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Concrete Floors For Mechanic Shops

Mechanic shop floors suffer a lot of chipping, cracking, curling, scaling, spalling, or blistering. This comes from foot traffic, oil stains, water, plus weight and friction from cars and equipment.

The commercial concrete floor repair process depends on the type and extent of damage, plus the size of the mechanic shop. Therefore, we break the project into steps, making it more manageable.

Floor preparation

If the floor had a sealer, we start by removing it using chemical or mechanical methods, depending on its condition.

Mechanical methods are the ones that use machinery like grinders or sanders. Chemical methods use solvent-based, biochemical, or caustic sealant removers.

We also clean the surface, eliminating any debris and particles.

Filling in cracks

When dealing with small cracks, we cover them with a layer of concrete and leave them to dry.

However, when working with bigger patches, we first chase the crack to open for repair, making it square. We do not just add concrete to cracks as they are always moving if not bonded. We use a two-part resin to bond the crack to the full depth of the slab.  We then fill the patch with concrete, pressing it down until we cover all parts. After the crack has been repaired we can apply coatings on top of it. 

Level and resurface

After the concrete on the patches dries, we grind down the concrete to get a level and smooth finish. We do another clean, then start applying a new coat of concrete. That helps cover imperfections like scratches or stains and increases the floor’s durability.

As a reputable commercial concrete contractor in Calgary, we advise clients to add a layer of commercial concrete epoxy coating. We usually updating the client about the project to ensure they are satisfied with the results.