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     We have several transfer and sorting facilities and all the push walls have steel plates.  These areas get abused a lot.  For the floors we specify high strength, dense concrete knowing we will be making repairs down the line.  It looks like most of the floor wear comes from trash being trapped between the hard rubber pad under the bucket on the front end loader and the concrete floor.  We have not had good luck with any of the hardeners we have tried.

Acie Chance 

>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	M. David Finley, P.E., P.A. [mailto:davidfinley(--nospam--at)] 
> Sent:	Wednesday, October 19, 2005 4:16 PM
> To:	Seaint(--nospam--at)Seaint.Org
> Subject:	Floor Finish - Garbage Transfer Facility
> I was looking at a garbage transfer facility earlier today and noticed pretty significant deterioration of the concrete floor.  The facility manager said he thinks the damage is from chemicals in the garbage, not the equipment being used.  The deterioration appears to be fairly consistent, even near the trench drains.  Since the equipment does not operate near the drains, it seems the manager may be correct..
> With that in mind, can anyone offer a suggestion for a floor hardener and/or treatment for a NEW facility?  It can't be too slick a finish or else the wheeled equipment will not be able to operate very well.
> And while I'm asking, the facilities I've seen all have a steel armor plate on the pushwalls.  Are any other types of material being used on pushwalls?  Perhaps HDPE or something similar?
> TIA,
> David Finley
> M. David Finley, P.E., P.A.
> 2086 SW Main Boulevard - Suite 111
> Lake City, FL  32025
> 386-752-6400 

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