Q: Who is All Concrete Coatings?
A: All Concrete Coatings is an installation company that supplies our customers with a colored concrete coating material that's used for bonding to new and existing concrete surfaces. Our top-of-the-line concrete coatings are made of Portland cement, silica sand, and modified acrylics. We also offer concrete repair work, including restoration and resurfacing.
Q: How thick is it?
A: In most applications, our coating is about 0.25" thick. Although, it can be applied thinner or thicker if necessary, depending on the concrete's condition.
Q: How is it applied?
A: Depending on the design that's chosen, we have specialized equipment that we bring to the installation site, where our trained installers perform the quality installation.
Q: What does it look like?
A: Refer to our gallery section of this website.
Q: How is it colored?
A: Depending on the design that's chosen, we have multiple ways of coloring the finish--from acrylic finishes to stains and even mixed pigments. Multiple colors are available.
Q: How long will the coating last?
A: Our coating is designed to last the life of the concrete with minimal maintenance and care once installed.
Q: How long does the installation take?
A: A typical project will take anywhere from 2 to 4 days, depending on the weather, the condition of the concrete, and the size of the project. Once complete, you may walk on the surface usually within 5 to 6 sunny hours.
Q: Does my swimming pool need to be drained?
A: No, we require the pool to be full if it has already been plastered. We protect the pool, including tile and coping when applicable. Usually, there is some residue left over from the installation. All of our products are water based and will not harm your pool or equipment.
Q: Will the pool water stain the coating?
A: No, our products are designed with pool chemicals in mind--our coatings are not affected.
Q: Can standing water be corrected?
A: In many cases, yes. However, more often, we end up just moving the low spot from one location to another. When we look at your project, we can usually inform you about what to expect.
Q: How do you fix cracks in the concrete prior to the installation?
A: What has caused the crack tells us how to repair it. Small cracks get treated with a urethane material, larger cracks are repaired with an epoxy product, and hairline cracks usually go untreated and rarely return.
Q: What if a crack comes back?
A: Although we treat and eliminate most cracks, it is possible that they may reoccur. In these instances, we can choose to treat the cracks in a different manner, such as saw cuts or our custom score line effect. These issues are usually noticed and discussed before the project begins. However, all cracks can be repaired for a minimal service charge.
Q: What if something happens to my project after my guarantee expires?
A: All of our products are repairable. We provide services even after your guarantee expires for a minimal service fee.
Q: Can your products be applied over painted concrete?
A: Yes and no. Any foreign substances (like paint, carpet, and glue) need to be removed first. Once these items are removed, we can then coat the concrete surface.
Q: Can the coating be applied over driveways?
A: Yes—provided that the driveway is not asphalt--all driveways can be coated, including pea gravel. Vehicular traffic has no effect on durability.
Q: Will the coating be higher than the concrete that's not being coated?
A: No, in these cases, the coating is tapered down to these areas to avoid any trip hazards.
Q: What is the guarantee?
A: All Concrete Coatings guarantees the installation of the coating for a period of either 2 or 5 years, depending on the product that's chosen. This includes chipping, flaking, peeling, and bond failure of the coating surface. However, severe sub strait movement and cracks in the existing concrete are not covered, but they are repairable for a minimal service fee. Guarantees may vary, depending on the product that's chosen. Contact your sales representative for further applicable guarantees.
Q: Can you fix uneven concrete?
A: Yes, very easily in most cases.
Q: How does your coating compare to removing and replacing my concrete?
A: The cost is typically 35 to 45% less than removal and replacement, and the looks are much better than plain gray concrete.
Q: How do I clean the surface of my new installation?
A: Normal cleaning requires just a simple garden hose. For stubborn stains or spills, you can use a simple solution of laundry detergent and water, scrubbing with a stiff bristle brush (not wire). Touch-up kits are also available.
Q: Is your coating hot on your feet?
A: On average, our coatings are about 30 to 40% cooler than concrete, depending on the colors that you choose. The lighter the color, the cooler the surface.