Is It Inspection Time for Your Industrial Concrete Floor?

Is It Inspection Time for Your Industrial Concrete Floor?

It is hard to imagine an industrial building without thinking of vast amounts of concrete, a lot of that being the seamless concrete floors. We walk all over them, usually without any thought of their importance to the company. While well known for their durability, ability to handle heavy traffic and loads as well as resistance to abrasion, even concrete, like the other factory equipment breaks down.

The good news is winter is about the best time of year to get an inspection done. Most industries have cut back or have down time in the winter. Getting an inspection done while visibility is increased due to less worker presence is an asset. Especially if the inspection is followed up by concrete work. Using down time to have maintenance done means your not losing money after having to shut down for repairs.

When you yourself look around for concrete problems the difficulty lies in knowing if the issues you see have stabilized with a low chance of future problems or if there is a high likelihood things will get worse. In looking for problem areas it can help knowing what kinds of things might cause concrete issues and also what that damage might look like.

  1. Gouges 
  2. Insufficient reinforcement
  3. Chloride attack
  4. Chemical damage
  5. Carbonation
  6. Weather exposure
  7. Impact damage
  8. Tire Stains
  1. Slants
  2. Unevenness
  3. Excessive loads
  4. Structural damage
  5. Fire damage
  6. Seismic damage
  7. Blast damage

If you have any doubts remember prevention is a lot more affordable than cure.  Call in an inspector from a professional concrete company, like Brosco Concrete.  Small repairs can prevent huge problems.  Moderate problems can lead to even larger ones.  Plus there are many benefits to having smooth reliable concrete floors for your industrial business.