CONCRETE CURBING PROTECTION – CINCINNATI, OH – BASF UCRETE® RG – CASE STUDY

“This project gives us a chance to show our versatility. We not only protect concrete floors but also concrete curbing, with the right products and techniques needed to resolve our customer’s curbing issue.”

-Amy Manghelli, President of Surface Solutions, Inc.

Surface Solutions is called in to protect a chemical plant’s concrete curbing in Cincinnati, Ohio. Concrete curbing is an essential part of a chemical processing facility’s secondary containment system. Using Ucrete RG, a durable polyurethane concrete additive used to form cove bases and renovate walls, our expert crew creates a protective wrap for 340 linear feet of 8-inch by 8-inch by 8-inch curbing in just one day. The team trowel-applies a 45-degree 2-inch cant cove to keep chemicals and wash-down water from pooling in corners between the curb and floor. Because of its high resin content, Ucrete RG needs no additional sealer coat to help prevent future erosion.

PRODUCT

BASF UCRETE® RG

MARKET SECTOR

Chemical Processing

LOCATION

Cincinnati, OH

CUSTOMER

Chemical Laboratory and Production Facility

SQUARE FEET

340 L’ of 8” x 8” x 8” curbing

PROJECT TIME

1 Day

Preferred Technology for Industrial Flooring

Ucrete is fast becoming the preferred technology for industrial floors and concrete curbing. Why? Ucrete is engineered as a superior alternative to acid brick, quarry tile and coatings, with unequalled resistance to physical abuse, moisture, a wide range of aggressive chemicals and bacterial growth. It is outperforming traditional epoxy flooring surfaces in both impact resistance from heavy traffic and ability to withstand thermal shock – at a comparable price. It also withstands heavy traffic, harsh chemicals and fluctuating temperatures much better than a conventional concrete surface. It is a powerful layer of protection for both new and existing concrete surfaces resistant to wear over time.

All chemical labs and processing facilities are required to have a secondary containment system. Concrete curbing restricts dangerous spills and protects workers from hazardous conditions. Protecting curbs before erosion sets in is critical.

Specially designed for vertical applications, Surface Solutions uses Ucrete RG for curbing and cant cove applications to provide a layer of protection between the old and new surface. Ucrete RG also expands and contracts along with the substrate, which helps curbing withstand temperature fluctuations.

Unique Features of BASF UCRETE® RG

  • Fast Curing
  • Stands Up to Heavy Traffic, Harsh Chemicals
  • Impact Resistant
  • Resists Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Solvent-free
  • Impact and Abrasion Resistant
  • Low Odor, VOC
  • Handles Heavy Traffic
  • Withstands Organic and Inorganic Acids, Alkalis and Salts
  • Accelerates Work Schedules
  • Wide Temperature Range -50-degrees to 235-degrees

Get a look at other successful industrial flooring system installations completed by Surface Solutions by visiting our Work Showcase.

ABOUT SURFACE SOLUTIONS, INC.

Recognized as a top UCRETE® Master Contractor since 2012, Surface Solutions, Inc. is an independent industrial floor contractor specializing in seamless, polymer flooring systems utilizing the most trusted brands in the industry. As a Flowcrete STAR Contractor, Surface Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of industrial flooring solutions for the Food & Beverage industry. From testing to consultation and complete installation services, Surface Solutions is your premier source of non-toxic, safe and environmentally friendly flooring systems, offering turnkey installations using only in-house personnel. All installations come with a complete single source warranty. To learn more about how Surface Solutions can help provide the highest quality industrial flooring solutions for your business, contact us today!