MEAT PROCESSING FACILITY | INDIANA | UCRETE IF | CASE STUDY

“We have worked with this customer for a decade, installing thousands of square feet of Ucrete resinous flooring at their facility,” says Amy D. Manghelli, President of Surface Solutions, Inc. “They love the long-term durability of Ucrete IF.”

When the company shuts down their Indiana meat processing facility for the holidays in December, that’s when Surface Solutions gets to work. “SSI does work holidays and weekends to accommodate our customers’ shutdown timing,” Amy adds. The installation team prepares 3,500 square feet of existing bare concrete for another Ucrete installation, including 900 square feet of delaminated epoxy mortar at ¼-inch thickness that requires an extensive prefill of Ucrete UD200. Amy says, “Most contractors would not have this product on hand to install last minute. SSI warehouses extra materials like Ucrete UD200, so this is something we can accomplish.”

The team applies Ucrete RG to 150 L’ of bare concrete curbing and creates a 2-inch cant cove, where the curb meets the floor. The final application is Ucrete IF at ½-inch thickness, “the system standard intended for the heavy load and abrasion resistance of steel-wheeled traffic,” Amy says. “The project is completed in four days between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.”

PRODUCTS

Ucrete UD200 | Ucrete RG | Ucrete IF

MARKET SECTOR

Food and Beverage

LOCATION

Indiana

CUSTOMER

Meat Processor

SQUARE FEET

3,500 SF | 150 L’ of Curbing

PROJECT TIME

4-Day Holiday Shutdown

Surface Solutions Knows Ucrete

Surface Solutions is a recipient of the prestigious BASF Performance Flooring UCRETE® Master Contractor Award for eight consecutive years and counting –an honor bestowed to only a select few flooring contractors and a testament to the hard work, depth of knowledge and high standards of our consultants and installation teams.

Ideal for food and beverage facilities, the advantages of the Ucrete system include the time-proven performance of virtually seamless flooring with no joints to harbor bacteria. The odorless, non-toxic, non-tainting and self-priming coating has thermal shock, chemical and high-impact resistance for maximum wear and long-term durability. Available in a variety of colors, designs and textures, Ucrete is also rapid curing and insures a safe, fast installation and low downtime for the customer.

Advantages of Ucrete IF

Ucrete IF (Iron-Filled), an iron aggregate, heavy duty, polyurethane hybrid flooring system, has a proven track record for providing long-lasting durable floors, especially in the harshest work spaces of heavy engineering workshops and processing areas, under mixing heads, in storage bunkers and loading docks and heavy equipment maintenance facilities. It is ideal for industrial environments, providing a high level of impact tolerance and abrasion resistance; in fact, a Ucrete IF floor can actually increase impact and abrasion resistance because it is formulated to withstand wider temperature fluctuations and tolerate both organic and inorganic acids, alkalis and salts.

Advantages of Ucrete UD200

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. 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

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.

Advantages of Ucrete RG

Ucrete RG is an extremely durable polyurethane and concrete additive used to form cove bases and renovate walls. It withstands heavy traffic, harsh chemicals and fluctuating temperatures much better than a simple concrete surface. Specify it for:

  • Minimum vertical/base application thickness of nominal (4mm) 3/16″
  • Vertical base applications and steep slopes
  • Areas subject to temperature ranges of (-45ºC) -50ºF to (104ºC) 220ºF (System #1)
  • Limited downtime required; can be applied to 7- to10-day-old concrete
  • Areas where no priming of sealing of substrate is required

Ideal for exterior and interior applications, old concrete, dairy, poultry, meat and food plants, storage areas, commercial freezers, pharmaceutical labs, precious metal refineries, textile warehouses, chemical manufacturing and places that make use of other UCRETE products.

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 BASF Performance Flooring Master Contractor since 2012, recognized as experts in Ucrete® and MasterTop® solutions, Surface Solutions, Inc. is a women-owned 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, start your free custom quote.