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Industrial Concrete Repair Preparation

Before commencing any industrial concrete repairs, the surface must be clean of contaminants, unsound concrete, coatings and adhesive films. Restoring a concrete surface back to an original condition also requires knowledge and understanding of the best techniques, and the degree of blast cleaning required.  

We can prepare stone, concrete and masonry for the next stage of the restoration process. We work with Concrete Repair companies for example where works need the surface to be keyed properly before repairs can commence. 

Importance of good industrial concrete preparation

In industrial settings, concrete repair is crucial for maintaining the structural integrity and functionality of floors, walls, and other elements. Just like any other repair job, the foundation for success lies in thorough preparation:

  • Stronger Bond: Proper preparation creates a clean, sound substrate for the repair material to adhere to. Contaminants like dirt, oil, and loose concrete can weaken the bond, leading to premature failure of the repair. 

  • Durability: Industrial environments can be harsh, with heavy loads, constant wear and tear, and exposure to chemicals. Good preparation ensures the new material is keyed into the existing concrete, creating a more robust and durable repair that can withstand these demands.

  • Longer Lifespan: A properly prepared and executed repair will last significantly longer than one done on a poorly prepared surface. This translates to fewer repairs needed over time, saving money on maintenance and downtime.

  • Safety: Industrial facilities prioritize safety for workers and equipment. Cracked or uneven concrete can pose tripping hazards and affect equipment operation. Thorough preparation ensures a level and stable surface, minimizing safety risks.


Concrete repair preparation
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Concrete repair preparation

key aspects of good preparation for industrial concrete repair


Surface Cleaning: Removing dirt, oil, grease, and laitance (a weak surface layer) is essential. This might involve methods like grit blasting or high-pressure water cleaning.

Surface Profiling: Creating a rough texture on the concrete surface increases the bonding surface area for the repair material. This can be done with scarifiers or grinding equipment.

Moisture Control: Excess moisture can prevent proper bonding. The concrete's moisture content needs to be within the recommended range for the chosen repair material.


By investing time and effort in proper preparation, industrial concrete repairs become stronger, more durable, and longer-lasting, saving money and ensuring a safer environment.

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