Concrete Replacement Alternatives
Constant traffic and impact over time can severely damage concrete, but a complete tear-out and replacement is not always feasible or necessary, especially in heavy traffic areas such as sidewalks and curbs, ramps, steps and thresholds.
Simon Surfaces can replace the crumbled, cracked threshold with a high-strength, epoxy-modified material, resulting in a much more durable surface. In addition, our system upgrades the surface’s structural integrity and extends its useful life. Repair and restoration solutions are both available, depending on aesthetic needs.
Epoxy Mortar Benefits
- 2-3 times stronger compressive strength than standard concrete
- Resistant to chemicals like gas, oil, and salt
- Quick return-to-service
- 12-24 hours for foot traffic
- 24-48 hours for equipment return
- 48-72 hours for vehicle traffic
Remember that deteriorating concrete is not only unattractive, but it can be a safety hazard on your property. The Americans with Disabilities Act, for instance, considers just a quarter-inch vertical change in the surface a trip hazard. Each year, according to OSHA (2011), “falls from the same level” account for almost $8 billion dollars in claims against employers, and more than 1 million Americans suffer a slip, trip or fall injury every year.