Fort Devens

Defense

Ayer, Massachusetts

Customer: Fort Devens, Ayer MA

 

Customers info and needs:

Fort Devens is US Army Base that was established in 1917. There is a broad mix of old and new buildings on this 57 acre property. We have completed many floor at this base. The building that required a new floor this time was the mess hall. The floor in this older building was covered with quarry tile. About 20% of the tile was damaged beyond repair. The base did not have the funds available to remove the tile and install a new urethane floor topping. Having worked for this Base Commander in the past, they contacted us for a cost effective solution.

 

Our solution:

We recommended removing only the broken and cracked tiles and patching the voids with an epoxy repair mortar.. Then we would shot-blast the tile to create a surface profile. For the flooring we recommended an elastomeric base with a 1/8-inch, decorative epoxy system. For the transition to the walls we recommended a 4-inch epoxy cove base. This floor would give the base a surface that would be slip resistant, antimicrobial, durable, decorative and long lasting.

 

Our scope of work:

  • Remove all cracked and broken tiles.
  • Prepare and fill holes with an epoxy repair matrix.
  • Shot-blast entire tile floor to remove glaze and create the proper profile.
  • Trowel apply a elastomeric slurry to eliminate tile grout joints.
  • Trowel apply a 4-inch decorative quartz epoxy base.
  • Apply a 100% solids epoxy base coat at a thickness of 16 mils.
  • Broadcast decorative quartz aggregate to excess.
  • Apply a 100% solids epoxy mid coat a pt a thickness of 16 mils.
  • Broadcast decorative quartz aggregate to excess.
  • Apply a 100% solids epoxy seal coat at a thickness of 16 mils.
  • Apply a 100% solids urethane at a thickness of 5 mils.

 

This floor came out great and the Base Commander was thrilled. I walked this floor 10 years after completing the project and it was perfect.

Our Cambridge, MA crews installed all the flooring for this project.