Remediation of air pollution can be costly and technically difficult. Many status and local pollution control organizations have found that encapsulating contaminated concrete is the most economical and resilient solution for existing contamination. 100% stable epoxy can seal pollutants into the concrete with levels of 10 to 100 mils thick. In effect, the encapsulation works as an insect stuck in amber. Solids, gasses, and fluids are all captured inside a stable hard capsule. Impurities are thus in a position to be left set up, with no hazard to crews that might experienced to work in close proximity to remove them.
It is highly recommended to choose a white, yellowish, or red color for the first overcoat, or “seal jacket.” Subsequent topcoats are a contrasting color like grey or brown. In this manner, workers moving around the contaminated surfaces are alerted when wear has made re-coating necessary. The contrasting colors thus give a “wear meter.”
100% epoxy has no odor, can go on as dense as needed, and will come in colors as well as clear. When making use of floor seals that can be 20 to 500 mils dense as they repair and level imperfect floor surfaces, it is critical to consider the elevation of the coating in addition to the length and width issues of normal roll-on applications. When normal water is poured on goblet, it protrudes above the top at the corners. Pulling a finger though the water, one views flattening at the entry and exit points because of its surface anxiety. When leveling floors, these same ramifications of the epoxy’s surface anxiety must be handled. In other words “self-levelling,” which is imperfect even for fluids like water, will not produce a smooth top level of epoxy.
100% epoxy coatings do not reduce and can harden at any level it is kept at after being catalyzed. But special procedures are needed to be able to assure a flat surface while filling unequal anomalies in the substrate. Experience has identified that using a squeegee-like action with a very short nap roller (3/16″) creates a pool of epoxy that may be pulled in your direction to leak into low spots while keeping the top flat. Care must be used to apply an even coat at the top, and too much moving can cause the top to attempt to contour over the floor’s imperfections.
A good way to obtain 100% epoxy floor coatings is Durall Industrial Flooring of Minneapolis, MN. Durall provides customized kits specially constructed to add every item necessary for the specific job of the customer. Durall gives these kits directly to the job site and provides factory-direct support during the application process. Web guests can obtain free, job-specific insurance quotes on materials or countrywide turnkey installations by completing a straightforward questionnaire. This full-service strategy allows one to enjoy the benefits associated with industrial strength flooring.