How to get rid of concrete stains before applying a sealer

As with most concrete sealers, surface preparation is crucial to ensuring good adhesion. Stains and marks can impact on the effectiveness and appearance of the sealer, so it’s important to deal with them before doing anything else. But cleaning off stubborn stains can be a real chore, especially...

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What is aliphatic alcohol and how does it help prevent concrete cracking?

Cracks in concrete can be caused by many things and it is often difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why. A common cause of cracking occurs when concrete is poured on hot, humid or windy days. The concrete may be subject to rapid surface moisture evaporation in such conditions. As a result,...

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How to deal with rain damaged concrete

There are few things more frustrating in life than when Mother Nature springs an unexpected rain shower…just after you've placed concrete. Unfortunately it happens all too often, especially in winter. However, there’s no need to despair, all is not lost yet. We've compiled a few tips and tricks...

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The importance of choosing the right blade for your demo saw

Cutting rebar or reinforcing with a demo saw and abrasive blade is not exactly the safest occupation. Choosing the correct blade is of utmost importance. Unfortunately, there are many of us who can tell you first hand that the effects of blade failure can be catastrophic to the user and those in...

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What do the numbers on the back of my protective gloves mean?

Ever thought about tying your shoe laces without fingers? What about trowelling, screeding, patching? It would be impossible!Our fingers and hands are our most important tools, but do we put enough emphasis on protecting them correctly?

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Electric Concrete Vibrators vs Flex-Shaft Concrete Vibrators

Unless you are pouring with self-compacting concrete, the most common way to compact and densify concrete is with an immersion vibrator.Read on to find out how an electric high frequency vibrator compacts concrete almost two times more effectively than standard flex-drive vibrators.

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Everything you need to know about concrete efflorescence

Concrete efflorescence is the appearance of white salt deposits on or near the surface of concrete causing a change in appearance.

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5 common concrete sealer problems and how to solve them

Using a clear or coloured concrete sealer has become a popular option for both residential and commercial purposes. Typical applications for sealers include driveways, garages, pathways and flooring. Sealers are a great way to improve slip resistance, protect the concrete surface from weathering...

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What are the differences between acrylic, epoxy and polyurethane concrete sealers?

There are a wide range of concrete sealers available, each with a different set of performance criteria. When applied correctly, sealers are durable and long lasting. However, all are subject to ageing as well as mechanical and chemical damage.

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The dangers of silica dust exposure to construction workers and how to prevent it

No one is immune to the dangers of silica dust!

Everyday construction workers are faced with a multitude of dangers; from physical and biological hazards to invisible gases, fumes and dust. Respirable silica dust is one of the most dangerous threats, yet we are only just waking up to the dangers...

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