Gas fire pit kits are kits that can be added to an existing structure or feature to create a propane or natural gas flame. The kits come in all ranges and sizes and sell from all over the world. We have used kits in the past but we weren't happy with them, so now I have been trying to find a gas fire pit manufacturer in Canada. So far, there doesn't seem to be many Canadian companies that make fire pit kits.
To update this post, Napoleon Fireplaces is mainly Canadian made and they sell many types of kits. The kits are not cheap ($500+), but once we have a few in stock we'll post a review.
I have heard they are made in Barrie, Ontario. One of the distributors is barbecues galore. Comment below if you need contact information.
February 14th, 2017
Wave Design Concrete Sink added to the Store
We have added a custom designed wave concrete sink to the online store. This concrete sink is made using light-weight and high strength concrete mix. This design can also be made using two wave sinks for a double vanity sink-top. Send us your ideas and we'll build it! or have us build a unique piece for you! Custom dining tables, boardroom tables, side table, coffee tables, patio tables, fire tables, wood and concrete table finishes, steel and concrete finishes, glass and concrete finishes and the list goes on!
Types Concrete sealers
There are so many types of concrete sealers on the market today, and this makes it very difficult for a homeowner to find and simply seal there concrete.
So let me explain tips and tricks to get your concrete sealed.
Wet cure for new concrete; Under 10 days with temps above 10 degrees you will need to keep the concrete wet with burlap and lots of water. Wet curing helps the concrete create a more dense crystal matrix within the concrete, crystals create a stronger concrete.
What you need to ask when buying concrete sealers;
-Addresses of where the sealer has been used for more than 1 year?
-Is there a warranty?
-Is the sealer breathable? concrete needs to breathe and so does the sealer.
-How fast does it set-up? Some are instant reaction.
How to apply concrete sealers;
#1. Take a look at the weather forecast/radar. You'll want to seal with no rain in forecast.
#2. Rent or buy a good quality Chapin sprayer, purchase a adjustable nozzle tip for the sprayer. This will help the sealer dispurse evenly. This sprayer will allow faster application and even thin coat.
#1. Put on safety glasses or the appropriate safety wear.
#2 The concrete will need to be pressure washed off with water, all expansion joints and surface area. Washing in the evening is best.
#3. Allow concrete has to be dry for sealer adhesion, using a leaf blower will help dry the concrete. Applying sealer in the morning is best.
#4. Wear the appropriate respirator and safety glasses or apparel. A good quality sealer will stink up the neighborhood.
#5. Stir the concrete sealer; fill the Chapin sprayer only half way. Pump and start spraying, keep in mind wind direction.
Types of sealers;
-There is water-based sealers, very good products to work with. more than one coat is usually needed. Can be applied with a chappin sprayer. Easy clean-up. Cure and seal available and regular sealer also.
-Acyrilic sealers- The option can be done with only one coat of sealer, usually brings out the most colour and gloss. Sticky clean-up, can be slippery due to an acrylic finish. Cure and seal available and regular sealer also.
-Sealers with anti-slip are great but typically jam sprayers, minimal silica sand clear can be casted as the sealer is being sprayed.
Sealing new concrete; After 3-4 days of watering the newly poured concrete allow to dry and apply a good quality commercial grade cure-and-seal. After 30 days the concrete needs a thin coat of commercial grade regular sealer, very important part of sealing concrete.
Sealing Old Concrete;
If your concrete exceeds 30 days old and has not been sealed ever. it is very important to understand that the concrete will change dramatically. Applying concrete sealers will always superimpose the surface, meaning the sealer will make all texture very visible. Please keep in mind that once you start sealing concrete it will require it for the life of the concrete.
Let us know if you have any further questions or where to buy some sealer. Thanks for reading.
If you visited to our website and didn't find what you were looking for, please leave a comment on what it is that your looking for. Maybe your looking for concrete supplies, sealers. Thank-you it is greatly appreciated.
Custom made artistic concrete planters, or they can also be used to other decor and utensil holders. Some of the planters we make are made with 60% recycled waste. We also have over 50 different colours. Raw concrete designs, mixes concrete designs and more!
The Online Store is Now Open
We will be updating and adding new concrete products daily. These products will be sinks, planter boxes, art & decor, business card holders, tealight holders, candle holders,coffee tables, side tables an more!
This is our limestone ivory finished concrete table with flush fitted flat bar. The concrete is made using gfrc concrete mix, steel reinforcements. light weight concrete mix is used to create a table thats more than half the weight of traditional concrete. The concrete sealed and the steel is sprayed to prevent rust. The base is 3" x1/4" steel with flat black or high gloss.
We can also finish this surface with a raw finished concrete texture, flaked finish and more. All our concrete work is proudly made in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario Canada. Each piece is unique and can never be replicated. Other sizes available are 40", 30"x5' and more!
Other surface that we design and build are; dining tables, vanity tops, side tables, outdoor furniture, fireplace mantles, fire pit and more!
We ship to the follow areas of Canada, Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Toronto, Burlington, Brampton, Barrie, Muskoka, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina, Halifax.
This is a Pennsylvania slate stamped concrete driveway/sidewalk. No colour added. This is an expansion foam embedded at the weak point of the corner of the house. Expansion foam is a very important part of a concrete installation. The expansion foam allows for the concrete to move of break in this area, other wise know as a "control joint". Let us know if you would like to view this driveway.
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