Archive for December, 2014

Decorative Concrete in Baltimore from Consolidated Coatings

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

For building owners looking for great value in flooring, decorative concrete is the ideal flooring solution. Concrete’s durability means it will last for many years, but just because the floor is concrete doesn’t mean it has to be plain. With custom coatings, polishing and coloring, you can get an attractive concrete floor at a reasonable price. Learn more about decorative concrete in Baltimore below!

Decorative Concrete in Baltimore from Consolidated Coatings

Concrete is an ideal flooring solution for a number of reasons. Concrete can last for a very long time and requires little maintenance. Its durability makes it highly practical, even in environments with a large amount of foot traffic. Concrete is ideal for everything from small retail shops and showrooms to large commercial warehouses and storage spaces. For flooring that lasts, you really can’t beat concrete.

But just because the floor is concrete, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Concrete is usually thought of as utilitarian, but with decorative concrete, you also get the aesthetic appeal of nicely polished and stained concrete. We offer concrete polishing, acid staining, decorative overlays, and high performance coatings to give your concrete a smooth, ornate look.

Consolidated Coatings also offers the following decorative concrete services in Baltimore.

  • Surface prep
  • Mastic removal
  • Concrete resurfacing
  • Warehouse sealers and joint fillers
  • Shot blasting
  • Moisture mitigation

For more information on decorative concrete in Baltimore, please contact us today.

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

Baltimore Building Restoration: Our Vendors and Products

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

This week, we’d like to talk about some of the vendors and products we use in our building restoration services in Baltimore. We place a lot of value on choosing the right product line for our customers, and working with local vendors. Learn more about the products and vendors we use in this week’s blog.

Products

The Sika Product Line

We use the Sika product line in a number of our projects throughout the area. They are the largest manufacturer in the world of one-component polyurethane sealants and adhesives. We use Sika 2C, Sika 123 Plus, and Sikaflex sealants in our building restoration work in Baltimore. Read our blog on the Sika product line to learn more about the advantages of these products.

Loxon Concrete and Masonry Products

For our concrete and masonry restoration work in Baltimore, we recently started using Loxon products. Specifically, we use Loxon concrete and masonry primer/sealer to seal and condition above-grade masonry surfaces, Loxon Topcoat, and Loxon XP as a concrete and masonry primer. Learn more about Loxon products and how we use them in our blog.

Local Vendors

Local vendors we use in our building restoration projects in Baltimore include Sherwin Williams, Pittsburg Paints, Sika, Tremco, Belair Road Supply, Kenseal Construction, and Dow Corning. Working with local vendors comes with a number of benefits, and helps contribute to the local economy. Learn more about why we like working with local vendors in our blog.

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

Masonry Repair Contractor in Baltimore

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

If you’re looking for a masonry repair contractor in Baltimore, now is the time to act. If you’ve noticed that your building’s exterior is starting to degrade, the smartest thing to do is to take action to restore it now. Not only is damaged masonry a cosmetic eyesore, the structural integrity of the building could be at risk.

Masonry Repair in Baltimore

As a masonry repair contractor in Baltimore, Consolidated Coatings offers a number of services to restore the natural beauty of your masonry, as well as its structural integrity. These include:

  • Brick replacement
  • Tuckpointing
  • Custom patching
  • High pressure chemical grouting
  • Spalling repair
  • Masonry decorative color blending and enhancement

 

Surface Blasting

Surface blasting is a technique used to clean off years worth of dirt and grime that naturally accumulate over time in porous masonry materials. Often, we see beautiful stone structures with limestone, marble, or granite that are caked in grime and unable to show off their natural beauty. With surface blasting and building exterior restoration, we’re able to restore your masonry to its former luster with techniques that are both effective and environmentally safe.

  • High-pressure hydroblast
  • Wet and dry abrasive blast
  • Environmentally controlled vacublast
  • Horizontal shotblasting

 

From cracked mortar to loose bricks to discolored stone to cracked concrete, we can address all of your masonry repair needs. For a masonry repair contractor in Baltimore you can trust, contact Consolidated Coatings today.

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

 

Concrete Repair Contractor in Baltimore: Consolidated Coatings

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

If you’re in need of a concrete repair contractor in Baltimore, now is the time to act. With the winter coming up fast, it’s a good idea to do your concrete and masonry repair work now before the ice of winter makes things worse.

Ice: Concrete’s Worst Enemy

In the winter, your concrete and masonry can be severely damaged by ice. Water gets into cracks in the masonry, and when it freezes it has to expand. So what does it do? It makes the crack bigger in order to expand. It might seem surprising that concrete can be moved by just a little frozen water, but water yields to nothing if it becomes frozen. It will expand even if it means breaking concrete to do so.

So what ends up happening is throughout the winter, the many freeze thaw cycles cause those small cracks in your concrete and masonry to get bigger and bigger, until suddenly they’re not such small cracks anymore. They also start to become less of a cosmetic problem and more of a structural problem. The end result is that the concrete you started the winter with will not look like the concrete you end the winter with. However, if you enlist the help of a concrete repair contractor in Baltimore, you won’t have this problem.

Consolidated Coatings: Your Concrete Repair Contractor in Baltimore

Concrete develops cracks naturally over time. But with regular concrete repair and maintenance, these cracks won’t turn into big problems. Take care of your concrete, and it will be well-prepared for a longer winter. A little preventative maintenance now goes a long way, and could save you from having to do some major repairs in the spring. If you’re looking for a concrete repair contractor in Baltimore, you can trust Consolidated Coatings. Contact us today for more information.

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.