Concrete Repair and Upkeep: Tips for All Seasons

Welcome to my concrete blog. My name is Helen, and I hate stumbling over old and broken concrete. It makes a home, business or even a whole neighborhood look old and unkempt. To make the world a more beautiful place, I have decided to create this blog. In it, I plan to post everything I have learned about concrete over the years. I plan to include everything from maintenance schedules to upkeep tips to simple repairs to financial risks of broken concrete. If you have a patch of concrete anywhere on your property, I hope you enjoy the information in this blog and learn something new from it.

Advice on choosing and maintaining your kerbs to keep your house looking great


Many people love nothing better than coming home from a long day of work and admiring their immaculately kept garden or appreciating the beautiful condition of their house.

Other people however, keep their eyes on the ground when walking up to their house in order to avoid the overgrown grass, cracked kerbs, dirty kerbs and shoddy house. It can become quiet overwhelming if this is the case, and many people simply give up on their property.

However, you do not have to continue living like this; there are many simple and easy ways to can restore your property to its former glory. Whether you want to sell or rent the house or simply have visitors coming over, you can make improvements quickly and easily. Here is some advice on how to spruce up your property by installing new kerbs as well as keeping them in good shape all year round.

Replacing your kerbs

Often over time, your kerbs can crumble and crack due to years of heavy wear and tear. The kerbs are one of the first aspects of a property that you see when you approach it, so it is important to have them in good condition. While you may try to make some repairs to the kerbs yourself, it is often a fruitless and ugly process because the patch work looks out of place. Instead, you should consider replacing the kerbs. There are two common types of kerb that people choose.

While natural stone is extremely durable, it is expensive. In the past, stone kerbs were commonplace everywhere, from city streets to motorways, but now they are used more for decoration, as they provide a great classic feel to a property.

Pre-cast concrete is used for most types of kerbs, as it easy to make and the materials are cheap. The advantage of choosing a concrete based kerb is that you can create whatever shape you wish as the concrete is poured rather than cut like the stone based kerbs are.

If you are still having trouble choosing one, ask a professional commercial kerbing contractor who will be able to give you some good pointers.

Clean your kerbs

This is often one of the most overlooked aspects to a property's beauty. Over time, thanks to the dust, oil and other materials that become deposited in the kerbs thanks to the constant activity of vehicles zooming past, your kerbs can have a discoloured and dirty appearance.

Instead of getting on your hands and knees to scrub the kerbs, you can use specialised solutions to clean them instead. Many farmers use hypochlorite solution in order to clean concrete, and it can be found in any local supply store. All you have to do is mix the hypochlorite with some water in a watering can and simply "water" your kerbs. This will leave your footpath and kerbs looking bright and clean. This can be done once or twice a year.

For more information about installing and caring for kerbs, contact local commercial kerbing contractors


20 November 2015