Everyone must have probably heard or read about the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. In 1173, the foundations were laid too softly that it was not strong enough to support its weight hence the “leaning” part. Since then we have gone above and beyond in terms of avoiding such structural mistakes. However, it does not mean we are not immune to creating the same mistakes. Here are some tips to ensure a successful flooring job with concrete.
Laying New Concrete Coating
According to concrete Minneapolis experts, when laying a new coating of concrete it is important to note that surface preparation has a huge impact in both the aesthetic and functionality of the new flooring. Taking shortcuts at this point can mean a failure of the coating and an unavoidable increase in costs.
Avoid Nasty Surprises
In order to avoid any surprises, the contractor needs to remove the original covering or coating. Once, the subfloor is exposed we can now predict the condition of the concrete. Upon removal of the old flooring, the floor is then prepared for the next coating. At this point it is vital that both the customer and the contractor are in agreement on the type of flooring that will be laid.
According to ready mix concrete delivery Minnesota experts; there are a couple of methods that can be used so as to prep the floor for the new coat and these are shot blasting and grinding. Shot blasting is a good process that saves a lot of time as it propels the shot against the substrate which results in the best potential profile that the coating will stick to.
It is important to note however that this method may not be desirable if applying coatings of ten mils or lesser due to the overlap lines may be still seen which can ruin the look of the floor. In this case, grinding is the best recourse as it creates a much more even profile that thinner coatings can cover without much difficulty.