Mechanical Room Flooring Located in East Hanover, NJ
Updated: Jun 21
Mechanical room flooring was an essential waterproofing project for our client in East Hanover NJ. To utilize all the space available it is not uncommon for the mechanical room to be located above a working space. With various conduit piping and other crevices, this space is vulnerable to water leaks from equipment leakage or flooding. The problem is that as the various items of equipment load and unload water and other vital liquids the weight load changes making a flexible system critical to both serve its purpose as well as function as a waterproofing or containment system. The most common mechanical room floor system includes the use of a flexible epoxy flooring system.
Step by Step Process of a Mechanical Room Floor System
The process starts by mechanically abrading the surface to meet the manufacturer's specified profile to achieve the best bond. Then identify any cracks and apply a flexible coving material to all wall to floor jointures.
All cracks need to be "V' opened to allow for the flexible resin to fill the void and ensure a solid long-term bond.
All openings i.e.; drains and conduit openings must also be "v" opened and then filled tight to the perimeter of the piping.
Once all cracks are opened they must be filled as well before starting your actual mechanical room system.
The flooring system includes 20 mils of a flexible epoxy resin then broadcast and left to dry but not cured. Once dried a topcoat of 10 mils of the same resin is applied with a light broadcast of aggregate to create a nonslip texture. This system effectively creates a bathtub effect that will allow for years of water-tight service.