How to Make Money Remodeling the Residential Garage With Polyaspartic Coatingstrustone3
How to Make Money Remodeling the Residential Garage With Polyaspartic Coatings
Polyaspartic coatings were first introduced 20 years ago as a steel coating preventing corrosion. The exceptional performance led to experimentation for various uses with extraordinary results on concrete floors.
How Polyaspartics Opened Up The Garage Remodeling Market
When real estate started booming in the early 2000’s companies started popping up to take advantage of the last frontier in home remodeling. The garage, one of the largest rooms in the house, had been neglected. Companies started selling garage organization systems, custom cabinets and shelves. Flaws in concrete coating application impeded growth for a few reasons.
The biggest problem was that it was impossible for an applicator to make a profit applying high performance epoxy coatings. A high quality industrial strength epoxy took 4 days to complete which meant it was difficult to complete more than one project per week. The only way to profitably apply an epoxy on small garage floors was to cut corners. That meant less surface prep, repair, product and labor.
Another major issue was how to get enough leads to make it worthwhile to focus on garage flooring. The concept was sound but there were flaws in execution.
Polyaspartic Coatings Provided The Solution
Around 2004-2006 polyaspartics started to surface as the next generation of advanced technology coatings. These unique coatings came on the market with benefits that enabled a trained applicator using the right equipment to completely resurface a 2-3 car garage in one day and possibly two days if there were issues.
There was a fair amount of experimentation required by some of the early pioneers to develop a system that provided a highly durable floor in a short of amount of time that made economic sense for a client and applicator.
The product worked but it only performed with proper surface preparation. Over the coarse of the next few years a few professionals with the cooperation of manufacturers of floor grinding equipment came up with the winning combination. The time and effort was all in the surface prep. Certain floor grinding machines with the right weight, torque and variable speeds would grind a concrete floor smooth removing all the high and low spots in a floor. Rapid grinding meant excessive dust so heavy duty dustless vacuums were adapted. Once the floor was ready the new coatings were rolled on with techniques that controlled the amount of product applied. It all came down to the system. Polyaspartics have amazing performance but only in the hands of an applicator who learned the proper system.
The beauties of the new polyaspartics were their ability to be absorbed into the pores of the concrete becoming part of the floor when cured. This significant feature meant, delamination, which has haunted epoxies, was virtually eliminated. Moisture, the enemy of epoxy, was capped off. It was also discovered that polyaspartics were easy to keep clean because micro scratches were straight, rather than frayed like a scratch in an epoxy. Frayed edges trapped dirt and moisture creating bacteria. Polyaspartics didn’t have this problem.
The result was a high performance coating at a market rate. The quick cure meant that an applicator could complete 3-5 floors in a week rather than 1-2 with an epoxy. This meant the customer would get a garage floor that was decorative with performance that exceeded all but the most expensive epoxies.
The only key ingredient needed was a constant flow of leads. This has been solved with internet exposure. Those with a Search Engine marketing strategy targeted for their local market are able to tap into the growing demand for garage remodeling.