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Sealing Innovation Frequently Asked Questions

What are polyaspartic garage coatings, and how does it benefit my garage?

ANSWER: Polyaspartic garage coatings are a durable flooring solution applied to garage floors. It provides numerous benefits, including enhanced durability, resistance to chemicals, UV stability, quick curing time, and customizable aesthetics. With its seamless finish, it protects your garage floor from stains, spills, and abrasions while enhancing its appearance and longevity of the concrete.

What is the difference between polyaspartic and epoxy garage coatings?

ANSWER: Polyaspartic and epoxy garage coatings are both popular options, but they differ in their application and performance characteristics. Polyaspartic coatings offer faster curing times, increased flexibility, superior UV stability, and better resistance to hot tire pickup compared to epoxy coatings. Additionally, polyaspartic coatings can be applied in a wider range of temperatures and are less prone to yellowing over time. Sealing Innovation provides the top quality polyaspartic garage and concrete coatings to all of our Edmonton, AB clients.

How long does it take to install a polyaspartic garage coating?

ANSWER: The installation time for a polyaspartic garage coating depends on various factors such as the size of the garage, the condition of the substrate, and any necessary surface preparation. In general, Sealing Innovation can provide a professional installation that can typically be completed in as little a one to two days, including surface preparation, application, and curing time.

How long until I can use my new polyaspartic garage coating?

ANSWER: You can typically walk on your newly coated polyaspartic garage floor within 24 hours of application, but it's recommended to wait at least 48 hours before driving on it. This allows the coating to fully cure and achieve maximum durability and performance. This is especially important in Edmonton as our roads tend to have more gravel and debris that can be brought into the garage.

Can you apply polyaspartic coatings to old or damaged concrete garage floors?

ANSWER: Yes, polyaspartic coatings can be applied to old or damaged concrete garage floors after proper surface preparation. This may include repairing cracks, filling in pits or spalling, and ensuring the surface is clean and free of contaminants. The polyaspartic coating will not only improve the appearance of the floor but also provide added protection against future damage.

What sets your company apart from other polyaspartic coating and pressure washing providers?

ANSWER: Our company prides itself on delivering exceptional quality, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction. We utilize cutting-edge techniques, premium Alberta made and manufactured materials, and skilled professionals to ensure superior results. Additionally, we offer personalized service, competitive pricing, and a commitment to environmental responsibility, making us the top choice for all your polyaspartic coating and pressure washing needs.

Do polyaspartic coatings emit strong odors during installation?

ANSWER: Unlike some traditional coatings, our premium polyaspartic coatings have low to no odor during installation (low VOC). This makes them ideal for indoor applications such as garage floors, where strong odors can be a concern. Our advanced formulations prioritize both performance and comfort, ensuring a pleasant experience for our customers.

How do I clean and maintain a polyaspartic-coated garage floor?

ANSWER: Cleaning and maintaining a polyaspartic-coated garage floor is easy and straightforward. Simply sweep and wash/rinse regularly to remove dirt and debris, and mop occasionally with a mild detergent (no PH) and water solution. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the coating. With proper care, your polyaspartic-coated garage floor will maintain its beauty and durability for years to come.

What is the benefit of professionally installed polyaspartic coatings over DIY versions?

ANSWER: Professionally installed polyaspartic coatings offer numerous benefits over DIY versions, including expert surface preparation, application techniques, access to high-quality materials, and long warranties for piece of mind. Our trained professionals ensure proper adhesion, coverage, and curing, resulting in a flawless finish that provides superior durability, performance, and longevity compared to DIY alternatives. DIY alternatives have a lifespan of 6 months to a year. Our professionally installed polyaspartic coatings come with a 10 year warranty for adhesion.

Why should I seal my concrete driveway or patio?

ANSWER: Sealing your concrete driveway or patio offers several benefits, including protection against water damage, oil stains, UV rays, and freeze-thaw cycles. It helps extend the lifespan of your concrete surface, enhances its appearance, and makes it easier to clean and maintain over time.

How often should I reseal my concrete surfaces?

ANSWER: The frequency of resealing your concrete surfaces depends on factors such as the type of sealer used, the level of foot or vehicle traffic, and exposure to environmental elements. As a general guideline, it's recommended to reseal your concrete surfaces every two to five years to maintain optimal protection and appearance.

Can concrete sealing prevent cracks and spalling?

ANSWER: While concrete sealing can help prevent moisture intrusion and surface damage, it may not completely eliminate the risk of cracks and spalling. However, proper surface preparation and the application of a high-quality sealer can significantly reduce the likelihood of these issues, especially in areas prone to freeze-thaw cycles or heavy traffic.

How does hot water pressure washing differ from cold water washing?

ANSWER: Hot water pressure washing uses heated water to dissolve and remove dirt, grease, and grime more effectively than cold water washing alone. The combination of heat and pressure allows for faster and more thorough cleaning, making it ideal for removing tough stains and contaminants from surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, and brick.

What surfaces benefit from hot water pressure washing?

ANSWER: Hot water pressure washing is suitable for a wide range of surfaces, including concrete driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, building exteriors, decks, and patios. It's particularly effective for removing oil stains, grease buildup, mold, and mildew from surfaces without causing damage.

What detergents do you use for hot water pressure washing?

ANSWER: We use environmentally friendly detergents specifically formulated for hot water pressure washing when necessary. These detergents are effective at loosening and lifting dirt, grease, and other contaminants from surfaces while minimizing environmental impact and ensuring safe use around plants, pets, and people.

Do you offer maintenance contracts for your concrete sealing services?

ANSWER: Yes, we offer maintenance contracts for our concrete sealing services to ensure your surfaces remain protected and looking their best year-round. Our maintenance plans can be customized to fit your specific needs and budget, providing regular inspections, cleaning, and resealing as needed to prolong the life and beauty of your concrete surfaces.

Do you offer maintenance contracts for your hot water pressure washing services?

ANSWER: Absolutely! We understand the importance of regular maintenance to keep your property looking its best. Our maintenance contracts for hot water pressure washing services include scheduled cleanings tailored to your needs, ensuring your surfaces stay clean, safe, and free of contaminants year-round.

Does hot water pressure washing remove paint and stains?

ANSWER: Yes, hot water pressure washing is highly effective at removing paint, stains, and other surface contaminants from a variety of surfaces. The combination of heat and pressure helps to break down and dissolve paint and stains, making them easier to remove without causing damage to the underlying surface.

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