What’s lost in a lot of “before and after” photos of concrete restoration jobs is what happens in the middle. Some of the most compelling benefits happen in the “during” phase of an epoxy-based restoration.
- Time to complete the job. Epoxy-based restorations can be completed in a fraction of the time of a full concrete replacement. Even a resurfacing job is faster than concrete. Why? Cure times. Epoxy mortars cure in 24-72 hours and reach peak strength in about 14 days. Concrete, on the other hand, cures in approximately 7 days and reaches peak strength in close to 30 days.
- Less business disruption. Epoxy-based restorations are much less intrusive than a concrete replacement. You’re typically able to maintain routine business with just a few modifications to normal traffic flow. Projects can usually be performed in phases or completed during down or off-peak times when possible. That means you’re able to stay operational.
- Lack of heavy equipment, noise, property damage. Tearing out and replacing concrete is a major construction project complete with dumpsters, large crews and heavy equipment. In epoxy-mortar restorations the existing concrete foundation is usually maintained and re-purposed, meaning it doesn’t have to be removed. The whole process takes just a couple crew members, little to no heavy equipment, and produces much less noise, debris and waste.
When your concrete is not looking or performing its best, contact the experts at Simon Surfaces for an opinion on whether it can be repaired or restored with an epoxy-based system. We’ll talk through all your options to allow you to make the wisest decision for your business.