All Hands on Deck as Flowcrete Bolsters Seafood Processing Project
Flowcrete Americas, Spring, Texas, provided a flooring facelift for Boston Sword & Tuna’s seafood processing plant.
The site required a new floor finish that would provide a reliable and hygienic platform in the face of the challenging conditions experienced in such a large-scale seafood processing plant.
That’s why Flowcrete applied Flowfresh HF to the more than 10,000 square feet of antimicrobial flooring system in the cutting room, receiving area and packaging area of the warehouse to provide a clean, durable and hygienic work surface.
“We were looking for a floor that was going to last, we wanted the materials to be very strong,” says Michael Scola, president. “Sometimes you have the concrete and you get a crack, and then water gets underneath it. With this product, that doesn’t happen. I think the material Flowcrete sells is phenomenal. I can’t count how many people have complimented us on these floors since we put them in.”
The old concrete floor was inevitably exposed to significant quantities of fish, fluids and byproducts. Therefore, shotblasting was not sufficient preparation for the new floor. So, Flowcrete’s licensed applicator scarified and removed a significant amount of concrete to achieve a clean and solid base.
The installation was conducted over the space of a year when shutdown allowed access to the site. The single trowel down application was expertly executed with no primer or topcoat required. The Flowfresh accelerator also allowed the applicator to achieve cure despite time constraints.