Warehouse Concrete Floor Damage
Those renting and leasing warehouse and industrial space know that tenants can be in need of warehouse floor repairs just by the course of their tenant’s use. Sometimes this damage can be foreseen and other times it cannot. Here is an interesting scenario that was probably not foreseen by the landlord.
The landlord leased several thousand square feet of warehouse space to a manufacturer of small to mid-sized rubber tired tractors. The completed tractors were simply stored in the warehouse (no manufacturing was performed). Other items and accessories were moved about on wooden pallets by forklifts.
Warehouse Concrete Floor Problem #1
Pushing the wooden pallets with the forklifts has scratched many aisles, loading docks, and other areas of the warehouse. When high-volume forklift traffic occurs the concrete slab can be gouged, scratched, and dulled over time. There are warehouse floor repairs offered for this type of warehouse floor damage. Our warehouse floor repair process can accommodate any sized facility and we can phase our work around your operation. However, if you are the landlord, vacancy is an excellent time to perform this work before the next tenant moves in.
Warehouse Concrete Floor Problem #2
In this warehouse a brown colored substance from the tenant’s tractor tires leached into the concrete slab. These tire marks cover several hundred thousand square feet of the warehouse floor. These are not surface rubber make by turning rubber tires on the concrete. These marks were made by the rubber tires leaching a stain into the concrete slab. These marks are not removable by chemical cleaning. Titus had to grind several 1/1000th’s of an in off the slab to get these marks out of the concrete. Other stains in the concrete may or may not be removed, but our diamond abrasive grinding and concrete polishing can attempt to restore your slab back to a “like-original” state.
Floor flatness and forklift travel speed can also be issues for distribution centers and warehouses. Continue to: Concrete Floor Flatness and Forklift Speed to read more about this problem.
The following are links to other pages that address either repairing or improving the appearance and durability of concrete surfaces.