Which of the following consequences accompanies most concrete tear-out and replacement jobs?
- Extended downtime
- Unsightly dumpsters
- Damaged landscaping
- High labor costs
Clearly, the answer is all of the above. So why would any facility manager not want to consider other options before deciding to replace damaged concrete? Perhaps it’s because they didn’t know there was a better way.
Let’s examine the idea of restoring it instead.
Restore or Repair … and Repurpose that Strong Sub-Base
Many times, when concrete is damaged it’s truly only limited to the surface layer. In situations where the sub-base is still structurally sound, it can be kept and instead repaired or restored.
Restoring essentially involves maintaining the already settled and still-viable sub-base and applying a custom-configured epoxy material as the repair or new surface layer.
Replacing should be reserved for when the slab shows sign of movement and the sub-base is unstable or destroyed. At that point, the concrete has lost its integrity.
A qualified concrete contractor like our experienced technicians at Simon Surfaces can evaluate your surface and determine if it’s a candidate for repair or restoration. We use high-quality polymers as an alternative to concrete and blend them with an aggregate to create a system designed to safely and effectively restore damaged concrete. They can be configured for use on pedestrian or heavier vehicle traffic.
Resurfacing Materials that are Stronger than Concrete
Either way, our concrete alternative is 2-3 times stronger than concrete, can be custom-colored and are resistant to chemicals like gas, oil and salt. Plus, they cure quicker than concrete so you’re able to put them back into service with minimal interruption.
Fix your damaged concrete with something other than concrete. It’s not only a much simpler process, but it’s longer-lasting and reflects better on your brand and corporate image.