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May 24 2016

If you are looking into restoring a property or building yourself and are not fully trained in all the various skills that are required for this, then there is every possibility that something could go wrong. Unfortunately, this means that it might end up with your building needing further repairs, or drastic action to fix the mistake further down the line.

 One of the most prominent areas of restoration and renovation that is often carried out with little to no help from experienced professionals such as Concrete Renovations is joint sealing.

 There are a number of reasons that many people fail in this area, and they can all be easily avoided if you consult with the experts!

  • The biggest reason for failure is having too few or incorrectly sized joints. Many people work on the belief that using larger joints negates the need for each and every planned joint, which is simply not true
  • Incorrect placement of joints where thermal expansion and contraction has not been considered is another reason for failure. This can lead to cracks in your walls, as well as bent or bowed walls
  • Using the wrong sealant is another reason untrained people fail when working with joints in the restoration process. It is important to understand the terminology used when selecting the right product for the specific job you need it for
  • Knowing how to correctly apply sealant. Many variables can affect the application process, and, therefore, the performance of the sealant.

Here at Concrete Renovations, we use a variety of joint sealants that all work in different ways. Thanks to our well trained and experienced team, we will always select the correct sealant based on your needs.

 Amongst others, we use the following: 

  • Sikadur – Combiflex; a high-performance sealant system
  • Sikaflex Pro-2 HB; a low modulus sealant for building joints
  • Colpor 200PF; a high performance, cold application pavement sealant
  • Albon AW; a resin based joint sealant
  • Thioflex 600; a multi-component pouring sealant

More information on these joint sealants can be found on our website.

 It is important to get the basics of building restoration right to ensure the building is renovated to a high standard and will not require further work later down the line.

 If you are in doubt, please contact your local experts; such as Concrete Renovations, for more information and to discuss your options. Call us today on 01733 560362.

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