Prevent Epoxy from Failing by Hiring a Professional
Anyone who has spent some time in the epoxy industry knows that moisture and epoxy do not mix. Epoxy will fail for a few reasons. Subjecting garage floor epoxy to the wrong kind of moisture will cause the epoxy to fail. Luckily, there are ways to decrease the risk of a floor failure, but it requires a small extra investment from the home owner, business owner, or whoever is paying for the epoxy installation.
Because concrete is porous, moisture naturally gathers within it. For this reason, consumers assume that moisture is not the direct cause of floor failure. Instead, it is a contributor to floor failure. So, industry professionals ask these two questions to ensure that the epoxy is applied correctly and will not fail due to moisture.
First, is the concrete’s moisture being pulled to the surface correctly? Industry professionals can answer this question with an easy and cheap calcium chloride test. However, almost 99 out of every 100 calcium chloride tests will exceed the 3lb limit permitted by coating producers.
The second question is; what contaminants will be brought up as moisture rises? The only way to answer this question is to send off a piece of the core concrete to a lab for testing. Unfortunately, this can be quite expensive to do, so many individuals decide against it. Most home owners or business owners justify this decision by insisting they don’t have a problem.
However, if the epoxy begins to fail after its application due to moisture, it becomes a more expensive project to fix; this is one of the many reasons that it is never a good idea to complete an epoxy project alone. Garage floor covering in Wayne, PA was never meant to be a DIY project, but the home improvement industry has made DIY versions of everything.
When it comes to epoxy, it is always a better idea to call professionals for the job. Industry experts know what to look for, what to test, and what to do about any problems that should arise. They will also save you a lot of time, money, and heartache by doing the job correctly, the first time.
Many DIY projects go seriously wrong, and one of the most common ones is epoxy; this is because epoxy requires a long, specific process of preparation, application, and finishing. If the person applying the epoxy completes one step incorrectly, it can lead to failing epoxy floors.
Hiring professionals to carry out the project will eliminate this possibility as they have seen everything during their years of experience. They know how to handle any and all situations whether it be related to an issue with moisture, or anything else.
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- Jenny P.
Covering our old, gray garage floor was a great aesthetic and functional improvement. This project requires 2 days: first day preparing the surface (major job requiring right equipment), putting down first coating and sprinkling the flakes. This requires about 4 hours. After this dries, they come back next day and apply the topcoat. They notified us when they would start the work and arrived as promised. They worked diligently, completed the work efficiently, left the work areas and our driveway clean. The owner Steve is a great guy to deal with.
- Bob H.
It was a pleasure dealing with the company’s owner Steve Chaloult. When we called him to give us an estimate, he arranged to come within a few days. We have a very large two car garage. His estimate was a bit more than the first company we called but he seemed very well prepared in showing us samples and very knowledgeable about his product and we just liked him. For personal reasons , we had to delay installation for about a month and he could not be more accommodating. we finally we able to have it done this past week and it was worth the wait. The garage floor is just beautiful and I never would have thought I would say that about a garage floor! We also had the lower walls around the floor done and very glad we did. At one time we were thinking we could do this ourselves using a kit. WHAT were we thinking? This is a job for a professional and we are so glad we used Steve.
- Moira J.
The owner Steve Chaloult was easy to work with and he’s very good at what he does. I highly recommend Floorguard as your contractor if you’re wanting to have a garage floor finished with a durable epoxy like colored finish. Floorguard came when they said they would and cleaned up after they were finished. Floorguard also installs garage storage cabinets.
- Andrew A.
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