Asbestos in Your Home and What You Can Do

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Jan 19, 2021 12:50:04 PM

asbestos tile & masticHow often do you consider the hazards that could be present within your own home? Gases and substances like radon, carbon monoxide, lead paint, and mold continue to plague homes across the country and the world alike. These hazards can cause serious, ongoing health issues for the people exposed. In order to prevent future exposure to you and your loved ones, education on these dangers is paramount.

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Basement Floor Coatings

4 Health Hazards in Your Home and How to Protect Yourself

Posted by Redfin on Nov 19, 2019 12:48:56 PM

mold wall inside homeYour home should be a safe and healthy refuge for the entire family. While you may be diligent about minimizing your exposure to household chemicals, there may be other substances causing health threats throughout your home. To protect yourself and your loved ones, beware of the following home health hazards:

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Topics: Garage Floor Coatings, Basement Floor Coatings

Epoxy Floor Coatings – Beyond Our Service Area

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Feb 28, 2018 11:26:00 AM

We, Stronghold Floors, provide floor coatings in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Further down, we show the counties and major metro areas we serve in these states.  Soon, we will service Delaware as well.  But, that doesn't help the hundreds of inquiries we get each year from beyond our service area (every state except North Dakota - not sure why!).

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Garage Organization, Basement Floor Coatings

Looking for concrete floor coatings? SKIP the HOME SHOWS! 

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Feb 17, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Skip The Shows.pngEvery year the home builder and home remodeling/improvement shows are filled with more and more hot tub salespersons, knick-knack vendors and high pressure, "sign up today for a chance to win a free trip" gimmicks.  No wonder attendances fall every year and more shows cease.  No dealing with winter weather.  No fighting to find a place to park. No temptation to eat some unpalatable, expensive junk food.  No listing to a jingle blare from 2 booths away! 

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Garage Organization, Basement Floor Coatings

Garage Coatings Math: When 3 is Greater Than 5

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Nov 22, 2016 5:58:00 PM

Before anyone sends me flaming responses about how the whole numbers 4 and 5 are greater than 3, be sure that I know my discrete mathematics. I actually have a Science degree that includes a minor in Mathematics. While I don’t remember my abstract ring theory from my senior year of undergraduate work, I’'ve not forgotten what I learned in elementary school.

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Commercial Flooring, Industrial Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Basement Floor Coatings

Are Vapor Retarders Necessary for Basements and Garages?

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Jan 29, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Vapor-Barrier-under-concrete-slab.jpgWhen meeting with homeowners to discuss garage and basement coatings, we often find the customer is concerned that the homebuilder did not put a vapor retarding material under the slab.   Specifically with garages, they often think the builder skipped a step because they saw the concrete poured directly onto the prepared base. 

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Garage Floor Coatings, Basement Floor Coatings

Epoxy Floor Coatings: What Are Those Cracks In My Floor?

Posted by Mike Mincemoyer on Jan 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

concrete_coating_crackThe purpose of this blog is to deal with questions we get so often when it comes to epoxy floor coatings. Since these questions most often come from residential homeowners concerning their garage or basement floors, I’ll concentrate our answers to this audience.   A fair amount of the information is applicable to the commercial environment as well.

Here in part 1 of this blog, I’m tackling some of the common questions concerning cracking of the concrete surface. Next week in part 2, I’ll get into the types of joints used in residential construction and how they impact the installation and performance of the coating system. 

Why did my concrete floor develop cracks?

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Topics: Residential Flooring, Concrete Repair, Garage Floor Coatings, Surface Preparation, Basement Floor Coatings

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