Prevention is better than cure

on 14 October, 2013

Now autumn is in full swing, it’s time for merchants to prepare themselves – and their shelves – for what winter has in store.

Large-scale projects and medium-sized building jobs decrease significantly once the dark nights draw in, so autumn often means preparing for winter and ensuring it causes as little damage as possible.

Pointing between patio slabs can wear and provide less protection over time – especially after the increased footfall in summer –so builders are often required to repair this before the frost and cold set in. Our unique Speedy Paving Grout allows builders to repair patios and drives without individually pointing each slab or block, and offers robust protection against weather damage, as well as pesky weeds. Merchants can capitalise on the advantages Speedy Paving Grout provides and use its time-saving ‘pour on’ formula to drive sales.

Of course, it’s not just paving pointing that can come undone during winter. Baltic temperatures can lead to cracks and broken slabs or blocks. This can now be tackled swiftly using Speedy Concrete – twice the strength of standard concrete at 66N/mm2.

We’ve developed Paving Sealer to give merchants a simple, mess-free solution for customers who need to maintain patios and drives in as little time as possible.

Potholes are a regular winter woe too. We’ve been repairing potholes across the UK for decades and are now providing our easy to apply product for the merchant market too. Pothole repair is a task not often undertaken by builders but it needn’t be shied away from. The i-fix Pothole Fix comes in a handy tub, allowing merchants to store it easily indoors or out, and those using it can apply in minutes before saving what they don’t use for later.

As with every British season, we never know how severe it will be, but we can guarantee that i-fix has the solution merchants need to keep order books full – whatever the weather.

Nick Holmes is technical support manager at i-fix.

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