We know what you want as it pertains to flooring; unique, beautiful, durable, easy-to-clean, long-lasting but not too boring or expensive like tile or other flooring covers. You want something better! Something different! Think Epoxy!
Let's face the facts. Tile cracks easily grout lines stain and costs can become an issue. Wood scratches far too easily and the thoughts of refinishing it every few years can be scary. Carpeting is difficult to keep clean therefore it is not hygienic and it is not as durable as its price reflects. With our Epoxy solutions you no longer need to be concerned with the shortcomings of other floor coverings and can have worry-free flooring for years and decades to come.
Epoxy is perfect for automotive, Hospitality, Education and Health Care, Residential, Restaurants, Retail and Industrial Spaces.
Epoxy has virtually unlimited design options, patterns, textures and color options.
- It can be installed pre or post construction.
- For new or existing floors
- Extreme durability for high traffic areas
- Complete project customization. We can incorporate your logo in the design.
- Our flooring systems are so strong that they can handle the vehicular traffic
- Quick installation Time - days not weeks like other flooring products
- Extremely affordable and cost-effective
Concrete is an excellent material. It is versatile, preferred for durability, appearance, low maintenance, and indicates quality construction from the first glance. A concrete surface has it all.
Homeowners and business owners take great pride in the exterior of their properties. The concrete has become an essential part of a landscaping plan that imparts an inviting image.
Concrete’s wide variety of texture, color, or patterns has elevated the driveway to the status of a landscape design element…meeting today’s homeowner’s exacting demands. Not only is concrete functional, it lends itself to a wide variety of design options, which can make a dramatic difference in home landscaping plans, as well as enhance property values. In addition to the traditional look, concrete can have the decorative appearance, feel, and color of brick, tile or slate. Many other design choices are available that can complement a variety of exterior treatments of the house.
Concrete driveways have long been known to give trouble-free service to homeowners. The reason is simple. Concrete is enduring with many driveways last for 30 years and longer without major maintenance. Just as with many high-quality purchases, concrete costs less in the long run.
From the street to the garage, a personally designed concrete driveway not only adds visual satisfaction, but also adds long lasting quality and value to your home as well. Today’s concrete can be formed into practically any shape, texture, pattern, or color. It is a way of adding a new dimension of quality and elegance to your home, at a reasonable cost.
Pattern stamping is a colorful way to enhance ordinary concrete paving. Essentially, the driveway is cast-in-place concrete which has been colored and imprinted with a pattern designed to look like brick, tile, cobblestone, or other various patterns. Textured finishes include bromide, swirl, or exposed aggregate.
Steps for installing new concrete:
One of the first things to consider is the size of the project. Also, the planning stage is the time to consider adding that concrete driveway, walkway, patio or porch addition.
As for thickness, non-reinforced pavement four inches thick is standard for passenger car driveways. For heavier vehicles, a thickness of five inches is recommended. To eliminate standing water, the driveway should be sloped towards the street a minimum of one percent, or 1/8 inch per foot, for proper drainage.
2. Site Preparation
Once the basic design has been decided, the next step is site preparation. As an example, let’s assume that an existing asphalt driveway is being replaced with a traditional, broom-textured concrete driveway. In brief, this is how a typical site preparation works.
The existing thin layer of asphalt is easily removed with a bobcat and carted away. Lumber side forms are placed and securely nailed to stakes in the ground. The 5" gravel base is thoroughly compacted. We will match the new concrete level with the existing garage slab, sidewalk or other existing structures. An isolation joint is needed where the new concrete is to meet these existing pavements. Typically, we use 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick joint material.
3. Quality Concrete
Ready mixed concrete for driveways is normally specified in accordance with American Standards for Testing and Materials specification ASTM C-94. We use 4,000 psi concrete.
The following is the sequence for placing and finishing the new driveway.
The concrete should be placed as near as possible to its finished position, either chuted directly, or into wheelbarrows and wheeled to its final location. Strike off the concrete to smooth the surface and bring the slab to its proper elevation. Another pass with the piece of lumber provides a uniform surface for the following finishing operations. Immediately after strike off, a bull float is worked back and forth across the surface to remove any irregularities. At this point, edges can be tooled into the concrete. Surface bleed water must evaporate before proceeding with the final finishing. A concrete broom is used for the final finish. Before brooming, the surface should be stiff enough to retain marks or grooves left by the bristles of the broom. A trowel finish is not recommended because it could leave the surface slippery and unsafe. The rougher broom finish improves traction. Snap chalk lines to indicate where joints go.
Curing is one of the most important and also the most often neglected phase of good concrete construction. Poorly cured concrete is more likely to crack and will not be as durable.
Joints in concrete slab control the location and spread of cracks. They can be hand-tooled or saw cut, and should be made to a depth of no less than one inch for a four inch thick slab.
Two of the great advantages for using concrete is its durability and ease of care. We recommend applying a high quality sealer on all exterior concrete exposed to freeze/thaw cycles. The sealer helps protect concrete from two things: absorbing moisture and being damaged from numerous freeze/thaw cycles. While there are many brands of curing compounds, sealers and penetrating sealers, here are two examples: There are liquid, acrylic-based copolymers. They are transparent and act as a film over the surface. This type of product has been on the market for years and is widely used due to the value for the money. Penetrating sealers are clear, saline solutions that penetrate deeply and chemically react with cementitious surfaces. They offer the best protection from moisture penetration. There are many different types of sealers and can be applied by brush, roller or by using a low-pressure airless sprayer. Application should be made per manufacturer's instructions.