Last week brought more step repair projects, this time at a building located on Islington Ave. in Vaughan where a tile-covered staircase required waterproofing. Tiles had to be removed, some crack repair done, a waterproofing membrane installed, and the tiles were to be placed back.
All the tiles had to be removed carefully so that they could be used again. Slight grinding was done to prepare the entire surface for membrane installation, to ensure proper adhesion. Cracks were repaired, as needed: they were opened up, cleaned out, coated with adhesive, and filled with a specialised crack-filling material.
One all the steps were sound again, they were coated with a polyurea-based waterproofing membrane. A polyaspartic coating followed, broadcast with silica sand. As the last step of the repair, the tiles were put back.
The Power of Polyaspartic Coatings
Polyaspartic coatings have become a game-changer in the world of protective coatings due to their exceptional properties and versatility.
Swift Curing Time
Polyaspartic coatings have a remarkably fast curing time, allowing for efficient project completion. As the staircase restoration commenced, the quick curing nature of polyaspartic coatings ensured minimal downtime. Within a short period, the stairs were ready to welcome foot traffic again.
Superior Durability and Longevity
High-traffic areas like staircases and balconies demand coatings that can withstand heavy use and harsh environmental conditions. Polyaspartic coatings excel in this aspect, providing exceptional durability and longevity, even when exposed to the weather elements (which was not the case with this project).
Aesthetic Enhancement with Flakes
Aside from the practical benefits, polyaspartic coatings also elevate the aesthetics of the restored structures. To achieve a fresh and renewed look, the polyaspartic coating can include decorative flakes – in this case, the client preferred to reuse the tiles, though.
Seamless and Protective Finish
Polyaspartic coatings offer a seamless finish, eliminating any concern about water seepage or damage. To ensure the stairs were fully protected and sealed, this membrane was used as an additional layer between another polyurea-based membrane and the stones.
Polyaspartic coatings have undoubtedly revolutionized the way we approach protective coatings and restoration projects. They can be used as one or more layers to fully seal the surface, as well as include decorative flakes for a unique finish and work as a top coat.
For more details on step repair and restoration, see this page: https://www.jointsealwaterproofing.com/stairs