“Well Larrr die dar” (cue snooty head tilt and subsequent posh nose sniffle). In practicing my best impersonation of the Queen, I felt that after ten repetitions I was ready to remove the tattered book off my head and head out to Little Bourke Street’s royally named La Di Da. Upon approach, a three hundred metre line up of “eff offs” and “screw yous” told me that maybe, just maybe I had misinterpreted the labelling on my social cup of chamomile tea.
Do not land-lock a section of your yard that may later need drains, sprinklers or heavy construction material. Place in advance or remove such items concrete contractors and install necessary drains and sprinklers. If it is not convenient to run the sprinklers at this time, run 4 inch drainpipe sleeves under the stream or section of pond to enable running low voltage wire and sprinkler lines later.
The first and most important tip is to check your local weather forecast. Avoid starting your staining project if there is rain in the forecast for the next few days. Rain is absolutely the worst enemy of stains. Excess stain or stain residue will be carried by the rain water and go all over the places. Your stained surface will end up with uneven color or even discoloring. If rain comes unexpectedly before your stain fully dry, make sure to cover your stained area the best way you can.
It’s easy to start doing many things at the same time, yet not completing any of the tasks. I admit that I still have some improvements to be made in this area, but I’m getting better at it.
Go With the Flow – Caring for your parent is about making them happy, safe, and comfortable. If your father says, “I’m eating breakfast now,’ it might be tempting to note that it’s dinnertime in the hopes of making him less confused, but it’s not as helpful as simply saying, “Yum, it smells good.” Just go with the flow and enter their world.
There are curing products available as well; see what is available and how much it will add to your costs. Proper curing is critical to how the concrete will look and hold up over the years. Do not think that the job is done just because the concrete is poured and set.