Remediation of pollution can be expensive and technically difficult. Many status and local pollution control organizations have found that encapsulating contaminated cement is the most economical and resilient solution for existing contaminants. 100% stable epoxy can seal contaminants into the cement with layers of 10 to 100 mils heavy. In effect, the encapsulation works like an insect stuck in amber. Solids, gasses, and fluids are all stuck inside a sturdy hard capsule. Impurities are thus in a position to be left in place, with no hazard to crews that might have had to work in close proximity to remove them.
It is recommended to choose a white, yellow, or red colorization for the first overcoat, or “seal coating.” Subsequent topcoats are a contrasting color like grey or brown. In this way, workers moving around the contaminated areas are alerted when wear has made re-coating necessary. The contrasting colors thus provide a “wear meter.”
100% epoxy has no odor, can go on as thick as needed, and comes in colors as well as clear. When making use of floor seals that can be 20 to 500 mils thick as they repair and level imperfect floor floors, it is advisable to consider the level of the finish in addition to the length and width issues of normal roll-on applications. When normal water is poured on cup, it protrudes above the top at the ends. Pulling a finger although water, one considers flattening at the accessibility and exit points due to its surface stress. When leveling floor surfaces, these same ramifications of the epoxy’s surface stress must be handled. In other words “self-levelling,” which is incomplete even for fluids like water, will not produce a smooth top covering of epoxy.
100% epoxy coatings do not reduce and can harden at any height it is kept at after being catalyzed. But special strategies are needed to be able to assure a set surface while filling up uneven anomalies in the substrate. Experience has determined that by using a squeegee-like movement with an extremely short nap roller (3/16″) creates a pool of epoxy that may be pulled in your direction to leak into low areas while keeping the top flat. Care can be used to apply an even coat at the surface, and too much rolling can cause the top to attempt to contour across the floor’s imperfections.
A good source of 100% epoxy floor coatings is Durall Industrial Floors of Minneapolis, MN. Durall provides custom-made kits specially built to include every item necessary for the specific project of the client. Durall offers these kits directly to the work site and provides factory-direct support during the program process. Web guests can buy free, job-specific quotes on materials or nationwide turnkey installations by completing a straightforward questionnaire. This full-service strategy allows one to enjoy the great things about industrial strength flooring.