Installation Process – Concrete Reconstruction
Living in the upper Midwest, our concrete can take a beating. Our team will use a mender repair to repair any pits, cracks, and/or spalls that are present in the existing concrete floor.
We use a diamond grinder with a V-blade to open up and abrade both sides of the crack. By doing this, we gain additional surface area for better product adhesion.
We mix our mender material and overfill the crack. When the material is fully cured (seven to ten minutes) we grind the overfilled material flush with the concrete surface. This leaves the floor smooth and level.
All floor pits are prepped using the shot blaster to clean and remove weak concrete. This gives the damaged area a course profile for our repair material to bond to. Just like repairing a crack, we mix our mender material and overfill the pit.
When the material is fully cured (seven to ten minutes) we grind the overfilled material flush with the concrete surface. This will leave the floor smooth and level.
We prepare all spalled areas just like we repair pits. We use the shot blaster to remove all the deteriorated concrete. The remaining concrete is strong and ready for our repair material to bond to it.
Depending on the severity of the spalling, we mix up a small to large batch of mender material and use a trowel/squeegee to pull the material into the spalled areas. Again, we over fill these areas to be able to grind them back down. This step may be repeated on floors with severe spalling.
Cure & Clean Up
When our material is fully cured (seven to ten minutes) we grind the overfilled material even with the concrete surface. We check to make sure that all the areas are level with the floor and refill any uneven areas.
We feel that it is best to leave all control joints open to allow for the movement of the concrete and relieve the stress. Although, control joints can be filled if specified.
The repair process is followed by vacuuming the floor and using a leaf blower to flush out any remaining debris.