The areas we cover

  • Chester
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Flintshire
  • Frodsham
  • North Wales
  • Wirral
  • Wrexham
Dee-Print Driveways - Imprinted Concrete Specialists

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Frequently asked questions

What happens to the waste from my drive; is it recycled?

Yes, the majority of concrete and soil excavated is recycled.

How can I access my home once the concrete has been poured?

This will be discussed when we meet with you to discuss the project; but we will always find a way to allow you to access your home.

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Our selection of concrete colour surface hardeners

  • charcoal
    Charcoal
  • slate grey
    Slate Grey
  • steel grey
    Steel Grey
  • platinum grey
    Platinum Grey
  • silver grey
    Silver Grey
  • mahogany
    Mahogany
  • deep tan
    Deep Tan
  • tudor brown
    Tudor Brown
  • rustic sandstone
    Rustic Sandstone
  • bideford buff
    Bideford Buff
  • avon stone
    Avon Stone
  • purbeck stone
    Purbeck Stone
  • biscuit
    Biscuit
  • s
    Sandstone Buff
  • deep red
    Deep Red
  • plum
    Plum
  • terracotta
    Terracotta
  • brick red
    Brick Red
  • champagne pink
    Champagne Pink
  • slate green
    Slate Green
  • steadman buff
    Steadman Buff
  • lawn green
    Lawn Green
  • slate blue
    Slate Blue
  • pool blue
    Pool Blue
  • unpigmented
    Unpigmented

Our selection of antique release agent colours

Antique release agent colours are designed to complement the concrete colour surface hardener colours.

  • charcoal
    Charcoal
  • classic-grey
    Classic Grey
  • platinum-grey
    Platinum Grey
  • mahogany
    Mahogany
  • chocolate
    Chocolate
  • tan
    Tan
  • beige
    Beige
  • tile-red
    Tile Red
  • slate-green
    Slate Green
  • plum
    Plum

Colour hardener information

What is it?

The colour hardener is a ready to use, dry shake material for colouring, hardening and finishing new concrete floors, walks, driveways and imprinted concrete. When mixed with water it may be plastered on the vertical surfaces of freshly placed concrete such as curbs, risers and planters.

Composition

The colour hardener is an intergrind of pigments dispersed with Portland cement combined with kiln dried silica. Colour and product uniformity is thereby assured.

The pigments are lime proof and have maximum resistance to the effects of sunlight. The aggregates are selected for hardness and purity then carefully graded through a wide particle size range to produce a dense, wear resistant surface.

Benefits

The colour hardener is designed to harden, densify and colour concrete floors and surfaces both inside and out.

Concrete treated with a colour hardener will be resistant to abrasion, dusting, spalling and deterioration. Colour hardened floors will also be more resistant to water absorption and salts thus reducing cleaning and maintenance costs.

Advantages

  • Gives two and a half times the strength of untreated concrete
  • Hardens and densifies concrete surfaces/floors
  • Non rusting, can be used in a wet environment
  • Resists moisture penetration, easier to clean
  • Improved resistance to de-icing salts
  • Increases the life of a concrete floor
  • Available in many colours

Technical data

Compressive strength 44 N/mm squared. Tested to BS1881:Pt.202:1986.

The colour hardener test was carried out by SGS United Kingdom Ltd. to prove that our colour hardener is suitable for the application of pattern imprinted concrete and in particular increases the strength and surface tension of ordinary concrete.

The colour hardener in this test was applied at a rate of approximately 1.75 kilo per metre, each 25 kilo bag covering approximately 15 square metres.

The mean rebound number for ordinary concrete was 14, giving a compressive strength of 18 N/mm squared. After application of our colour hardener the compressive strength increased to 44 N/mm squared, two and a half times the strength of untreated concrete.