All floors are machine etched with an industrial diamond grinder, and existing coatings are removed if applicable. This is done to remove any surface contaminants and open the pores of the concrete to allow for maximum penetration of the prime coat.
Standard concrete damages such as; cracks, divots and spalling due to Mag Chloride are effectively repaired with our epoxy repair paste. In severe cases resurfacing may be required (see Squeegee Repair Coat).
In cases where severe concrete damage is present, a Squeegee Repair Coat may be applied to resurface the floor.
Next, we partially fill all expansion joints with an extremely flexible sealant, to allow for expansion and contraction to occur without cracking the coating. When applicable we also seal the perimeter of the garage.
In cases where extreme movement is expected a Rycon bridge may be installed to prevent cracks from forming in the coating.
The first layer applied is a Prime Coat, which is designed to deeply penetrate into the pores of the concrete, creating maximum adhesion.
Next we apply an additional, thicker layer of epoxy to create a base for the chip broadcast to adhere to. The base layer also provides impact resistant components to the coating system.
Chips (also called “fleck” or “speckles”) are manually broadcast onto the floor to the consistency and color of your choosing. We have an array of different sizes and color blends for you to choose from (see the “Finish Options” page).
Once the chip broadcast is complete, we finish the system with 1 to 2 Polyhybrid Clear Coats, depending on which Finish Option you select. Our clear coats are non-porous and chemical resistant, so they won’t stain or discolor. They also come with a standard amount of “anti-skid” sand to provide improved traction. (Additional clear coats and extra “anti-skid” are available upon request)