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JUL 2013

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JoB at a glaNCe Project: Apply a polyurea floor coating to the kitchen, refrigerator, and hallway of a 100-year-old restaurant in Georgia coatings contractor: Southeastern Industrial Linings, Inc. 31 Pace Court Hiram, GA 30141 (404) 626-4771 www.silinings.com size of contractor: 4 ABOVE The owner chose Southeastern Industrial Linings to attack the 1.5" (4 cm) concrete pavers, which were not cemented down to the ground. With drains installed, it was time to establish a lining. size of crew: All teammates worked this project Prime client: ComBo Plate Although restaurants and other food and beverage facilities usually prefer not to shut down for an extended period of time, Wilburn's restaurant, which will be called Court Square Café when it opens, was still closed for renovations while SI Linings installed the f loor. That meant that the schedule of putting down the new floor could be determined by both the restaurant and the coatings crew rather than just working around the restaurant's hours of operation. With no diners for at least another month, they had some time to work with. For SI Linings, that meant working this project into their already busy schedule. Although they completed the restaurant floor over the course of a week, they weren't in there all day every day. In fact, because they had another project going on at the same time about an hour away, they had to shuttle back and forth between clients as they could. "We pulled off half a day here and half a day there," Linda Glenn Wilburn Court Square Café PO Box 398 Greenville, GA 30222 substrate: Concrete pavers condition of substrate: Excellent but not cemented down size of job: 750 ft² (70 m²) duration: One week unusual factors/cHallenges: ¢ Floor was 100 years old and sat directly on sand, which meant the crew had to strengthen the base ¢ Were able to work with contractor's schedule materials/Processes: ¢ Power-washed the floor and applied thin-set mortar with a notch trowel and ¼" (0.64 cm) Durock with about 25 to 30 screws per board ¢ Spray-applied VersaFlex VF-20 using a Graco Airless sprayer to achieve 8 to 10 mils (203–254 microns) ¢ Spray-applied Rhino Linings' Extreme Polyurea at 80 mils (2,032 microns) with a Graco EXP-2 proportioner and a Pentech MG gun and broadcast crushed glass to help with anti-slip ¢ Applied VersaFlex's WBG250 at 5 mils (127 microns) with more crushed glass and WBG250 clear at 5 mils (127 microns) safety considerations: ABOVE Luckily, the four-person crew didn't have to worry about working around restaurant hours; the café stayed on hiatus during the renovations on the kitchen, fridge, and hallway. ¢ Used a large industrial blower in the doorway to create negative pressure in the space ¢ Wore Tyvek suits and 3M respirators July 2013 g www.coatingspromag.com 47

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