Do you have that favorite project team at work who is always willing to show up and put in a hard day’s work? Are they are dedicated, talented and focused on doing a great job on any task that you give them? Whether it involves a time consuming task or a project that is more complicated than what they are used to – do they see it as a positive challenge? Maybe you’ve even noticed an improvement in client feedback because your clients enjoy working with that team so much?
At 1 Day Coatings, we have a team just like that! Brandon and Coe are new installers for 1 Day Coatings who seem to have their own following. They are young, dedicated and always willing to put in the extra hours to provide that exceptional experience for our clients. From large outdoor remodels to interior garage floor repairs & coatings – they seem capable of doing it all and with smiles on their faces.
Our clients love their ability to work quickly, install our 1 Day Coatings products and deliver exceptional value for their homes and offices. We are certainly proud of having Brandon and Coe on our team and we love the results that they deliver for our clients. This project is no exception and you can see just how beautiful this garage floor looks with this stunning Pecan Color installed in just one day!
Texas – The Perfect Environment for Crack Formation
Like most garage floors, this particular job site didn’t have any type of protective coating on the floor surface. Just exposed concrete. This is builder grade material and if you go out to purchase a home today, you’re 99% likely to wind up with this type of surface in your garage. Additionally, if you’ve owned a home previously, you familiar with floor stains and how easy they are to acquire. Whether it’s an oil leak from your car, a spilled can of paint, some dirty tools or just wear and tear over time – exposed concrete floors don’t hold up well over time.
In addition, you’ve always got to add in the factor of slight ground movement. Texas is the best state in America (nobody is arguing that) but we have some HOT summers and COLD winters. All of this variation in our ambient air temperature causes the soils beneath our homes to expand and contract.
These changes in air temperature drive expansion and contraction beneath the slabs of our home. Compound this with periods of dryness or wetness (due to heavy Spring rains) and you’ve got an environment that is perfect for concrete crack formations. This garage was no exception and our client had lots of hairline cracks spreading the surface of their garage floor. Luckily, we’ve got the perfect treatment option for floors with cracks so we performed some crack repair and treatment prior to moving forward with our installation.
Crack Repair & Surface Treatment
In order for us to patch and smooth our this concrete surface, we applied our CR Mender – developed by Penntek Coatings. This product works exceptionally well for filling in a wide array of crack sizes to create a smooth surface finish. It works by filling the voids left from cracks to create a surface that is two-times stronger than standard concrete. Once applied, we putty knife the finish to create a smooth layer with unnoticeable deviation from our concrete surface to the CR Mender product.
Our 1 Day Coatings applicators want our product to last for years to come: 15-years (Residential) & 5-years (Commercials) to be exact. That’s the timeframe for our exceptional warranty and we stand behind our products throughout the lifetime of your warranty policy with us! In order for our applications to hold up for these durations of time, we thoroughly inspect your concrete surfaces for imperfections to perform all types of repairs prior to applying our 1 Day Coatings products!
This is our way of insuring our client satisfaction and the optimal performance of our Polyurea floor coatings. By thoroughly evaluating the concrete surface, we identify and patch all of the existing cracks – providing our crews with a stronger and more durable surface than what was previously there.
Applying The Pecan Color
At 1 Day Coatings, we have a strong lineup of pre-assorted color selections that you can view on our Chip Color page! We have lots of clients who love the color selections that we already have picked up. Of course, you always have the option of customizing your color blend. After all, we are working with Vinyl Chip Flakes and there are literally hundreds of vinyl chip flake colors to choose from. But for this installation, our client was happy to go with the Pecan color chip, as seen on our images.
In order to prepare our concrete surfaces for the application of our Vinyl Chip Flakes, we first follow these steps:
- Mechanically Grind the concrete surface to expose a fresh layer of concrete
- Vacuum and remove all dust and debris
- Identify & Treat all Surface Cracks with CR Mender or CR Patch & Coat
- Apply Polyurea Base Coat across entire concrete surface
These steps sound simple, and they certainly are. However, the trick comes to the level of detail that we perform for each installation.
As you might image, our Polyurea Floor Coatings “adhere” to your concrete surface. In order for us to create the optimal level of adhesion, we have to first properly “prep” our concrete surface and remove all forms of dust, debris and repair the surface. Once “prepped” our teams apply our Polyurea Basecoat to create our first layer of adhesion to the concrete surface. From here, we broadcast our Chip Flake Selections across the fresh Polyurea Basecoat to create our color blend.
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Do you have a specific area of your home or office that you’d like to protect and improve the performance of? If so, we invite for you to give us a call or fill out our Contact Form! Our teams are on standby ready to provide you with beneficial information pertaining to our Polyurea products and why they are the best products available for concrete coatings.
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