Concrete Flooring Maintenance

Interior Architectural Concrete Floor Care Procedures Concrete floors are tough and durable but are not impervious to wear and tear. General maintenance should be done and care should be taken to ensure your investment looks and performs great for many years. *Please Note: The maintenance instructions below are intended for reference purposes only. Always test a … Read more

Sealing a Concrete Floor

Sealants applied to a decorative concrete surface provide multiple uses. They seal and protect the floor from sun and fading Make for easier cleanup Add a chemical resistant barrier and protect against staining Create the desired level of shine Enable the addition of Anti-slip additives Protect the surface against wear and abuse Allow for easy … Read more

What is Concrete Resurfacing?

A home owner invests a lot in the concrete around their home, and when a concrete sidewalk or concrete driveway has been poured, the last thing you want to see is a newly formed crack. Improper construction of expansion joints and control joints, or a poorly compacted ground before the concrete is poured, can lead … Read more

Moisture Issues in Concrete Floors Part 4

CONCRETE CURING Or Start from the begining Freshly placed concrete must be protected from rapid moisture loss for the surface to be strong and durable.  Lack of proper curing will result in a surface loss of the desired strength as great as half the desired strength.  For example, 4000 psi concrete with no curing or … Read more

Moisture Issues in Concrete Floors Part 2

CONCRETE Start from the begining Concrete is what usually gets blamed for failures and it is concrete finishers who place, finish and cure the concrete.  It is important to take a closer look at what happens with the concrete, how the problems might be avoided, and what finishers should look for, do and know.  Not … Read more

Moisture Issues in Concrete Floors Part 3

HOW TO TEST FOR MOISTURE Or Start from the begining There are 3 common tests: ASTM F 1839 This test measures the (moisture vapor emission rate) “MVER”.  It is done with a kit and a small amount of calcium chloride that is placed in a plastic dome and sealed for 60-72 hours.  The calcium chloride … Read more