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How to Protect Your Concrete Driveway Through All Seasons

A concrete driveway requires very little maintenance over its lifetime. It’s compressive strength, durability and imperviousness to harsh weather conditions make it one of the most reliable and long-lasting surfaces of any in the world. Despite these advantages, there are extra steps you can take to keep your driveway in pristine condition all year round. Take a look at the following tips. Resealing A sealer should be applied to your concrete driveway every 3-5 years minimum. To keep your driveway in top condition, consider applying a sealer more regularly. There are many benefits to a regular application of concrete sealer, including:…

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Concrete Vs. Screed: What is the difference?

To the untrained eye, concrete and screed may seem like one and the same —  on the contrary! Though comprised of the same components, concrete and screed differ in their consistency, application and other key areas. In this article, we’re going to discuss the differences between concrete and screed.   What is the main difference between concrete and flowing screed? The main difference between concrete and screed is that concrete is used to provide strength and stability, whereas screed is used to provide a smooth surface. In flooring, the underlayer is composed of concrete to ensure strength and durability. Screed is…

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Dry Screed or Flowing Screed: Which is best for you?

Screed is a thin layer of material, typically consisting of cement, aggregates and water, used to create a smooth, even surface at the top of a concrete subfloor. Screed is applied for two main purposes: to enable the successful installation of finished flooring, and to facilitate the efficient movement of heat in an underfloor heating system.  There are two types of screed available: dry screed and flowing screed. Both types are effective at delivering a smooth surface to the subfloor, but both types offer contrasting applications and price points that may not be suitable for every project. In this article, we’re…

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