Small cracks in concrete may not seem like a big deal but small cracks left untreated lead to big cracks. Big concrete cracks lead to damage, potholes and may even lead to removal and replacement. Early concrete crack repair is the best way to prevent extensive concrete damage, by repairing concrete cracks while they are small. A neighbor of Roklin, Giumarra Company, wanted to repair some concrete damage in their warehouse. The concrete had developed some cracks and crumbling right where their forklift is always turning and they needed a quick solution, so they used some FlexSet to repair the floor.
When they realized how easy it was to use FlexSet, they decided to repair the small cracks in their building in order to avoid larger concrete cracks. They used PolyFlexDS in cartridges (which is the same polyurethane as FlexSet) to fill the cracks. The ride was much smoother for the forklifts so they wanted to repair every last concrete crack in their 20,000 square foot warehouse. They decided that they could prevent larger-scale damage if they could repair the cracks when they first appear.
Giumarra wanted more control so they mixed up some PolyFlexDS and filled a small bottle like those used for mustard or BBQ sauce. They cut the tip at an angle and used it to pre-place some sand in the cracks. Then they used a small bottle to squeeze the polymer directly into the smallest cracks. It was a simple concrete crack repair solution for filling tiny cracks. The smaller bottled offered a lot of control in dispensing PolyFlexDS.
Tackling small cracks now before they grow into potholes will preserve the life of the concrete and save Giumarra money. They will not have to shut down to remove and replace the concrete. And they won’t have to wait weeks for their concrete to cure. With the FlexSet and PolyFlexDS repairs Giumarra didn’t have to close at all.