Longwood, FL-based concrete company ACCG, Inc., near Orlando, is also a concrete repair contractor and does concrete fix; however, often concrete repair and fixing concrete alone aren't enough. Thus, it's NOT advised if concrete is neither safe nor functional, let alone how it looks -- such as the brittle, failing, worn, discolored concrete shown on this page.
Moreover, concrete grinding is a means of preserving structurally sound and otherwise safe pavement by removing surface irregularities and imperfections. This may include concrete leveling to make the surface more durable or using a concrete grinder to smooth rough surfaces.
At present, economic realities have made less-expensive repair options very appealing; coinciding with the push for a more sustainable, greener building environment. The ability to repair existing concrete -- rather than removal followed by replacement -- significantly lessens the carbon footprint. Technology has kept pace, allowing repair products to dry stronger and be more durable relative to previous iterations. The repair vs replace choice comes down to the extent of damage; thus determined on case-by-case basis. If concrete surface is merely worn or chipped, aka delamination, then repair is viable and safe.
Accordingly for concrete repair, there are numerous products available that can restore both the concrete’s structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. Nonetheless, deterioration or extent of damage may not be the sole determinant: Clearance can be an issue if the repair entails pouring a layer of cement over existing concrete; plus the amount of time a structure will be out of commission.
Modern repair products can indeed be real problem solvers. For example, such advanced materials can be placed to a fine edge or used to fill in pitted and spalled areas; ready to handle being walked upon within just a matter of hours. Aesthetically, such repair materials can be stenciled or stamped to incorporate a cornucopia of designs, ultimately making a repair project resemble a brand new pour. The repair material can be structural, too. A load-bearing driveway, for example, can be repaired with cement-based material rated as high as 10,000 psi. Relatedly, leaving old concrete in place and applying a concrete resurfacer with a squeegee minimizes costs by a lot. Depending on the severity of surface scaling, the only surface preparation would be pressure washing.
For repairing uneven or worn interior concrete floors, ACCG concrete contractor could utilize a self-leveling floor resurfacer; effective at raising low areas that are up to an inch-and-a-half deep. The process begins with a good clean slab, then apply a bonding adhesive and allow it to dry, followed by pouring the resurfacer in one-foot strips. The relatively fast merging together of materials then raises the low areas. If carpet is to be installed on top of it, for example, then first allow seven days of curing. Such a product can be used outside, if the environment is controlled to shield flooring from wind, excessive heat, salt and other elements.
Note that many of the same products used to repair horizontal surfaces can be effective, too, with vertical surfaces -- like exterior retaining walls and interior load-bearing walls. Indeed, replacing some basic vertical surfaces, particularly load-bearing walls, can be extremely costly; therefore, coatings that improve aesthetics while simultaneously providing surface durability become a real time and money-saver.
Basically, concrete's composition hasn’t changed drastically over the last 20 to 30 or years or so; however, repair products have! Polymers help create a strong bond between new and old concrete; acrylics add strength; and attractive finishes disguise patching and other repairs. Concrete surfaces can be filled, leveled, enlivened and strengthened without expending excessive time and money to replace old and worn concrete and, in fact, surface treatment to otherwise structurally sound and safe concrete can actually appear like new. When time, money, aesthetics and sustainability are priorities, then safe repair can indeed be a great option.
Concrete repair is the process of fixing a hardened concrete surface that, with the passage of time and wear and tear, has lost the ability to hold the binding concrete materials together due to damage or environmental exposure. Concrete fixing is appropriate for cracks, physical impacts, chipped out surfaces or surface scaling; but repair alone isn't recommended for significant damage that could result in safety hazards, legal liability, etc. In such problematic cases, cement and concrete replacement and new installation is advised rather than "band-aid" fixes.
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Concrete repair requires careful planning and considering a host of environmental, mathematical and other important factors:
Thick sections of concrete have heat generated while the curing process occurs for some repair materials; and this thermal stress may reach unsafe levels. Another concern is shrinkage (and not of the George Costanza of "Seinfeld" variety). Thin layers of concrete used as a repair may result in spalling; so an advantage to polymer materials is that they can be utilized in such thin layers. Aggregate size is determined by the thickness of a repair. Overhead repairs must avoid sagging.
The area of concrete to be fixed must be cleaned via sandblasting, shotblasting, etc. before repair efforts commence; and only the surface that is to receive new concrete should be sandblasted.
Final cleaning upon setting should be accomplished via compressed air or water. Typically, as an added measure of safety, dowels and other reinforcements are installed to make a concrete patch self-sustaining and to anchor it to the underlying, initial concrete.
Relatedly, Longwood-based concrete contractor ACCG, Inc. also does concrete grinding and concrete leveling; and are experts at the following:
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