An investigation into failures and problems of industrial floors on the ground—with an emphasis on case studies

Author(s): R.S. Walls, S.E. Ekolu
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (ICCRRR)
Editor(s): M.G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, P. Moyo
Print ISBN: 978-0-415-89952-9
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 208 - 209
Total Pages: 2
Language: English

This paper presents an investigation into the problems encountered in industrial concrete floors on the ground. Shrinkage, acid attack, concrete quality, crazing, curling, durability issues and design considerations are addressed. Case studies from South African companies have been included to illustrate the problems and demonstrate how designs can be done to avoid such issues. Guidelines are proposed for fixing surface beds when problems have occurred. Overall it can be seen that floors are highly susceptible to a variety of problems. However, through good design and construction practices high quality surfaces can be provided for the industrial sector. It has been noted that few engineers and contractors are capable of successfully designing and constructing industrial concrete floors. This requires special consideration by the industry.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: abstract_only
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