Wednesday, February 20, 2019

What are Expansion Joints?

An expansion joint is a material placed in the joints between concrete slabs to protect the slabs from cracking when they contract and expand with the dramatic changes in Houston area temperatures. Think of it as a shock absorber, absorbing the stress from the slab's movement.

Here is just some of what the job entails –

1.  First of all, debris is swept away from the site.
2.  The old material needs to be removed…probably with a putty knife.
3.  Clean out the joints with a wet vac.
4.  Apply the adhesive with a brush.
5.  Cover and then seal the joint.

Do you want it done professionally, or are you prepared for a less than perfect job that will affect the look of your property?  May we suggest Laird Landscaping of Katy serving the Houston area with quality landscaping work including expansion joint replacement?  Call Trey and the crew at Laird Landscaping for an estimate at (281) 578-2795.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Houston’s Native Plants.

Maybe you have lived in our growing metropolis (now #3 in America) for decades or you are a lucky transplant.  If you are a homeowner in Katy or anywhere in the Houston area, we want you to be aware of some of the plants that are indigenous to our area.  We want to help you bring the ultimate look to your property in 2019!

Here are some plants that are native to our area –

1.  Black-eyed Susan
2.  Southern Wax Myrtle…it’s a tall evergreen shrub
3.  The Youpon Holly tree
4.  Texas Lantana

There are many others, of course and we would like to help you with the design of your property in Katy or anywhere in the Houston Area.  The right plants, trees, and shrubs not only enhance the aesthetics, but ultimately add value to your home if you ever decide to sell it.  Please give us a call.  We are Laird Landscaping…voted Katy’s best at (281) 578-2795.