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Never Settle for a Home You Don't Love

When I was finally ready to purchase my first home after I graduated from college and found a stable job, I was on a tight budget. I settled for a house that was "good enough" for the time-being, but knew that in the future I would move to a larger one. Once I met my wife and she moved in, we thought about moving but loved the location of our home and had made great friends with the neighbors. For years, we thought we had "to settle" with the home we had since we didn't want to move, but recently, we decided to have several of our rooms remodeled. We are now in love with our home and think everyone should live in a home they love! We decided to start a blog to share what we learned about home construction and remodeling during the process!

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Key Reasons To Use Limestone For Home Improvement Projects

Do you have a home improvement project planned? If so, you may want to take a moment to learn more about limestone. It is a versatile, natural-forming stone. You will find that it has various uses, which might prompt you to consider it for your project. The following points will help you understand the multiple ways it is used. 

Shore Erosion Defense

If you live in an area that is near a shoreline, you will appreciate that limestone is a sustainable option to avoid shoe erosion. Due to its affordability and availability, you should be able to easily source the material from a stone store. The contractor performing your home improvement can help you choose the correct limestone for this purpose.

Driveways

Limestone is used in driveways in a variety of manners. Contractors can mix limestone with concrete to create a different yet appealing driveway. You can even choose to make the paving in the color of your choice. Your color options are varied when you use it in paving. However, since it is in an exterior area, you may want to opt for a tan or traditional gray color. Some homeowners use limestone as loose gravel for their driveways. It is also used in industrial settings.

Foundation Prep

This stone is also placed beneath slabs prior to the application of the foundation. This is due to its ability to aid in drainage, which can reduce the chances of cracks in foundations occurring. If a foundation is built directly on top of the soil, the foundation may get damaged when the soil settles. The limestone placement is a strengthening factor in this instance. 

Strengthening Concrete

Limestone can aid in making concrete stronger. Even if a property owner does not elect to or know about limestone, their contractor will likely inform them of the reason for using the material. It is commonly mixed with concrete to improve the strength of the concrete. This can lead to a long-lasting concrete project, which should make any property owner happy.

Interior Home Design

This building material can also be installed in homes. It is a cost-effective option to beautify your home's interior. There are several color options, which can create stunning results. Choosing the right color can complement the furniture and paint that the installation occurs in. Investing in improving the appearance in an area such as your kitchen could raise your home value. 

A stone provider is a good resource to use to learn more about limestone. They can help you to determine the best limestone product for your needs and preferences. Reach out to a company such as Small's Sand Gravel Inc to learn more.