There are a few things to keep in mind about concrete. First, concrete is going to crack. There is no way around this. While the cracking can be minimized the subtle movements of the ground will lead to cracks. Second, concrete is going to discolor due to environmental issues. Our epoxy stone decking has the ability to reinvent your pools deck as well as beautify the area like nothing else.
Here is a great example of a pool deck that was in major need of rejuvenation. This deck was cracked in several places and severally discolored. In addition, this deck had what is known as a cantilever edge. This type of edge is unique since the concrete actually rolls over the edge of the pool. In most new installations the concrete is placed next to the pool coping. Cantilever pool decks can be very difficult to work with and requires a specific type of form and experience.
In the following pictures you will be able to see a step-by-step example of how epoxy stone is installed as well as the many steps required to prepare the concrete for the installation of the epoxy stone.
Epoxy stone is mixed in 150 pound batches. 3 fifty pound bags of rock are mixed together with 1 gallon of epoxy. Our epoxy is a 2-part blend of hardener and resin and is mixed in 1:1 ratio. Stone Bond uses our own unique proprietary blend of epoxy on all of our epoxy flooring installations.
After the stone has set over night, the final steps in the installation can begin. The forms are removed from all edges. All expansion joints are cut into the stone using a diamond blade concrete saw. These saw cuts will be virtually invisible and they will allow the concrete to move without breaking the stone.
If you would like more information about epoxy stone please call our office at 828-256-7915 and set up a time for your no cost estimate. You can also see more pictures of our work in the gallery section of our website.