NAL Ltd – Warehouse Flooring
PSC were recently called in to see a warehouse floor at NAL Ltd, a specialist manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of infrastructure products based just down the road in Worcester.
The floor in the 1230 square meter warehouse had a concrete floor that was old and worn with areas of heavy pitting, ridges, and general wear. It was obvious on the site visit that to renovate this floor it would need a heavy-duty cementitious screed to strengthen the existing concrete and provide a new smooth floor surface.
In preparation for the Screed the entire floor was given a heavy shotblast via the totally enclosed ride on shotblasting machine, with the edges being diamond ground back using the handheld 110v diamond grinder. The floor was then vacuumed before laying two coats of DCP Strongcoat DPM epoxy resin damp proof membrane priming system to total floor area, incorporating a heavy scatter of 0.6 to 1.2mm quartz aggregate. The final stage of preparation was to make repairs to damaged localised concrete, holes, cracks and expansion joints as required using polyurethane mortar compound.
1230 SQM Warehouse Floor Refurbishment – Laying 8mm Pump Screed and High Build Epoxy Resin Flooring System
A nominal 8mm DCP Cemflow cementitious screed was machine pumped to total floor area. Once dry the existing expansion joints were mirrored through by saw cutting 10mm x 8mm expansion joints, knock out and infilling with jointing compound to circa 307 linear metres. The surface was then lightly abraded using the doubled headed diamond grinding machine to prepare for the High Build Epoxy Resin Flooring System. Two coats of Resdev Pumatect high build epoxy resin flooring system, were applied to the 1230 square meter warehouse floor in the clients chosen mid grey colour.
Finally the walkway was then masked out and two coats of Resdev Pumatect high build epoxy resin flooring system, in green with a yellow outline was applied to the pedestrian walkway area, circa 50 sq mtrs. In all this job took 11 working days, completed on time and within budget. The floor is now ready to take on the heavy burdon of warehouse life, with the racking being installed just 48 hours later.