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Tiles, vinyl and epoxy: Considerations when selecting commercial flooring

Whether it be offices, restaurants, medical facilities, retail or storage rooms, floors need to be durable. But each commercial space has different requirements and experience varying conditions, which means not every flooring solution will be right for your needs. Here we look at the pros and cons of three popular options - tiles, vinyl and [...]

2018-05-08T09:26:23+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Finding Curly Flat’s flooring solution

Curly Flat Winery - located in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria - has been producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at its on-site winery since 2002. When it was discovered that acid from the wine was corroding the floors in the production and crushing areas, Watertight Epoxy Floor Solutions was tasked with finding a protective coating that [...]

2018-05-08T09:02:59+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Potable water coating up to standard

Without an appropriate protective coating, water infrastructure can be subject to corrosion, rust and bacteria which can affect the longevity of the asset as well as  water quality. When coating potable water assets, it is important to select a coating that meets the requirements outlined in Australian Standard AS4020 regarding material that comes into contact [...]

2018-04-12T10:39:53+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

Keeping corrosion at bay in the water industry

Water and wastewater infrastructure each have their own unique characteristics and requirements that need to be considered and adhered to when selecting a protective coating solution. Wastewater infrastructure is easily corroded from constant exposure to harsh chemicals and high levels of acidity, whereas water infrastructure is exposed to fewer chemicals but, as transport for a [...]

2018-04-12T10:22:11+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

Transforming deteriorated wastewater assets

Wastewater infrastructure is exposed to a number of harsh chemicals and bacteria that cause erosion and deterioration. If left unprotected, assets such as manholes or sewers can threaten the integrity of an entire system while being costly to replace or rehabilitate. Using an appropriate protective coating can extend the life of an asset and reduce [...]

2018-03-06T19:10:38+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Geopolymer: the culvert operative

Culverts, like other water infrastructure, is aging and deteriorating at an increasing rate in Australia, and asset owners face the task of needing to rehabilitate or rebuild these assets before they become a serious danger to the public. While rebuilding culverts is a costly, time consuming and potentially disruptive task, geopolymer provides a solution for [...]

2018-03-06T19:36:00+00:00 February 20th, 2018|

Acidic by nature: sealing floors in a vinegar storage room

When contracted to provide a flooring solution for a vinegar storage room, Antiskid Industries needed to consider the nature of the product to ensure the most durable, effective solution. In assessing the challenge the space posed, Hychem’s Hycrete PU system was selected as the best solution. What was the problem? Concrete floors in food manufacturing [...]

2018-02-19T13:58:46+00:00 February 5th, 2018|

Three considerations for choosing the right concrete coating

Coating can increase the performance and longevity of concrete floors by providing chemical resistance, protecting them from deterioration and adding to the aesthetics of a room. In order to get the greatest benefit, a number of considerations need to be made when selecting the right flooring solution for a project. Assessing the environmental conditions Concrete, [...]

2018-02-19T13:38:01+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

Reducing the risk of concrete coating failure

Concrete coating failure occurs when the coating separates from the concrete surface, causing cracking, flaking and bubbling. Not only will this prevent the coating from protecting the concrete which leads to deterioration, but this also causes the surface to become unattractive and at worst it can cause health and safety issues. Here, we look at [...]

2018-02-19T13:31:43+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

Rehabilitating a Gippsland water icon

The $250 million Gippsland Water Factory was built in 2010 and comprises two wastewater treatment plants sharing common infrastructure. A major part of the facility is the concrete structure that houses the membrane bioreactor (MBR), which plays a key role in the wastewater treatment process. These cells were originally lined with an epoxy, however, the [...]

2017-11-23T13:09:28+00:00 December 4th, 2017|