Common Issues in Concrete to Repair
Industrial Concrete Floor Repairs and Floor Service
Concrete is a go-to for industrial and manufacturing floors because the material is long-lasting and durable. However, this type of flooring will take damage over time. Moisture can compromise the integrity of the concrete. High traffic areas can also suffer wear and tear that make them difficult to clean. Consequently, concrete floor repair is an essential part of maintaining a safe work area.
Common Floor Maintenance and Repair Scenarios
Several common scenarios will require repairs. The most common reasons that repairs are necessary include:
- Spalled edges along removed curbs and doorways
- Spall at repaired construction joints
- Acid attack at battery charger floor
- Typical wear and tear
- Broken curb face
- Pitted surface
- Post-tensioning joint repair
Cracking and Surface Damage
Cracking is the most common damage. All concrete floors will eventually show cracking as dirt and moisture work their way into the surface.
Weakened concrete will then begin to crack under the stress of the weight resting on it. However, it is possible to repair concrete cracks with a gravity injection of epoxy to fill the cracks and reinforce the concrete.
Surface damage, including pitting, embedded foreign objects, and uneven wear and tear, is the second most common problem requiring repair. In this case, you can grind the floor smoothly with specialized industrial floor polishing equipment.
To get more information regarding concrete crack repair products for industrial flooring, contact Capital Industries.
KWIK-BOND is a premixed, 100% solids polyester resin based compound. It provides high early strength with negligible shrinkage. KWIK-BOND cures hard, yet not brittle, and bonds securely to all concrete surfaces. As KWIK-BOND is moisture insensitive, it can be applied to damp surfaces. With its built in flexibility, abrasion, and corrosion resistant properties, KWIK-BOND is an excellent patching and resurfacing compound that can be feather edged. KWIK-BOND is USDA approved for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants.
KWIK-BOND is designed for concrete floor repair on frozen surfaces such as freezers, coolers, and holding boxes. KWIK-BOND will set up and cure without the need to raise surface temperatures, use propane torches, or heating lamps to accelerate the cure. KWIK-BOND can be used anywhere a quick set is desired, in any temperature range.Read More...
KWIK-CRETE is a very rapid setting, advanced urethane formulated, high industrial strength, ultra low viscosity concrete crack repair and concrete floor repair material. KWIK-CRETE is a two part, 1:1 mix ratio by volume, 100% solids system. It is 100% solvent free and VOC free. KWIK-CRETE is designed to repair spalled concrete floors, surfaces and cracks, and to rebuild damaged control joints effectively and quickly.Read More...
REPOX-MIX is a three component 100% solids epoxy resin base compound. It provides high early strength with negligible shrinkage.
REPOX-MIX cures hard, yet not brittle. It bonds securely to concrete, metal, wood, brick, and other solid surfaces. REPOX-MIX is USDA approved for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants. REPOX-MIX is a unique and complete premixed epoxy mortar. Usage is simple even under the most extreme conditions. When mixed, REPOX-MIX provides a high strength patching mortar which can be featheredged.
REPOX-MIX is unique in its ability to bond to damp surfaces. Thus REPOX-MIX may be used outdoors or on slabs where it is difficult, if not impossible, to get the surfaces absolutely dry. Complete with aggregate, nothing else to add. Scientifically designed to fill in and resurface concrete, brick, metal, wood, and any other solid surface such as concrete curbing and concrete steps. REPOX-MIX can also be used for anchoring equipment, posts, meters, and signs.Read More...
POLYFLEX is a 100% solids, two component, moisture insensitive epoxy. POLYFLEX is formulated polysulfide free to resist damage from wheeled traffic and stress vibrations. POLYFLEX is specifically designed as a concrete crack filler and sealer for narrow masonry grooves and expansion joints. This self leveling, flexible epoxy exhibits tremendous adhesion to concrete, which reinforces the joint, thus preventing deterioration of edges. POLYFLEX can be used for saw cut control joints, grooves and masonry joints to protect against water damage, corrosive materials and dirt build-up.Read More...
KWIK-FLEX is a unique and complete expansion joint and concrete crack repair material designed for use in low temperature areas or anywhere a quick set is desired. KWIK-FLEX cures to a high strength, resilient, and long lasting seal in just 60 minutes. KWIK-FLEX can be applied under low temperature conditions without the usual need of heat lamps or propane torches. KWIK-FLEX remains serviceable to -60°F. KWIK-FLEX may also be used for slip joints or as a crack filler.Read More...
REPOX-FC is an advanced formula two component epoxy polyamide coating system designed to provide a heavy duty gloss finish to concrete floor areas. REPOX-FC imparts a chemically resistant, hard, durable finish not attainable with conventional resin material.
REPOX-FC is supplied as a two-component system with extended pot life. This permits a unique 8 hour application period after mixing. REPOX-FC will then cure to a full gloss finish. REPOX-FC is available in a wide variety of custom colors.