Ok, let’s state theflooring repair obvious – no one likes paying for repairs.  There’s no profit in repair jobs, and most people feel like it’s a “band aid” solution.  However the reality is, nothing can be further from the truth. Ignoring those “minor” problems will cost you down the road.  Small problems typically result in big ticket expenses when you least expect it.

Who cares about a small crack in the floor, or a peeling tile, or an uneven spot?  They’re so easy to overlook – until they cause problems. And we’ve seen just what happens when business owners and facility managers don’t sweat the small stuff.

How Minor Flooring Maintenance Issues Turn Into Money Pits

Take cracks in the flooring, for example.  No one ever hurt themselves by stepping on a crack.  However, once that crack is there, it’s probably never going to get properly cleaned.  It can easily become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and other contaminants.

If you’re working with food or chemicals that are sensitive to contamination, suddenly it’s a big threat.  You might even have issues with the FDA or OSHA.  Even if you don’t, that crack is only going to get bigger, and more costly to fix later on.

Or what if there’s a small amount of unevenness, or buckling, in your warehouse?  It might not seem like a big deal, but it’s still potentially a tripping hazard – and tripping hazards bring worker’s comp claims.  Also, often unevenness in the flooring suggests bigger structural problems underneath.  Driving heavy equipment over that spot, like a forklift, could potentially cause major damage.

In our work on people’s concrete floors, we’ve seen this sort of thing happen so often.  Clients have ignored a minor problem with their floor, and now it’s a big problem – and an expensive problem.  That’s a shame, since it didn’t need to be.

Minor Floor Repairs Can Be Accomplished in Hours

One of the reasons some companies would put off floor repairs is the perception that they’d be disruptive to business.  Once upon a time, this was even true.  A particular floor epoxy might require a day or two to properly set, causing a big hassle.

However, today, commercial flooring can usually be patched and fixed with minimal disruption.  Often, work can continue everywhere except in the affected area, and modern curing methods greatly reduce how long the floor will be unusable.

Black Bear Coatings & Concrete are the industrial flooring experts. Our team is the trusted professional in this niche industry. We can complete small patch repairs to keep your business, in business. In a matter of hours, we can evaluate and determine the best course of action to help you extend the life of your existing floor system. We minimize disruption in operations and keep the focus on your success.

Contact us directly for more information about our epoxy, urethanepolished concrete, and MMA flooring solutions. Request a free, on-site assessment to learn how Black Bear can help your company.