SLG technical data sheet on cleaning and protection of cast-stone block and slab pavements

All construction materials are subject to natural aging processes associated with weather and the effects of use. These processes, in conjunction with environmental pollution and soiling in the course of use, can lead to undesirable changes to surfaces, especially discoloration. The same applies to block and slab pavements in outdoor areas exposed to the weather, where fixing elements made of cast stone are used. Keeping these traffic areas in presentable condition for their intended service life can be achieved only when they are properly used and expertly cleaned.

In this context, the relevant technical data sheet in the process of being prepared initially describes the various effects of pollution and the behavior of concrete fixing elements with and without surface protection systems. It also treats the various types of pollution, including preventive measures. The data sheet continues with the various types and modes of cleaning, as well as with suitable cleaning equipment and cleaning products, together with g instructions for use. It also includes a special section on customary surface protection systems available from the manufacturer, as well as recommendations for their care and repair.

The technical data sheet addresses the professional public and is intended to provide the construction materials trade as well as cleaning companies well-founded support for selecting products and for cleaning and protecting cast stone products and the surfaces paved with them.


Related articles:

Issue 05/2024 Day 1: Tuesday, 14th May 2024

Panel 2: Urban design of living spaces

17 Urban builders can support human health by fostering microbes from nature Unterstützung der menschlichen Gesundheit durch Förderung natürlicher Mikroorganismen im urbanen Umfeld Marco van...

Issue 07/2015 Dyckerhoff

Cast Stone Conference 2015: Forward-looking solutions

The topics of this year’s Dyckerhoff Weiss cast stone conference held in the German city of Wiesbaden ranged from innovative product developments in cement and concrete, modern techniques in...

Issue 02/2014 The new standard for façades DIN 18516 and the new ZDB Code of Practice

Opportunities for cast stone –

The revision of the standard relating to cladding for external walls has been concluded in the parts DIN 18516-1 (general principles), DIN 18516-3 (natural stone) and DIN 18516-5 (cast stone). In the...

Issue 06/2023

Sustainable and low-carbon cast stone

Cast stones manufactured in compliance with DIN 18500-2 and standard DIN 18516-5 regarding façades made of cast stone, respectively, make a contribution to decarbonization, resource-conservation,...

Issue 02/2014 Day 2: Mittwoch, 19th February 2014

Cast stone

138 K-House Munich. Designing with cast stones – Concept and execution K-House in München. Gestaltung mit Betonwerkstein – Entwurf und Ausführung Dipl.-Ing. Peter Apel, Richard Bayer 140 Repair...