NAS Corporate Hangar
T.W. Hicks is excited to share with you our latest project which we thoroughly enjoyed. T.W. Hicks installed new flooring to Hangar 2 at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. The product manufacturer chosen for this project was Sherwin Williams. We completed the flooring with Sherwin Williams’s polymers flooring system and it turned out beautiful!
The Sherwin Williams product used was the Trafficote™ 105 Self-Leveling Slurry flooring system. The Trafficote™ 105 Self-Leveling Slurry is a high build (1/16” - 1/8”), chemical resistant protective self-leveling system which utilizes high solids binder resins and selected aggregates to produce a resin-rich material that is easily applied with a v-notched trowel or squeegee. Some of the great advantages of this product include being acceptable for use in USDA inspected facilities, it gives a seamless, easy-to-clean surface, it is durable, wear and slip resistant, it is chemical and stain resistant, and it is also available with an antimicrobial agent.
Because there were multiple layers of failed coatings on the floor from years of re-coating the floor instead of removing it all back to bare concrete, before we could install the Trafficote™ 105 Self-Leveling Slurry, there was a lot of prep that had to be completed. T.W. Hicks removed all loose and failed coatings. All removal was done mechanically utilizing concrete scarifiers, diamond grinders, and shot blasting equipment. Once the existing coatings were removed from the floor, we had to prepare the existing concrete substrate to meet the manufacturer’s written specification for adhesion between the concrete substrate and the new Trafficote™ 105 Self-Leveling Slurry utilizing electric shot blast equipment. All preparation equipment had to be hooked up to dust collection units with HEPA filters to minimize dust contamination. All termination points had to be keyed in properly for added anchor points and a smooth transition from our new floor system to existing floors.
For the installation, we first applied GP 3579 epoxy primer at 250 sf per gallon. We then followed with an application of GP 3561/5350/5310 slurry at 56 square feet per mix and immediately broadcasted to rejection with 5310 washed silica sand. Once that was complete, we sanded and detailed the slurry system as needed. We then moved on to the grout coat, applying GP 3746 at 100-150 square feet per gallon. Next we applied a finish coat of GP 4638 polyurethane at 400 square feet per gallon. Finally, all safety line stripes we installed.
As you can see from the pictures, the project turned out awesome! We are excited to add another airport hangar to our project gallery and we look forward to the next project at the Naval Air Station!