Fareham Road, Gosport
11522m2/1666m3 (6 pours). Concrete pump powerfloat finish. Full Supply + Design.
Co-ordinate all stages of industrial flooring project to specification & deadline
Nationwide Concreting were asked to undertake a concrete floor installation for Oceanic Estates in Gosport on Fareham Road. We supplied all labour (18 operatives) and plant to install concrete floor slabs measuring approximately 11522m2.
We started the process by fixing a 12mm miothene compressible foam isolation joint to the perimeter of the building and 20mm miothene to all columns. Nationwide operatives continued by placing opened rolls of 500 gauge membrane across the width of the pour, ensuring a minimum lap of 400mm, after which they placed a layer of A142 of mesh fabric reinforcement serviced from inside of the building at ground floor level. Our operatives made sure that the slab is clear of any trip hazards before the pouring procedures started.
Our Concrete Pump Operator started the pouring procedures by mixing 2 bags of Portland cement with clean water to form the grout needed to prime the pump. The concrete was then vibrated using a petrol driven poker unit, while the other operatives levelled the concrete using our specially adapted concrete rakes. The levelled concrete was checked using the levelling staff giving our Nationwide operative the go to "strike off and compact" the concrete using a petrol driven vibrating concrete screed.
The Concrete Technician created the correct slump for the ground floor slab and once that was established, the concrete was discharged onto the visqueen. The operatives checked the levelled concrete carrying out checks at 500mm centres using the levelling staff. The laser screed was used after this to make the appropriate adjustments.
After the concrete was hardened sufficiently enough to support the weight of men and machinery, our operatives started the power floating process leaving a smooth level, finish, free from all noticeable ridges was achieved. The finished surface was sealed and cured immediately after the finishing process was completed, making it possible to walk on the surface without marking. This was achieved by spraying one coat of Sika Proseal at the manufacturer's specified dosage rate.