H2O Q&A: Four Questions about Epoxy Flooring Answered

Many of us who grew up with unfinished basements likely only recall concrete flooring. The same holds true for the floors of the garage. To this day, those two spaces of the home often remain as the builder left them, and in some instances, that is fine. Unfortunately, both areas can fall victim to cracks and leaks, damaging your home’s foundation if left unchecked over time. What if there was a simple solution that could serve as a “force field” of sorts to protect your concrete flooring in these two key areas of your home? There is! It’s called Epoxy Flooring. The experts at H2O Proof & Foundation Repair address four questions we often receive about one of our most popular service offerings.

What is Epoxy Flooring?

Epoxy is a heavy-duty polymer coating that is often applied as a liquid, bonds to surfaces, and hardens as it dries to repair and protect concrete flooring in both residential and commercial spaces. It usually involves the combination of two different chemicals that are short-chain polymers of epoxides to create a resin, plus the addition of a curative. The durability of epoxy flooring is credited to this chemical bond. Epoxy flooring was first introduced to the commercial market in 1946 but has recently experienced skyrocketing popularity in the residential market. When applied by a skilled professional, epoxy flooring can last anywhere from 5 to 20 years.

What Are the Benefits of Epoxy Flooring?

When applied over dull, gray concrete, epoxy flooring can elevate the appearance of any space where it is applied. It can come in a variety of colors and often boasts a sheen for a clean, crisp look. Texture can be added to create a non-slip surface. It is most commonly known for its durability – so it not only looks great but is also highly functional. When professionally applied, it can render your floors impact, water, and chemical-resistant. At H2O Proof & Foundation Repair, we’ve found that – beyond its aesthetic and functional benefits – our clients love epoxy flooring for its affordability. It’s a cost-effective solution to improving the look of an unfinished space that will help guard against potential future issues, and we offer budget-friendly financing solutions that work for you.

Where Can I Use Epoxy Flooring?

When epoxy flooring first hit the market in the mid-1940s, it was primarily used for commercial applications, including manufacturing, educational, healthcare, food service, and sporting facilities, among others. As it has gained popularity on the residential front, the two most popular spaces to find epoxy flooring in homes are the garage and basement. Epoxy flooring in the garage can protect your floors against oil spills and – if you use a portion of the garage as a workshop – can protect against other chemicals, some heavy objects, and high foot traffic. Epoxy flooring in the basement can offer a layer of protection against cracks and water damage. Two of the things H2O clients love most about their epoxy floors – beyond their affordability – are that they are low maintenance and easy to clean. In the garage, you can just hose it off and let it dry naturally, whereas, in the basement, a bucket and a mop will do the trick. We are starting to see an interest in using it outside, particularly on covered patios that serve as outdoor living spaces.

Why is it Important to Have Epoxy Flooring Professionally Applied?

Just because epoxy coatings are available at big box home improvement stores doesn’t mean you should list them among your weekend warrior DIY projects. It’s vital to ensure that the space where the epoxy will be applied is appropriately prepped, that the epoxy is layered evenly, that humidity won’t be an issue – leading to unwanted warping, and that it is cured properly. Because chemicals are involved, there is an odor associated with it that some people may be sensitive to during application. Its adhesive qualities also mean you’ll need to work quickly. As with most home improvement projects, you get what you pay for; this is one instance where it’s best to leave it up to the professionals. With more than 30 years of hands-on experience to our credit, not only can H2O Proof & Foundation Repair ensure that it’s applied correctly, but we also open the door to a wide variety of colors and sheens that can help beautify the space. Best of all, we also offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY on repairs. In the event your epoxy flooring fails in any way, we’ll work with you to correct the matter.

Contact us today to schedule your free inspection and no-obligation epoxy flooring consultation! The experts at H2O Proof & Foundation Repair can be reached at 678-426-8618, info@h2o-proof.net, or via our online contact form. We look forward to working with you to enhance the look and durability of your garage or basement flooring!

Shannon “Red” Logan


Red is a hands-on leader with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Born and raised in Acworth, he is an amazing example of a Georgia boy who grew from the ground up in construction. Red landed his first job at 15 as a block mason’s assistant – carrying blocks and helping to build foundations. By 17, he was building homes side by side with his father – a job he enjoyed for 12 years. He also spent four years as a fabricator in a machine shop. By 29, he went to work for Eric’s father at H2O Proof & Foundation Repair.


During his time here, Red has learned everything there is to know about both pre- and post-construction waterproofing. His experience as a fabricator has also proved invaluable. Thanks to his understanding of the fabrication of components for structural lifting, we brought fabrication in-house at H2O – which has led to cost savings for our clients. Not only is he an excellent asset to our company, but also to the residential and business clients we serve.

Eric Collett


From the age of 10, this second-generation waterproofer from Cumming, GA virtually grew up in the foundation business. His father, Rick Collett, launched H2O Proof & Foundation Repair in 2004. Every chance he got, Eric would follow his father to job sites, and – as he got older – would help the crew repair foundation walls and waterproof to earn pocket money. After graduating from South Forsyth High School, he began working in the family business full-time – believing that hands-on experience is the best education you can receive in this industry. After being in the field for eight years, Eric transitioned to a project management role where he oversaw crews, analyzed issues, and proposed solutions on a wide variety of pre-and post-construction waterproofing and foundation repair jobs. His project expertise ranged from homeowners having foundation issues and investors flipping homes to commercial developers and builders of new construction homes.


Boasting nearly 25 years of experience in structural lifting and foundation repairs, Eric has also been trained and certified on the restoration side of the industry. He is proud of the fact that the company his dad launched, and Eric continues to grow today has helped everyone from families to large corporations all over the Southeast stay dry and safe in their homes and businesses. He credits the fact that his company is based on its own firm foundation of long-standing relationships, industry knowledge, and unwavering integrity for H2O Proof & Foundation Repair’s success.

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