We all know that concrete is a strong, durable material that takes a lot of punishment. Even so, concrete is not indestructible. A web search can show many examples where the shifting of the earth or tree roots damage concrete over time. In cases like these, there is not much you can do to prevent the damage, aside from cutting down trees or chopping away at roots. In other cases, however, damage to your concrete floor can be reduced or even averted with epoxy coatings.
Protection from Mold
Since concrete is porous, it offers places where mold can grow. If moisture seeps into your concrete, it allows mold to thrive. Although mold does not pose a threat to the structural integrity of your concrete, it can easily present a health risk. Epoxy coatings provide a barrier, sealing off your concrete from moisture, mold, and bacteria. They have no way of getting through the tough, durable epoxy. All they can do is sit there on the surface, unable to keep a grip, until you clean them up.
Protection from Physical Damage
Do you drive vehicles or push carts across your concrete floor? Are there often spills from oil or corrosive liquids? Any of these possibilities could scrape, crack, chip, or damage your concrete floor. For these circumstances, a concrete coating from West Coast Epoxy provides a suit of armor, resisting cuts and gouges, absorbing impacts, and preventing corrosion.
Longer Concrete Life
By safeguarding your concrete floor, epoxy coatings help your floor last much longer. Epoxy coatings are designed to protect your floor during its entire lifespan. A concrete floor properly sealed with epoxy coatings may see its useful life extended by 25 years or more.
Additional Benefits of Epoxy Coatings
Of course, these aren’t the only ways that an epoxy coating from West Coast Epoxy can protect or improve your concrete floor. For instance, you can enliven your floor with colors, patterns, and textures. Just about the only limitation to the wide variety of materials and the ways they can be combined is your own imagination! Find out more about the benefits of epoxy coatings for concrete floors by contacting us for a free consultation by phone or online.