Mount Airy, North Carolina - NCFI has provided its TerraThane geotechnical polyurethane foam as part of a project at a Pepsi Bottling Group facility in Nashville, Tennessee.
The erosion of the ground underneath the concrete slab floors of Pepsi's factory caused the slabs to become uneven. NCFI said in a 13 June news release that this means that the quality of the beverages being transported across the facility can be compromised, and spillages are more likely.
Pepsi called in Mid-South Concrete Leveling of Milan, Tennessee to find a solution, according to NCFI.
"They initially thought the concrete slabs needed lifting, which takes a good deal of time and much more work and product," said Eddie Bolton of Mid-South Concrete Leveling. "But when we got there we found we could do what is called joint stabilisation and not have to level the entire slabs."
Bolton applied TerraThane geotechnical PU foam. "Geotech polyurethane foam provides a low-impact and reliable means for stabilising concrete joints," commented Bolton, who has been using the TerraThane for over a year.
"We cleaned out all the joints, removed the debris, drilled 5/8-inch holes about every three-to-four feet, and pumped in TerraThane void fill foam to fill the joints. Once the joints and any cavities were filled, Pepsi was so pleased they asked us to patch about 130 feet of cracks in the slabs. The floor was ready to use by the time we left the plant," Bolton added.
NCFI said Bolton noted that his company chose TerraThane because "it's faster, requires less set-up time (generally reaches ninety percent strength within 15 minutes of injection), requires very little clean-up after the work is complete, and provides long-term stability for stabilising concrete floor joints."