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Troubleshooting an Industrial Flooring System for a Lowell Manufacturing Facility

When you con­tact our Indus­tri­al Floor­ing team for ser­vices, we know that you are trust­ing us to not only deliv­er a high-val­ue prod­uct, but also become a real ally through­out the process. This means that we apply our indus­try insight to help trou­bleshoot any poten­tial issues that might neg­a­tive­ly impact the val­ue that your floor­ing solu­tion delivers.

After all, the right floor sys­tem is an invest­ment, and you have every right to a strong return on that investment.

Con­crete Mois­ture Issues and Installing a New Mois­ture Con­trol System

In this case, our Low­ell client con­tract­ed us to install a new, 1÷4” trow­eled epoxy mor­tar floor in the man­u­fac­tur­ing area of their facil­i­ty. Their goal was to cre­ate a long-term solu­tion by invest­ing in a floor sys­tem that was tough enough to with­stand the demands of their environment.

Trow­eled epoxy mor­tar was def­i­nite­ly the right option!

Before we installed the sys­tem, how­ev­er, we strong­ly advised our client to per­form mois­ture test, just to be sure that there were no hid­den issues that might com­pro­mise their floor­ing. The results revealed ele­vat­ed mois­ture lev­els in the slab, mak­ing a mit­i­ga­tion sys­tem essential.

While this might seem like a set­back, it’s actu­al­ly a pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sure that will ulti­mate­ly save them a huge amount of pro­duc­tion time and resources. After all, a proac­tive mea­sure always costs less than a reac­tive response.

Build­ing on a faulty foun­da­tion is nev­er the right course of action.

How Do Mois­ture Mit­i­ga­tion Sys­tems Work, and Why Are They So Crucial?

We have two in-depth resources that offer a clos­er look at both the mois­ture test­ing and reme­di­a­tion process.

First, be sure to read this arti­cle ded­i­cat­ed to the sub­ject: Mois­ture Mit­i­ga­tion — The Nature of the Beast!

The brief videos below also offer a quick, help­ful overview. And, of course, we invite you to con­tact us direct­ly with any fur­ther questions!

Part 1

Part 2

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Coor­di­na­tion and Con­tain­ment: The Three C’s” of a Suc­cess­ful Project

As we men­tioned above, we were work­ing in a busy pro­duc­tion envi­ron­ment. To make sure we didn’t slow down their oper­a­tions, we installed a floor-to-ceil­ing con­tain­ment sys­tem, offer­ing such an effec­tive bar­ri­er that they could con­tin­ue their work right next to our team! Any dust and mate­r­i­al we gen­er­at­ed was kept total­ly contained.

Our time­line real­ly was dic­tat­ed by the deliv­ery of new equip­ment. We close­ly coor­di­nat­ed our sched­ule with our client’s, ensur­ing that the new floor was 100% com­plete and ready for the delivery.

What Are the Ben­e­fits of a Trow­eled Epoxy Mor­tar Floor?

There’s no doubt that trow­eled epoxy is one of the most pop­u­lar floor sys­tems we pro­vide today. Why is this exactly?

Here’s a clos­er look at just a few of the key benefits:

  • High­est Resin Con­tent in Industry
  • For Appli­ca­tion Over Old/​Worn or New Concrete
  • Pro­tec­tive Over­lay­ment on New Concrete
  • High­est Com­pres­sive Strength in the Industry
  • Impact Resis­tant
  • Easy to Clean and Maintain

Learn more right here!

A Total Indus­tri­al Floor­ing Success!

We were able to wrap up the new floor instal­la­tion (com­plete with mois­ture con­trol sys­tem) right on time, and are total­ly con­fi­dent in the integri­ty and dura­bil­i­ty of this work­horse epoxy sys­tem. And, even more impor­tant­ly, our client can be con­fi­dent in it too!

Do you have a ques­tion about your own floor­ing sys­tem or options? Con­tact us today! It would be our plea­sure to serve you.

Kaloutas is an ide­al ven­dor for these needs:

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Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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