PICKLE PLANT – CINCINNATI, OH – BASF UCRETE® – CASE STUDY

Upgrading an old 2,100 square-foot hodge-podge concrete floor in two days is a challenge, one Surface Solutions is up to tackling. A mix of bare concrete, urethane concrete and epoxy mortar, the floor could not withstand the wet, cold environment of a pickle processing plant. After removing the delaminated surfaces and shot blasting away old layers, we patch cracks using UCRETE UD200 and add a brand new, 3-inch cant cove base at 45 degrees using UCRETE RG. This extremely durable polyurethane-concrete additive is great for vertical applications. Our expert team finishes by troweling on a final coat of UCRETE UD200. It mimics the movement of concrete by expanding and contracting with it. It also withstands extreme temperature fluctuations and provides a slip-resistant surface for employees.

After two days, our customer has a seamless, odor-free, FDA and USDA-approved food-safe floor that resists bacteria, stains, heat and corrosive spills like those from pickle juice.

“Nothing like a challenging floor to get our juices flowing,” says Amy Manghelli, President of Surface Solutions, Inc. “Our guys know exactly how to handle problem surfaces like this one.”

PRODUCT

BASF UCRETE® UD200 and RG

MARKET SECTOR

Food & Beverage

LOCATION

Cincinnati, OH

CUSTOMER

Pickle Processor

SQUARE FEET

2,100 SF and 200L’ of 3” Cant Cove Base

PROJECT TIME

2 Days

Why Use UCRETE® Flooring Systems?

One big reason, they install quickly and safely using non-toxic materials, which keeps production downtime to a minimum. There are no seams or grout lines to harbor bacteria. For this job, our expert team applies a medium to heavy-duty application of UCRETE UD200 at a thickness of ¼-inches to 3/8-inches (6mm – 10mm), ideal for:

  • Facilities where cleanliness and hygiene need to meet FDA recommendations
  • Areas subject to mechanical cleaning
  • Environments under constant chemical attack (like vinegar and other brine solutions)
  • Areas requiring slip resistance even when wet
  • Interior or exterior industrial environments
  • Areas where no priming or sealing of substrate is needed

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!