Freeze-Thaw Effect on Concrete 

Freeze-Thaw Effect on Concrete  In several parts of the country this spring, temperatures will have dramatic swings. This freeze-thaw cycle can lead to significant concrete damage on exterior surfaces like sidewalks, curbs, and more.  Why Does Freeze-Thaw Affect Concrete Surfaces? Concrete is a porous surface, meaning it absorbs water. Water sitting on concrete, like melted…

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Concrete Replacement Alternatives

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…

Restore More. Stress Less.

Restore More. Stress Less.  When concrete surfaces become damaged and unsightly, they can also become a risk for slips and trips. No one wants to entertain the thought of liability challenges, but replacing concrete can be very costly both in terms of money and disruption in operations.  Instead of tearing out and replacing concrete, consider…

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.

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…

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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…