Best Industrial concrete floor repair service provider in St. Louis, MO.
Industrial or Factory floors often break down at their control joint due to a series of activities. These cracks often allow moisture works its way into the concrete. The concrete expands and contracts with the freeze thaw cycle. Concretes become exposed to an extreme temperature which in turn causes more damage to the concrete floor. Spalling of concrete can be caused by rocking slabs or the activities of heavy machinery resulting in chipping, cracking and deterioration of concrete floor. Sometimes, spalling can be an indication of a deeper issue. In cases where floor break down are suspected to be caused by moisture, it is vital to carry out moisture test to ascertain the cause.
If you suspect that you have a moisture problem, you can take a simple moisture test. Take a piece of 16” X16” (16” square) plastic sheeting and tape down the sides with duct tape against the floor. Wait for 24 hours after taping it down. If there is a dark spot where moisture is accumulated, or if there is a presence of water on the underside of the plastic, then there is a moisture problem that requires professional attention. If the plastic sheeting is dry, then it is safe to repair the spalling on the concrete. STL Polyjack has experts who can cover the moisture testing during the inspection, talk to our concrete experts today to repair your factory floors.
Our first step in spalling repairs is to look for areas that are affected, Areas weak enough to break free on their own or light mallet use. We thoroughly clean and remove debris to keep the adhesion surface prepared for the next step.
We then lay in and level our polymer resin impregnated mortar to cure overnight, Some additional or alternate materials may be used to achieve faster cure times for sensitive downtime schedules.
Concrete slab joint problems are common in warehouses, loading docks that experience heavy trucks or forklift traffic. The prominent issue caused by persistent heavy forklift traffic is a deflection joint (joint that is not level to the adjacent slab). If the issue not addressed quickly, it will lead to eventual crack and may sometimes be a barrier to heavy forklift traffic causing damage to the product they carry.
When these joints fail, there is a need for reconstruction of the joints edge and installation of joint materials designed for stabilization.
Our team will make the necessary repairs as affordably, quickly and efficiently as possible. For more information about Industrial Concrete Floor repair, feel free to call us today.
Stabilization of Joints
Stabilization of joints is needed where slabs have curled, or the subgrade is not correctly supporting the loads resulting in stress cracks and failed joints. Joints in industrial floors are subject to heavy forklift duties and as such requires special attention to avoid spalling.
Stabilization of concrete joints involves the use of Joint epoxys and polyuria joint fillers. These materials are full depth, durable and flexible enough to withstand constant traffic and provide faster turnaround and the ability to shave the joints flush and level for smooth traffic.