Remediation of pollution can be costly and officially difficult. Many state and local pollution control businesses have found that encapsulating contaminated concrete is the most inexpensive and long lasting solution for existing contamination. 100% solid epoxy can seal impurities into the cement with layers of 10 to 100 mils dense. In effect, the encapsulation works as an insect trapped in amber. Solids, gasses, and liquids are all trapped inside a solid hard capsule. Pollutants are thus in a position to be left in place, with no hazard to crews that may have had to work near remove them.
It is highly recommended to choose a white, yellowish, or red color for the first overcoat, or “seal cover.” Subsequent topcoats are a contrasting color like grey or brown. In this way, workers moving around the contaminated surfaces are alerted when wear has made re-coating necessary. The contrasting colors thus provide a “wear meter.”
100% epoxy does not have any odor, can go on as solid as needed, and comes in colors as well as clear. When making use of floor seals that may be 20 to 500 mils solid as they repair and level imperfect floor floors, it is critical to consider the elevation of the covering as well as the length and width issues of normal roll-on applications. When normal water is poured on glass, it protrudes above the top at the ends. Tugging a finger though the water, one recognizes flattening at the entrance and exit tips because of its surface pressure. When leveling floor surfaces, these same ramifications of the epoxy’s surface pressure must be handled. In other words “self-levelling,” which is incomplete even for liquids like water, won’t produce a level top part of epoxy.
100% epoxy coatings do not shrink and will harden at any height it is still left at after being catalyzed. But special techniques are needed to be able to assure a flat surface while filling up uneven anomalies in the substrate. Experience has established that utilizing a squeegee-like motion with a very short nap roller (3/16″) creates a pool of epoxy that can be pulled in your direction to drip into low areas while keeping the top flat. Care must be used to apply an even coat at the surface, and too much rolling can cause the top to try to contour over the floor’s imperfections.
A good way to obtain 100% epoxy floor coatings is Durall Industrial Floors of Minneapolis, MN. Durall provides custom-made kits specially made to add every item needed for the specific job of the customer. Durall delivers these kits directly to the work site and provides factory-direct support through the request process. Web guests can obtain free, job-specific quotes on materials or nationwide turnkey installations by concluding a simple questionnaire. This full-service theory allows anyone to enjoy the benefits associated with industrial strength flooring surfaces.