Pool Deck Crack Repair
Liquid Coating Designs Inc., which is based out of California’s Bay Area, has over 20 years of experience in their industry. Having installed over 2 million square feet of concrete coatings, they are at the forefront of concrete resurfacing technology. There are many advantages to using their system when compared to removal and replacement, but the biggest challenge has always been how to deal with cracks in the existing concrete.
If not reinforced adequately, it is possible that these cracks could translate through the coatings. Liquid Coating Designs Inc. has always gone the extra mile to ensure that this does not happen. In the past, it has been their practice to cute and drill in rebar, across the crack that was bent in the shape of a staple. Though effective, this task required large disruptions to the surface of the concrete, generated excessive amounts of dust, and required a substantial labor component.
Liquid Coatings Designs, Inc. was introduced to the Concrete Crack Lock at the Rhino Carbon Fiber booth at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas in January 2017. The Concrete Crack Lock was initially unveiled the previous week to the contractors at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Orlando, FL. At IBS the team at Rhino received an overwhelming response to the Concrete Crack Lock. Multiple time, at both shows, contractors stated, “This is exactly what we have been looking for” and, “This is a great solution for crack repair.”
For Liquid Coating Designs, Inc. the Concrete Crack Lock is an effective solution to their industry wide problem of dealing with cracks in the concrete. They are now able to address the problem while reducing the size of the disruptions in the surface of the concrete as well as reducing their labor costs to do so.
The Concrete Crack Lock was engineered to take full advantage of the carbon fiber’s tensile strength while eliminating the bond strength component that is relied upon with similar crack stitching products. Since the bond strength is only as good as the surface shear or pull off strength of the concrete, this is always the weak point in these systems. With the Concrete Crack Lock, contractors have an efficient and permanent solution for crack repair. As an added bonus, the Concrete Crack Lock will not corrode over time as steel products would.
The pictures below are of a pool deck repair at the Summerset II Country Club in Brentwood, CA. As you can see, the cracks in the slab were reinforced with Liquid Coating Design’s LiquidStone product. According to Charlie Suhay, President of the Liquid Coating Designs, Inc., “The combination of Rhino Carbon Fiber’s Concrete Crack Lock and our LiquidStone product give us the edge in technology and engineering to lead our industry in Northern California.”