Drip Pad Chemical Resistant Floor Coating for Pressure Treated Lumber Facility
Chemical resistant flooring systems for drip pads, has been a regulatory requirement for decades. Coating their drip pads, had become a major annual cost for Northeast Treaters, Inc. A major northeast manufacturer of pressure treated lumber since 1985, Northeast Treaters has gained the reputation of being a top quality producer, receiving several awards for service and excellence.
Their drip pads had been resurfaced again and again, over the years. Each time the new layer started to fail, another new layer was applied. As each new layer was applied, they started failing more quickly. As they learned, just like paint, you cannot keep re-coating, without eventually stripping it down to the bare substrate.
NE Treaters contacted E P Floors to discuss a solution. It was recommended to remove all existing coating down to the bare concrete, and install a 3/8″ urethane cement resurfacer. PUMA-CRETE HF was further protected with a flake filled Novolac top coat, for the ultimate in chemical resistance. The heavy duty PUMA-CRETE industrial floor is not an epoxy floor. It handles moisture and thermal cycling unlike any epoxy or any other polymeric floor.
The flooring may be applied in conditions as low as 35 deg Fahrenheit. Work may be performed in early spring or late fall, even with temperatures averaging in the low 40’s. Cool and damp conditions during installation will not affect the integrity of the finish floor and coating system.
note: water and rain on the drip pad, during installation, will slow down the installation process.
The completed system will hold up to thermal cycling, drip pad chemicals, and heavy truck traffic. Non skid surface helps prevent slip fall accidents.
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E P Floors provides consulting and full service contracting of floors for all types of light and heavy duty manufacturing and processing facilities. Specializing in PUMA-CRETE chemical resistant flooring for over 30 years, EPF has provided a tradition of quality. We provide a turn-key installation and localized service throughout the U.S., with our fleet of company crews. EPF has invested in over $1M of surface preparation equipment, utilizing the latest dust-minimization technologies, and ensuring fast and efficient turnaround time. You can rest assure that the system we recommend shall be the most reliable and cost-effective for your facility.
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