KANKAKEE TANK WASH – KANKAKEE, IL- UCRETE UD200 – CASE STUDY

“Johnathan Hindle and his crew did a spectacular job. They didn’t let anything stand in their way of getting the job done in a timely manner. Very professional group.”

-Kankakee Tank Wash

 

Kankakee Tank Wash is one of the top tank cleaning facilities in the United States. Carefully trained wash crews make sure tanker fleets are properly cleaned and sanitized using computer controlled systems that regulate water temperature, pressure, pH and chemical cleaners. When Kankakee Tank Wash is facing downtime to service their own facility, it cuts into their business.

That’s why Surface Solutions works over a three-day holiday weekend to re-haul the floor of the 6,000-square-foot tank wash area as well as the 1,000-square-foot floor in the boiler room.

Surface Solutions’ industrial flooring expert Johnathan Hindle as his crew prepare the concrete surfaces by grinding off the existing floor coating. They fill the joints with Versaflex SL/75 polyurea joint sealant before finishing with a trowel application of UCRETE UD200 in gray at ¼-inch nominal thickness.

When the customer comes into work at 6:00 am after the holiday weekend, he’s super pleased. “Johnathan and his crew did a spectacular job. Very professional group,” he says. “They didn’t let anything stand in their way of getting the job done in a timely manner. Everything went as planned.”

PRODUCT

VersaFlex SL/75 and BASF UCRETE® UD200

MARKET SECTOR

Chemical Processing | Tank Wash

LOCATION

Kankakee, Illinois

CUSTOMER

Kankakee Tank Wash

SQUARE FEET

7,000 SF Total

PROJECT TIME

3 Days | Holiday Weekend

Best Quality, High Performance Industrial Flooring Solutions

UCRETE UD200 is a three-part concrete coating treatment and flooring system that is free of solvents, withstands extreme temperature fluctuations and is resistant to abrasion and impact. Ideal for coolers, freezers, waste-water treatment plants, chemical production and processing facilities, paper and pulp mills, restaurant kitchens, pharmaceutical facilities, dairy, poultry, meat and food warehouses and plants, construction projects or flooring in need of repair.

Specify it for:

  • Medium to heavy duty application thickness of (6mm – 10mm) 1/4″ to 3/8″
  • Areas subject to mechanical cleaning
  • Environments under constant chemical attack
  • Service temperatures of -45ºC to 112ºC (-50ºF to 235ºF)
  • Areas requiring slip resistance even when wet
  • Areas where cleanliness and hygiene needs to meet ADA recommendations
  • Interior or exterior industrial environments
  • Limited downtime required; can be applied to 7- to10-day-old concrete
  • Areas where no priming of sealing of substrate is required

VersaFlex SL/75 is a self-leveling, 100% solids, flexible, two-component, rapid curing modified polyurea joint filler. Designed for 10-15% movement of an installed joint width, VersaFlex SL/75 is recommended for repair of cracks, damaged control joints or new construction joints on horizontal concrete surfaces in cold storage facilities, freezers and food processing plants where time and temperature are serious considerations, as well as:

  • Chemical tank wash facilities
  • Industrial facilities
  • Boiler rooms
  • Airports
  • Prisons/Correctional facilities
  • Traffic loops
  • Areas of polished concrete

SL/75 is designed specifically for industrial floor applications receiving heavy vehicle traffic, such a forklift or steel wheeled carts. SL/75 is flexible, accommodating to small slab movement yet strong enough to protect the vertical edges of concrete from spalling under extreme loading. Other advantages include:

  • 100% solids, No VOC’s
  • Flexible, high elongation
  • Remains flexible in cold temperatures
  • Suitable for -40°F to 200°F+ conditions
  • Odorless, No toxic vapors
  • USDA/FSIS approved
  • CFIA approved
  • Resists jet fuel
  • Will not smear
  • Pick proof

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 premiere 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!