Multi Story Car park Surfacing

Multi Story Car park Surfacing

Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited were pleased to be re-appointed to carry out the liquid applied coatings and waterproofing works to the multi storey car park at Warwick University, during a planned 5-week programme. As well as completely re-waterproofing the entire top parking decks & ramps, works also comprise protective coatings to the soffits below, re-painting of steelwork and re-detailing of the drainage system. Flowstone had previously carried out similar works to another area of the car park and were delighted to be selected again.

Objective:

Car Park 15 had previously received a protective waterproofing system which was now reaching the end of its life. Refurbishment works were due in order to ensure sufficient protection of the car park structure, from water ingress and fuels and oils. Tremco’s fast curing MMA car park coating and waterproofing system was specified for the purpose. The system was to be fully-reinforced with fleece banding.

Challenges:

The existing sealant had reached the end of its productive life and was not providing a secure base for the waterproofing system and required to be removed in order to ensure secure waterproof detailing further to replacing it with MMA elastomer that was compatible with the deck waterproofing system.

What We Did:

Flowstone team proceeded by removing the mesh and raking out the existing sealant which was then mechanically prepared and cleaned using Blastrac at the same time as the rest of the existing deck.
Minor concrete plinth repairs and making good of asphalt were carried out and anti-carbonation coating was applied.
Both deck and rebate were then primed with CP150 concrete primer. Joints were filled flush with surface with CP360 Waterproof Membrane and then banded with CP360 / CP581 as per specification. Flowstone then continued to install MMA waterproofing system according to manufacturer’s specification, finishing with the application of DVSA markings.

Outcome:

The Client was pleased with the quality of work and ability to work within varied weather conditions to complete the project on time, and is looking forward to continuing their collaboration with Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited for more future car park projects.

Aldi Warehouse

New Resin Flooring Solution At Aldi Warehouse

Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited were pleased to be reappointed as the resin flooring contractor for Aldi, to carry out floor refurbishment works to their Arndale store.

Objective:

The Cient required some concrete repairs and a new, durable and decorative floor finish to their warehouse and stock room chiller area. The floor measured approximately 406 sqm. The main objective was to lay a new floor with no disruption to the store during trading hours. Due to the limited time the store could close for, we specified Virtus Resins Flowdur PAS, a fast-curing polyaspartic decorative flake system.

The Challenge

We understand that in retail time is money. A fast turnaround on the project was essential. The warehouse could only be handed over to us during the store closing times and for a maximum of 10 hours at a time. Furthermore, the floor needed to be operational during the day. Flowstone rose to the challenge by carrying out the works on night shifts. Additionally, we chose a very fast drying resin system which as well as being a durable resin floor coating, it allowed for the floor to be fully trafficked and operational first thing in the morning.

What We Did

Warehouse Floor Coating at Aldi In Manchester

Our team set to work by carrying out diamond grinding to mechanically remove the old floor surface and leave a clean keyed surface ready for the application of a new floor finish.

A number of remedial concrete repairs were carried out to the lower store warehouse floor and to the backup chiller in the upper warehouse. The entire floor area was banded in order to reinforce the concrete floor base in preparation of the resin coatings.

The Flowdur PAS polyaspartic system was laid as a two coat coloured system, spread to the desired thickness with a rubber squeegee and finished immediately with a roller. Decorative PVA flakes were scattered onto the resin and allowed to dry. Excess flakes were then removed by sweeping followed by vacuuming until the surface was free from all loose particles. The floor was then sealed with Flowdur PAS Clear. It is also possible to add glitter for a more glitzy appearance or coloured quartz aggregate instead of flakes to create a textured finish.

Outcome:

The Client was very pleased with the final result and with Flowstone’s flexibility in accommodating their requirement for out-of-hours works, as well as ability to change resin system specification with minimal disruption to the scope of works. So much so, that they have continued to appoint Flowstone to carry out further refurbishment works to other Aldi stores and warehouses.
If you have a similar project, get in touch.

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