At PDC Coatings, the installation process for our concrete coating solutions starts with determining the type of concrete you have, based on its hardness, moisture content, and structural condition. Each of these variables contribute to how we approach the next and most important step—concrete coating preparation.
Our main form of concrete coating preparation is shot blasting, which extends the life of your floor by giving you the greatest adhesion possible. Blastrac Walk-Behind Shot Blasting Systems use a high performance, airless, centrifugal wheel for propelling blast media at a high velocity, in a controlled pattern and direction.
Metal abrasives, thrown by the rapidly rotating blast wheel, are accelerated toward the surface being prepared. The media strikes the surface and rebounds, along with the removed contaminants, into a recovery chamber or separator. The dust collector removes pulverized abrasives, dust, and contaminants. Very little abrasive is lost and the usable media is returned to the storage hopper for re-circulation by the blast wheel.
Different surface profiles can be achieved by varying the shot size, shot flow rate, and machine travel speed. Shot blasting produces the most course profile while removing any deteriorated or weak concrete, leaving the surface immediately ready for coating. This is the number one form of preparation used in the coatings industry today.
In applications where a shot blaster is not preferred we use a diamond grinding process. Typically this process is used when you have soft deteriorated concrete or a thick preexisting coating. The use of course grit diamonds or polycrystalin diamonds help us achieve the required profile. Our diamond grinders consist of eight rotating heads. By varying the grits and bonds used, diamond grinders can be effective on differing concrete types. Diamond grinders are especially helpful when cracks or joints are at different profiles and need to be leveled.
Preparation includes shot blasting and/or diamond grinding. Dust is minimized by having all grinders hooked up to vacuum systems.
PDC Coatings’ menders and fillers are used to fix pits and cracks before the process begins. This ensures a solid foundation for our long-term finish.
PDC Coatings’ 100% solids, self-priming pure polyurea base coat is mixed and applied to the foundation to begin the concrete coating process.
Immediately after the basecoat application, the chip is generously broadcast by hand, providing both color and texture to the floor.
Once the basecoat is fully cured the floor is scraped and vacuumed to remove any loose or vertical standing flakes.
The final step is to roll out the UV stable polyaspartic clear coat. The top coat is chemical, rust and abrasion resistant. It is also antimicrobial and antibacterial.
Be walking on your garage or patio floor in 4-6 hours and parking in 24 hours after we complete the installation of your new garage or patio floor in Dallas or Fort Worth! All garage floors up to 2000 sq ft completed in a one day application!
If you want to give your home a new look, don’t spend money on a total renovation and expensive new materials. Concrete is cost effective and with stamping, can take on the appearance of other materials at a fraction of the price. Save on those improvement and remodeling costs!
Stained concrete enhances the existing surface by using transparent reactive stains to bring out the landmarks and character of its previous life, bringing depth and detail to an ordinary concrete surface. An environmentally friendly and cost efficient way to revitalize your home!
Garage floors, patios, driveways, utility rooms & more. Beautiful hard flooring that is low maintenance, skid resistant and has a huge range of colors is both practical and a great investment for your home or business. Your garage or patio floor will last for years!
From warehouses to manufacturing facilities and kitchens to hospitals we have the right coating to fit your need. Our wide range of coatings and preparation equipment will ensure minimal down time and a successful coatings application every time.
There is no other flooring system that matches the versatility of polished concrete. Polished concrete is becoming the ultimate no-wax flooring choice for commercial projects and home owners across Texas as an alternative to marble, granite and lenolium.