I’m Andy Parkin, Managing Director of the Multi-Award Winning Speed Screed.
Screed Warm Weather Warning
As we head into summer, and look forward to the warmer weather, we need to think about how we treat our screed. The summer months are great for drying screeds, and the warmth accelerates the hydration process thus giving faster strength gains. The downside of this is that the moisture required by the cement particles to hydrate can be lost very quickly, resulting in loss of strength, and failures of screed.
It doesn’t even need to be a sunny day to cause problems. Just think of drying clothes on a washing line, when you add a steady breeze they’re dry in no time. Screed needs to be protected during this early period with a curing solution in place.
Speed Screed can advise on the requirements for all screeds, thus ensuring that if the design life of the screed is 50 or 100 years then that is exactly how the screed performs. Our specialist team are happy to help and explain all the options available to you. We look forward to hearing from you, to discuss our “Screed Warm Weather Warning”