MEAT PROCESSING/PACKING – INDIANA – UCRETE®

With a history that spans over four generations, Rihm Foods is famous for custom-cured smoked hams, hickory-smoked bacon and venison summer sausage. When Joseph Rihm sees heavily cracked concrete on the floors of his meat processing/packing facility, he calls on Surface Solutions to get the job done right.

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As high performance flooring experts, Surface Solutions choses BASF UCRETE UD200 (formerly known as UCRETE HF), applied at 3/8-inch nominal thickness to 2,500 sq.ft. of bare concrete in the processing area and 1,000 sq.ft. in the cooler. The heavy duty polyurethane screed provides a lightly textured protective floor finish ideal for wet and dry process environments. In addition, BASF UCRETE RG (formerly known as UCRETE WR) is used to cove the cooler. Developed for vertical applications, this heavy duty polyurethane hybrid render provides an impervious finish.

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For 90 years and counting, Rihm’s has been a family tradition at the heart of the Cambridge City, Indiana community. In just three days, Surface Solutions solves a huge flooring challenge with minimum downtime.

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PRODUCT

BASF UCRETE® UD200 & RG

MARKET SECTOR

Food & Beverage

LOCATION

Cambridge City, Indiana

CUSTOMER

Rihm Foods

SQUARE FEET

2,500 SF Process Area + 1,000 SF Cooler and coving

PROJECT TIME

3 Days

Customized UCRETE® Solutions

Each UCRETE® polyurethane concrete system is available in a number of configurations to suit your facility’s need and a variety of colors to complement the existing architectural styling of your facility or coordinate with your company branding.

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

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

These products are 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
Recognized as a top UCRETE® Master Contractor since 2012, Surface Solutions is an independent industrial floor contractor specializing in seamless, polymer flooring systems utilizing the most trusted brands in the 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. We have two locations to serve you: Our home office at 5693 W. 73rd Street in Indianapolis; Phone: 866-858-4080 and our regional office at 2915 W. Armitage Ave Suite 1 in Chicago; Phone: 773-645-9000. Learn more at SurfaceSolutionsUSA.com.