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Once again the nights are drawing in, the weather is against us, but most importantly we have lost the air temperature. For re-sealing this is the most important factor to achieve optimum results. While it is achievable to seal a drive and avoid the Blooming of the seal. It is difficult to reseal a drive, without the ambient conditions needed to achieve a satisfactory result. I.e. warm air temperature to allow the seal to dry and dry conditions to apply the seal. At this time of the year we seem to have neither. For this reason it is advisable to postpone resealing until conditions are more favourable.
Any drives that we fit during the winter months may suffer an element of blooming. It is important for customers to recognise this early and book in a free reseal as soon as possible. Rule of thumb is resealing commences as the clocks go forward or as prevailing weather conditions are deemed suitable.
As a result of blooming occurring, it is of no detriment to the slab. The seal is designed to protect the concrete, which it does very well. Therefore customers are advised to use the drive, patio etc as normal until conditions allow us to commence resealing.
Aesthetically, the slab my seem white, colour fade etc. The process of de-bloominging relatively cheap, simple and quick given the correct conditions as described above. The average 60m2 drive would take approx 1 hr to de-bloom.
To avoid any disappointment it is recommended that anyone considering having their drive resealed should book as early as possible in time for spring sealing.
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11th November 2009