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Featured Projects – UA Local No. 671

Posted by Tony Corsini on 12/11/20 4:54 PM

PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS, HVAC & WELDERS - UA LOCAL NO. 671

The professionals at Hoover & Wells was contracted to rehabilitate and restore existing concrete in Monroe, MI. We installed new flooring finishes for our partners and friends at local 671 in their newly acquired building!

The Project

The partner’s new expansion needed a floor overhaul before it could be considered functional for the anticipated use. Using our Rez-Stone 9412 (find out more about this system here) 1/8" Color Quartz, we were able give them the exact floor system they desired! Jobs like these may lack in size (at least compared to the projects we often get in warehouses or hangers), but they still take a great deal of attention and expertise from our crews to surpass the owner’s expectations.

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Concrete Polishing, Floor Systems, Epoxy Flooring, Surface Preparation, The Hoover Wells Advantage, Featured Projects

Featured Projects – City of Maumee

Posted by Tony Corsini on 9/11/20 10:45 AM

The professionals at Hoover & Wells completed a set of locker rooms last week for the City of Maumee!

The Project

The City of Maumee needed a floor system that was not only a non-slip texture and would last a long time, but would also have a highly decorative appearance. Using our Rez-Stone 9412 (find out more about this system here) with 4” trowel applied base, we were able give them the exact floor system they desired! Jobs like these may lack in size (at least compared to the projects we often get in warehouses or hangers), but they still take a great deal of attention and expertise from our crews to surpass the owner’s expectations.

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Floor Systems, Epoxy Flooring, Surface Preparation, The Hoover Wells Advantage, Featured Projects

The Testing Terms of Concrete Polishing

Posted by Tony Corsini on 7/31/20 11:00 AM

Over the last two decades, the demand for polished concrete has grown drastically. Twenty years ago, when Hoover & Wells started polishing concrete floors, customer expectation was set by specifying a desired gloss level. Although gloss testing is important, there are other tests that have been developed in recent years that will better define the overall expected outcome of the polished concrete surface. Distinctness of Image, Haze, and Roughness Average can be used in addition to the Gloss test to ensure the owner gets the quality floor he or she is paying for. The testing needs to be performed before the application of a sealer/guard because these products tend to give inflated readings. So, let's go over some of these terms and what they mean!

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Topics: Concrete Polishing, Floor Systems, Surface Preparation, The Hoover Wells Advantage, Concrete Terms

Concrete Surface Preparation

Posted by Tony Corsini on 9/20/19 9:19 AM

Proper concrete surface preparation is the most important part of the application of protective coatings or overlayments. Applicators should inspect and prepare concrete surfaces as failure to do so can result in failure of the flooring system.

All concrete surfaces must be sound. The surface strength of the concrete must be at least 200 psi for the successful application of Rez-Stone flooring products.

Depending on which Rez-Stone flooring system is used, removal of surface defects may be required. Smooth trowel surface on the substrate is required. Protrusions such as mortar splatter or trowel marks should be removed by grinding.

Any oil, grease, curing compounds, release agents, laitance, or unbounded coatings must be removed prior to the application of Rez-Stone flooring systems.

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Concrete Polishing, Epoxy Flooring, Surface Preparation

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