cracked concrete becomes safety hazard for employees and customers

At What Point are Damaged Concrete Surfaces a Safety Issue?

The daffodils might not be the only things coming up from the ground as signs of spring begin to appear. In colder-weather climates, new cracks and other concrete surface damage are also showing their faces.
But at what point is this damage more than an aesthetics issue? When is it cause for concern for employee or customer safety? And how should it be addressed?

Before picture of cracked flooring at the New Castle Police Department

Concrete alternative solution resolves police department’s damaged garage floor

The New Castle, Pa., Police Department was looking to crack the case on some concrete issues it was experiencing. Enter Simon Surfaces.

The department’s concrete garage floor was becoming a safety hazard. Specifically, the deteriorating surface was riddled with serious slip-and-fall concerns. And multiple coats of paint were evidence of attempts to cover many years’ worth of damage.

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.

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…