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A Cure for Damaged Concrete

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In the more northern US states, winter temperatures can oscillate wildly. Because of these fluctuations, the freeze-and-thaw can do a real number on your concrete flooring. As winters come and go, your concrete continues to deteriorate. However, there’s a cure for damaged concrete. So What Produces the Damage? Water is a strange liquid. When it freezes, it expands around 9 …

Before and After Epoxy Installs

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In prior blogs, we’ve covered a lot of topics from concrete preparation and moisture-mitigation to improving the customer experience. But this time around, I’m invoking the “A picture is worth a thousand words” adage by showing several before and after epoxy installs. Nothing gets us more business than showing our customer prospects what their garage could look like! Peeling Paint …

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Best Method of Concrete Preparation

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Epoxy paints don’t adhere to all things. Fortunately, they strongly adhere to properly prepared concrete. So much so that epoxy coatings are one of the most durable flooring applications available. But proper concrete prep requires  several assessments be made before epoxy application even begins. Determining the best method of concrete preparation, acid-etching versus diamond grinding, is one of these assessments. …

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Fixing DIY Epoxy Applications

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Being “wet behind the ears” is an idiom that refers to someone’s inexperience or naivete. In the business of epoxy coatings, this is not a good thing. As floor coating company with over 23 years experience, GarageFloorCoating.com has come across many well-intentioned DIYers. A lot of our business involves fixing DIY epoxy applications. Removals and Re-Coats In a vastly overcrowded …

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Proper Concrete Preparation

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If you’re a professional contractor that specializes in the installation of epoxy floor coatings, then you know the importance of proper concrete preparation. This step is critical to installing high quality floor coatings. An improperly prepared concrete floor will cause issues over time even if you’ve used the highest-grade coating products around! Concrete Surface Profile It’s all about concrete surface …

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Repairing Damaged Concrete

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Professionally installed epoxy and polyaspartic flooring is as much about preparation as application. And preparation includes repairing damaged concrete…like hairline cracks, spalling, minor “pitting” and major cracks. The time spent repairing damaged concrete will significantly enhance the final appearance of your installed flooring. Small Cracks When it comes to damaged concrete, the old adage “size matters” does apply. Small hairline …

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Concrete Preparation – Professional Equipment

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If you’re a professional contractor (or have hired one) that specializes in the installation of epoxy, polyurethane, and polyurea-polyaspartic floor coatings, then you know the importance of concrete preparation. This step is critical to installing high quality floor coatings. Why? Concrete Preparation – Surface Profiles Well, it’s all about concrete surface profile (CSP). For coating products to properly “bond”, the …