The 4-1-1 On Hardscape Maintenance

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

One thing homeowners quickly learn is the importance of regular maintenance and repairs. Putting off projects can be tempting. But before you know it, one minor repair can turn into an overwhelming list that could threaten your home’s value and appearance. As you work through your seasonal to-do list, be sure to address one often-overlooked but crucial component of your …

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Tips for Maintaining Concrete Surfaces

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Knowing how to maintain concrete goes beyond simply cleaning oil spots on the garage floor. Today, concrete has become much more than a gray industrial building material. It is increasingly part of the creative design statement in homes and commercial buildings—whether in walkways, walls, or stained concrete patios. Its rugged durability provides obvious structural benefits, but today’s concrete is also …

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Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

Colby Coward Cleaning and Organization

Putting together a fall maintenance checklist is a great way to make sure you clean and maintain your outdoor living area and the exterior of your home and yard. Plus, when you know everything is in great working order, you’ll be able to enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa without worry. Yard The grass and plants in your landscaping …

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How to Take Care of Flagstone Surfaces

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Knowing how to take care of flagstone will help you maintain its stylish natural appearance and extend its life. Flagstone is a flat stone that can be square, rectangle, or in irregular shapes. The name refers to how it is cut rather than the material. The actual material itself can be shale, limestone, or sandstone. Typically utilized in patios and …

Fire Pit Maintenance and Safety Tips

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

As with any fixture exposed to the elements, fire pit maintenance is required to keep the unit fully functional and a pleasing addition to your outdoor living space. Also, since open flames and high temperatures are involved, fire pit maintenance is critical to safe operation. Here’s what to do to ensure that your fire pit is an asset to your …

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Tips for Summer Fence Maintenance in Texas

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

A fence adds a great deal of value to a property. Homeowners appreciate the privacy that a fence offers. Many fences also contribute to the exterior aesthetic of the home, creating a stylish outdoor space for entertaining family and friends. Regardless of the type of fence, summer fence maintenance in Texas is critical for keeping your fence in top condition …

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What are the Most Common Problems with Automatic Gates?

Colby Coward Construction Process

Problems with automatic gates don’t happen every day, but when they do it seems it’s at the most inopportune time. Here are some common problem with automatic gates, along with a quick troubleshooting guide for each one. A Worn Track Try to open the gate manually and see if the movement is fluid. Look for obvious clues such as a …

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Outdoor Kitchen Ideas and Inspiration

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

Just about everywhere you look these days, you can find a variety of outdoor kitchen ideas: in magazines, your neighbor’s backyard, TV, and movies. These examples range from modest to extravagant in every style imaginable! The style of your own outdoor kitchen will be based on several things: your budget, available space, and personal taste. However, your kitchen needs to be …

Tips for Maintaining your Concrete Patio

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Concrete is a highly durable and impact-resistant material, making it an ideal choice for an outdoor patio space. By keeping your concrete properly maintained, you’ll keep your patio safe and attractive so that you can enjoy it all summer long. If you have a concrete patio, get it ready for spring and summer with these tips for maintaining concrete.

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Winterize Your Lawn and Outdoor Space

Colby Coward Cleaning and Organization

This summer was an amazing season of backyard barbecues, warm evenings on the porch, and garden parties. Now that cooler weather is rolling in, it’s time to start taking steps to winterize outdoor areas. With just a few simple tasks, you can be sure that your fire pit, patio, and backyard areas will survive the cold weather and be ready for entertaining …