10 Common Mistakes Found When Installing Pattern Concrete Middlesbrough

Pattern Concrete Middlesbrough,  Stockton, Yarm, Redcar

When you own your own home, one of the most important aspects of your house is the entrance. As we all know, first impressions count. So if you are thinking about re-vamping your old dusty driveway – then this article is for you.

When it comes to passing judgement about somebody based on their appearance, their car or their home, it turns out that as a species we are remarkably consistent. Did you know that people make judgements about each other within the first minute they meet? This is also true with your home. Furthermore first impressions can easily become, lasting impressions.

We are all guilty of prejudging people by the way they dress, what car they drive and so on. So if you have a beautiful house on the inside but a old mediocre driveway outside… It might be time to start thinking about pattern imprinted concrete.

Throughout Middlesbrough, Stockton, Yarm, Redcar and the rest of north east, pattern Imprinted concrete is becoming more and more popular.

There are a number of key considerations and points to take into account when choosing a contractor to install an area of pattern imprinted concrete paving. Over and over again, Capital Construction Middlesbrough spots the same mistakes being made when it comes to pattern concrete, especially across Middlesbrough, Stockton, Yarm and Redcar….

  • Inadequate concrete thickness
  • Movement Joint spacing and locations are incorrect.
  • Contraction joints are cut in too late.
  • Too much undertaken in one day for the prevailing temperature and available manpower.
  • Not enough imprinting mats in the set to provide two complete rows.
  • Insufficient Colour Surface Hardener (CSH) used
  • Integral colour is used instead of CSH.
  • Excessive Secondary Colour left on the surface of the paving.
  • Water based sealer is used.
  • Joints not filled with a silicone or mastic joint filler.

The list above is generally the main mistakes that contractors come across when they are called in to repair a badly done pattern imprinted concrete driveway in Middlesbrough.
However this list is certainly not the only list of problems that can occur during pattern concrete installation.

Our team here at Capital Construction Middlesbrough are fully trained and qualified to undertake any scale of Pattern Concrete installation. We have seen many “school boy errors” being made throughout the Middlesbrough, Stockton, Yarm and Redcar areas.

So remember, when it comes to pattern concrete, if these disciplines are adhered to, there is a much better chance your installation will be a successful one that gives you many years of pleasure, whoever you choose to do the job.

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