How to repair epoxy coating failure?

Concrete Floor Epoxy Repair

Concrete Floor Epoxy Repair

Concrete Floor Epoxy Repair Solutions – A Concord New Hampshire Project

We get the calls all the time. “we had epoxy coatings applied to our concrete and it’s peeling off the floor” or “we applied epoxy paint to our garage floor and it’s chipping”.

The reality is that epoxy repair is a cottage industry. Many people think applying epoxy paint is a simple process. Just mix part A with part B and roll it on. That’s true, it’s easy. Usually it looks great… for a few days. Thats exactly what happened in to this garage floor project in Concord New Hampshire.

Epoxy Repair – The Problem and Solution

The owners hired an inexperienced contractor. The first problem was the floor was not properly prepared. Concrete floors need to be shot blasted or ground using special concrete grinding equipment. This process serves a few purposes. It removes potential bond breakers and increases the amount of surface area for coating adhesion.

The second problem was that the epoxy was not properly mixed. If epoxies are not properly mixed, the chemical cross-linking will break down. In this case the coating was still soft many days after application.

The only solution is cases like this one is to grind the old coating off the surface and start over. Since the original contractor ran off, the owner had already paid for the project with little money left in the budget to resurface with a new epoxy.

The solution was to grind and remove the failed coating then polish and dye the concrete. The project was completed properly Premier Concrete Construction of Wilton New Hampshire.

If you are faced with an epoxy repair solution like this one in Concord, New Hampshire, contact us and explain the situation. We’ll help you with the most appropriate products and a professional installer in your area.

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