with concrete bricks fashioned to look like stone for a unique, distinct design.

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1 February 2016