Having your concrete floor sealed and finished is a easy way to add character to your business, office or showroom. Compared to tile, carpet or other flooring, finished concrete floors are more affordable, last longer and have little maintenance cost.
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With the unprecedented growth in the country, and especially in the southwest, hundreds and even thousands of “would-be” contractors have appeared. People who may have worked as a laborer or a framer for a short period of time decide that they are ready to start their own business. In spite of the fact that they lack sufficient capital and experience, they print up flyers, distribute business cards and place an ad in the yellow pages.
In an attempt to get “the best price”, the unsuspecting customer calls the number listed on the flyer or in the ad and asked for a bid. Often, such operations are run out of a mail drop or on an answering machine, but someone usually calls the customer back. When you get the bid, you are really pleased at how much this person / company says they can save you. You may even see “licensed, bonded and insured” on the business card or in the ad. Then the story begins. The contractor tells you he is going to need a large portion of the money up front. He may say he needs it to purchase materials, or to pay workers for another job where the property owner is slow to pay. He may even tell you about the unexpected medical bills he had to pay for a sick child (that he really doesn’t have), in hopes of gaining your sympathy.
At first things may seem fine. In a day or two a worker shows up and starts measuring, or a small load of material is delivered to the job site. Then the excuses begin. After a week has passed, with no work being done, you call your unlicensed contractor. All you get is a recorded message, so you leave a message, politely requesting a return phone call. Several more days passed, with no response, so you call and leave another message, not as polite as the first. When the contractor does call, he is very apologetic and tells you about some catastrophe involving either his truck, his family, his help or another job he just had to complete. He promises to get right on your job the next day. A week later he still hasn’t shown up, or he does show up and says he needs more money.
Sound ridiculous? Well it happens every day, often with the consumer losing hundreds or even thousands of dollars. You, as the property owner have little recourse other than to pursue the matter in court.
Hiring a licensed contractor offers many additional protections to the property owner, especially regarding residential property. First of all, a contractor can not obtain a license without possessing a minimum amount of experience and must pass a business management test. The applicant also may be subjected to a criminal history background check, and must not have any unresolved contracting complaints outstanding.
Should you experience the above problems with licensed contractor, you as a residential property owner have significant protections not available to persons utilizing an unlicensed contractor. Among them is the ability to file a complaint against the contractor’s license, in most cases, for a period of two years from the date of occupancy or date the last work was performed. This is your guarantee should the workmanship be below standard or in violation of existing codes.
Under certain conditions, you may also be eligible to apply to the residential contractors’ recovery fund and receive up to thirty thousand dollars to have the work corrected or completed. Each licensed contractor is covered for up to $200,000.00 to a maximum of $30,000.00 per residential property owner, on a first come, first serve basis upon filing a complete claim. Keeping detailed records of your contract, checks or other forms of payment will speed the processing of your claim, should the need arise.
For more detailed information, you may contact the Residential Contractors’ Recovery Fund in Maricopa County Monday through Friday during regular business hours at 1 (602) 542-1525 or from elsewhere in the state at 1 1-877-MY AZROC (1-877-692-9762), toll free. These protections are in addition to other remedies available through the courts. Thank you.
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Efflorescenceis a crystalline deposit, usually white, that may develop on the surfaces of masonry or concrete construction. Often it appears just after the structure is completed when the owner, the builder, and the architect are most concerned with the appearance of the new structure, Although unattractive, in general, efflorescence is harmless. However, deposits can occur within the surface pores of the material causing expansion that may disrupt the surface.
A combination of circumstances causes efflorescence. First, there must be soluble salts in the material, Second, there must be moisture to pick up the soluble salts and carry them to the surface. Third, evaporation or hydrostatic pressure must cause the solution to move. If any one of these conditions is eliminated, efflorescence will not occur.
All masonry and concrete materials are susceptible to efflorescence. Water soluble salts that appear in chemical analyses as only a few tenths of one percent are sufficient to faults efflorescence when leached out and concentrated at some point on the surface. The amount and character of the deposits vary according to the nature of the soluble materials and the atmospheric conditions. Efflorescence is particularly affected by temperature, humidity, and wind. In the summer, even after long rainy periods, moisture evaporates so quickly that comparatively small amounts of salt are brought to the surface. Usually efflorescence is more common in the winter when a slower rate of evaporation allows migration of salts toe the surface. With the passage of time, efflorescence becomes lighter and less extensive unless there is an external source of salts Light colored surfaces show the deposits much less than darker shades.
