The new steel mezzanine required a waterproofing coating that would prevent liquids spilt on the floor seeping through the gaps in the galvanized steel plates.
Given the inherent movement in a modular construction such as this a flexible tanking/resin flooring solution was required. The client also required good chemical resistance and slip resistance.
Initially the floor was prepared using orbital sanders to raise a profile on the galvanized steel, which is traditionally a difficult surface to adhere to. A degreasing regime was also instigated to ensure excellent adhesion of the new resin floor.
Priming the galvanized steel
The galvanized steel was primed using Remmers FAS100, which adheres excellently to new galvanized steel.
At the end of the floor where the most liquids will be spilt falls to drain were installed, transitioning back to a level surface where not required.
All joints in the floor where reinforced using scrim tapes to provide additional strength to the resin flooring where required.
Installing the flexible waterproofing membrane
Once satisfied with the preparation Remmers D40 was installed to a thickness of 2mm to provide a flexible waterproofing membrane.
This was followed by a roller coat of Remmers D40 which was fully blinded with quartz aggregate to provide the required level of slip resistance in the new resin floor.
Sealing the floor with resin
Finally the resin flooring was sealed using Remmers Epoxy WHG – a highly chemical resistant yet crack bridging epoxy coating, fulfilling the clients chemical resistance requirements.
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