Abstract Concrete wins first place in Restoration Contest

05/25/09

I am pleased to announce that Abstract Concrete took first place for Interior in the 2008 Concrete Decor Magazine Restoration Contest.  The project was located at the Detroit Water Building in downtown Detroit.  You can read more about the project by clicking on the project profile located on our homepage. The article can be found... more

 


Don't miss this informative article located in our blog discussing pH and vapor transmission as it relates to floor covering failures over concrete.  This very real and costly problem can be prevented.   Don't have a floor installed before knowing all the facts!  Read it here...


Abstract Concrete featured at World of Concrete

Abstract Concrete was selected to demonstrate cutting edge decorative concrete techniques at the World of Concrete Artistry in Concrete event in Las Vegas.  Our creative designs and innovative techniques as a leading installation company was recognized by, and led to our selection by Concrete Construction Magazine, the event sponser. To read the article visit Concrete Construction Magazine



Renovation Project: Selfridge ANGB, Harrison Twp

With a floor 50+ years old, with multiple layers of worn paint, cracks, and uneven slabs, the SeaBee Batallion had a floor on their hands that was impossible to maintain.  With the heavy equipment operations performed in the hangar, the concrete floor was being subjected to abuse that even concrete isn't capable of handling. 

The solution to their problem was to install the strongest, most durable floor available to the market today.  More expensive than most alternatives, it's value is in the longevity it will provide them and the level of abuse it can sustain.  This Epoxy Mortar floor with a highly chemical resistant urethane topcoat will outlast the structure housing it.

This floor is installed with the following steps:

1. Prep work consisting shotblasting, crack filling, shaving down trip hazards with a scarifier.

2. Epoxy prime coat

3. Epoxy mortar consisting of an epoxy binder and special blended aggregates designed for strength applied at 1/4" thickness.  This will achieve strengths of 15,000 psi, 3-5 times of conventional concrete.

4. Epoxy grout coat

5. Urethane top coat

6. Safety striping

7. Control joints reclaimed and filled with a flexible joint filler epoxy designed for expansion/contraction, yet providing the strength to prevent joint degradation from heavy wheel traffic.

Below you will find a dramatic series of before and after pictures that show the difference in what this system is capable of achieving.

 

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