WE have been renovating and changing the color of any type concrete you may have at your home or business.
What used to entail removal and replacement can now be achieved by a simple process of removing sealer or simple power washing then use a concrete dye or stain the is UV protective.
We have 35 years in the concrete business and can be reached at http://www.split-rok.com or by visiting our blog under theconcreteprofessor.com.
Theconcreteprofessor.com was designed for home owners to identify what the best approach might advantageous to them.
If you are out of our area here in the Northeast we can still can be of help. We enjoy helping people here and if you want our help. Reach out to Ted Mechnick at 732-915-6391.
I can direct you as to how to help yourself no matter where you are in the country or outside the States.
There is so many things that can go wrong installing concrete today and in the past and the lack of qualified decorative concrete installers has made the need for me to come to the aid of those unfortunate enough to get a poorly installed job.
I have put my heart and soul into this for over 50 years. 35 exclusively in the Decorative Concrete Arena.
I stand ready to help just about anyone. Have a knowledge base of materials and processes needed for repairs. I am a simple phone call away and doesn’t matter what time of day or night. I’m always on duty. Love what I have learned to do.
In the Northeast we even install Stamped concrete and can even change the color of your stamped concrete or multi color what you have.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and my hope is that it gives you hope that there are solutions to what seems impossible problems.
I am writing this article not to bash Thompsons sealer but it has its place and it is not to reseal stamped concrete. Getting more and more emails about problems associated with homeowners using it over there pure acrylic resin based sealers with plain pure acrylic or stironated acrylic. Will not work.
As a matter of fact once on, will not come off with any stripper like Zep degreaser, Are you kidding. Home Depot and Lowe’s to name a couple of big chains sell it continually to customers. Trust me once used game over . You might get lucky once and I get homeowners want to save a buck since it’s hard to find people to reseal properly even those who in some cases install stamped concrete.
We have developed over 33 years of installing and repairing stamped concrete a method of resealing that is foolproof.
I don’t respond to inquiries here since I can not follow all the questions asked through word press I can be contacted at Ted@split-rok.com where I can help if needed. This can be a costly mistake if you do not heed this warning.
Also beware not to use water based sealers over resin based sealers. Resealing it might sound odd but it’s not as easy as it might seem. Use the right product and you get the best results.
Ted@split-rok.com Always ready to help. That’s why I made this blog.
I am writing this article to make a case for paying a bit more for your Stamped Concrete or other Decorative Products.
We have recently been repairing many bad stamped concrete jobs done by others due to our 30 plus years of experience. Haven’t found many that I can’t repair unless so bad that removal and replacement is the only option.
Low price will generally guarantee poor quality do to cost cutting by the installer to get the job. The sad part is that low strength concrete, lack of proper reinforcing, poor crack prevention due to lack of control cuts, poor coloring process, poor base and poor sealing application
Sadly the problems don’t show up until the check has cleared or after the first winter freeze when cracks will appear, peeling surface or whitening of sealer. These are but a few issues.
We have recently resealed two of our projects one from 1992 the other from the year 2000 both with no cracks. The one from 1992 even blows me away.
If you were to breakdown the cost over the lifetime of the job and added in the resale appeal I think that even paying $1000 more would be a great investment since stamped concrete will outlast pavers consistently if maintained properly. Resealing in most cases is all that is needed.
Please be advised that after all these years in business that it still amazes me that some Stamped Concrete Contractors have no integrity. It’s not always about the money. You either love doing this or you don’t!
Split-Rok Construction Co.