There’s nothing worse for clients and contractors alike than a curling floor. For those of us in the business of crafting quality floors, our goal is to create something so smooth, so durable, that you could push a curling stone across it with nary a buckle.
For years we have been refining the design of heavy-duty concrete paving for industrial and transportation facilities by:
- increasing the quality control on the subbase
- increasing the compressive strength
- controlling the water/cement ratio
- selecting ideal mixtures of sand and aggregates
- reinforcing only irregularly shaped slabs
- controlling the joint spacing length-to-width ratios
- modifying the methods for transferring wheel loads between slabs
- using additives in the concrete mix to enhance everything from
- workability to shrinkage reduction
The attached article from this month’s Concrete International is an informative summary of how to build a state-of-the-art floor by reducing your construction and maintenance costs and eliminating curling…from floors, not the Olympics.