Commercial & Industrial Applications for Concrete Resurfacing and Repair Damaged, worn or cracked concrete can occur in many different areas. It’s not only a sight for sore eyes, but it can also cause trip and safety hazards for employees, vendors and customers. Instead of going through the time, expense and disruption of tearing out and…
Never underestimate the importance of prep work involved in concrete repairs or resurfacing. Benjamin Franklin said it best, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
There’s a process and a real science to doing it right and achieving the desired result. Evaluating concrete and concrete alternative products is the right place to start when experiencing splits, cracks and other forms of concrete damage in your sidewalk.
What’s lost in a lot of “before and after” photos of concrete restoration jobs is what happens in the middle. Some of the most compelling benefits happen in the “during” phase of an epoxy-based restoration. When your concrete is not looking or performing its best, contact the experts at Simon Surfaces for an opinion on whether it can be repaired or restored with an epoxy-based system. We’ll talk through all your options to allow you to make the wisest decision for your business.
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.
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?
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.
In the wintertime, concrete steps and sidewalks are consistently on the minds of facility managers located in cold-weather climates. Specifically, it’s largely about clearing them from snow and ice to make for safe foot traffic by employees and customers.
When your concrete thresholds start deteriorating there are generally two outcomes you can predict with great authority – safety concerns and an unprofessional appearance. A self-storage business with locations in Ohio and Kentucky wasn’t interested in risking either of these.
That’s why they summoned Simon Surfaces. It was time for a smart, long-term and cost-effective solution.
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.
Think about where a typical customer spends the majority of time at your station. Probably at the pump while dispensing their fuel, right? They can easily be there for several minutes with not much to do except to observe their surroundings. Impressing customers at the pump can actually entice them to walk into your convenience…