Screed Questions


It is not possible to transport the screed from the lorry in wheel barrows can youu recommend an alternate method?

Yes it is possible to pump floor screed with the appropriate pump. Mixamate would be happy to recommend a screed pump hire company that we often work closely with. We are also soon to introduce our own specialised screed pumping trucks - which will eliminate the need for external screed pumps for hire. We are able to deliver the screed direct into the pump for pumping right to your discharge point. Mixamate drivers are fully trained in the safe operation of a screed pump and are able to offer this service at a small extra charge.


It has been suggested that I need a very strong fast drying screed, can you help?

Our special quick drying screed additive can be added into the screeding process during mixing. Floor screeding can be a bit of a science to get right, and the flexibility of Mixamate and our vehicles is such that we can make screeds to your specification. Please contact us for any speciality screed requirements, we will be only too pleased to help.


I have never laid screed before and am unsure how much I need or how to do it...

Sand and cement screed is a relatively unknown area of the mix on site sector - at Mixamate we are here to help. We can assist estimating quantities, discuss screed types and requirements and we even have a list of professional screeders that we can recommend to you. Please note our minimum charge is for 2 tonnes of screed delivered.


My screeders prefer their screed to be slightly wet and this usually causes a problem when having screed delivered...

Our screed is manufactured on site in our vehicles pan mixer therefore our operators are able to adjust the consistency to your exact requirements.


How long will my screed take to dry?

A Standard screed will on average dry at a rate of 1mm per day, i.e. if your screed was placed at a depth of 75mm your screed would require 75 days to fully complete the drying process before you should apply any finishing’s to the surface. Screed will generally allow foot traffic after 48 hours. If quicker drying times are required please contact us about our special quick drying screed additive.


I’m not entirely sure how much material I need and am worried about over ordering...

The Mixamate batching system onboard the vehicle is completely computer controlled and can be stopped at any point. Therefore we only produce the exact amount of materiel that you need. There is no waste or mess and no part load charges, which you may incur if you used an alternative ready mix screed provider, so best of all with Mixamate you only pay for what you lay!

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