Garage Floors 1 spends a lot of time removing failed epoxy garage floor coatings in Minneapolis Minnesota and resurfacing with polyurea concrete coatings.
As with the following scenario epoxies have a tough time enduring the moisture and salts prevalent in Minneapolis concrete.
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Home owner is a snowmobile racer and spends a lot of time working on engines in his garage. He had a wish list of features for his epoxy garage floor at his Minneapolis home.
- Consistant finish – seamless, easy to clean
- Non Slip
- Team Colors – Black, white, grey, blue
- High build with light reflection
The original application company had to return 3 times to fix the problems with the epoxy garage floor. The first coat had a hollow sound and delamination. The applicator applied additional coats. The finish was not attracative so the applicator was brought back for a third time adding more coats with the same result.
Garage Floors 1 was retained to remediate the problem. First they grinded off 7 layers of garage floor epoxy down to the original concrete floor. What they found was the epoxy had delaminated but was held in place by excessive layers. That accounted for the hollow sound. The floor was wet. Moisture was trapped between the concrete and delaminated garage floor epoxy. There was an excessive RH Moisture level (Relative Humidity) caused by moisture vapor being pushed up through the concrete.
Garage Floors 1 then grinded off the top layer of concrete to remove any contaminents and opening the pores of the concrete surface. The next step was application of a moisture remediation polyaspatic coating. The Polyaspartic wets or absorbs into the surface of the concrete becoming part of the floor when it dries. Imagine glue absorbing into a sponge then hardening, same idea.
The final result was a high build system which will not delaminate satisfying the clients wish list. According to the client “you made me a believer”.
For epoxy garage floor remediation in Minneapolis Contact Steve Conklin. www.rocksolidsurfacing.com
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