Printed concrete pavements
The printed concrete pavement consists in the realization of a concrete slab, which after the processes of Pouring, Extended, Leveling, Vibrating, Molded and Resin, result in a pavement of excellent qualities.
- Pouring of concrete, whose type varies according to technical specifications.
- Extended concrete, on the surface to be paved, to obtain the desired thickness.
- Armed with concrete, using mesh, to achieve the desired response to mechanical stresses.
- Added polypropylene fiber, to avoid retraction cracks.
- Leveling the concrete, to leave it level or create slopes.
- Vibrated concrete, using vibrating rule to achieve a compact mixture.
- Added surface hardeners, to give the desired surface hardness.
- Added surface dyes, to obtain the desired color.
- Molded concrete, to achieve the desired finish.
- Resin concrete, to achieve the sealing of the surface layer and give it a vitrified appearance
The printed concrete pavement is highly recommended for outdoor use and is recommended for indoor use.
Outdoors is very advisable for public parks, sidewalks, urbanizations, roads, porches, patios, swimming pools, gardens, roads, terraces, garages.
Indoors it is advisable to, Garages, Shopping Centers, Housing, Interior Decoration.
It is advisable that the thicknesses be limited to a minimum of 8 cm.
The expansion joints, are joints generated to absorb the expansion by temperature of the base material, the concrete, these joints must reach to completely separate the concrete slab throughout its thickness.
Retraction joints are joints generated to absorb the surface shrinkage tensions of the base material, the concrete, these joints having to separate only one third of the total thickness of the concrete slab.
The printed concrete pavement, according to the mechanical requirements necessary in each particular case, allows the reinforcement with mesh, thereby achieving a better response of the final product to the different requirements required such as resistance to compression, resistance to traction fringe.
The pavement of printed concrete, allows the incorporation of polypropylene fiber, in the concrete, thereby reducing the risk of retraction cracks, which generates the concrete setting process.
The pavement of printed concrete, allows a wide range of colors in its finish, adding by means of the system of sowing dyes in its superficial layer, the pavement acquires colorations that has as sole objective the giving it an aesthetic appearance desired by the client.
The pavement of printed concrete, requires the application of a hand of resin of sealing and protection, as the final hand of the pavement, in this way it achieves a characteristic shine and qualities of waterproofing to the water.
The concrete pavement printed, has several types of surface finishes, based on the use and desire of the client, its difference is basically aesthetic either by relief or by the color of termination, within them we find:
Finished in the form of stone.
Finished in the form of cobblestone.
Finished in the form of blanket.
Finished in the form of wood.
Finished in the form of bricks.
Finished in the shape of ashlar masonry.
The resulting pavement, obtains some magnificent characteristics, among them it is possible to emphasize:
Its good behavior to mechanical stresses, such as compression resistance and resistance to flexo traction.
Its good behavior to thermal stresses, being resistant to high temperatures.
Its good waterproof behavior against water
Very low pavement maintenance once finished.
Ease of cleaning, which is carried out simply with water.
Huge durability as it inherits the durability characteristics of concrete.
An exceptional aesthetic finish either for its reliefs or for its color.
The surface on which we execute the pavement must have a high degree of compaction, with a 95% proctor being desirable, with this we avoid problems in the pavement due to movements of the support.
It is advisable to avoid channeling, ditches and weak points in the support and in case it is not possible to avoid them, it is advisable to cover them with concrete.
It is advisable to stop work in case of extreme temperatures.