It’s not uncommon and you’re not alone...
There are a lot of warehouses and factories with damaged concrete floor, out there and many of our concrete repair calls are because this damage is costing the team a lot, to repair the forklifts and it is an on-going problem. If you have found yourself replacing patches after patches in concrete joints and are tired of spending the effort on repairs to the floor and to your forklifts, this post is for you.
Solution: Repair the Concrete for GOOD!
Repair of concrete floors and driveways is our expertise and we know how to provide a lasting and industrial strength concrete repair for each of our customers – no matter the weight or volume of the traffic the concrete floor gets – it can be done!
We start any concrete repair project with an assessment: What type of forklifts are being used? How many are there? How old is the building? What is underneath? And so on. It is important that we understand the needs of the facility before recommending a course of action.
Typically, we find that most of the concrete damage is at the joints (or around them). And sometimes, close to columns, walls and other vertical elements.
Concrete joint damage can slow down forklift traffic, cause unnecessary repairs, and really just COST YOU MONEY. It is our ultimate goal to save you money on concrete and forklift maintenance and here’s how:
First: Cut out deep (deeper than what it is now) walls around the concrete – this gives the patching material something strong to hold onto and eliminates it from popping out under heavy traffic. If the concrete is weak we have to strengthen it – a patch is only as good as what’s underneath it.
Second: Clean the surface using high pressure air or water. Cleaning is a crucial step – even more important than the type of repair product you will use.
Fifth: If you are rebuilding a damaged concrete joint, you may need to remove the joint sealant and use a flexible PU based construction joint sealant, such as Flex-O-Seal.
For any question, you are more than welcome to speak to one of our Gurus on:
+61 2 8833 1421