Industrial floor repair may involve overlays to protect from mechanical damage or to provide chemical resistance. Joint nosing repair and raising settled slabs to return the floor to a serviceable and safe condition is also included in industrial floor repair.
Repairing deteriorated and spalled surfaces may be accomplished with either cementitious or epoxy overlays. These overlays can provide high-impact, abrasion and chemical resistance when properly designed, extending the service life and eliminating hazards, and returning the floor back to or exceeding original specifications.
With the correct selection of materials and processes, rapid cure times are achievable to provide a quick turn around with little or no down time in returning to service.
Construction and expansion joints require a semi-rigid / semi-flexible joint filler to transfer loads properly across joint, protecting the integrity of the joint edges.
When these joints fail, reconstruction of the joint edges is required followed with installation of a joint material designed for the loads and conditions present.
Where slabs have curled or the subgrade is not properly supporting the loads, allowing the floor to move as loads transfer/move across joints resulting in stress cracks and failed joints.
Grouting of the void beneath the slab using cementitious or urethane grouts will allow the floor to again carry the load, often times using the grout to raise the floor back to original elevations.
Depending on loads imposed on the joints, it may require the installation of dowels to assist in the load transfer. These may be embedded in epoxy or cementitious repair mortar on each side of the joint.