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Patio Planning 101

“Whether you’re dreaming up a brand new outdoor living space or are dying to revamp an unsightly slab of concrete, planning ahead is key to creating a patio that’s both beautiful and functional,” writes Gretchen Roberts of HGTV.

When planning your own project, you’ll also want to consider your new patio’s purpose, location, size, shape, surrounding landscaping, and any extra features you want to incorporate like lighting or a fire pit.

“The patio is a part of your home, so have fun with the design and make it yours.”

Call Oneil Concrete Construction today for a free consultation and estimate on your new patio!

Home Addition Foundations & Concrete Slabs

When a new family member arrives, or you’re finally building that dream kitchen you’ve always wanted, or you just want to grow your square footage, a home addition can be a smart choice.

Especially in a tight housing market, more and more homeowners are opting to maximize the value of their existing home rather than incur the costs of a major move to a new place.

Whether your new addition will be built on a basic concrete slab, or over a full basement, Oneil Concrete Construction can help get you started on a solid foundation. We can also recommend trusted industry partners for the other construction and finish work of a new addition, too.

See how Oneil Concrete Construction can help you get started on expanding your home!

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Stamped Concrete Sidewalks

Sidewalks and walkways—whether from the street or driveway to your front porch, around the side of your home, or leading to your backyard patio—are one of the most used forms of concrete work. So, they have more potential to make (or break) a good impression.

“Interesting and intriguing walkway designs, like a winding brick or flagstone path, can be very charming,” says Front Porch Ideas. “The right material can soften the appearance of a symmetrical home or could make a Cape Cod appear more formal. Just like your front porch railings and columns, the materials you choose can also reflect personality or creativity.”

See how Oneil Concrete Construction can help you choose the perfect custom sidewalk or walkway for your home!

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A Sump Pump Can Save Your Home

A dependable sump pump is used where basement flooding happens regularly, and to prevent dampness in basements built below a high local water table. Sump pumps eliminate water and divert it away from your house to a place where it is no longer problematic, like a municipal storm drain or a dry well.

“If you’re in an area where flooding is likely, the water table is high, or where rapidly melting snow or sudden heavy rainstorms are common, chances are you have one in your home,” says Square One Insurance Services. “It doesn’t take much water to cause thousands of dollars of damage, and if you have a damp basement, mold can be a serious problem. A good sump pump can be worth its weight in gold. In some places, these pumps are a requirement and are installed in all new homes.

When you waterproof your basement, be sure to invest in a quality sump pump system from Oneil Concrete Construction!

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Concrete Walkways Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The front walkway leading to your home is the first impression for most visitors, or for prospective buyers!

Oneil Concrete Construction can help you put your best foot forward with a new concrete walkway, in a variety of colors, textures, and designs.

“Concrete is a very popular material for walkways because of its versatility,” says LandscapeNetwork, “Concrete can be colored and textured to mimic natural stone, tile, brick and more. A concrete walkway can be personalized to suit your home and your tastes. Many installers think of decorative concrete walkways as more than just a way to get from point A to B, rather they are a chance for artistic expression.”

See how Oneil Concrete Construction can help you choose the perfect custom walkway for your home!

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Recovering From and Preventing Future Basement Flooding

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring a flooded basement!

If your home’s foundation suffers from groundwater leaks, or your roof’s drainage system is in disrepair, water can make its way into your home and cause big problems.

First, follow these tips to clear the water from your basement, remove damaged possessions and other materials, and clean and dry the basement.
https://www.ahs.com/home-matters/repair-maintenance/what-to-do-when-your-basement-floods

Then call Oneil Concrete Construction for permanent and affordable solutions to your basement flooding issues. Oneil offers basement waterproofing solutions and products for any basement or crawl space. Our multiple sump pumps, battery backups and backup alarms are the most reliable models available, and when installed, will ensure that your basement stays dry and moisture-free even during a heavy storm.

So, stay dry, and put Oneil Concrete Construction to work for you!

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Seven Creative Stamped Concrete Patio Ideas

“Quickly becoming one of the most popular types of hardscape material, stamped concrete lets you pull off a high-end look without the high-end cost,” writes Hunker. “Additionally, it’s durable, free of cracks for grass or weeds to grow through, and it’s surprisingly customizable.”

Check out some of our recent stamped concrete patio and other concrete projects:

Oneil Concrete Construction can help you choose the perfect stamped and/or colored patio for your home.

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Basement Waterproofing

Recognizing a water problem in your basement can help us resolve the issue before it causes serious damage to your home.

“”Wet basement” is a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of most homeowners,” writes DIYNetwork. “More than half of U.S. homes have this problem, according to the American Society of Home Inspectors. The most typical causes are condensation, runoff and groundwater swelling.”

Oneil Concrete Construction offers permanent resolutions to any moisture, mold or flooding issue. Our multiple sump pumps, battery backups and backup alarms are the most reliable models available, and when installed, will ensure that your basement stays dry and moisture-free during a heavy storm.

Learn more about how Oneil Concrete Construction can help fix and prevent future basement moisture problems

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Six Clues You Should Replace Your Driveway

“Even if you have an absolutely beautiful home, a crumbling driveway can kill its curb appeal,” writes BuildDirect. “Though driveways can last for decades, replacements will be needed eventually. Check out these signs so you’ll be able to recognize when it’s time for a new driveway for your home.”

  1. Cracks
  2. Potholes
  3. Drainage Issues
  4. Rough Appearance
  5. Lack of Resealing
  6. Past its Prime

A new driveway can give your home a fresh, updated look while also providing a more practical solution for your family.

Check out some of our recent driveways and other concrete projects:

You can rely on the experienced and professional driveway experts of Oneil Concrete Construction to deliver quality solutions, on time and on budget.

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Warning Signs of Foundation or Slab Failure

Everything is better when it’s built on a solid foundation: an education, a marriage, a career. But when we’re talking about your home, it’s not just an analogy.

Does your house suffer from cracked walls, doors that won’t close, or bulging floors? These are symptoms of foundation distress. Over half of all homes built on expansive soils suffer from foundation distress. Differential movement is caused by differences in soil moisture. Loss or gain of soil moisture can cause serious shrinkage or swelling.

The first clues you’ll see as your foundation heaves or settles are cracks, bulges or bows, or other damage:

Exterior:

  • Separation around garage door, windows and/or walls
  • Wall displacement
  • Cracked blocks or bricks
  • Broken and/or cracked foundation

Interior:

  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Cracks in drywall
  • Cracks in tile or wood plank flooring

As your foundation begins to suffer this damage, it can no longer support the house framing as designed, hence the other resulting deterioration.

If you’ve noticed these signs, it’s time to call Oneil Concrete Construction.

Our team has a wide range of options for repairing your foundation:
Push Piers
Helical Piers
Wall Stabilizer
The Reinforcer

You can rely on the experienced and professional foundation repair experts of Oneil Concrete Construction to deliver quality solutions, on time and on budget.

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