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I am sealing a broom finished pool deck. The pool is a salt water pool. Considering Vseal 101 and Aquapel. Is one better than the other? Can I really go 10 years before sealing again? Any other dealer you’d recommend over these two?
Hey folks, I'm looking for a little feedback on concrete sealer: what seems to work the best in your experience, price vs value, longevity, serviceability, etc. I have a customer with a lawn irrigation system drawn from a well with iron in the water. Over time, their concrete sidewalks turn shades of red/orange. Two years ago, I cleaned their sidewalks and other various concrete surfaces, and used F9 BARC to remove the iron stains with excellent results. Now, it needs to be done again. These are my concerns for my customer: I want to provide them with a durable sealer that can protect the surface from the iron, It should be a fool proof application process (since I'm the fool who will be applying it), It should be easy to strip and re coat when needed, Must pay attention to landscaping concerns, as there are flowers and plants close by some of the sidewalks, Help my customer save money compared to the expense having to constantly retreat with F9 BARC, Avoid the possible degradation of the surface from multiple treatments of BARC, Oh, and the customer does not want a glossy finish on the concrete. Ok, I guess that's what I'm looking for, so let the feedback begin! Thanks!
Hello, All! I have an opportunity to bid on washing a concrete amphitheater built way back in 1936. The idea is to restore it as close to original as possible. The folks in charge want someone to come in and do a wash. Then, a concrete contractor will be used to patch or repair places where there is damage. Eventually, landscaping will be done to the area, as well. It appears that the concrete has been eroded significantly over the years by wind and rain. I do not feel that using high pressure is what it needs. A good chemical and as little pressure as possible is what I'm thinking. Possibly using F9's B.A.R.C. I've included a few pix, and hope some of you who have experience with restoring historic concrete surfaces will chime in with any suggestions. Thanks in advance, Brad.
The new eClean Magazine went online early yesterday morning. Focus is on flatwork with lots of articles from industry experts. You can read it here: eClean Magazine | The professional contract cleaner online resource Happy reading!
810F250 posted a question in Flatwork & Buildings. . . Here is video showing high pressure hot water vacuum surface cleaning and oil extraction from an Exxon brand fuel station concrete pad.
Craig posted a topic in Look What's NewHello, My name is Craig Harrison and many of you know me from Eco-Friendly Power Washing, Inc. I have been in the concrete cleaning field and performing "specialized cleaning" restorations for over a decade. Well, our once trade secret formulations are going to be released, one at a time, for you to use and help you to gain work in niche markets. Some of our products are manufactured in house, others are private labelled, but our ultimate intention is to be able to offer you the best possible cleaning solution to meet your customer's needs... without the damage that some cleaners currently on the market cause. We are pleased to announce our entrance into the manufacturing and distribution business! Front 9 Restoration, Inc. has several products that will be released in the upcoming months. Our first product, called F9 BARC (Battery Acid Restoration Cleaner) is a concrete cleaning "First" in its ability to effectively clean golf cart battery stains from concrete. It also removes rust, fertilizer staining and just about any type of "orange" stain in concrete. View our How-To video here: Our facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Front9Restoration Our website here: Front9Restoration - Concrete Cleaner, Sealer & Restoration Specialists For now, you can purchase directly from our store at Front9Restoration - Concrete Cleaner, Sealer & Restoration Specialists. Contractors discounts are given at case quantities. YOU will have the ability to advertise with us, on our website FREE of charge. We are looking for "Professional Applicators" across the US, UK, Canada and Europe. The criteria for this is that you need to send in 3 before/after picture of jobs you have done for us to review. Please make them as detailed as possible for we will be able to tell exactly how well you did by looking at the pictures. Once you are listed on the site, this is another way for customers to find you. We will be offering technical support and have a little different method for professional applicators, so you achieve even better results than homeowners could get by themselves. Another note: I will be writing articles on eHow and doing a video series for them. This is an excellent opportunity for all of us to gain exposure. There are some jobs home-owners can do themselves, and there are jobs that require the use of a professional. It will be good to set customer expectations where they need to be and what to look out for when hiring a contractor. Every day I see damage on concrete from "contractors" who think they know how to pressure wash (you know what I'm talking about). We as and industry, price our services the way we do for a reason. Cheapest in rarely ever the "least expensive" option down the road. Call me direct, Toll Free at 855-803-1133 with questions or email Craig@front9restoration.com If you call and I don't answer I'll get back to you asap. I still run a crew and am in the field everyday... Thanks.