5 Tips To Maintain Polyurea Joints
Polyurea joint filling is a popular choice for filling joints in concrete floors and walls because of its durability, flexibility, and chemical resistance. However, like any other flooring material, polyurea needs proper maintenance to ensure its longevity and performance. In this blog, we will discuss some tips for maintaining polyurea joint filling.
1. Clean Regularly
One of the simplest but most important things you can do to maintain polyurea joint filling is to clean it regularly. Sweep or vacuum the surface to remove dirt, debris, and other foreign materials that can damage the surface. You can also use a damp mop or cloth to wipe the surface clean. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as they can scratch or damage the surface.
2. Prevent Spills & Stains
Polyurea joint filling is resistant to a variety of chemicals and substances, but it is still vulnerable to certain types of spills and stains. To prevent damage, clean up spills immediately using a mild detergent and warm water. Avoid using acidic or alkaline cleaners as they can react with the polyurea and cause damage. You can also use mats or rugs to protect the surface from spills and stains.
3. Avoid Heavy Impact
Polyurea joint filling is a tough and durable material, but it is not indestructible. Heavy impact, such as dropping heavy objects or dragging heavy equipment across the surface, can cause damage. To prevent damage, use proper lifting techniques when moving heavy objects and avoid dragging equipment across the surface.
4. Maintain Proper Moisture Levels
Polyurea joint filling is vulnerable to moisture damage, especially in areas with high humidity or moisture. To prevent damage, maintain proper moisture levels by keeping the area well-ventilated and using a dehumidifier if necessary. Avoid using water to clean the surface unless absolutely necessary.
5. Repair Damage Promptly
Repair damage promptly If you notice any damage to the polyurea joint filling, such as cracks or chips, it is important to repair it promptly. Ignoring damage can cause it to spread and become more difficult to repair. Contact a professional to assess the damage and provide the necessary repairs.
Maximize The Service Length Of Polyurea Joints
Maintaining polyurea joint filling is relatively simple but requires regular care and attention. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your polyurea joint filling lasts for many years and performs well in your facility. If you need any assistance with your building or structure joints, reach out to ProSeal Caulking for an audit, estimate, or new project. We are here to help with timely service and meticulous work.