A Historic Renovation 100 Years in the Making – The 1909 masonry two-story Pitt Carriage Factory Building is located in the East Des Moines Industrial Historic District and has a unique and admirable history. The location donned the first woman-owned carriage works factory in the U.S. in 1910, ten years before women even had the right to vote . . .
Concrete polishing contractor restores the sloped 6,600 sq ft floor of a 92-year-old school auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Two floor preparation professionals were charged with polishing large floor areas in three separate school buildings to a 3,000-grit finish, covering a combined 40,000 square feet. The existing canvases were a challenge given their 20+ year age, condition and irregular layout.
Concrete placement is never easy, with many variables such as wind, sun, ambient temperature and humidity to consider as they all affect each pour. The mix design and consideration of the actual makeup of the concrete and possible additives are just as important.
In management or leadership training classes worldwide, you can learn about the five Ps for success: “Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” I think these Ps can apply to polished concrete projects as well.
Floors in industrial or commercial settings, such as department stores and warehouses, are under a lot of strain from constant traffic. When looking for a flooring option, functionality is a primary concern.