Concrete grinding and sealing project for high moisture cement slab by AAA Southern.
Balfour Beatty Construction Atlanta Division retained AAA Southern to complete 36,000-square-foot commercial flooring project for apartments.
Project Summary: Polished Concrete Grinding & Sealing for Floors
Concrete Contractor: Southern States Refinishing. Contact at (770) 355-2453 for more information.
Property Type: Twelve (12) apartment buildings
Project Size: 36,000 SF
Scope of Project: Diamond grind and seal concrete floors with pigmented sealer
Problem: High moisture in slab foundation. Each floor looked extremely wet even after using a squeegee. Contractor set up large fans to dry the concrete for each phase of the project. The original plan was to grind floor with 70-grit diamond blades. However, due to paint and construction adhesives on the floor, AAA Southern needed to use a course 30-grit ceramic grinding blade to remove blemishes and prep the surface.
Solution: AAA Southern sealed concrete floors in phases over 2 months. They worked on sealing 3,000 SF of concrete flooring at a time. The team repaired cracks and sealed with H & C colored breathable sealer. This moisture vapor barrier product solved the moisture issue and allowed moisture vapor to pass through the sealer.
Products: Sherwin Williams H & C Solid Color Concrete sealer. It is a solvent-based, deep-penetrating concrete floor and wall sealer.
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