Month: December 2020

WHY PAVING IS NECESSARY.

We look for unrivaled beauty, easy upkeep, and long-term cost efficiency of properly executed paving stone installations, these have become more apparent and utilized by cost-efficient homeowners, they are natural paving materials that are produced without artificial additives.

Most of the times people pave because they want to protect, question is, what are they protecting? The grounds are oftentimes exposed to harsh weather which could lead to damage to the soil’s surface making it hard to repair. Pavers reduce moss growth, deter ants and other insects, prevent loss of sand in joints, go further to repel oil, grease, grime, and stains, make the cleaning routine easier, protect from effects of harsh weather conditions, and lastly inhibit weeds and grass in joints

Concrete pavers are individual pieces, they make the overall pattern more flexible and accommodating of fluctuations in the ground when dry set. Polymeric sand is a blend of sand and special additives designed to fill the joints between concrete pavers and brick pavers, it’s always necessary to seal your pavers such that they last longer, ward off stains, and maintain their beauty, if not, they will erode, weed will grow, mold or mildew builds up. Sweep your pavers with a broom, rinse off pavers with water, create a paver cleaning solution, apply paver sealer and replace your pavers in order to keep them elegant and clean at all times.

Concrete pavers carry more advantages than disadvantages, we find out that they fade in color overdue time since they are dyed with color pigment rather than natural clay and hence often need sealing. Pavers last 50 to 100 years or longer, they can easily be repaired or replaced. Sometimes you could face a problem of the sinking, this is caused by improper installation of the blocks.

Pavers placed in the sidewalk or driveway create beauty and enhance your compound to look more attractive. In the end, you get to feel the fresh breeze as you get to share memories of a lifetime with your loved ones.

Contact 0777708899/0701828873 for more information. To simplify it all you can download our HCM HUB app from the google play store and get yourself a handyman with immediate effect. Our offices are located in Ntinda along kiwatule road, then our workshops are in Lungunjja and Ntinda as well. Your comfort is our priority.

How to Remove Mold and Algae on concrete pavers

Mold will make your concrete look bad and can become a health and safety issue. for small areas, you can easily get rid of the mold yourself by scrubbing and cleaning, but for larger problems and you are tired of the hard scrubbing of the molds, get professional concrete paver cleaning that’s Homecaremanagers using their app called HCM HUB. Algae growth on the concrete surfaces will cause problems that are unsightly, unhealthy, costly to remediate, and can erode the underlying substrate.

How to get the mold and Algae on your concrete pavers

wet conditions can use mold and Algae mildew growth on outdoor concrete-like driveways, pavers, and steps. This growth usually occurs in damp or shaded areas that receive a lot of sun or heat. Concrete, with all its nooks, crannies, and pores, is actually a great incubator for mold and algae. wet humid weather with warm temperatures only improves the growing conditions of the molds and Algae on the concrete pavers. One can use the following tips to remove mold and Algae on their concrete pavers.

use of Bleach (chlorine) or vinegar. when you start seeing the mold and algae on your concrete pavers, mix water and vinegar or bleach. put it in a spray bottle and spray around the concrete pavers for killing the mold and algae. vinegar can also help to kill the weeds as long as you don’t spray the plant you want or the one growing. once you have sprayed the solution on the concrete pavers and left it several times, srub the stubborn areas with mold and algae, then rinse it with clean fresh water.

How to prevent mold and Algae from growing on your concrete pavers

proper Design for water control and flow, one of the keys to preventing mold and Algae growth on the concrete pavers is control of the flow of water. for the outdoor surfaces, this is done with a suitable design that gravitational assistance the channel water flow away from the structure. one has to put good water gutters and also clean them if they get dirty and filled with rubbish.

proper ventilation, make sure the area is able to regularly dry out and there is proper ventilation there. This could mean that you have to prune overhanging shrubs, trees, move the furniture, or create drainage pathways so you avoid the problem of pooling water.

use the above tips to help you remove the mold and Algae from the concrete pavers to stay in a clean and healthy environment.

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY DIRTY & CLOGGED RAIN GUTTERS

Rainwater gutters benefit your home in many ways and when they are not properly maintained, they will damage your home. Gutters control the flow of rainwater on your house by directing/diverting it away from your home to a place where you want it to be collected. The following are the things that make rainwater gutters dirty; bird droppings, trees, leaves, weed, grass, dirt & dust, soil making the gutters clogged in the long run because rainwater is prevented to flow through them.

Dirty and clogged rain gutters can result in the following problems

Structural/foundation damage. Clogged water on the gutters will flow down the walls of your home leading to foundation cracks and weakening the home foundation.

Pest infestations. Standing water on the gutters acts as a breeding place for mosquitoes, rats, ants, spiders, snakes, bees, wasps which may result in serious diseases.

Roof/wall/ceiling damages. Clogged gutters can cause roof leakage making water infiltrate your home.

Fascia boards(face board) damage. Water from the clogged gutter sits into the wood fascia board (face board) causing them to rot.

Mold growth. Mold loves to grow in moist, humid conditions which leads to health issues like asthma, coughing, allergies.

Gutter damage. Dirty gutters carry a lot of weight due to plants, trees, soil and if the water isn’t diverted, it collects and increases the weight on the gutters leading them to break.

Water supply disruption. Dirty and clogged rain gutters affect the supply of water at home because it just stands on the clogged gutter or overflowing sometimes.

It’s advisable to clean rainwater gutters twice a year but if you have trees, plants around, you may need to clean gutters often because they will get dirty at a fast rate.

COMPOUND DESIGNING TIPS

You desire an amazing compound after building your house right? and this is what you need to consider.

LANDSCAPING

You know you want to have a great landscape but what do you do first to get there? Should you get a professional landscape design? or should you do it yourself? or maybe the guy that did the building can do the compound too? This is a crucial state everyone constructing reaches. But having a well-planned Landscape will save you the greatest deal in a long run.

Think about what your ideal landscape should look like. Visualize some materials you would probably love to include in your landscape. Be sure to include not only the front and back yards but the side yards and outside your gate or the fence as well. You can probably write the ideas briefly as you build more ideas with time. This can be created by listing the activities you love to be around the proposed landscape such as seating areas, pools, decks, walkways, Party gardens, and many other activities depending on your preference.

DRAW A PLAN

Put your thoughts in priority order together with your compound designer, such as if you are having a very bad stormy water system: knowing, in the long run, it can even destroy the houses and other structures around it, surely plan to control it as soon as possible. while other things may come in with time, such as adding seating patios in a lawn garden; this can be done even a year after.

Without a plan to guide you systematically to your dream compound, you may end up incurring additional labor costs and losing plant material because it needs to be moved for the installation of things like patios, retaining walls, water features, or sculptures.

DRAINAGE

Our designer professional will assess any drainage issues you may have and make suggestions for directing downspout water and making sure water drains away from your foundation, as well as a plan for correcting any low areas. French drains, dry river beds, and other techniques can be incorporated into the design to fix any issues.

BUGDET

Now since you have your priority list and next you need to create a budget for each priority. Be specific in your budget and it will save you lots of money in the long run. List all materials you will need, all the payment agreements with all forms of labor on site. We are not cheap but we won’t ruin your wallet.