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Epoxy over 7 day old slab
08-19-2011, 07:07 AM,
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RE: Epoxy over 7 day old slab
Gene,
Welcome aboard!
My questions: What are the warranty requirements of the epoxy manufacturer?
What is the alkalinity limit of the barrier primer (fresh concrete is extremely alkaline)
How much money are you willing to lose if the job fails? Sad

I mitigate slabs like this daily, and it has been my experience that there are several products out there that CAN handle these conditions for a lifetime, and thousands of products that can't. The ones that can handle high alkalinity and moisture are not suitable for any other purpose. They are not wear layers, not pretty, they do one job only.

Yes, your slab will be ultra wet and highly alkaline. If you can meet all the warranty requirements of the manufacturer then you should be protected if the thing does blow up, if not, I'd think of making changes ahead of the installation.
Oh, one last point (and a favorite of mine Wink ) read the manufacturer's warranty closely. My prior employer was burned by a product that promised it would work under the worst circumstances, and we used it on several projects with great results. But when we had a failure that should have been covered by the manufacturer, the company pointed out the fine print... They were only liable for replacing the product, nothing else, no implied warranty, no damages, no replacing the flooring that had to come out. We repaired a $350,000 floor and they offered a $500 bucket of epoxy as their sole involvement. I guess my employer was so big they thought they could ignore the fine print, but it turned out they couldn't, and we all learned a valuable lesson. Warranties protect the manufacturer, NOT the customer.
JD Grafton
Concrete Answers for Flooring Problems
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Epoxy over 7 day old slab - ec-Indy - 08-18-2011, 03:08 PM
RE: Epoxy over 7 day old slab - Ernesto - 08-18-2011, 07:30 PM
RE: Epoxy over 7 day old slab - ec-Indy - 08-18-2011, 10:29 PM
RE: Epoxy over 7 day old slab - CC Solutions - 08-19-2011, 07:07 AM
RE: Epoxy over 7 day old slab - Ernesto - 08-19-2011, 08:00 PM
RE: Epoxy over 7 day old slab - ec-Indy - 08-20-2011, 12:48 PM
RE: Epoxy over 7 day old slab - ec-Indy - 08-21-2011, 02:26 AM
RE: Epoxy over 7 day old slab - ec-Indy - 08-21-2011, 08:13 AM
RE: Epoxy over 7 day old slab - eaadams - 08-25-2011, 11:01 AM
RE: Epoxy over 7 day old slab - rthompson - 08-26-2011, 02:03 PM