In most cases, we will come to your location and discuss your project with you at no obligation to you. In cases where your project site is outside of our normal service area, we may assess an estimate fee which will be deducted from your bill after your job is complete.
Berks Concrete Restorations usually services Berks, Lebanon, Lower Schuylkill, Northern Lancaster, and western Lehigh counties in eastern Pennsylvania. Depending on the scope of your project, however, we will provide services at a greater distance. Talk to us!
A polymer cement overlay system is a color-integrated, modified acrylic Portland cement that is applied over an existing concrete slab.
Acrylic Resurfacing has been in use since the early 1970’s. Since the 1980’s polymers have been introduced into the mix to provide a superior bonding process.
In removing the existing concrete you will be paying the cost of rip-out, removal, forming and pouring. This process takes larger equipment which sometimes causes damage to the landscaping. When the new concrete pour is completed you will have concrete that will stain, absorb oil and be subjected to the dangers of salts. Repairing concrete with the polymer concrete system will resist stains, resist oil spills and prevent salt damage. Additionally, it will add value to your home or property by making an attractive presentation of your concrete surfaces.
The thinner we can apply the mixture the better. Usually between 3/32” to 1/8”. We are more interested in getting the polymer to penetrate the existing concrete than building the existing surface higher. The skim coat can be applied thicker if necessary to fill gouges and holes as needed.
The product was tested by subjecting it to a 60 day freeze thaw cycle. This means that it was frozen and thawed 60 consecutive times with no affect. It is stronger and denser than standard concrete and will hold up to cold weather. Berks Concrete Restorations has been installing these acrylic system for over 25 years.
We suggest you use a plastic shovel to remove snow from an area covered with a polymer overlay. A new metal shovel would not be bad, however, shovels don't stay new for long! They quickly become kinked, nicked, and bent resulting in razor-sharp edges that will cause the same marks on your new overlay that you will often see on concrete and blacktop every spring.
Curing time depends on the particular floor system you choose to install. If you choose to install a polyaspartic system, you should be able to park your car in the garage the next day! With other systems, curing time will likely be longer.