INTEGRATED HYDROPHOBATION: Additional protection of materials with substances which decrease the size of concrete capillary, thus reducing the permeability and ensuring sufficient ventilation of concrete. Such products absorb less water and dirt from the environment. This makes them appropriate for extreme weather conditions and enables them a longer life span. Hydrophobic process can be integrated into the product or applied only to the surface as early as in the production stage. During production fresh concrete is processed in such a way that it becomes hydrophobic (water-repellent). The result is disabled capillary action of water in the cement rock. Absorption of water from outside is also disabled. Products do not absorb water from the ground. Hydrophobic products contain cement rock with few capillary, but still have sufficient ventilation. With integrally homophobic products the danger of concrete deterioration due to frost and solubilizing agents (e.g. salt) is reduced to a minimum. Efflorescence (appearance of lime) is also a rarely occurring phenomenon. Hydrophobic products are extremely resistant to all extreme weathering. They are suitable for use, above all, in places with severe summer and winter conditions (clearing of snow and ice, spreading of salt, often frost). Products dry quickly.
IMPREGNATION: product treatment which also provides additional protection for the concrete from the harmful penetration of dirt from water. The purpose of impregnation is to additionally protect concrete from aggressive weathering and other factors. It allows products a longer life span, easier cleaning and maintenance.
Beton-Lučko prefers integral hydrophobation and integral hydrophobation with impregnation.
Facts: Extended life span of pavers with less maintenance and better appearance! Significant long-term decrease in maintenance costs of paved surfaces!
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY: a confirmation that a product is produced in line with HRN EN norms and that quality check was done during production. Such declaration can be given only for products for which HRN EN norms exist.
Our norms, which have been aligned with European standards, have the HRN EN mark. A consequence of adhering to certain norms is the possibility and obligation to issue the declaration of conformity. Also, the declaration of conformity obliges the manufacturer to establish a quality check. In our company quality check is carried out in our laboratory. Quality check is also carried out by external certified laboratories, which puts additional emphasis on quality assurance. Thus, the declaration of conformity ensures product quality for our customers, in line with the HRN EN norms.
EVALUATION OF CONFORMITY: systematic research determining to what extent a product meets the prescribed requirements. Usually such requirements are prescribed by HRN EN norms..