Why Does Concrete Crack? One of the reason we have cracks on concrete is as a result of shrinkage or frost-shattering. Another reason could be the proximity if the re-bars to the surface of the concrete floor, if the re-bar is too close or there aren't enough re-bars. When concrete hydrate, it shrinks and starts in cracking. There is nothing anyone can do about these cracks, but they can be minimized. The introduction of control joints during initial pouring of the concrete can help to minimize cracks latter on the life of the concrete.
Concrete or Asphalt/ Brick Over Wood? Concrete is more reasonable priced than brick. Installing bricks is hard labor, and it’s very expensive to both buy and install, it also requires more time Asphalt falls apart in a extreme temperature, does not have the same compressive strength as concrete. Wood is not suitable for places that requires the movement of heavy machinery or automobile, is not advisable for a very busy foot traffic floor either. Concrete has a longer lifespan if put right than any of the above named three, it is also more flexible to work with.
How Quickly will the Garage be ready? Hydration time is usually twenty-eight days. We recommend waiting 28 days for newly poured concrete to cure before using the garage. For resurfaced or restored concrete floor, it could be ready as quickly as forty-eight (48) hours
Should Concrete Floor be sealed? We recommend sealing concrete. Sealers are like wax you place on your cars and trucks. It is applied on concrete to stop surface area damages, discoloration, and deterioration. They obstruct the pores of the concrete to reduce absorption of water and salts or develop an impenetrable layer which protects the passage of salt water into the concrete.
Do you offer DIY Coatings? Is not in our best interest to encourage people to coat their concrete flooring themselves; we assume somethings should be left for those whose task it is to do it. However, there are individuals around crazy about fixing and making their own things, to these types we state, ensure your concrete floor is properly prepped before applying any kind of coatings. our professional floor prep specialist can come blast or grind the floor for you, spruce up the fractures and also you can apply the coatings yourself if you are that positive in your capability.