Permaban alloy dry shake floor toppings and surface hardeners are particularly useful for clients such as Cranswick Country Foods for use in their rapid chill freezers as the product is very quick to install as Nationwide Concrete Flooring apply the dry shake topping to the surface of the fresh concrete slab during their laying process. This negates the drying times required within concrete when resins are applied to the surface of slabs as the dry shake is installed monolithically.
Nationwide Concrete Flooring have recently installed a concrete floor with a tile red Permashake alloy dry shake surface hardener at Cranswick Foods Preston premises near Hull. The rapid chill freezer goes from minus 26 to zero in just one hour which causes a massive amount of thermal movement within the concrete slab. Reinforcement types, joint positioning and concrete mixes are all carefully coordinated between Nationwide Concrete Flooring, Permaban and main contractors (Simpson Construction) in order to ensure the clients have an end product they are happy with.
Cranswick have had problems in the past with rapid chiller units. This was because of the great difference in thermal expansion coefficient of resins then used compared with concrete. Nationwide were able to demonstrate that their care in selection of concrete materials and installation processes would make the surfacing monolithic with the concrete and therefore not exhibit the problems Cranswick have experienced with resins in the past. Permashake Alloy, the surface finish Nationwide selected, is a cement-based surface hardener. It comprises hardener, alloy aggregate particles containing titanium and colour. Permashake Alloy is monolithic with concrete and has very special properties of smoothness and cleanability combined with slip resistance in wet conditions.
The Nationwide Diamond Group’s chief estimator Claire Morrow, who is involved with all of the concrete flooring and concrete repair tenders within the company comments “we have laid three floors with dry shake toppings and surface hardeners already this month. As concrete flooring contactors we are looking at increasing this quantity to at least 5 floors a month on a consistent basis.”……”our finishing team and the range of equipment are now geared up to ensure that the floors are laid to the highest of standards.”……”we find that once our clients are aware of the products we offer and their benefits repeat business is a natural progression.”
If you would like any information on dry shake toppings and their benefits please call us on 01430 436596 or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help. We have also developed a surface finish that creates an anti-slip finish which is a great solution if the floors are to be wet. As well as a unique surface finish to the concrete we also enhance the slip resistance further with the use of acid based techniques. Alternatively, if you are located in the north east you contact our dedicated north east office in Gateshead on 0191 404 6831.