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Installation of General Polymers Epoxy Flooring for a Laboratory Application

Installation of General Polymers Epoxy Flooring
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Installation of General Polymers Epoxy Flooring
 Tri Tech Labs In Lynchburg Virginia
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Tri Tech Labs In Lynchburg Virginia
 Polymer Epoxy Flooring
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Polymer Epoxy Flooring

For this project, we worked closely with Tri Tech Labs in Lynchburg VA to solve a moisture vapor problem in their concrete floor while providing a smooth, hygienically cleanable epoxy floor for their packaging and filling lines. This was a renovation project turning an older bunker of a floor into a modern-day packaging line using a liquid applied epoxy flooring system. The process started by steel shot blasting the previous, oxidized and worn concrete substrate which removes the surface layer of old concrete thereby providing the proper anchor pattern for the new floor system to properly bond. In the process we also encountered contaminates embedded in the concrete threatening disbondment of the new coating. This required vigorous cleaning to remove as much of the contaminants as possible.

Oncethe blasting and surface cleaning was completed, we routed and filledthe cracks in the concrete using a semi-rigid epoxy filler designed toallow movement "under" the coating system and within the jointsminimizing the possibility of cracks in the finished floor system. Onthis particular project we used the Aquafin moisture remediationsystem.  Vaportight SG2 was chosen for not just moisture vaporprotection but also to prevent capillary infiltration of oil andchemicals that may remain in the slab. The final step was theapplication of General Polymers 100% solids epoxy floor coating which isboth chemical resistant and extremely durable. The end result was acleanable, aesthetically pleasing floor system perfect for anymodern-day business to set foot on.

In today’s climate of regulations and ever higher customer expectations McCord Contractors feels that your floor should be as state-of-the-art as the business you conduct. To learn more about how our services helped this client in Lynchburg, VA, please see project details below. Contact us today to find out how McCord Contractors can make an assessment of your facility and make a flooring recommendation for you as well.


General Epoxy Flooring Installation Highlights

Product DescriptionThis Epoxy Flooring was installed within a laboratory for smooth, easy cleaning, and presentable floor.
Capabilities Applied/ProcessesShot Blasting
Remove previously applied coatings
Surface Preparation
Protect Surrounding Stainless Steel Tanks, Piping, Packaging Equipment, Control Panels, etc…
All Cracks and Expansion Joints were Routed
Produces Clean Surface for Proper Adhesion
Fill in Clean Cracks & Joints w/ General Polymer 3580 Semi-Rigid Epoxy Filler
Allows Some Movement to Occur Within The Joints so the Top Epoxy Layer Remains In Tact
Install Aquafin Vaportight SG2 Coating
For Vapor Emission Proofing the Floor
Floor Coating Installation
Install of General Polymers Epoxy Floor Coating 8744 Anti-Microbial 100% Solids Epoxy
Equipment Used to Manufacture PartBlastrac GPX10-18 HO Rider Unit
Blastrac 110-D-Electric
Sawtec Diamond Impregnated Saw
HTC 800
HDX planetary diamond grinding system
Overall Laboratory Dimensions 20000 sq. feet
FeaturesAquafin Vaportight SG2:
Reduces MVER (Moisture Vapor Emission Rate):
Up to 25lbs/24 hrs*1000ft2 to 3lbs or less
Prevents Capillary Infiltration of Oil or Other Chemicals From the Ground
Can be Used to Treat Oil-Contaminated Slabs
Floor MaterialConcrete
Flooring FinishSmooth
Turn Around Time1 week
Industry for UseLaboratory
Installation LocationLynchburg, Virginia
Standards MetCustomer supplied Specifications
Profile NameInstallation of General Polymers Standard Epoxy Flooring

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