Decorative Concrete Contractor | Residential & Commercial Concrete Services

We specialize in decorative coatings on concrete services in the Atlanta GA area.

Concrete Surface Preparation FlooringSurface preparation is by far, the most important step in any concrete project, whether it be resurfacing or installing new concrete.  The purpose of surface preparation is to create a concrete surface profile aka c.s.p. which is a standard in the industry.  A product should never be applied to a surface that is not properly cleaned, thoroughly etched, or suitably grinded. Surface preparation for a resurfacing project begins with removal of any current floor covering. 

Cleaning the concrete surface can be done in multiple fashions depending on the floor covering that will go down.  When using heavy duty industrial epoxies or commercial floor coatings, manufacturers require a certain texture for their products.  Etching concrete is done by using muriatic acid or citrus based alternatives that essentially react with the calcium and lime of the concrete in order to open up the pores of the concrete and remove dirt, grime, etc.  This process involves first wetting the concrete, letting it sit for an appropriate amount of time, agitating or roughly scrubbing the surface, and then neutralizing the surface to a proper pH level which reveals a light sand paper finish. 

Another method of preparation is grinding which is the use of mechanical tools and diamond blades to remove coatings or profile existing concrete. Concrete grinding and surface preparation is excellent for general cleaning, paint and coating removal or leveling an uneven surface. Some examples are workshops, metal buildings, garage floors, automotive shops, and offices, industrial and commercial applications.

Contact Concrete by Design, your polymer contractor specialist, to evaluate your existing floor coating.

Surface Preparation For New & Resurfacing Concrete Projects

Driveway Resurfacing Project

Concrete By Design works to solve issues with concrete for both the residential and commercial market.  Several years ago, we received a call from a homeowner in Peachtree City, Georgia regarding her driveway.  She explained her situation as such:  her driveway was previously painted by an artist and looked beautiful initially but it was aging […]

Atlanta Hartsfield Airport Entryway Project

In 2013 Concrete By Design was approached to aid in the process of beautifying the entryways of the Atlanta Airport.  Because the airport sees an average of 260,000 people per day, the amount of foot traffic at each entrance is significant and the wear and tear on the concrete is a direct result.  The concrete […]

A Reading Garden For Wesleyan School

In late 2013, Concrete by Design had the opportunity to bid on a project for New South Construction of Atlanta, GA overseeing new construction for the Wesleyan School, a private Christian K-12 school located in Norcross, Georgia.  New South focuses on bringing together clients, such as Delta, Coca-Cola, several Universities and many other varied companies […]