BACKGROUND: This Lansing farmhouse was built in 1918. For over 100 years, the original concrete floor in the stone basement would flood with the change of the seasons and heavy rain. The homeowner wanted to reclaim this space, so they dugout the perimeter of the basement to waterproof the walls from the outside. They also installed drain tiles, and sump pumps to dry it out. Once dried out, it was their vision to have a seamless decorative floor coating so that they could use this space as a workout room and man cave.
APPLICATION: To prepare the severely damaged concrete for coating, the Certified V-8 Installer pulled out all of the stops. First, the floor was diamond ground to remove any high spots and level the floor. Next, a chipping hammer was used to clean out all of the loose debris in the pits, voids, and large cracks. The remaining cracks were cleaned with a crackchasing concrete saw by US Saws. After cleaning out the low spots, a shotblaster from Impacts Americas was used to remove any loose dust and provide a surface profile suitable for the REV M.V.P. epoxy moisture vapor barrier.
The cracks, pits, and other damaged areas were patched and troweled with a mixture of V-8’s encapsulated sand and REV M.V.P. epoxy. This would ensure that the repairs would hold up to any remaining moisture.
Once repairs were made, the V-8 Vinyl Chip system was installed with a REV M.V.P. epoxy moisture vapor barrier base coat, and UV stable Hybrid XT topcoats. This basement now has a beautiful brand new floor that can withstand up to 20 lbs. of moisture vapor emission, and has an industrial strength UV stable Hybrid XT topcoat.