Industrial and Warehouse Concrete Floor Joint Repair
Concrete floor joints can be the greatest source of problems in industrial and warehouse floors. Their edges or 'arrisses' are vulnerable to damage, and unless they are adequately protected, they will break and erode under impact from the passage of wheeled vehicles. Wide concrete floor joints, or those filled with soft sealant, will increase the risk of damage. Concrete floor joints in a poor condition can cause significant damage to the Materials Handling Equipment, resulting in increased maintenance costs and can often lead to health complaints from the operators.
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Examples of Damaged Floor Joints and Poor Concrete Floor Joint Repairs
shows a typical joint that has been neglected and is now in urgent need of repair.
shows what typically happens to DIY/emergency fix repairs - they fail...quickly.
shows how far some joints can open and what happens to the joint sealant if it is not regularly replaced.
Photos D & E
are examples of the most common joint problems Concrete Grinding Ltd are asked to repair.
Concrete floor joints are designed and positioned to allow movement in concrete floors, without restraining movement as that could lead to random cracking. Joint sealant should be rigid enough to provide support and protection to the concrete arrisses, but it must also accommodate the anticipated movement in the floor whilst remaining bonded to at least one face of the joint.