The essence of our Stamped Overlay and TerraStone applications is our special polymer concrete. Specifically, what makes it unique and so durable is the polymer additive itself. When mixed with cement, sand, and water (the ingredients in making concrete), a new compound is formed. Physically, when applied onto a stable substrate, the new compound exhibits increased compressive and flexural strength. It is designed to combat the shortcomings of traditional unmodified concrete, particularly it is ideal for thin section patching, leveling, re-pitching, and resurfacing (overlay) applications from zero to two inches thick. It can be stamped, textured, and colored.
And bonding? Our polymer concrete bonds tenaciously to regular
concrete as evidenced by the photos and descriptions below. These are
pictures of a stamped overlay floor that we did in the kitchen and living area of a coastal residence in 2004.
The photos were taken after the waterfront home was totally destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008 - but not our flooring! As they say, 'a picture is worth a thousand words'...
The slab was later removed in preparation for a new house, and used as rip-rap to help protect the shoreline of the property. Notice the jackhammer marks, and that most of our overlay is still bonding even after the floor was broken into pieces!