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JAN 2018

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With an eight-person crew, DCV had to prep the existing and newly poured concrete, install a dye stain, and topcoat the system within just one week. Ballast Point Brewing Co. opened its first East Coast brewery and restaurant, and a big part of rolling out the welcome mat on the renovated warehouse was a result of Decorative Concrete of Virginia (DCV). Feature 42 JANUARY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM W BY JACK INNIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR PHOTOS COURTESY DECORATIVE CONCRETE OF VIRGINIA Concrete Brewery Floor: Trouble on Tap W hen Tim Seay conducted his pre-bid walkthrough at a vacant warehouse that would ultimately become Ballast Point Brewing Co.'s first East Coast brewery/restaurant, he saw potential trouble on tap. His Decorative Concrete of Virginia's (DCV) eight-man flooring crew would have to make a beat-up concrete floor look beautiful, contend with other trades on an ultra-tight deadline, and hope rainclouds didn't open up while they prepped, stained, and rolled protective urethane and acrylic seal coats on the 9,000-square-foot (836.1 m²) exposed- to-the-elements project. Hey! You need water to make beer; you don't need it sloshing around on uncured coatings! Draft a Plan "We heard about this project when the general contractor's [R. Douglas Construction] Doug Smith called," Seay said. "I ended up asking Doug (who does projects across the country) how he goes about finding subcontractors on the go. He told me he starts asking around, and once he hears the same name two or three times, that's who he calls. He called, I gave him a very fair bid, and we landed the project." e flooring project comprised an existing warehouse floor and newly poured patio. e existing floor was a patchwork of previous pours, age-hardened leftover tile grout, and patches from various plumbing troughs cut out and refilled over the years. Not the best substrate for a stain and seal project, so Seay huddled with the Ballast Point design staff to draft a plan. After examining several 4-square-foot (0.4 m²) samples, Ballast Point chose an industrial/rustic look that helped retain the old factory's character. Patchwork concrete and shapes of tile ghosts (to learn more about tile ghosts, read 'Coating's Crew Saves Concrete Church Floor,' CoatingsPro Magazine, May 2016) showing through the coatings were cool, designers said, "as long as the end result looks nice and clean!" Access to the remote corner of the 27,000-square-foot (2,508.4 m²) warehouse seemed problematic at first. "at corner of the building was never meant for vehicular access," FLOOR EPOXY CONCRETE

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