“Control the Cure, Curl, Cracks and Color”
In new construction, Green Umbrella starts by recommending components for the concrete, or “the canvas”. We begin by helping the designer specify a mix design to create a substrate that will fit the unique needs of polished concrete. Even if your concrete will not be exposed and will have other finishes and floor coverings, giving attention to “the canvas” will promote savings and quality in later stages of construction. We are proponents of expansive components that allow for large monolithic pours with the additional benefit of reduction or elimination of concrete joints, curling and dry shrinkage cracks. Integral color components are significant to sustainable and value-engineered floors.
“REINFORCEMENT IN THE MIX” Modern fiber technology reduces or eliminates plastic cracking using ISOTROPIC REINFORCEMENT. In other designs, modern fibers may eliminate the need for steel or welded-wire mesh through isotropic reinforcement. Modern curing technology removes the need for topical or dissipating cure & seals and the laborious introduction of products that damage the environment and do not contribute to the final product.
SURFACE OVERLAYMENT / STRUCTURAL REPAIR / CRACK REPAIR
Components / Isotopic Reinforcement /
Integrally Trowled Placement