What exterior finishes for your home?

exterior finishes

The finishing work on a house is often postponed to a later date. Due to lack of time and resources, because we are in a hurry to move into our new home, they are not always a priority. Whether it is the plastering of the facades or the construction of an access road, we often wait until the following year to complete all the work. But what are the temporary solutions to build an access road? And who to call upon for a durable and aesthetic solution? We answer you in this article.

Make your own path

You don’t plan to make your way this year, but you want a suitable temporary solution at a lower cost? The ideal in this case is to put “all coming”. By “coming” we mean all the scrap tiles or bricks that were used to build your house. Very often we get rid of them, when on the contrary they can do very well for some time. The advantage is that you will have a “hard” access road that will prevent you from rolling through the mud and deforming your terrain. In addition, it will be easy to evacuate the day you decide to make an asphalt access road.

To realize this type of access path, start by unpacking on 10-15 cm your future access path. The ideal is to take advantage of the construction machines still present to carry out this operation. If you have very loose soil, plan to pack it using road rollers or hand rollers. It is possible to rent some in specialized stores. Then, you will have to simply spread it all out on your future access path. As with an asphalt access road, pay attention to drains and networks cutting your access road. Anticipate the problem and plan to bury them sufficiently. Now you have a temporary solution. But what about a lasting solution?

Asphalt as a sustainable solution

Among the multitude of durable solutions to create your access road, asphalt is the one that offers the best quality/price ratio. More durable than plaster solutions, it will be cheaper than deactivated concrete. The service life of an asphalt mix is approximately 15 to 20 years. The coating is certainly much cheaper, but since it is applied in single-layer or two-layer, it tends to degrade more quickly. It is possible to “recharge” it, but the final costs are comparable to those of an asphalt mix.

The procedure remains the same as for a temporary access path, we start by disbursing and then we sink the access path. The difference is in durability. On the finishing side, opt for a “hard” solution as well. The soft borders that used to be made are brittle and are no longer up to date. A dry concrete paver solution that is easy to lay is much more aesthetic and durable. For your mix, it is also possible to customize it by adding color.

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