Crack down on concrete safety

Cracked concrete is typically unsightly in appearance, but did you ever think about the negative impression it can cast a on your business?

The safety hazards that can result cannot be ignored either. It doesn’t take much for a hairline crack left untreated to expand over time to the point of falling out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Deteriorated concrete fuel pump at a gas station

Concrete-alternative restoration brings new life to UDF fuel islands

The main entrance went from having weathered, damaged tile to having an anti-slip, attractive surface – in just one day. That was the end result for a state-of-the-art biotechnology office and lab in Durham, N.C., whose main entryway had become a real eyesore. It certainly wasn’t presenting the positive image they aimed for. And it was now posing a safety concern for employees and visitors.

Office building’s damaged concrete and tile entryway resolved in one day

The main entrance went from having weathered, damaged tile to having an anti-slip, attractive surface – in just one day. That was the end result for a state-of-the-art biotechnology office and lab in Durham, N.C., whose main entryway had become a real eyesore. It certainly wasn’t presenting the positive image they aimed for. And it was now posing a safety concern for employees and visitors.

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Restoring Concrete Fuel Islands with Epoxies

Question: How is epoxy used in fuel island restorations? Answer: Our product is basically made out of 100 percent solid epoxy. For a gas island, it’s a three-step build-up process. First, we would take off and remove the metal, and then we would form the island up. We would then mix our epoxy with a special…

Epoxy Mortar v Concrete

Epoxy systems provide strong relief from concrete’s weaknesses

From pitting and spalling to the cracks that will inevitably appear, concrete damage on your curbs, walkways and ramps can be a nuisance. When it comes time to address these areas, take note of the advantageous strength and durability benefits of concrete-alternative epoxies. Let the numbers speak for themselves. Look at the epoxy systems’ compression…

Simon Surfaces | Spring Time Cocnrete

The Case for Not Replacing that Damaged Concrete

Spring is the time of year we begin to realize the beating our concrete surfaces took during the cold weather months. Pitting, spalling, unevenness and cracks are common consequences of the harsh temperatures on concrete. Freeze-thaw cycles, snow and ice, and snow-melt chemicals also play a part. These concrete defects are more than just eyesores.…

Benefits of Using Epoxies in Concrete Repairs

Question: When should epoxies be used on repair or resurfacing jobs? Answer: It makes sense in the fact that it’s a quicker process with less downtime. With concrete, when you repair something, you need to tear out sections of it. Where Simon Surfaces comes into play, we can do anything from a foot wide to 1,000…

Gas Island After

Restoring Concrete Fuel Islands with Epoxies

Question: How is epoxy used in fuel island restorations? Answer: Our product is basically made out of 100 percent solid epoxy. For a gas island, it’s a three-step build-up process. First, we would take off and remove the metal, and then we would form the island up. We would then mix our epoxy with a special…

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Why Metal Should be Removed from Fuel Pump Islands

Question: Why doesn’t Simon Surfaces use metal bands in its fuel island restorations? Answer: There are some notable disadvantages to using metal bands. Obviously over time, they’re going to deteriorate due to rust. Once they starts rusting, there’s nothing you can do about it. If a car would strike it, it’s going to make a sharp…