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HomeAdvisor Elite Service Pro - Materials and Equipment USA, Inc.

We suggest a wide range of services for concrete repair, protection, sealing and coating. General description of our technology is below. Detailed information about particular services can be found by clicking the menu on the left side of the page. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact our Manufacturing Department. To make an order or schedule inspection of your job site, please contact our Commercial Department or use an appropriate form found on the website.

Installation of residential, commercial and industrial coatings includes the following important steps:
(please feel free to use the information below to discuss further work with your contractor)
 
 
Concrete Preparation 

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Preparation of the existing concrete with scarifying or shotblasting machines. It is a necessary and very important step to remove old paints, coatings, contaminants and lose particles off the top layer and to make the surface rough enough for the best adhesion between the existing sub-base and applied coating. If you want this new coating to last many years, your contractor must do this step. Often, due to absence of special equipment and high cost, contractors avoid this very important step...we do it right for lasting results!
 
 
Be attentive! Your coating may peel off!

 
 
 
Treatment of Cracks

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Treatment of existing cracks (if any) with special compounds reinforced by woven fiberglass. It is important to separate the coating from cracks in the concrete when parts of the broken concrete slab move. Often, due to high cost, contractors change this step by patching or filling cracks with some filler. This solution will work for stationary, minuscule cracks, but will never work for thick movable cracks.
 
 
 
Be attentive! Your coating may crack!

 

Overall Priming and Patching

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Patching of existing damage of the concrete (if any) and overall priming of the sub-base. It is a necessary and very important step to provide the nesessary adhesion between the existing concrete and applied coating. Often, it can be done as one patching/priming operation for one-step leveling and priming. Sometimes, in order to reduce material and labor cost, contractors avoid priming, which is prohibited (excluding a special class of industrial self-priming coatings).
Even after careful vacuuming, micro-dust residue will work as a barrier between the sub-base and coating which causes local faults of adhesion. 
Be advised! Your coating may peel, crack and damage! 


Installation of the Desired Coating

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Application process depends largely on the desired coating type. It may be a one-step process for self-leveling systems in a solid color or a multi-layer installation when a filler (quartz, chips or even glass) is used over the applied polymer coating - which may be repeated a few times. Unfortunately, too often, in order to save materials and minimize work time, contractors perform only this step of installation.   
 
 
Be advised! Application of the coating is the easiest and most enjoyable step for a contractor! 

 

 

 Joints Cutting and Filling if necessary 

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Nobody wants to see joints and require installation of seamless coatings.  Unfortunately, there are many reasons when this is impossible (e.g. if your sub-base is made of separate concrete slabs). Often, contractors not only agree but suggest to patch existing joints and apply seamless coating. This extra step adds one business day to their installation schedule.
We agree that there is a class of semi-flexible coatings that can't be damaged in case of small sub-base movements. This does not apply to mutual movements of separate slabs or temperature movements of expansion joints.  
Be advised! Ask your contractor to explain how he is sure that your joints will not move. Remember that properly cut and filled joints look much nicer than cracks that will always appear along the moving sub-base joints!