Acid-washing is not a method that is used by professionals. It does not create the textured-profile that is required for these types of coatings to properly bond to the concrete, and the method is not approved by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI).
Surface preparation is the most critical step in the process. We use large diamond-grinders with dustless self-contained vacuums to prepare the surface. Refer to our residential flooring process.
Yes, we use specialty products to repair existing cracks and pits. The damage is filled and then the grinder is used to make even with the floor. Refer to our process.
The simple answer – YES. Sidewalls are typically made of concrete. They are by nature, more of a challenge to prepare and apply a coating to, therefore you can expect a slightly higher cost for this than the floor but the finished product looks amazing and adds a finished look to your garage.
This is dependant on the size of the garage, the amount of prep time required, and the type of floor material you wish to have installed. Typically, a simple 2 car garage with minimal concrete repair required, no sidewalls to be coated, and a moderate concrete hardness will take 1 day to install. The larger the garage and the more preparation time required will result in increased time to install.
Babco Garage has a team of highly trained, professional installers with many years of experience and countless floors installed. The floor coatings we are professionally installing include Polyaspartic, Epoxy and Polished concrete.
Polyaspartic is a hybrid material that resembles polyurethane. It was first developed in the 90’s as a coating for steel in bridges and used for its corrosion-resistant properties. It has a low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound – simple terms “odour”), dries quickly, can have coloured flake added for style and anti-slip characteristics, can withstand heavy traffic and usage, is UV resistant, and is highly durable. Polyaspartic can be cleaned by either low-pressure washing, mopping, or simply wiping up. This is the preferred flooring for residential garages. Epoxy is a resin polymer that is rolled or painted on the garage surface. It [...]