This shows how we go about a resurfacing job. New construction follows many of the same steps. Since we pour a structural slab prior to the finished concrete tile, we have the ability to add more reinforcement than any other process.
To see an artist rendering of the new construction process compared to our resurfacing process, click here.
Click here to view and download our compression tests which were conducted by Faltech Ind. Concrete Testing Laboratory.
Before. Vinyl liner pool, original concrete had settled towards pool and unevenly.
After structural slab is poured and coping poured. We are able to go right over the original wide metal coping (still allowing liner replacement). None of the original concrete was demolished.
Start of our decorative topping which is poured at a thickness of 1 1/4.
The stamps go in. The stamps are placed in the wet topping layer and rest on the dried structural slab.
Close up of the stamps and the structural slab. Notice the grooves in the structural slab that create a mechanical bond between the two slabs.
Stamps are placed in the concrete. Once removed the stamp creates a void which is later grouted.
A picture of a job before the grout is applied and after a lithium siliconate has been applied to the cast in place concrete tile. This helps to further densify the concrete.
Close up shot of the voids created in the stamping process. We have essentially created individual tiles that are guaranteed not to delaminate.
After the job has been grouted. Since we use an actual grouting process, we eliminate the need for constant resealing of the concrete, a major difference from typical stamped concrete.
The grout is a contrasting color on this job, but the customer can choose any color combination. We do not rely on stains for the grout lines, this is actual grout. We are now using very natural, environmentally friendly sealers to complete the job.
We have created a cast in place concrete tile or paver on site and completely customized to the consumer. This is superior to pavers laid in a sand bed or stamped concrete done with mats. You have all of the characteristics of individual pieces, with none of the maintenance concerns.