Published Thursday 12th of December 2013 // Updated Thursday 11th of May 2017
Warehouses are important to the well oiled functioning of any company that sells goods. Without a place to store their goods, companies would not be able to generate profit. Of course, while the storage space has to be uniquely suited to the goods of each particular company, most warehouses are constructed from concrete, which offers the most durable and strong structure in which goods can be stored
Concrete on its own, however, is not enough. Concrete has a number of tiny microscopic pores and hairlines cracks that extend throughout the material in a vast network that connects the two sides of the concrete slab together. These pores and cracks are natural by-products of concretes composition, as it is made from the mixing of an aggregate, like sand, with water and Portland cement. The presence of the pores can lead to a variety of potential damages that can ruin the structural integrity of the concrete that is protecting whatever you may have in your warehouse.
Warehouse floors are often the most important part of any warehouse, as well as being the most likely places to suffer damage. The floors of warehouses are frequently trodden by steel-toe work boots and the tires of trucks, forklifts, and other heavy machinery. Similarly, if the products are heavy enough, they can fall onto the concrete, cracking it and causing scratches that can weaken the concretes strength and impair its longevity.
The best concrete sealer for a warehouse would be an aliphatic urethane. Aliphatic urethanes are topical level sealers that feature an incredibly strong bond to the surface of the concrete substrate. Once bonded, they last for an exceptionally long time. Aliphatic urethanes, like the Urethane 645, offer extensive protection from extreme damages, such as excessive heat, abrasions, cracking, water incursion, UV radiation, as well as a variety of other potential harms. When you apply the Urethane 645 to your warehouse floor, you can rest assured that the concrete beneath it will remain unharmed for a long time.