Monthly Archives: September 2015

Varying Grades of Polished Concrete – PennCoat, Inc.

When a polished concrete floor is installed, the owner receiving the service can expect a low-maintenance floor that produces a radiant sheen that reflects light throughout the room.  But besides these 2 desired features, a polished concrete floor will vary from concrete slab to concrete slab.  There are many variables that can alter the final appearance of the floor.  And because of this, there are varying grades and standards that each site owner should know prior to installing the polished concrete floor system.

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PennCoat’s Monthly Safety Review: Ladders

Most of the antics in this video are inaccurate demonstrations of how responsible contractors and handymen use their ladders.  However, it does provide a valuable insight of how easy it is to neglect safety hazards and become a victim of improper ladder use.

When painting buildings, corrugated ceiling, structural steel, and anything else related to facility substrates, ladder use is very common.   And what comes hand in hand with improper ladder use is an element of danger for the user.  So PennCoat, Inc. wanted to address the many safety concerns that can occur when operating ladders.

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Cleaning Polished Concrete

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Cleaning Polished Concrete

PennCoat, Inc. installs beautiful Polished concrete floors that require zero coatings, and utilize the color and aggregate embedded within the concrete.  They leave a high gloss sheen that can create a presentable facility, that also improves light reflection within the building.  Additionally, polished concrete floors are very maintenance friendly, that doesn’t involve the upkeep that typical epoxy or urethane cement floors demand.  Here is a polished concrete floor that PennCoat recently installed.

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PennCoat, Inc. Epoxy Flooring Installations

Pitching lab room floors, and installing chemical resistant wear coats.

We were contacted by pharmaceutical manufacturing company with some drainage problems in one of their lab room floors.   Over the years, the floor began to wear enough that the water would no longer be sloped to the drain, and would begin to the puddle on the middle of the floor.  It was obviously not the way the floor was intended to function, so the manufacturer contacted PennCoat, Incwaq, seeking a resolution.

The room was 900 square feet.  Open rooms this small are easy to complete and don’t pose a large challenge.  However, this room had equipment and other obstacles that reduced the production rates of the installers.  Additionally, because the room had to be repitched, the entire project was estimated to be completed in about 200 hours.

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