Should I be more careful while hiring a professional for industrial concrete flooring? Does it require superior skills to those needed for residential flooring? let’s solve some of these common queries.
Residential concrete slabs and industrial concrete slabs are quite similar, the difference lies in the specifications. Whether the slabs are for a house or an industrial concrete flooring project, it is extremely important that the slabs are tough, durable and do not have any cracks. However, slabs designated for industrial use have other specifications as well. Concrete slabs for the residential use on the other hand, has very few design requirements, all the contractor has to do is style it according to customer’s desire. While industrial concrete flooring demands different designs and installation techniques as per the requirement of that particular project.
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Specifications required for an industrial concrete flooring service
Here are some basic components of an industrial concrete flooring service, these specifications should be given while working with factory Floors/slabs for industrial use:
- Base and subbase materials
- Concrete thickness
- Concrete compressive strength, flexural strength, or both
- Concrete mixture proportion requirements i¬¬ncluding what materials are to be used, water-cement ratio (w/cm), slump, and any allowable admixtures.
- Reinforcement—the type and location of reinforcement should be specified, including how it is to be positioned during construction.
- Surface treatment—if more durable surfaces are needed, the designer will specify mineral or metallic surface hardeners.
- Surface finish—for commercial or industrial flooring, a hard troweled surface is a popular finish.
- Aggregate exposure—with polished concrete there are different levels of sheen and exposure, ranging from flat to high shine, and salt and pepper to large aggregate.
- Concrete curing—this may include specifications on how to cure concrete to make it able to bear extreme loads or friction scratch.
- Joint filling— which materials and installation method should be used while filling joints?
These specifications help identify the true requirements of a client as Factory Floors aren’t just design centered, there are more concerns besides this factor. For example, a carpark has to be designed in a way that it serves its purpose perfectly. They are likely to face perpendicular stress of shearing due to inconsistently distributed loads caused by wheels moving in multiple directions. Moreover, they have to be constructed with huge clear spans having minimal supporting columns, to be able to make room for maximum vehicles parking spaces. A concreter has to keep all these factors in mind while working on a carpark flooring. Likewise, each industrial concrete flooring has its own particular requirements that can be dictated clearly through these specific instructions.
These detailed requirements are commonly defined by the class of floor the owner desires. These classes are determined by the universal chart adapted from ACI 302, easily available on the internet. Each class on the chart includes “special considerations” and suggested finishing techniques as well. Keep in mind, the class increases along with increasing load and more stringent performance requirements. Industrial floors may vary from class 3 to 9.
What can you expect from us?
If you’re willing to work with us and you don’t know how to generate these specifications on the base of your particular need, it won’t be a problem. Coalesce has a team of highly skilled professionals having expertise in this field. They’ll make these specifications for you, according to your requirements on the base of their vast knowledge and experience.
When it comes to Factory Floors, you’d want a dedicated and committed concreter who performs efficient construction with a flawless engineered finish. Coalesce is renowned across the concreting industry for providing exceptional services.
Our Factory Floors for industries are built to last, able to withstand both static loads (from permanent plant) and dynamic loads (from moving equipment, loading trucks, raw goods and finished products).
Furthermore, our crew consists of highly qualified specialists that make use of the modern equipment such as ride-on troweling machines, this makes our work quality extraordinary. Whether it’s a residential construction-based project or industrial, we’ve got you covered. Just give us a call!