Concrete Resurfacing, Repair and Restoration

Concrete Resurfacing, Repair and  Restoration

Artistic Polymers coatings are ideal for protecting new concrete surfaces or restoring existing concrete surfaces in Nashville, Tennessee. If concrete resurfacing is required, it is important to remember that a coating is only as strong as the substrate underneath. Proper surface evaluation and preparation are the most important steps to ensure a long life for your new surface. 

Extra support for some surfaces may need to be added to prevent future cracking. Once your surface has been properly prepared you may choose from the full line of Artistic Polymers coatings. 

The problems shown below could have been prevented with proper evaluation, preparation, and selection of appropriate coating materials.

Note: None of the following coatings were installed by Artistic Polymer trained installers.

 

Discolored Decorative Playground Surface Coating

 

The decorative finish on this playground is discoloring because the sealer that was used was not correctly applied or is not strong enough for exterior application. Artistic Polymers single component solvent sealers are VOC compliant in all states and designed for exterior use.

 

Repair: This surface should be cleaned and pressure washed and any discolored areas should be recolored. Finally the entire surface should be sealed with two coats of roll-applied Artistic Polymers Solvent Sealer.

Delaminating Patch Repair

 

This photo shows a concrete surface that was formed without proper grading which has caused moisture to stand on the decorative coating. This type of surface condition requires a coating that can withstand sub-grade moisture conditions. Artistic Polymers Epoxy/Polyurethane coatings can withstand excessive moisture conditions from both sub-grade and surface attack.

 

Repair: Remove all of the weak material and install an Artistic Polymers High Resin Cement decorative coating system.

Overall Coating System Failure

 

From the overall nature of this problem it appears the surface was not properly prepared before coating installation. Artistic Polymers Epoxy Primers are designed to seal and prepare concrete and hold decorative coatings to a surface with unequalled strength.

 

Repair: Remove all existing coatings and seal the surface with Artistic Polymers Epoxy Primer. Install an Artistic Polymers Decorative Coating System.

Sealer Failure

 

The stamped concrete in this photo was sealed without proper surface preparation. The sealer did not bond to the concrete causing whiting to develop between the sealer and the concrete. Artistic Polymers solvent sealers have been formulated with special wetting agents that promote penetration into the surface and prevent sealer whiting.

Repair: The sealer must be removed from the surface using Artistic Polymers’s Stamped Concrete Restoration System. The colors are then touched up if necessary. Finally the complete surface is resealed with two roll-applied coats of Artistic Polymers Solvent Sealer.

Discoloration and Failure from Excessive Surface Moisture

 

This photo shows a concrete surface that was formed without proper grading which has caused moisture to stand on the decorative Coating. This type of surface condition requires a coating that can withstand sub-grade moisture conditions. Artistic Polymers Epoxy/Polyurethane coatings can withstand excessive moisture conditions from both sub-grade and surface attack. 

Repair: Remove all coatings from the surface. Apply Artistic Polymers Moisture Resistant Epoxy Primer prior to installing an Artistic Polymers Decorative Coating System. Seal the coating system with two roll applied coats of Artistic Polymers High Solids Polyurethane.