To accelerate the process of construction and repair work, engineers have developed various grades of sandcrete. They are packaged mixtures based on pure river sand and high-quality Portland cement. Numerous positive reviews of floor screeds produced by Axton show the success of the company’s strategy in this direction of building materials.
Axton is a leader in the production of various building materials. A special place in its assortment is occupied by ready-to-use dry sandcrete, which has gained recognition among our builders and home owners who are engaged in self-repair.
Axton sandcrete zoning
- Pouring all kinds of screeds in private construction.
- Repair work on the renewal of concrete coating.
- Use in plastering and finishing works.
- Concreting staircases.
- Creation of sidings.
- Casting concrete paths.
- As a mortar for laying bricks or blocks.
- As an assembly mortar for foundation blocks.
Advantages of ready-mix screeds
The building material is convenient in carrying out any work related to cement-concrete mixtures. For the manufacture of sand-concrete, carefully sifted quartz sand with an average particle size of about 3 mm is used. In the process of its purification unnecessary fractions and debris are separated. Thus, the optimal properties of the mixture are obtained, which cannot be achieved by using separately purchased sand.
To create homogeneity in the manufacturing plant, several stages of mixing are used, so that the finished concrete has the same density. It will not have unnecessary inclusions and voids, adversely affecting the strength of the finished floor or other applications. With ready-mixed concrete on the uniformity can only compare cement mortar, delivered from the factory, but it is not always convenient and available to builders. It is precisely the dry mixture that replaces it.
Thanks to the same particles of the components, the material does not give shrinkage and perfectly tolerates significant temperature fluctuations. Owners of houses, where used ready-mixed sand concrete after many years of operation spoke positively about the strength of the concrete.
The material is truly versatile and can come in handy during numerous repairs. With proper storage, it will always be on hand and will greatly facilitate and accelerate the work.
Sand concrete is usually released in 30 kg bags and can be stored in a ventilated room for up to six months.
How to properly apply the ready-made mixture for floor screed?
The first step is to prepare the base for filling the screed. The surface is cleaned from construction residues and debris. It is better to work with an even base. You can check it with a construction level.
Deviations should not exceed 0.4 cm. The base must be solid, stable, solid, clean and dry. If all the requirements are met, you can proceed to the next step.
The surface prepared for priming is primed beforehand. If the outer layer was dry and porous, you should make another pass after the first one has dried. If there are too many pores, it is better to buy a primer with high viscosity. A primer with two components based on epoxy resin is good. It does not contain solvents or mineral fillers.
The room should be a constant temperature and good airing, so that air bubbles do not form in the primer layer. It is better to apply with a roller or a brush of large width.
Pouring can be carried out after one day. It is not necessary to wait longer, because the surface will begin to settle dust.
The mortar is mixed with water according to the instructions on the package. For mixing well suited a construction mixer or an electric drill with an attachment. Pouring is made, starting from the back wall, and continue to the exit of the room. It should not be stopped until the entire floor is poured. Otherwise, there may be surface irregularities.
The prepared mortar is poured in broad lines parallel to the wall and smoothed with a needle roller. This allows air bubbles to escape. The layer height should not exceed 0.5 cm. Consecutive laying is carried out with an interval of 10 minutes. After 10 hours you can already walk on the finished floor. It will be completely ready for further work in a week.