Efflorescence producing salts are usually sulfates of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron (ferrous); carbonates of sodium, potassium, and calcium, or sodium bicarbonate or silicate. However, almost any soluble salt that finds its way into the material may appear as efflorescence, consequently chlorides, nitrates, and salts of vanadium, chromium, molybdenum, and others are occasionally found, Chloride salts are highly soluble in water, so the first rain will often wash them off.
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The ingredient proportions to be used for the concrete on a particular job are set as follows.
One of the formulas for 3000 psi (5.80 bag of cement per cubic yard) 233 pounds of sand, 297 pounds of coarse aggregate and the water cement ratio is 6.75 gallons of water to each bag of cement. These proportions are based upon the assumption that the inert ingredients are in a saturated surface-dry condition, meaning that they contain all the water they are capable of absorbing, but no additional free water over and above this amount.
The amount of free water in the coarse aggregate is usually small enough to be ignored, but the ingredient proportions set forth must almost always be adjusted to allow for the existence of free water in the fine aggregate. Furthermore, since free water in the fine aggregate increases its measured volume or weight over that of the sand itself, the specified volume or weight of sand must be increased to offset the volume or weight of the water in the sand, Finally, the number of gallons of water used per sack of cement must be reduced to allow for the free water in the sand. For example, the amount of water actually added at the mixer must be the specified amount per sack, less the amount of free water which is already in ingredients in the mixer.
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Questions to Ask a Sandblasting Company
If you need to hire a company to perform sandblasting, also known as abrasive blasting, it is likely you’re in unfamiliar territory. There is far more to this field than most people assume. Professionals in this industry are typically versed in a variety of related disciplines, from anodizing aluminum to powder coating. It’s best to keep a few pertinent questions and considerations in mind when you contact a sandblasting company.
As you already know, there are many jobs that call for proper schooling before you can get started. This often means going to a university for two to four years. However, there is no degree required for sand blasting. Then again, there is some serious training involved with this field. The training will help you learn more about powder grit, metal surfaces, equipment rental, cabinet stain removal, and abrasive organic materials for sand blasting. You will also learn more about ways to compress dust and debris, use various sand blaster nozzles, and protect yourself from the tools with proper attire. There is more to this field than cleaning paint from homes and buildings.There are plenty of experts working in the sand blasting business as contractors and industrial workers. These experts deal with commercial buildings, residential homes, and a variety of product surfaces. As a professional in this line of work, it is important to know about abrasive grit materials, portable equipment, paint removal, and surface restoration. You may be hired to clean graffiti from a building wall, wash build-up off of a boat, assist with home restoration, or etch and carve into glass.
While working in this business, you are likely to encounter a variety of other contractors and builders. In fact, you may end up working with construction crews, building contractors, roofers, electricians, and industrial teams at times. It all depends on the branch of sand blasting you are working in, and what particular project you are working on at the time.
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Dust Free Professional Grinding
Dust free grinding professionals remove high spots on floors for wood flooring installers valley wide services. Did you know that wood flooring tolerance is only 1/8″ inch to 1/16″ inch in 6′ to 10′, that isn’t very much tolerance.
Grinding down high spots in floor is not simple, you need heavy equipment, don’t think you can just go to Lowe’s and rent something that will work, it won’t. Diamond grinders use gas power or electric to run the high speed motor to significantly grind down concrete floors for wood flooring not to mention the commercial grade vacuums that you need to suck up all that dust, keeping your homeowners happy. No it isn’t 100% dust free, …. but it is close to it.
Before you find out that the cheap guy you called from Craigslist doesn’t have the tools, took your money and didn’t complete the job, call Concrete Repairman LLC we are licensed, bonded and insured contractors that are in your budget.
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We fix cracks in concrete floors by grinding down the floor level, removing debris from crack, using a patch material that is hand crafted just for crack repair. Once the crack is filled the rubber float is then used to smooth, level and blended together with other cement materials to camouflage the crack that is almost invisible.
Phoenix concrete grinding services include grinding floor high spots, driveways for epoxy coatings floor grinding for staining concrete and removal of thin set, thinset, laminate flooring Phoenix Arizona.
Phoenix concrete grinding company The Concrete Repairman can handle all your grinding needs.
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We are your one stop shop for tile, thin set removal and prep work for beautiful stained floors for commercial and residential concrete in Arizona. We have the right equipment to do the job clean and efficiently with dust free grinding.
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Thinset removal for livingroom floors, kitchen’s, bathrooms, bedroom and more.
Thinset can be removed and enviromentaly friendly stain can be applied for a one of a kind stained floor.
If you have your tile removed by any company and would like to have stained concrete, advise the contractor before starting to remove tile. Floor Leveling high spots, filling low areas for wood flooring, call us.