Using Grout To Create A Base For Your Business’s Equipment

If you're planning to add large pieces of equipment added to your business's interior, there are several steps that will have to be done first. In particular, this could involve the use of various grouting products to create a raised platform for the equipment. 

Use The Grout To Create A Thick Base For Your Equipment

When preparing a base for your equipment, it is necessary to choose a base design that will be thick enough to support the weight of the machinery without cracking. If the equipment will produce powerful vibrations, this base may need to be thicker than normal. Otherwise, the vibrations may weaken the base and still be able to pass through to the floor underneath the equipment. After learning more about the equipment that will be placed in the room, a professional contractor will be able to assist you with estimating the thickness of the base that you will need in order to get the best results from the new grout base that you are installing in your facility.

Ensure A Steady Supply Of Mixed Grout Is Available

A mistake that often occurs when individuals are installing a grout base for their equipment can be underestimating the amount of grout that they will need. This can lead to their project potentially being disrupted due to the need to pause and prepare more grout to pour. By mixing enough grout the first time, you can also avoid situations where there may be differences in the consistency of the grout that is being used. This will allow for the base that you are creating to have a more uniform strength and durability. As a result, this could reduce the likelihood of it cracking due to there being inconsistencies in the quality of the grout mix.

Take Steps To Shorten The Curing Process For The Grout Base

The grout will need to be given enough time to fully cure in order for it to be an effective option for your needs. Depending on the thickness of the grout base, this can take anywhere from several days to several weeks to complete. One option for accelerating this process is to increase the ventilation and the air circulation in the area where the grout base was installed. This can allow the moisture in the grout to evaporate more quickly so that it will be ready for use much sooner. If you are in an area that has especially high humidity, placing a dehumidifier in the room with the grout base can also be an option for speeding up this process.

Contact a local grout company, such as Techmar Grout, to learn more.