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  • Can I put ceramic tiles on a concrete porch?

    First, don't put glazed or other slippery tiles on an outdoor porch. You will kill yourself when they get wet or icy. You can find some good looking tiles that are specifically designed to be "non-slippery". Always use a thinset mortar that specifically says "indoor/outdoor" on the bag. You mus...
  • Weather Restrictions: Concrete Surface Patching

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Concrete     Product: Surface Patching Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) and below +30 C (+85 F) Rain Limitations: Protect from rain until concrete is set, 2 to 6 hours (so rain won't was...
  • Weather Restrictions: Contact Cement - Solvent Based

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Contact Cement - Solvent Based Temperature Limitations: Use above +15 C (+60 F) Rain Limitations: Use on a clean dry surface Wind Limitations:  High winds will shorten set t...
  • Weather Restrictions: Contact Cement - Water Based (solvent free)

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Contact Cement - Water Based (Solvent Free) Temperature Limitations: Use above +18 C (+65 F) Rain Limitations: Dry surface Wind Limitations:  High winds will accelerate sett...
  • Weather Restrictions: Interior Carpet & Sheet Vinyl Adhesive Latex

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Interior Carpet & Sheet Vinyl Adhesive Latex Temperature Limitations: Floor and adhesive must be above +18 C (+65 F) prior to application. Rain Limitations: Indoor produc...
  • Weather Restrictions: Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Adhesive

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Adhesive Temperature Limitations: Apply when both surface and product are above +18C (+65 F).  Store product above -12C (+10 F). Rain Limitations: Keep ...
  • Weather Restrictions: Brick Mortar

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Masonry     Product: Brick Mortar Temperature Limitations: Use above + 5 C (+40 F) Rain Limitations: No standing water or wash out prior to setting Wind Limitations:  Protect mortar if wind will d...
  • Weather Restrictions: Water Repellents for wood and masonry

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Water Repellents  for wood and masonry Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below + 35 C (+95 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 48 hours Wind Limitations:  n/a...
  • Pro: Air Entrained Concrete

    Concrete, outdoors in the Canadian climate, has a particularly difficult time surviving. Walkways, patios, driveways and the like must have as much as 4 to 6 inches of gravel as a drainage base to minimize the effects of shifting from frost movement in the soil. Drainage around these areas has to...
  • OVERVIEW: Outdoor concrete in a cold climate

    Air Entrainment When ordinary concrete gets wet and then freezes, the ice crystals can cause surface chipping, or even more serious fracturing. All outdoor concrete in Canada, even by code, should be what we call air entrained. This means that there are microscopic air bubbles in the concrete ...