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NEW 'How To' and 'Q&A' Videos on YouTube
NEW 'How To' and 'Q&A' Videos on YouTube 28th March 2018 in Training

At Smartseal we are busy creating a complete series of ‘How To’ and ‘Q&A’ short videos  covering all the FAQ’s we are asked on a daily basis by DIY customers and contractors.

These precise, 2 to 3.5 minute easy to follow videos really are the professional guide on ‘How To’ prepare, clean, treat, restore and colour a range of different materials that are used to create beautiful drives and patios. Surfaces covered will include imprinted concrete, block paving and natural stone. 

The knowledge passed on will help you ‘become the expert’ and form a valuable knowledge resource that you can refer back to time and time again. Whether you are a DIY person or a contractor, you will gain the confidence and the information required to maintain and protect your own property or increase your income by fulfilling your customer’s requirements. Subscribe for free NOW

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Let Smartseal Help You - Summer is just around the corner
Let Smartseal Help You - Summer is just around the corner 23rd February 2018 in Latest News

A smart new driveway or patio really enhances your home, but with time the elements can cause unprotected surfaces to become untidy, dirty, faded and overgrown. But do not worry, Smartseal have the perfect solution

If you are a person who does not enjoy, or have time for DIY, our registered agents are experts in transforming the look of your property, protecting your investment and reducing future maintenance. Smartseal agents are well equipped to enhance the appearance and transform all the external surfaces around your home. 

Whether you have moss covered roof tiles, old looking tarmac, or a weed covered drive, we can help. Our registered agents can bring new life to your decking, dampproof your walls, refresh your patio and restore your driveway.

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Why pressure washing can damage your drive
Why pressure washing can damage your drive 19th January 2018 in Latest News

When maintaining any kind of drive you should always be aware of potential damage and the reduction of the lifespan that a pressure washer can cause. Block paving, tarmac and all forms of concrete can be adversely affected by intensive jet washing.

With block paving, pressure washing will quickly wear away the protective surface layer of the paving and will cause loss of colour. It can also erode the protective weather resistant ‘skin’ on the top of the substrate, this will lead to increased porosity, which in turn enables dirt, grime, algae and lichen to establish itself and become ingrained within the surface.

If you can imagine, every time you jet wash your drive or patio, it creates an accelerated weathering effect that is not beneficial to the surface and will reduce its lifespan.

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Thinking about starting a driveway cleaning business?
Thinking about starting a driveway cleaning business? 19th January 2018 in Latest News

Have you thought about starting your own business?

Pressure cleaning and application of protective sealers to driveways, patios, walls, roofs and other hard surfaces is a booming industry across the UK.

Smartseal can help you start your own business, or provide everything required to add our services to your existing company.

Smartseal are the No1 company for hard surface cleaning and restoration to homes and businesses owners across the UK

Since 2008 Smartseal have successfully worked with many people from diverse backgrounds and helped them develop and grow their own business.

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BIOWASH™ A SAFE NON-PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING PROCESS
BIOWASH™ A SAFE NON-PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING PROCESS 3rd January 2018 in Latest News

Until recently, the only way to keep a roof clean was by the potentially damaging and dangerous process of pressure cleaning, while standing on the tiles. Although effective, this type of roof cleaning work should be carried out by fully experienced, professional contractors. If you are not careful, it can result in broken tiles, leaks and discolouration of the roof. Many homeowners are now looking for alternatives when it comes to having their roofs cleaned.

Our Biowash™ roof cleaning system is great for removing dirt and algae from roof tiles and is similar to softwashing but cleans a roof much more effectively.

The Biowash™ roof cleaning process can usaually be done in one day. This new roof cleaning process is carried out from the ground or at gutter level and avoids any potential damage to roof tiles.

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MAKE OLD BLOCK PAVED DRIVEWAYS LOOK LIKE NEW
MAKE OLD BLOCK PAVED DRIVEWAYS LOOK LIKE NEW 2nd January 2018 in Products

After around 20 years, most block paved surfaces would have lost a lot of its original colour. This can leave the driveway or patio no longer a focal point or asset to the home. 

A block paved driveway or patio can look great when first laid but can quickly deteriorate if it is not looked after. Weeds in particular can be a big problem with block paving. This is becuase the soft sand filled joints can soon become the perfect environment for weeds to germinate and grow.

To keep block paving looking like new some regular maintenance is required and it would have to be pressure washed to remove any weeds. The block paving should then be left to dry before sealing it for lasting protection.

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CLEANING AND SEALING BLOCK PAVING
CLEANING AND SEALING BLOCK PAVING 13th December 2017 in Training

Block paving has been laid for driveways and patio surfaces over 40 years. It is probably the most widely laid surface in the UK but it can be challenging to keep clean. The best way to keep it looking good at all times is to have the block paving cleaned and sealed

Cleaning and sealing block paving is now a massive business in the UK. However you don't necessarily need a professional company to clean your block paving as there are products readily availble for the DIY enthusiast.

We have some great driveway cleaning products and protective block paving sealers to help transform the look of block paving. The process for cleaning and sealing block paving is quite simple.

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PROTECTING WALLS FROM PENETRATING DAMP
PROTECTING WALLS FROM PENETRATING DAMP 5th December 2017 in Products

Penetrating damp can be a big problem in the UK, especially in older properties. Protecting walls and masonry from penetrating damp was, until recently, something that could only be done by an damp proofing specialist.

With the advances in waterproofing technology, it is now quite easy to protect walls and masonry from water penetration. A water-repellent treatment for brick and concrete can save thousands of pounds and prevent future problems.

An application of Climashield™ Masonry Protection Cream will keep walls dry in adverse weather conditions at all times and will last for up to 25 years. You can now sleep safely at night knowing your walls will be fully protected against water ingress. 

 

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