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New Warehouse Concrete Floor Slab – Grove Park Distribution Centre, Leicester

Nationwide Concrete Flooring were awarded the contract to install the internal ground bearing warehouse concrete floor slab on behalf of main contractor Baggaley Construction of Mansfield at a new high tech distribution centre in Enderby, Leicester.

The internal warehouse concrete floor slab totalled a square meterage of 4,600m2 and was designed with 2 layers of steel fabric reinforcement and a slab depth of 200mm by engineers RM Bolton. The granular sub base material which would sit beneath the warehouse concrete floor slab was laid using a laser guided sub base compact leveller which helps to maintain a consistant slab depth by laying and trimming stone extremely accurately. The engineer specified a flatness tolerance of FM2 from the 3rd edition of tr34 which Nationwide Concrete Flooring Ltd achieved using Somero SXP laser screed concrete compacting and levelling machine. Steel profile armoured joints were supplied and installed by Nationwide Concrete Flooring to improve longevity of the construction joints during heavy trafficking from fork lift trucks and other mechanical handling equipment that would ultimately use the warehouse concrete floor. The joint not only provides full load transfer but also protects the arris edge of the concrete and minimises break down and warehouse concrete floor problems.

Once the concrete supplied by Cemex Materials UK had been laid using the laser screed the Nationwide Concrete Flooring finishing team powerfloated and polished the surface of the concrete floor slab and then sealed it using a curing agent manufactured by Sika. The Sika curing agent seals the concrete and helps inhibit dusting, crucial in a busy warehouse environment.

If you would like some more information on this particular project or a similar type of project you are involved with then please do not hesitate to contact Jon on 01405 704722 or or Nationwide Concrete Flooring are specialists not only in warehouse concrete floors, but concrete floor repairs, maintenance and more concrete flooring systems for clients in the industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors.