Remediation of air pollution can be expensive and theoretically difficult. Many talk about and local pollution control businesses have found that encapsulating contaminated cement is the most cost-effective and long lasting solution for existing contamination. 100% solid epoxy can seal pollutants into the cement with layers of 10 to 100 mils heavy. In effect, the encapsulation works like an insect caught in amber. Solids, gasses, and liquids are all stuck inside a stable hard capsule. Pollutants are thus in a position to be left set up, with no danger to crews that might experienced to work in close proximity to remove them.
It is a good idea to choose a white, yellowish, or red color for the first coat, or “seal coat.” Subsequent topcoats are a contrasting color like gray or brown. In this way, workers active the contaminated surfaces are alerted when wear has made re-coating necessary. The contrasting colors thus give a “wear meter.”
100% epoxy does not have any odor, can continue as dense as needed, and comes in colors as well as clear. When applying floor seals that can be 20 to 500 mils heavy as they repair and level imperfect floor areas, it is critical to consider the level of the layer as well as the length issues of normal roll-on applications. When water is poured on a glass, it protrudes above the surface at the sides. Tugging a finger though the water, one recognizes flattening at the admittance and exit things because of its surface pressure. When leveling surfaces, these same ramifications of the epoxy’s surface stress must be handled. In other words “self-levelling,” which is imperfect even for fluids like water, won’t produce a toned top level of epoxy.
100% epoxy coatings do not shrink and can harden at any elevation it is still left at after being catalyzed. But special strategies are needed to be able to assure a flat surface while filling up unequal anomalies in the substrate. Experience has identified that by using a squeegee-like action with an extremely short nap roller (3/16″) creates a pool of epoxy that may be pulled in your direction to drip into low spots while keeping the top flat. Care must be used to apply a straight coat at the top, and too much rolling can cause the surface to try to contour across the floor’s imperfections.
A good source of 100% epoxy floor coatings is Durall Industrial Flooring of Minneapolis, MN. Durall provides personalized kits specially made to add every item needed for the specific job of the customer. Durall gives these kits right to the work site and provides factory-direct support through the software process. Web tourists can buy free, job-specific quotations on materials or countrywide turnkey installations by concluding a simple questionnaire. This full-service strategy allows anyone to enjoy the benefits of industrial strength flooring.