Concrete is one of the most economical, durable surfaces utilised in workplaces of all shapes and sizes. This hardy substance ranks the No. 1 interior and exterior ground surface option worldwide, from industrial plants to commercial facilities.
This robust flooring choice is thanks to its ability to retain integrity despite constant use and abuse. But even the toughest of concrete floors sustain damage over time, be it from mechanical stress or chemical attack. And such scarring is not only an eyesore, and it represents a significant risk to employees and customers should it cause slips, trips or falls.
The answer? Repair such damage with rapid setting epoxy that can be used to repair small or large eroded sections of concrete flooring in hours.
ARC EG-1: Fast-setting grout re-surfacer for the repair of concrete surfaces
There was a time when the only real solution to repair uneven or damaged concrete surfaces was to relay a complete section. But thanks to this innovative, rapid-setting epoxy grout, it’s now possible to re-level large areas and voids and even use it to form concrete elements, such as kerbs, containments, pump bases and pier supports.
Employing the latest technology, this 100% solids, three-part epoxy grout uses a low viscosity, moisture-tolerant chemistry reinforced with a dried blend of graded and pigmented silica aggregates. Benefits include being easy to apply, and it sets in as little as four hours.
Created by protective coating experts, Chesterton, ARC EG-1 allows for fast, cost-effective repair that negates the need for lengthy (and costly) concrete surface repairs.
Top 6 reasons to use ARC EG-1 Grout Re-Surfacer
- Repairs void up to 30 cm (12 inches) in depth or width
- Fast setting and can be rapidly coated within 4-6 hours with other ARC coatings for increased mechanical or chemical protection
- Bonds to damp or dry concrete
- Easily applied and cures fast, allowing for a quick return to service
- It can be used in multiple scenarios, such as forming kerbs and pads, patching machinery footprint damage, filling spalled areas, and creating slopes to aid drainage.
- Free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with no free isocyanates.
ARC EG-1 helps companies comply with health & safety requirements
Workplace injuries are something every employer has a duty to address. A massive 10-15% of Australians who take time off work due to injury do so because they’ve tripped over something. Damaged concrete flooring is a common culprit – and such an incident can have dramatic consequences. Some of these include:
- The loss of employee hours
- Pain and stress to the person who’s injured
- The risk of litigation
- Cultivation of a culture of ‘the management doesn’t care’ amongst employees
Identifying and controlling risks, such as uneven or damaged concrete flooring, is a legal and moral obligation for companies. The prompt use of ARC EG-1 effectively manages damaged concrete slip and trip hazards and provides the ability to do so in an affordable manner.
Another consideration of damaged concrete is that exposed areas are porous, and spilled liquids seep in, creating a perfect habitat for mould and bacteria to breed. Repairing flawed areas with EG-1 is aesthetically pleasing and reduces the damage to air quality such an environment can cause.
Chesterton ARG EG-1 is available in both patch and bulk kits
The patch kit covers 0.75 m2, and the bulk covers 2.25 m2 and are just two of the protective products Chesterton is renowned for bringing to market. Chesterton’s customers have come to rely on cost-effective methods of increasing safety and longevity, and this fast-setting grout re-surfacer is an outstanding example of this.
Imatech is the Chesterton exclusive ARC coating distributor for Australia, providing innovative solutions for industrial wear protection.
Visit imatech.com.au or read more about Chesterton’s range of concrete coating solutions here.