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Concrete Resurfacing-Critical Product Selection

Concrete Resurfacing-Critical Product Selection

Concrete resurfacing products come in a variety of different types each targeted at fixing different problems. Most resurfacing products are designed to fix some type of concrete surface delamination or deterioration problem.

Some floors need a very extensive resurfacer product to re-level a floor or repair significant damage and some are more cosmetic in nature.

Preparation is the most critical component of any concrete resurfacing job. There are many different types of equipment to prepare concrete for resurfacer product applications, such as chipping hammers, diamond hand grinders, walk behind grinders, shotblasters, scarifiers and shavers each designed to achieve a different preparation profile matched to the selected final resurfacer product.

How and when you use each of these machines is mostly determined by past experience or manufacturer recommendation.

Concrete resurfacing products come in many variations like epoxy trowel downs, decorative quartz, shop floor, urethane trowel down or self-leveling cementitious overlays. Most are 100% solids epoxy based and mixed with one or more aggregates and fillers.

Installing a concrete resurfacer product is not typically something you want to try as a novice. They usually consist of numerous coats of varied materials that have different thicknesses, application techniques and dry times.

Some have to be applied in a wet on wet fashion meaning you apply the successive coat while the before coat is still wet. Power trowels, hand trowels, pumps and large mixing stations are usually needed on most concrete resurfacer jobs.

Seeking the advice of a trained professional is strongly advised in these types of applications. If you have the right product and a qualified installer resurfacing your concrete can be a very cost effective and time saving way to fix your floor.

Concrete Flooring Service Area

ICS provides concrete solutions to all of the northeast. Here is a small list of cities and towns where we have completed many industrial floor coatings and commercial concrete flooring applications.

Portland, MaineBangor, MaineAugusta, Maine
Nashua, New HampshireManchester, New HampshirePortsmouth, New Hampshire
Boston, MassachusettsWorecester, MassachusettsSpringfield, Massachusetts
Burlington, VermontMontpelier, VermontSt. Johnsbury, Vermont
Providence, Rhode IslandWarwick, Rhode IslandCranston, Rhode Island
Hartford, ConnecticutNew Haven, ConnecticutStamford, Connecticut
New YorkNew JerseyPennsylvania