Category Archives: Concrete Repair

Why Does a Polished Concrete Floor Lose Its Shine?

Because you do nothing. That's right. The number one cause is neglect. To many people, a  concrete floor appears to be dry, solid, and impermeable. But concrete more closely resembles a very hard, almost dry sponge. All concrete starts out wet (if it wasn't wet, you couldn't pour it). It can take years to dry…
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August is a Month for Planning Industrial Shutdowns

The month of August has some rather interesting trivia associated with it. Did you know that August is the month that birds begin flying south for the winter?  Insects are nosier, weeds grow faster, and August is one of the months associated with "The Dog Days of Summer". August is said to be the busiest…
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A Polished Concrete Floor From a Coated Concrete Floor

Epoxy coated floors are highly durable and can last for years, even decades with proper maintenance.  But the durability also depends on the way the coating was applied.  Coatings require the concrete to be cleaned and either mechanically or acid-etched to roughen the concrete surface for good bonding.  A failure in the preparation of the…
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Shot Blasting to Profile Concrete Surfaces for Coatings

If you are a DIY (Do It Yourself) type of person, then you probably know a lot of stuff the average guy doesn't know.  Take painting for instance.  A DIY knows that an already painted surface, lets say . . . kitchen cabinets, needs some preparation work before repainting. You might be tempted to NOT do any preparation work,…
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