Monthly Archives: April 2017

Floor Joints for Industrial and Commercial Buildings

floor joints for commercial and industrial plants

Floor joints are a vital consideration on any concrete slab.  But aside from their massive benefits, their installation requires coordination between the contractor and customer.  And the material needs to be determined based on the environment of the area.

Firstly, why would anyone install joints into a nice new concrete slab?  Well, there are many reasons.  And the biggest is to allow the concrete some room to flex.  And it doesn’t seem like a large, rigid concrete slab should flex.  But when it’s sitting on top of a settling ground, enough tension could easily build up, so that the slab actually cracks under its own weight.  And a cracked foundation has the potential to cause a lot of harm to a building in the future.

So the ideal scenario is to install joints immediately after the slab is poured.  And after 28 days of curing, the concrete will be ready to cut.  But there are different types of joints that a floor installer can cut.  But the most common is a control or expansion joint.

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Confined Space Safety Considerations Commercial Painting

confined space industrial painting

Confined space is one of the most commonly overlooked hazards in any industrial environment.  But even though it is commonly overlooked, it is still a common situation that facility painters and floor installers get thrown into.

So here’s a recent confined space project that we recently completed, and the safety steps we took to ensure the safety of our installers.

Waste oil is very difficult to hold and contain.  Firstly, whatever is containing the oil, needs to be coated with a product that offers a lot of chemical resistance.  But not only does it need to have a lot of chemical resistance, it also needs to have excellent adhesion because the holding container is going to be so saturated with the oil, that nearly nothing will want to stick to it.  So, as is with any coating project, the prep work will be vital to the performance of the coating.

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