22 Mar Why a Warranty for Your Garage Floor Concrete Coatings Installation Is a Must
Every year, countless people all over the country will decide to install concrete coatings in their garage, shop or warehouse for any number of different reasons. One of these will almost certainly be that they are renowned for their durability. Even if your garage doesn’t put up with the wear and tear of heavy machinery every single day, most types of store-bought concrete coatings won’t hold their own for more than a couple of years before the chipping and peeling begins to show it’s face. Because of this fact, so few concrete coatings are able to provide any type of warranty at all, and here are some tips as to why you should really look closely at the ones that do, because not doing so could come back to haunt you in a big way.
Concrete Coatings Installation is no easy task
When people get warranties for concrete coatings, they’re getting these policies not just for the material but for the installation itself.
This is an important distinction to make. At PDC Coatings, we hear horror stories every year from customers who tried hiring a general contractor for this type of work and didn’t bother with the warranty.
While the epoxy or other material the contractor used may have been up to the task, the problem is that the installation team wasn’t. Nonetheless, it’s all too easy for them to blame the company that made the epoxy or other material for why the project didn’t turn out correctly.
Even if you hire experts with impressive reputations, it’s important to get a warranty for the installation process. The smallest mistake could turn into a real headache if you’re the one who has to pay for it.
Don’t Take the Material for Granted
Likewise, you don’t want to simply assume that the material being used for your garage floor coating is beyond reproach. It might fall short of your expectations, which means having a warranty would come in extremely handy.
This is especially true when you’re using a coating from a new, startup company. While it’s not always the case, a lot of data shows that these new businesses don’t properly account for discrepancies between lab tests (which are done in controlled environments) and real-world situations where weather, temperature and other challenges differ so greatly.
Replacements Add Up
Depending on the type of punishment your garage floor needs to put up with, you could be replacing your coatings every few years. That is a lot of overhead that you don’t need to shoulder. All it takes is a simple warranty and you can be confident your floor coating will stick around for at least as long as the policy is good for.
One way it often helps to appreciate the importance of warranties for concrete coatings is to imagine when you’d need to use one.
For example, if you own a professional garage, think about a situation where the coating wasn’t properly bonded to your garage floor. The continuous pressure of putting up with vehicle after vehicle would eventually prove to be too much. You’d need to get the entire floor redone before other problems arise.
What would that mean for business? Would you have to slow things down, perhaps even to a complete halt? Would you lose customers to competitors while you look for a new contactor to get the job done? What about all the money it would cost?
If you have a warranty, you may still need to modify your workweek, but at least you know that there’s a company out there that will begin the repairs right away and that it won’t cost you a small fortune to have them done. Plus, with our systems you typically can patch any troubled spots that arise versus having to replace the entire floor which is a huge plus.
At PDC Coating, we offer a warranty on all of our work, including commercial applications that most dealers won’t touch. We also have 15+ years of experience in this industry, so you should feel free to contact us if you have any questions about warranties or anything else related to concrete coatings.