Belzona Repairs Trip Hazards at Cider Factory

KHIA ID: 1593
Industry: General Industry (GIND)
Application: FPA-Floor Problem Areas (FPA)
Substrate: Concrete
Customer Location: Cider Manufacturer, UK
Application Date: December 2008

Belzona® 4911 (Magma TX Conditioner)

Belzona® 4131 (Magma Screed)

Problem: There are access lids at the base of the tank which are held in place with bolts and secured by a gasket to the base of the lid. However, these areas can be prone to leaking as the aggressive cider juice drips and eats away at the gasket and then attacks the concrete floor at the base of the tank, as you can see from the pictures. Eventually, this creates a gulley which can be a serious trip hazard.
Photograph Descriptions
  1. The grooves in the floor
  2. Applying the Belzona® 4131 by hand
  3. Filling in the gaps by hand
  4. The old and new floor, viewed at ground level
Application Situation
Repairs to floor
Application Method
The areas requiring repair were washed down. As per the IFU once dry the areas were coated with Belzona® 4911 followed by Belzona® 4131. We discovered that the process worked best when applied by (gloved) hand whilst holding the trowel against the concrete edge and sliding the trowel away once the Belzona® 4131 was in the void.
Belzona Facts
After a first inspection over a month later, the surrounding area was discoulouring and graining but the reclaimed areas were standing up well to exposure to the raw cider. As a result, the client now wishes to coat the whole area once the application has proved itself, as well as the other eight ‘planetary suites.