Common Concrete Problems

Jul 26, 2021
Concrete is a popular building material for many reasons. It is versatile, durable, and long-lasting – as long as the concrete is installed and maintained properly. Whether you are a homeowner who wants to install a smooth driveway or extend an existing driveway, one who wants to create an outdoor patio space, or a small business owner looking for impressive concrete flooring for your commercial property, the possibilities of using concrete to achieve your goals are remarkable.

Is A Concrete Patio a DIY Project?

Jun 28, 2021
As with millions of Americans, the summer of 2021 is another summer of staying home for families and having, or choosing, to forgo vacations. With so much time being spent at home, many families want to make this the summer of outdoor fun in their backyards.

Concrete Stamping vs. Pavers

May 21, 2021
When it comes to sprucing up your landscape, perhaps nothing makes a grander statement than adding a permanent concrete feature. Creating an attractive walkway, landing, patio, or outdoor living space can ensure your home has the perfect mix of usability and style. Many people find it difficult to choose between concrete stamping and pavers when adding an aesthetic element to their design. Both are good options, so let's look at the pros and cons of each.

Spruce Up Your Patio For Spring

Apr 21, 2021
Now that spring has finally sprung, many of us are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. After a long, wet winter, you may be concerned about the challenge of cleaning your dirty concrete patio. Dirt, grime, mildew, and barbeque grease can make an outdoor area feel less than inviting. You don't have to be stuck with stained and unattractive concrete. At MD Residential, we are here to help get your outdoor patio areas ready to entertain with pride.

Retaining Walls: Why They Matter

Mar 23, 2021
Retaining walls are structures that home contractors have used for many years. If you start to look for them, you will notice that many of your neighbors have this unique landscape feature on their properties. Retaining walls are among the most common and practical design elements that can be added to any property's landscape. Georgia's red clay soil may look unique and somewhat charming, but it is also susceptible to freeze and thaw cycles that can play havoc with your property, causing soil erosion. At MD Residential, one of our specialties is the design, installation, and repair of strong and attractive retaining walls.

Prevent Winter Concrete Damage in 3 Steps

Feb 22, 2021
While Georgia does not typically get frightful winter weather, we do experience drops in temperature that go below or hover around freezing for days and weeks at a time. It is important to take precautions to your concrete areas so they last for years to come. One major area where winter concrete damage occurs is to concrete patio areas. These areas are much smaller than driveways, and damage is more likely to occur in winter. Concrete patio designs can withstand a great amount of wear and tear, but as temperatures drop, the integrity and beauty of your patio can become compromised.

Add Some Style to Your Property for the New Year

Jan 20, 2021
With a New Year, there are ample opportunities for improvement. Many people start January with goals and resolutions to lose weight, save money, or stop a bad habit. Yet, others know they will never keep up a gym membership or a cash-only money system, and they want to set a goal that is attainable. If you are a non-traditional goal setter, why not think outside the box and add some style to your home’s property for the New Year?

Driveway Extension

Dec 17, 2020
Driveways are used for a variety of reasons. While they, of course, allow an area for cars to drive on and enter the garage, they are also used for recreation, additional space, and even outdoor entertaining. A driveway extension is the process of adding to the length and/or width of an existing driveway to provide more space. Your personal needs and space will determine the type of extension project that you can invest in.

What Type of Driveway Fits Your Budget

Nov 26, 2020
While many people don’t think much about it, your driveway is actually considered an important element of your home. It is typically one of the first things people see and experience as they drive up to visit you, and if your driveway is not in good shape, it can be a major turnoff for guests. An uneven, cracked, or crumbling driveway can also pose safety hazards to everyone, causing slips, falls, and accidents. So, if you need to repair or replace your driveway, how do you make the best choice?

Concrete Driveway Repair

Oct 26, 2020
Homeowners need concrete driveway repairs for many different reasons. Some driveways wind up cracked and broken from years of wear and tear, while others must be broken up due to misplacement of septic systems or to repair broken pipes. When needing concrete driveway repair, it is vital that you rely on a company with a good reputation for quality workmanship.