Shot Blasting aka Bead Blasting
Shot blasting is utilized to remove certain surfaces and also to prepare a concrete surface for further treatment. Shot blast machines 'bounce' a number of small steel balls at a high speed onto the surface of the floor and these balls are then drawn back into the machine to be reused. The end result is a mechanical profile of the concrete surface to improve bonding. Before a moisture mitigation system is applied to the concrete slab, the substrate is shot blasted.
Moisture Mitigation Systems
Whether your slab is 6 days old or 60 years old, moisture is always present in concrete. We've seen slabs from both ages fail when it comes to moisture readings.
Ardex, Koster, Aquafin, Penetron, Mapei. There are many manufacturers of these types of systems, but they all attain the same result: sealing the concrete and preventing moisture vapors from emitting from the concrete slab.
Talk to us about not only proper concrete moisture testing of your concrete, but also solutions to ensure that moisture doesn't effect your new floor.
Whether it is a fixed or floating hardwood maple gym floor, VCT, rubber, vinyl or urethane, whether it needs to be manual means or mechanical means, Precision Athletic Surfaces can remove your existing surface to prepare for your new flooring installation.
The path of flooring failure comes from the weakest link of the installation, so make sure your existing floor is safe to overlay before you do.
Proper substrate preparation is just as important, if not more important, than your new flooring installation. Improperly prepared substrates can lead to new flooring failure, voided product warranties, unsafe surfaces and more.
Whether you have high moisture, a cracked and uneven concrete substrate, cupping wood flooring, VAT to encapsulate or a mercury contaminated urethane floor to remove or cover, Precision Athletic Surfaces can help. With almost 50 years of flooring experience, chances are we have performed the work that you need to ensure your new flooring is safe and stable for years to come.
Most architectural specifications call for a substrate to have a tolerance of plus or minus 1/8” in a 10’ radius. We can attain this tolerance by use of a Portland cement based overpour. From a simple skim coat to a 2 1/2" overpour, Precision Athletic Surfaces have done them all.
Using a self leveling underlayment ensures a smooth and level playing surface, safe for floor users of all ages to run for that loose ball.
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