In terms of fluid dynamics, self-leveling concrete is modified concrete that possesses characteristics of high density. This means that due to its polymeric composition, self-leveling concrete does not require the addition of excessive volumes of water for proper and appropriate installation, unlike standard concrete. Its molecular compactness provides compressive strength and the ability to create a level and even surface. Due to these characteristics, self-leveling concrete is an incredibly useful option for interior flooring for numerous locations such as warehouse floors, residential buildings, institutional facilities and retail stores. Additionally, self-leveling concrete and concrete countertops is a quality and practical method to quickly and permanently smooth and resurface flooring. Tacoma Concrete Stamping are proud to provide services that are both cost-effective and practical.
Within self-leveling concrete, the two main compounds for installation are underlay and top surfaces. Underlays are placed over an existing surface to smooth over any surface inconsistencies, and top surfaces are the surfaces that act as the final finished product. Top surfaces may also be combined with color dyes, staining methods or any mechanical polishing tools to produce aesthetically pleasing and ornamental concrete surfaces.
Before any concrete can be poured, the subfloors need to be appropriately prepared and cleared of any debris. The surface should be clean, hardened, dry and free from grease, dust and any other contaminative objects, which may hinder proper adhesion of the concrete. Freshly poured concrete is spread and moved by using a gauge rake. It is important to remind our customers that the proposed placements should not be in direct contact with sunlight heaters or any environments that of varying temperatures. A smoother is then utilised to break the surface tension of the product. This is done by passing the freshly poured concrete through a specific roller to remove air bubbles and to properly solidify. In some cases, we utilise reinforcing mesh to strengthen weak surfaces. The polymeric composition of the self-leveling concrete mix allows the product to have a viscous consistency, which retains the product to be uniform without sand molecules sinking to the bottom of the installed layer. The time it takes for the curation of self-leveling concrete is significantly less in comparison to other building materials, and provides the perfect concrete surfaces our customers demand.
The commission of our specialised self-leveling concrete services allow us to create smooth, clean and flawless concrete surfaces suitable for your home or office.
There are many significant advantages of using our specialised self-leveling concrete services, which include:
Cost- The commission of our services provides an incredibly cost-effective solution to provide clean and even surfaces for your home or office. The self-leveling properties of our custom-made concrete prevents any employment of costly relaying or resurfacing services from other vendors.
Time- Due to the specialised concrete mixture, the time it takes for surfaces to be cured and dried is significantly less, in comparison to standard concrete. Projects that require self-leveling concrete surfaces can be completed on-site in only a few hours, and therefore requires minimal labour. The hard finishes of self-leveling concrete also prevents any need for future floor screeding.