Concrete-Alternative Repair and Resurfacing Options for Property Managers

Property managers who properly address concrete damage and make themselves aware of concrete-alternative options can avoid the drastic step of replacing concrete, saving both expense and downtime.
Spring is the time of year when we see the effects of winter’s harsh temperatures and freeze-and-thaw cycles on concrete surfaces. Pitted, spalling, lifted, uneven and cracked concrete are most common.
Determining “how” and “when” to intervene is key; not only to smartly manage your budget, but to also ensure the safety anyone stepping foot on your property.

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.

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.