By Rich Serignese
Let’s talk about why you still have damaged concrete on your property. (1) It’s too expensive to tear out and re-pour concrete. (2) You can’t afford the loss of revenue resulting from downtime needed to replace concrete. (3) What difference is it really going to make? Is a cosmetic fix worth the trouble? Do any of these reasons sound familiar?
Good news: Advancements in engineered epoxy-mortar alternatives provide a solid counter-argument to all these claims.
Using epoxy-based solutions, damaged concrete can often be restored instead of replaced. When restoring, the sub-base stays intact (when applicable), and is repaired and resurfaced with an engineered epoxy-mortar. This overlay serves as a new top layer and is an alternative to pouring new concrete.
Compared to a standard concrete replacement, using an epoxy mortar as an overlay gives you a solution that’s less expensive, has a faster turnaround, is aesthetically pleasing, is more durable and is even warrantable.
Here are 10 specific reasons why it might be time to change your thinking about concrete tear-out and replacement.
- First impressions
Walkways, curbs and entryways are the “shoes” to the “dress” of your building. Does your building’s exterior — the first part customers see before they enter — match the quality, design and attention to detail of its interior? Don’t discount the negative first impression your parking lot, curbing and walkways leave on a guest to your facility. Consciously or subconsciously, an undesirable appearance outside is going to shape consumers’ opinions of your business and your brand.