Hascall & Hall Turns Old Toyota Dealership into Nissan Storefront
MMA and Urethane Flooring
The dealership had just finished building a brand new, beautiful Toyota facility just across the street, and wanted to renovate the former Toyota building to expand their Nissan operation. Hascall & Hall’s portion of the renovation was to prepare and re-coat the old service floor, an area that was showing years of wear and tear.
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The existing floor required special attention to the areas where oil and gasoline had seeped into the concrete, compromising the ability of the new epoxy flooring system to properly adhere to the substrate. All the respective areas were degreased with a high-grade cleanser. The degreasing process is extremely important prior to shot-blasting, not only for maintaining clean equipment, but also to ensure that contaminants will not be driven deeper into the floor, causing a bonding failure.
Hascall & Hall chose shot-blasting for the next step of the floor preparation, as it is environmentally friendly and an economical way to properly prepare concrete substrates for coating. Hascall & Hall is known for superior shot-blasting work, an important component of the preparation phase. The edges were prepared using hand grinders. The control joints were routed out and then filled with semi-rigid epoxy joint filler (a urethane-based joint filler, also known as polyurea). The epoxy polymer we selected was specifically designed for use in industrial concrete floors subjected to heavy vehicle traffic, and carefully chosen to maintain the structural integrity of the joint nosings and flexibility of the concrete slab.
Once Hascall & Hall completed the flooring application phase of the project, the Hascall & Hall flooring experts carefully inspected the floor and noted a few areas of outgassing. Outgassing is caused by entrapped gasses within the resin rising to the surface and escaping, outgassing can manifest as bubbles, pinholes, or other defects that can compromise the floor’s cosmetic appearance as well as its strength and lifespan.
Location: Topsham, Maine