Cross Insurance Arena in Portland Gets a New Cementitious Overlay Floor
Decorative Flake Flooring
Hascall & Hall was brought into the renovation project because of an underlying problem that was not apparent until the renovation was under way. The original plan for the flooring was to simply seal-coat the existing concrete, but the site inspection revealed that sealing the existing concrete not fit aesthetically with the level of planned renovations.
The old concrete floors were cracking, chipping and showing extensive wear. In addition, the conversion to natural gas and the overhaul of mechanical systems would require trenching cut into the existing concrete to support upgrades; all of which would be visible if the floors were simply sealed. A cementitious overlay was definitely the best way to camouflage the old, tired floor giving it a new, fresh and welcoming facade.
About Cross Insurance Arena
February 12, 2016, marked the two-year anniversary of the reopening of Portland, Maine’s Cross Insurance Arena formerly known as the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Hascall & Hall worked hand-and-hand with Cianbro and many other contractors to complete the 15-month renovation at the Cross Insurance Arena covering more 46,000 square feet of flooring.
The system was selected, approved and the application process began with the grinding process. The grinders were connected to an excellent dust collection system, but out of an abundance of caution, Hascall & Hall brought in SafetyWorks!, a company under the Maine Department of Labor that specializes in making workplaces safer and healthier, to ensure our employees were not exposed to any air contaminants.
MMA has a very fast curing time which requires that our crew is on top of the application every step of the way. Some say that MMA cures “faster than ice cream melts” and an experienced crew is invaluable to managing the pace of large applications.
A side effect of the fast curing element is a strong odor. It can be perceived as unhealthy by individuals unfamiliar with the product. Hascall & Hall posted Safety Data Sheets everywhere while the application process was taking place and also had SafetyWorks! come on site again to ensure the air was safe for everyone involved. Because of the odiferous nature of the product, the general contractor requested that the Hascall & Hall crew not begin the application until late in the afternoon when many contractors were leaving or had already left the premises. Hascall & Hall was happy to keep the job site as safe and comfortable as possible for all involved.
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Location: Portland, Maine