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Lasting Floor Coating Solutions for Utility Rooms

Last week, we started a new project at a mid-rise condo building located on Esther Lorrie Dr. in Etobicoke – this client requested a durable solution to coat several utility room floors, including the F.A. Unit room, chiller and boiler rooms, and the pool mechanical room located at the penthouse level.

Besides applying waterproofing membranes in all of the utility rooms, in the F.A. Unit room cold joint repair was also required, while the scope of work in the pool room included repair to eliminate a leak below one of the windows.

Repair Method

Cold Joint Repair

A cold joint is a weak area in a concrete surface where two slabs of concrete (wall and floor) meet. It is prone to leakage and must be waterproofed, so that it does not leak and affect the floor coating. To repair it, the joint is chipped out, and any loose material is removed. It is then coated with industrial-strength adhesive, and a continuous patch is installed all along the joint at a 45-degree angle. It is then coated with a waterproofing material.

Floor Repair and Waterproofing

The repair method for utility room floors involves a series of steps. First, the surface is graded to ensure proper drainage. Then, a primer is applied to enhance adhesion. Next, a base coating is applied to provide a foundational layer of protection. Following this, a top coating containing sand is applied to enhance traction and durability. Finally, a second layer of top coating is applied to further strengthen and protect the surface.

Benefits of Polyurethane Methacrylate Coatings

Applying polyurethane methacrylate membranes on utility room floors offers a host of benefits, making them one of the top choices for ensuring durability and longevity.

These membranes provide exceptional resistance to chemical spills, oil, grease, and other harsh substances commonly found in utility room environments, safeguarding the floor against damage and deterioration. Additionally, polyurethane methacrylate membranes cure rapidly, minimizing downtime and allowing for quick return to service, which is crucial for maintaining operational efficiency in utility rooms. Their seamless and flexible nature creates a robust barrier that effectively seals cracks and joints, preventing water ingress and reducing the risk of moisture-related issues such as mold and mildew growth. Furthermore, these membranes offer superior adhesion to various substrates, ensuring long-lasting performance even in high-traffic areas. Overall, the application of polyurethane methacrylate membranes provides utility room floors with enhanced protection, durability, and ease of maintenance, contributing to a safer and more resilient working environment.

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