Everyone who lives in Roseville enjoys having a good AQI, or air quality index. Normally, Roseville’s AQI measurement is considered “good”, and generally meets more stringent air quality guidelines from the World health Organization (WHO). In Both 2018 and 2020, however, many of Roseville’s AQI measurements were horrible. This was mostly due to numerous California wildfires, but other contributing factors include pollution from gas and diesel-powered vehicles, the bowl-like topography of the valley area, and even the excessive heat from summer sunlight reacting with vehicle emissions. As of July 2021, wildfires in California are already ablaze, which means that Roseville air quality might once again take a hit.
No one who wants good air in Roseville wants to contribute to a bad AQI. Nevertheless, life goes on, tasks must be done, and people need to get to work. With all this in mind, it becomes more important for everyone to consider how they can keep air in Roseville clean. West Coast Epoxy makes sure that none of our projects in Roseville throw concrete dust into the air, affecting the city’s AQI. Let’s see how this is accomplished.
Concrete Dust is Tiny!
On a microscopic level, the surface of concrete is full of imperfections. These surface imperfections are smoothed out for improved epoxy adherence. West Coast Epoxy uses specialized diamond grinders to prep the concrete surface. Without any filtration or collection, this would release concrete dust so thick that you would find it difficult to breathe in the same room, let alone see. Fortunately, we prevent that dust from invading your home, property, or air space!
West Coast Epoxy uses the best High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters available. These filters capture 99.997% of airborne particles that are 0.3 microns or larger in size. Since concrete dust measures from .5 to 100 microns, our vacuum-powered HEPA filters collect it easily.
The Takeaway for Concrete Dust
When the grinding process is finished, we take away all the collected concrete dust and dispose of it safely. Adding a concrete sealer also prevents concrete dust from being released later as the surface experiences natural wear and tear. Once your epoxy flooring is ready for use, you’ll find yourself taking deep breaths of satisfaction, knowing the air is free and clear of concrete dust.
To learn more about how you can benefit from an epoxy coating on your concrete floor, and how we do it in a way that preserves your air and ours, simply give West Coast Epoxy a call. We’re happy to answer all your questions over the phone. Or if you prefer, schedule a free consultation here on our website, and we can discuss the needs of your concrete floor online or in person. You can rest assured that we’ll keep the air in Roseville clean while you gain protection for your concrete floor with epoxy flooring.