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Choosing the Right Industrial Concrete Floor Company to Service Your Facility’s Floor

Your industrial concrete floor needs repair. However, you are not sure if it’s just repairs or if the entire floor needs to be done. You search the Internet for concrete coating companies, and choices are plentiful. However, how do you know if you’ve reached the right contractor for your project?

repair concrete floorWhen you place the call:

• Was the call answered by a live person?

• Did they ask you any questions beyond your name and number?

Next, this is surprising, but we hear it all the time.

• Was your call returned? Not just returned right away, or the next day…I’m talking…ever.

If you are lucky and it was returned:

• Did they ask you for further information?

• Did they ask about your business? Square feet? Issues you are experiencing? Budget? Timing?

Gathering this type of information helps to identify the right salesperson for the site visit.

If you would like to experience the Concare Way: lowest life cycle cost, done right and on-time, call Concare and ask for me personally at 708-681-8800 in IL (covers IL, IN, IA) or 920-746-0330 in WI (covers WI, MI).

What’s the Difference Between Concrete Painting & Concrete Coating?

Existing concrete floors often need a surface treatment for either visual appeal or to protect the concrete from damage. In order to determine the right solution, let’s first define the difference as they each have their own performance characteristics.

Concrete Painting

Concrete painting is typically used to make a concrete surface look clean and fresh. The process consists of cleaning, then painting the surface. Minimal preparation, but minimal performance, too.

Concrete Coating

Concrete coatings are high-performance flooring solutions formulated based on the environmental conditions of the facility or business. The purpose of a concrete coating is to protect the surface and hold up to abuse such as chemicals, hot water, forklifts, steel wheels and other factors.

Preparation depends on the existing floor surface. There are various preparation methods and each deliver a different result. Depending on the concrete floor’s current condition, a professional concrete coating installer, such as Concare, may recommend grinding, milling, scarifying, shaving / grooving or shot blasting. The preparation method is critical for the concrete coating to adhere to the concrete.

What’s Next

If you’re not sure which solution is best for you, give me a call or at one of our two locations: 708-681-8800 in IL (covers IL, IN, IA) or 920-746-0330 in WI (covers WI, MI) and we’ll visit your facility to conduct a thorough analysis of your concrete floor.

How to Prepare Your Facility for Concrete Floor Repairs in 5 Easy Steps

Preparing the space in your warehouse facility, distribution center or manufacturing plant for concrete floor repairs takes organization and time. Concare has put together a list of 5 steps to help make the process go quickly and smoothly.

1. Customer to clear the area(s) that need repair

2. Customer to direct pedestrian and/or forklift traffic away from the area(s) being worked on

3. Concare's repair crew will come in to repair any potholes, chips, joints and cracks

4. Based on materials used, Concare will let you know of any cure time necessary

5. Customer can put the newly repaired area back in use

Quick note on repair materials. All repairs are completed with high quality, resilient materials in order to accommodate any contraction or expansion. Cracks can move, meaning the concrete on one of the sides, shifts or moves. A high quality, flexible material will work to stop the crack in the concrete floor from progressing.

For further details on our repair methods, let me know and I'll send you our checklist and brochure.

Contact Concare today if you need to repair cracks, joints, chips, or potholes in your facility. Ask for me personally at 708-681-8800 in IL (covers IL, IN, IA) or 920-746-0330 in WI (covers WI, MI).