FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A collection of most frequently asked questions.
You can book one of our industry leading lunch and learns by filling out the form on our contact page or call our 1-800 number to arrange something. Here are some of the many topics cover:
Lafarge has a strong network of trusted and proven installers. Our Customer Care Representatives will be happy to connect you with the right installer for your project.
We are increasingly convinced that considering the vast challenges that the world faces on education, urbanization and poverty, we need to go further. As the world leader in our sector, we can contribute to improving the quality of life of an always-expanding urban population through homes, housing systems and infrastructure.
This is why Lafarge Sustainability Ambitions 2020 are the first steps towards a vision of the future where we strive to protect the environment and, more importantly, to make a net positive contribution to society as a whole.
Our new Ambitions are organized around three pillars:
Colour samples can be ordered by filling out the form on our contact us page or by calling a Lafarge Artevia Expert. Finish samples are available through your local Artevia Representative.
Sealers penetrate the concrete, reactive chemical sealers will last the longest and generally only wear away if the surface itself wears away, which may be 10 years or longer. You can get similar performance by using an epoxy or urethane system, which generally lasts 5 to 10 years depending on traffic exposure. Acrylic-resin sealers offer the shortest performance life — generally 1 to 3 years.
Artevia concretes offer exceptional thermal transfer and work very well with heating systems. Use Artevia in a radiant heating system and enjoy consistent, comforting heat or cooling without using forced air. You can even heat driveways and walkways to prevent icing and eliminate the need for snow removal.
Artevia ready mix concrete is faster to install than paving stones and offers a wider range of decorative options. Artevia is a solid surface therefore does not lift like paving stones, which reduces tripping hazards. Vegetation can grow through the spaces in between paving stones requiring maintenance and chemical herbicides. Artevia eliminates these issues.
Most surfaces are walkable in 48 hours. Avoid surface dragging (trash cans etc) up to 7 days. After 7 days can be used for light vehicle parking. >28 days is recommended for heavy vehicle parking
In most major areas, Artevia is colours are made on a custom mixing system much like you will see at your local paint store. Which gives us the ability to match almost any color. However the aggregates, cement color and other factors can affect what colors are possible to achieve. Talk to your Artevia Expert about your needs and they will be able to guide you.