A well-maintained industrial concrete floor is critical to long-term productivity. It’s important to remember that an industrial concrete floor is not a “static” building component. An industrial concrete floor can experience dynamic changes throughout the service life, especially during the first few years after placement. Changes in temperature, humidity, material handling vehicles/loading and many other factors can impact the integrity of the concrete floor.
According to Metzger/McGuire, some of the factors that can have an impact on the wearing surface or the integrity of the floor surface, joint edges or joint filler throughout the life of the floor include: