ADVANCE TROUBLE SHOOTING
Image 2000 floor coatings has discovered that there are about 40 common
things that can cause a floor to fail or to be in a not acceptable
condition. With proper planning and foresight only about 5% of these items
are concerns on any given installation. The idea, of course, is to know
which ones. There are tests available for many of these potential problems.
1. Moisture in concrete from the pour having too much
2. Moisture from hydrostatic water pressure coming from the ground
3. Excess moisture in air (extremely high humidity – over 80%) when
4. Moisture in product from contamination.
5. Inferior or inappropriate coating products
6. Inferior or inappropriate roller skins
7. Concrete having been over troweled.
8. Inferior or improperly mixed concrete.
9. Concrete that has sat too long after mixing and before pouring.
10. Room temperature and/or concrete temperature to cold for proper
or too hot causing too fast curing.
11. Product not mixed thoroughly(/long enough) to produce the proper
pairing of the part and Part B molecules.
12. Not waiting long enough after product is mixed until product is
13. Contamination of product from floor not being cleaned thoroughly.
14. Not mixing the resin and catalyst in correct proportions.
15. Adding too much thinner.
16. Not adding catalyst when necessary.
17. Previous coating not being remover when indicated.
18. Bead blaster shot wrong size.
19. In-experienced bead blaster operator.
20. Too much Muriatic acid used (or too little)
21. Acid not cleaned off concrete totally before drying.
22. Wrong material used as non-slip, I. E. sand or walnut shells
23. Wrong size non-slip grit used.
24. In-experienced person broadcasting grit. Uneven – spots missing
–spots too heavy.
25. Not waiting long enough between coat applications.
26. Too much tint – not enough tint.
27. Roof leaking in bad weather
28. Tracking silicone onto floor from shoes or boots of person getting in
car that has been detailed.
29. Rolling improperly omitting the back rolling preventing self leveling
30. Not filling cracks, seams, divots and spauls to a smooth uniform
31. Not allowing sufficient time to do the work necessary with dry times.
32. When necessarily relying on outside people to have all objects
removed from floor by agreed upon time, not being clear that this is
paramount to having successful installation.
33. Not roping off with sufficient signage so that people do not walk on
floor between coats.
34. Poor and/or sloppy workmanship with attention to details.
35. Unsupervised and inexperienced crew.
36. Absentee management.
37. Unrealistic expectations as to what end result should look like given
38. Unawareness of the enormous complexities of possible problem areas.
Problems seldom occur in single distinct units but come in combinations of
two or more areas. This extrapolates out to a possible 1600 situations that
may need correcting, thus making analysis difficult.