The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that more than one million people seek medical attention from a hospital emergency room for “slip-and-fall accidents” each year and more than 12,000 people die from such incidents.
The Crack Repair Guide provides insight into why concrete cracks, the types of cracks that commonly occur and how installers should handle cracks prior to placing coatings or surfacings on concrete, noting that repairing and fixing concrete cracks are two different things.
This technical bulletin explains the preparation process for both new and existing concrete substrates, from choosing equipment to select the most appropriate preparation method(s).
Excessive concrete moisture is the No. 1 cause of flooring failures. This white paper explores concrete moistures in depth, including sources of concrete moisture, measurement methods and moisture control using specialized epoxy isolation coating systems.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD)is the sudden spontaneous transfer of electric current. ESD events damage electronic parts during the manufacturing process and affect the performance of operational electronic systems such as communication equipment in 9-1-1 call centers, servers, data storage systems and even navigation systems in flight control operations.
Testing surface resistivity, which became the accepted test method for ESD flooring for many years, only tells part of the story. The ability of the floor to dissipate a charge on a person and limit the ability of a person to generate a charge are critical to a floor’s ability to maintain an equipotential balance between all items and personnel.