How to install a long lasting, durable epoxy floor

Installing a long lasting, durable epoxy floor is not as simple as pressure washing the floor and rolling on some epoxy paint. Most have seen the epoxy floor kits in their local hardware store and those who have installed them typically see them fail. There are multiple reasons behind the failures and they all start with the prep of the concrete. Because most home owners don’t have the tools, equipment, or knowledge to properly prep the floor, the profile of the concrete that is required to ensure a bond isn’t achieved. To achieve the correct profile and ensure a bond, the concrete surface needs to be “opened up” or profiled. To accomplish this the floor needs to be shot blasted and or gro

How to build an E.I.F.S system that will last a long time

It’s all about the details when it comes to Installing a quality, energy efficient, E.I.F.S system. Too often we see failure in E.I.F.S systems due to simple details that had not been followed during construction. The two most common details that are not followed are installation of kick out flashings. Kick out flashings push water from the roof line away from the wall at the point of runoff. Another is the lack of a caulk joint gap, or running foam system tight to the framework of the openings. This causes caulking to fail early, and cracks to form in the corners of the E.I.F.S, due to building movement. Lack of either one of these can cause water intrusion that may result in long term dama

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