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Restoration equates to a fractional cost required to maintain your investment when you choose Tercon Systems. Our complete concrete restoration service usually costs only 5-50% of replacement cost. Our technicians also work around the clock coming in after business hours or when your business operations are less demanding. This allows us to do all of our work while your corporation operates almost at full operation. This luxury is not always an option when corporations chose to replace their floor.
Our clients come to us for many different types of imperfections in their floor. However, it is almost universal that these floors have cracks somewhere along the surface. Cracks may appear to only affect the surface of your floor, however, they are really just a byproduct of structural flaws. This means that fixing a crack only at the surface level will only act as a short term solution and in the end will be a poor choice to make the most of your floor investment. At TerCon systems, we go beyond the surface and repair the structure to a condition that is actually stronger than found at original installation.
A crack in your floor essentially means that there is void or empty space somewhere in the structure. This empty space is a significant problem because it creates a weak point that will easily fall victim to repeated heavy loads on the surface. A crack in the floor means that the structure of the floor has shifted as a result of the surrounding floor breaking down due to the weak points created by the void. However, there is a way to fill this empty space called injection which comes in two varieties:
Our injection process serves as a long term solution at a low cost that maximizes and preserves your structural floor investment. After our injection fluid dries and hardens, it is actually much stronger than the concrete was to begin with. In most cases, we can warranty our crack repairs for longer than we can warranty a brand new installation.
The first step in our cosmetic repair process is the repairing of small holes/ divots in the surface of the concrete, filling and camouflaging cracks, and filling and camouflaging patches in the concrete as well. Repairing cosmetic damage to a nearly indistinguishable finish is one of the most vital aspects of our work that separates us from other floor restoration companies.
Grinding and Vitrification
We will start our grinding process at a different grit/coarseness according to the severity of the scratches and imperfections we find in the floor. The last element of our process is the application of a chemical sealer/ hardener that creates a tough, durable, slip, stain, and scratch resistant floor. Despite the floor’s shine, the vitrified surface is slip resistant and long lasting.
The two most common concrete finishes in use today are the “salt and pepper” finish, which has a smaller size aggregate shown on the surface and looks great in industrial facilities. The second is the “natural exposed brilliance” finish, which is designed to give not only the floor a more brilliant luster, but to compliment any show room or other ornate space.