Fire Station, Concrete Floor Coating – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (Westchester, Florida, USA)

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue – Westchester, Florida, USA
Westchester Fire Rescue Station
High Performance, Non-Skid Architectural Epoxy Floor System
January 2008

(performed by an Epoxytec certified applicator)

Westchester is a community within Miami-Dade County, Florida. The County’s Fire & Rescue Department has dozens of stations both old and new. Epoxytec was selected by Miami-Dade Water & Sewer to recommend non-skid epoxy floor renewal systems for concrete protection against wear, chemicals, and other corrosives and abuses. In addition, the epoxy floor needs to be durable, long lasting and provide sealed lining.

The floor exhibited a asphalt-modified-type coating previously installed which require abrasive blasting to remove.

After sand blasting, the floor was washed and decontaminated.

The floor was further prepared by sealing and repairing all surface cracks with epoxy – Epoxytec CPP Gel.

After completing all surface preparation in accordance to NACE No.6/SSPC SP-13, the first coat of resin was applied – Epoxytec CRM Modified.

The CRM Modified is a clear epoxy resin formulated for thick floating capabilities in order to introduce granules for non-skid flooring. The material is chemical resistant and can be rolled between 15 – 20 mils per coat.

Before losing the window for granular embedment, the Color Quartz Granules have to be broadcasted before the resin cure too much to prevent granules from soaking into the resin. Therefore, timing is essential and applying resin with granules often times require application in sections on large surface areas.

First coat of nonskid with granules completed at 20 mils DFT.

After blowing off excess granules, the 2nd coat is performed.

Two full non-skid coats cured and completed at a total of 40 – 50 mils DFT.

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