VELOCITY COMPOSITES – BURNLEY LANCASHIRE
Ultrasyntec Ltd, have recently been instructed to carry out the flooring work at Velocity Composites in Burnley, who are a specialist engineering company, serving predominantly the aerospace composites industry. The main contractor for this project was Barnfield Construction.
An area of 1300 Sq. Metres of power floated concrete was mechanically prepared using the vacuum (minimal dust) captive blast tracking system. All edges were prepared using a hand held diamond grinding machine attached to a CFM 137 industrial vac for minimal dust.
All movement joints were filled with a polysulphide jointing material.
As the concrete had been installed recently it was decided by Ultrasyntec Ltd, Resdev (the resin manufacturer) and Barnfield Construction to take a moisture reading test of the concrete slab. The test came back at 82% Relative Humidity (RH). Any reading above 75% RH means that a Damp Proof Membrane (DPM) had to be installed prior to the epoxy coating being installed.
Once the (DPM) had been installed a further two coat’s of high build epoxy floor coating was then applied to give a hygienic, durable, easily cleaned surface which has provided a first class working environment in this specialist composites industry.
Before and After