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Concrete Resurfacing – Creating The Mix

You should not mix more than one bag at a time. A professional tip is to use a 0.5 inch drill and paddle mixer to get the best results. As a rule of thumb, you will need around 3.5 quarts of water per 40 pound bag of mix. If you are resurfacing in warm weather, […]

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Concrete Resurfacing – Surface Cleaning

Once the concrete is deemed suitable for resurfacing, the next step is thorough cleaning of the surface. In most cases, a garden hose is sufficient but it may be better to use a pressure washer. If you decide to go down the more thorough route, use a 3,500 psi washer for best results. Remove any […]

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Concrete Resurfacing – Repairing Small Cracks

While small cracks don’t indicate any structural problems with concrete, it is best to fix the issue as soon as possible. Once a small cracks appears, wear and tear will inevitably cause it to expand. ‘Minor’ usually refers to cracks that are 0.5 inches or less deep and 0.25 inches or less wide. Here is […]

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Concrete Resurfacing – Surface Preparation

You should look upon concrete resurfacing as cosmetic finishes rather than products for concrete repair. Ultimately, there is no point embarking on a concrete resurfacing project unless you have addressed all structural problems. In simple terms, don’t continue with the project if there are chunks of concrete that have broken away, lifted or sunk. It […]

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Is Epoxy Resin Safe to Use?

Although modern epoxy resin is safer than previous products, you can still become sensitized to its components. Some resins may cause a significant primary skin irritation, and occasionally solid epoxy resins have been known to cause skin rashes. Nonetheless, new epoxy resin formulas are a lot less likely to cause adverse reactions than common liquid […]

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What Is Amine Blush and How Do I Remove It?

Amine blush occurs when the epoxy releases a blush to the surface and creates a wax-like film that sits on the cured epoxy resin surface. It is a relatively rare occurrence and seems to happen during a strange mix of humidity and temperature that is not easy to isolate. Fortunately, it is a minor inconvenience […]

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