Imprinted concrete advice needed

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Ben23, Aug 16, 2016.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. Ben23

    Ben23 Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    18
    Good Morning all, I recently did a patio clean where the custy asked if I would give his driveway a quick going over, so I ran the FSC over his pattern imprinted concrete drive and on low(ish) power it seems to have taken off a lot of the topcoat/sealer in the pattern of the FSC :O . needless to say it looks atrocious, but he was relativley fine about it and has agreed for me to reseal it (if this is the best course of action)

    The advice im looking for really is if anyone has come across this problem before can it be solved by applying a sealant? or will i need to have it completely stripped and re coated? if it can simply have a new coat of sealant put across it then is there a particular sealant that anyone can recommend and the best method of application?.

    Many thanks in advance, could really use a hand on this one!
     
    Advertisement
  2. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2014
    Messages:
    2,010
    Likes Received:
    525
    I would advise putting some pics on the pressure wash group on Facebook dude
     
  3. Ben23

    Ben23 Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    18
    Yeah I never took any at the time as I was too mortified, customer took it pretty well though but I'll pop back and get some pictures shortly to illustrate to problem properly, will be happy when I can get it done as its current condition is not a good advertisement to have sat on the front of someones house!
     
  4. Green Pro Clean Ltd

    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    5,195
    Likes Received:
    2,180
    Hi Ben, honestly mate give Nigel a call at SmartSeal, he has forgotten more about imprint concrete than you and I know and has saved my bacon before with advice. 01268 722500 Just tell him Darren at Green Pro Clean referred you and hopefully he will look after you.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  5. Ben23

    Ben23 Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    18
    Cheers Green, I'll be giving him a bell tomorrow I think as I was round the custys house earlier, and to be honest it dosent look horrific but definatley not great. Here's a couple of pics to illustrate the problem, need to get the sealant/solution to problem sorted within the next week really but they are being really good about it, even signed me on to their Decking and re-staining so its not a total loss.
    20160816_155017.jpg
    20160816_155011.jpg 20160816_154952.jpg 20160816_155031.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    2,071
    Likes Received:
    592
    You will defiantly need to remove all the sealant before reapplying
    Sealant is a top clear coat that will only highlight what's already there
    There's plenty off sealant removers but if the fsc did thatthen I would use a turbo and that should remove the rest
    Explain in future to the customer that if the top coat sealant has been down a long time it may need all resealing also do homework and ask if it's been sealed and my bet is hats had a cheap sealant over the top
    Personally I hate that colour and seems so do a lot of home homeowners now
    So now could be a could chance to explain that the drive can be recoloured and sealed
    Bosscrete who invented and patented pattern embossed concrete lived next door to my mum and I was good friends with his lad
    His lad rob was involved in serious accident which led to a spiral off events and now live in Spain
    If I do get any probs with these jobs quick call and its sorted
     
Advertisement