Project: Commercial Flooring - Transforming a Food Prep Area
This project showcases Alpine Painting and Sandblasting's work on the renovation of a 3,500-square-foot food prep area in a USDA-inspected facility. The project was characterized by the urgency to complete it within an extremely tight time frame. Alpine Painting's commitment to precision, safety, and innovation in handling these unique challenges is at the core of this facility renovation for Wonder Meats.
The scope of the project was extensive. Alpine Painting was tasked with removing multiple layers of deteriorating urethane cement coatings that posed a threat to food safety in the facility. The client's demand was clear: a seamless, non-slip surface that could withstand the rigors of a constantly wet environment. The entire operation had to be completed within an astonishingly short four-day window, commencing on a Friday at noon, with the plant set to resume operations by Monday at 9 a.m.
Several factors contributed to the exceptional nature of this project. The client's facility dealt with food processing, an environment where cleanliness is paramount. This unique food prep area required a meticulously textured, non-slip floor while also dealing with raised humidity levels. The task was complicated by a cold workspace with condensation challenges. In an unexpected turn, cleaning materials used in other areas clogged a drain, resulting in a setback that required Alpine to clean, reprepare, and dry the work area adding further pressure to the tight timeline.
To address these challenges, Alpine utilized a combination of grinding, shot blasting, and even jackhammering to remove the existing coatings, which were stubborn and multilayered. This extensive surface preparation was required to ensure the success of the project. Alpine's commitment to quality led them to perform various tests before and during the project, such as moisture testing, pH and water break tests, and surface profile checks. These measures were essential to guarantee adherence to the manufacturer's specifications.
The project involved the removal of multiple layers of deteriorating urethane cement coatings.
Surface preparation included grinding shot blasting, and jackhammering in some sections.
Key standards adhered to included SP1 Solvent cleaning, SP13 Prep of concrete, and CSP 46.
In a display of their professionalism and expertise, Alpine Painting completed the project within a tight timeframe. The project was finished on time, but the budget, although relatively close, took a hit due to unexpected challenges. In recognition of Alpine’s commitment to cultivating an ongoing relationship with Wonder Meats and providing an uncompromised solution, they did not pass these overruns on to the client.
Alpine Painting's exceptional performance in restoring the food prep area of a USDA-inspected Wonder Meats facility within an exceptionally short timeframe is a testament to its dedication to client satisfaction, innovative problem-solving, and a commitment to quality that goes beyond the bottom line.