The Pentagon Renovation restores or replaces all building system components. Concrete repair, both interior and exterior, is a fundamental and necessary part of the renovation. PENREN, the governing agency for the renovations, dictated the repairs must last 50 years. Products used include Concrete Mix and Mortar Mix.
Five international projects show how construction products play a supporting role in industries where new technology rollouts, tight timelines, and sustainable design are the new normal. Products used include Cement All, Concrete Mix, Rapid Set Cement, SET Control, and TRU Self-Leveling.
Tri-State Underlayments/Franz Floors only had four days to restore 1,200 sq ft of the existing flooring before interior framing began. For this reason, the contractor chose to use Rapid Set cement products to install the flooring, because they set quickly to produce 3,000 psi in one hour and full strength of 8,000 psi in one day. Products used include Concrete Mix, FLOW Control, SET Control, TXP Primer, TRU Self-Leveling.
The types of repairs were slabs, overlays, spall repairs, and precast patchwork. Nielsen Dillingham Builders were able to successfully complete a 20-month construction schedule into eight months. Products used include Cement All, Concrete Mix, and Mortar Mix.
The retailer wanted an aesthetically pleasing surface that could withstand the high traffic of both customers and their pets. Work had to be scheduled around store hours, with the floor ready for foot traffic by the time the store opened for business each morning. Product used was Concrete Mix.
John Deere's McDonough distribution center’s concrete floor had become uneven over time, with large hollow areas (holes) forming where joints met. Since the business of getting needed parts to customers could not be disrupted, repairs had to be done quickly and during limited time frames each day. Product used was Concrete Mix.
A refrigerator floor in Honor Foods’ busy Springfield, Mass. location needed repairs. The work needed to be done with minimal downtime to not disrupt services or damage perishable foods. Product used was Concrete Mix.
The George Washington Bridge carries more than 106 million vehicles a year, making it the world’s busiest motor-vehicle bridge. The pothole-riddled north- and south-bound access ramps that connect the bridge to New York State Route 9A needed to be repaired. The Port Authority needed to reopen the busy ramps in a timely manner to not disrupt traffic patterns. Products used include Concrete Mix and DOT Cement.
The concrete subsurface was in dismal condition, with extensive craters and divots throughout. Contractors had to bring these numerous voids level to the adjacent concrete surface. Products used include Cement All, Concrete Mix, and LevelFlor.
Concrete Mix was used to level the seven concrete pads inside this airport's electrical and mechanical rooms. SET Control was used to extend the working time due to the hot temperature setting time and FLOW Control was used to enhance the flow consistency.
The runway lights on the airfield needed to be replaced, and spec requirements required a product that would be close to 5,000 psi in a 24-48 hours. After Concrete Mix with Flow Control and Set Control showed 7,900 psi in 24 hours, the material was used in the replacement of 26 lights. By using two bags at a time, the project schedule dropped from two months down to three weeks.
Trench and sidewalk repairs were performed with Concrete Mix. It was mixed with FAST additive and warm water to increase set times.
The flooring of the newly purchased space needed to be rehabbed to match both the higher elevation and the polished finish of the restaurant’s existing concrete floor. Concrete Mix, Concrete Leveler and TRU Self-Leveling were used. By using Rapid Set products, polished concrete flooring was able to be installed in less than a week’s time.
To renovate the 19,000 square-foot space with minimal interruptions to operations, the deck was divided into sections so that a portion of the pool area remained open to guests at all times. CR Concrete Resurfacer, Mortar Mix and Concrete Mix were used to make repairs. Thanks to the fast curing Rapid Set products, delays due to rainfall were able to be made up and the project completed on time and within budget.
Approximately 7 to 8 miles of freeway needed potholes repaired. Concrete Mix was chosen for its high early strength so repairs could be made overnight. The lanes were successfully open for traffic each morning.
Cement All, Concrete Mix and LevelFlor were used to restore the existing floors and create a smooth surface. TXP Fast Epoxy Primer, TRU Self-Leveling, and TRU Self-Leveling Spiked Rollers were used to create the polished concrete overlay.
TxDOT used Concrete Mix and Mortar Mix to repair 180 miles of spalled, cracked concrete roadway. Part of the project took place in extreme temperatures ranging as from 95 to 109 degrees Fahrenheit. The products met the state of Texas' specifications and requirements.
After removing the concrete around the manholes, the collars were reset to the correct elevations using Concrete Mix. SET Control was used when temperatures rose. With no delays, crews met the construction schedule.