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Specifications for Concrete Patching at Food-Processing Facilities

In food processing facilities, upholding rigorous hygiene and safety standards is of utmost importance. Within this realm, addressing waterproofing challenges, especially in areas susceptible to water seepage such as cold joints or cracks, requires meticulous attention to detail. Besides providing repair specs for cold joints, Tenera also issued recommendations for concrete floor repairs, including vast patching, for a series of projects that have been done in phases since December 2020.


Repair Specifications

The patching installation method specified for the repair involves several meticulous steps to ensure optimal results. The contractor was instructed to prepare the surface by grinding and removing any loose materials and debris, ensuring a clean and stable base for the repair process. Subsequently, an industrial-strength adhesive is applied to coat the prepared surface, facilitating strong adhesion of the subsequent layers. Following this, a concrete patch is installed, filling in any damaged areas or imperfections. To enhance the durability and longevity of the repair, the coated surface is then treated with polyaspartic, a high-performance coating known for its excellent resistance to abrasion, chemicals, and UV exposure. This comprehensive approach not only addresses immediate repair needs but also ensures a resilient and long-lasting solution to the waterproofing concerns.


Application Benefits

Applications utilising industrial-strength adhesives and polyaspartic coatings offer significant advantages for floor surfaces subjected to acids and abrupt temperature changes resulting from steam discharge from machinery, as is the case in a food-processing facility setting. The meticulous preparation of the surface and the application of industrial-strength adhesives ensure strong adhesion, creating a robust bond between the substrate and the subsequent layers. This bond effectively seals the surface, preventing the penetration of acids and other corrosive substances, thereby safeguarding the integrity of the floor. Additionally, the use of polyaspartic coatings provides exceptional resistance to chemical corrosion and thermal shock, making the floor highly durable and resilient in environments characterised by extreme temperature variations. By effectively mitigating the damaging effects of acids and abrupt temperature changes, these applications contribute to the longevity and performance of floor surfaces in industrial settings, ensuring optimal operational efficiency and safety.


Learn more about our repair specifications by visiting this page: https://www.tenerapro.com/repair-methods



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