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Asphalt Maintenance in the Spring

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asphalt maintenance in the spring

The winter months can really take a toll on the well-being of your asphalt surfaces. When water seeps into cracks and freezes, it leads to expansion, making cracks worse and causing some real hazards. This can result in poorly structured surfaces, leading to extensive repairs or even injuries. To adjust to the warmer temperatures and new weather conditions, be sure to properly maintain your asphalt surfaces to encourage longevity and safety.

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Learn How to Patch Concrete Using the Proper UNIQUE Products

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It’s important to realize that outside factors affect the durability of concrete. By understanding what is happening, you can act fast with the help of our effective products. At UNIQUE Paving Materials, we have created a variety of high-quality solutions to protect, beautify, and preserve pavements.

We provide repair products that will help solve your problems, whether they are found in a major paving project or a simple crack in your driveway.

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The Best Products for Repairing Cracks in Your Concrete Patio

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UNIQUE Paving Materials offers a variety of concrete bonding and filling products to help you repair cracks in patios. Our easy-to-use products are quick and effective, leaving your patio with a smooth, beautiful finish.

Our company started to develop our paving maintenance materials over 50 years ago with efficiency, safety, and quality in mind, and our industry-leading patio crack repair products are superior in reliability and durability. Regardless of location and weather, our pourable products will help you achieve the best results.

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Concrete vs. Cement: What Are the Differences?

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Many times, the terms concrete and cement are used interchangeably. However, concrete and cement are not synonymous, as cement is actually a component of concrete. Read on to learn more about the clear differences between concrete and cement.

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What Temperature Should You Pour Concrete?

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concrete repairHow cold is too cold to pour concrete? And what should you do if it’s sweltering hot, but you need to make a concrete repair? While you can pour concrete in cold and hot weather, it’s necessary to take certain precautions to ensure the concrete sets properly.

First, it’s not only important to consider ambient temperature but also how you will keep the concrete at the correct temperature while it cures. During cold weather, many people use heated enclosures or insulated blankets to prevent the concrete from freezing. Alternatively, windbreaks, sunshades, evaporative retarders and sufficient manpower are necessary for proper curing during hot temperatures.

Learn more about hot and cold weather concrete procedures, concrete curing temperature ranges and tips for curing below.

 

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Drafty Pipes are No Match for UNIQUE Water Stop!

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UNIQUE® Water Stop is a great and versatile product. Water Stop can be used for more than just stopping active and underwater cracks or leaks! Just ask us at UNIQUE!

We noticed our conference room was feeling rather drafty during the recent cold spell.

After some investigation, we realized the cause was due to gaping holes around some exposed pipe! Lucky for us, we have plenty of UNIQUE Water Stop in stock to solve the problem.

After mixing the amount of UNIQUE Water Stop necessary for the repair, cardboard was used as a backer base for the patch.

Water stop was placed around the repair until it completely sealed the hole.

Pipe Causing Hole in Wall

The hole where the pipe was coming through

UNIQUE Water Stop

UNIQUE Water Stop should be a putty consistency for placement

Working the UNIQUE Water Stop into the repair

Working the Water Stop into the repair

Finished Repair

Finished Repair

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UNIQUE Concrete High Performance Fast Set Repair

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A snow plow damaged curb in a crosswalk posed an obvious tripping hazard.

curb repair

A UNIQUE fast set simple repair was applied and the repaired area was open to foot traffic in 45 minutes!

Unique quick setting concrete repair

UNIQUE…Once and done!

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