Polishing and honing concrete to smooth shiny surface is a great way to give an old warehouse floor new life. Sometimes, warehouse floors are too damaged and worn to make polishing practical. Floors that are full of cracks and spalls will require a large amount of grinding and polishing to achieve an acceptable surface. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ may be used to restore the concrete surface and reduce the time and expense of heavy grinding. The Microdweling™ action of Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ can penetrate the surface of the cracks and spalls, fill in all the low spots, and make the floor ready for polishing.
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|Pitted, spalled and cracked surfaces may be unpractical to polish.|
The first step is a light surface grinding to open up the cracks and remove any loose materials.
|An initial grinding with metal resin pads reveals cracks and spalls.|
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ and fine silica sand mixed in bulk is troweled into the surface over the entire area and allowed to set.
|Workers trowel Concrete Mender into place.|
In about 10 – 30 minutes, the surface is polished using standard techniques. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ will not gum-up polishing pads or smear into the surrounding concrete.
|Surface polish using standard techniques.|
After grinding, all pitting, cracks and spalls are filled and a smooth surface is quickly restored.
|Concrete Mender repairs hold up perfectly during the polishing process.|
After polishing, hardening and sealing, a beautiful polished floor is revealed.
|Concrete Mender restored floor after polishing, hardening, and sealing.|
Click here to learn more about polishing with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
Special thank you to International Roadware Distributor Join K&C in Seoul, Korea for submitting this project.
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