How to Make Thin Patch Repairs to Damaged Concrete
Concrete within working areas can have a significant impact on a commercial organization. It can limit working productivity and potentially cause a safety issue within the facility. Industrial maintenance teams must have access to high performance concrete patch products for seamless repairs to damaged concrete areas. This information describes how to make thin repairs to damaged concrete areas, which is a specialty of the team at Capital Industries.
Prepare the Surface Area
The first element in the process of making thin repairs to damaged concrete is to ensure the surface area is prepared for the work. Maintenance teams need to have a solid, clean surface so that the repair material can bond to the damaged area. In preparing the repair area, it’s important to remove any loose or broken concrete. The idea is to bond to a strong surface not a weak surface. There are many tools suitable for this process. Teams can use a hammer, chisel, or a grinding disk. The next important step is to remove any dirt or grease prior to the application of the concrete patching compound.
Teams can then begin using KWIK-CRETE to ensure damaged areas are repaired with seamless ease. The product is safe for use on any concrete floor. It’s 100% VOC-free and 100% solvent free. After assembling the KWIK-CRETE applicator, users can apply a thin layer of the KWIK-CRETE into the concrete crack. Depending on the size of the surface area to be repaired, teams may have to spread the liquids evenly with a brush to cover the entire space.
Once KWIK-CRETE has been applied to the entire damaged space, sprinkle dry sand on the area until the sand fills the damaged space and is level with the concrete surface. Then, it’s important to saturate the sand with KWIK-CRETE liquid until the area is completely level with the floor area.
Finalize the Repair
The finalization process for the concrete patching compound involves troweling the floor and removing any excess material to smooth the area. It’s important that teams allow the material to cure for ten to twenty minutes before foot traffic is allowed back into the area. Don’t forget to replace the caps on the KWIK-CRETE tubes in order paxil to protect the product for later use. If the area is to be used by heavy equipment in the near future, ensure that the concrete patching compound material is left to cure for at least half an hour to protect the repair.
By using a high performance product like KWIK-CRETE when performing concrete patch repairs, work teams can minimize their downtime and ensure a safe operating environment. To learn more about the concrete patch products offered by Capital Industries or the thin concrete repair process, speak with the team at Capital Industries, Inc. directly at (631) 298-6300 or visit their website at www.kwikbond.com.
Capital Industries, Inc. is a leading supplier of commercial and industrial concrete repair products. For over 30 years, we have proudly serviced contractors, factories, warehouses and distribution centers for industrial, institutional and commercial customers. We carry a full range of concrete repair materials, including those specifically designed for low temperature areas such as freezers and coolers. Our floor repair products are rapid hardening, allowing you to reopen repaired areas with minimal downtime. All of our products are designed to be used by in-house maintenance personnel and come with an ironclad 100% guarantee of satisfaction.