CASE STUDY: Fuel islands restored in multiple stores across Southern Ohio
LOCATION: Cincinnati, OH
Southern Ohio weather can be tough – especially on concrete fuel islands. Temperature fluctuations, snow, ice, rain and chemicals like salt and deicers caused significant damage to the fuel islands at ten sites of this business located in and around Cincinnati. The damage included cracked and broken concrete, as well as rusted metal bands. The islands were unsightly but more importantly posed safety risks to customers and employees. The customer wanted a high quality, long-term solution that would not be as costly and disruptive as completely removing and replacing the fuel islands at each site.
- Solution: Fuel Islands Restoration
- 10 sites; 44 fuel islands
Simon Surfaces rebuilt/restored all 44 islands at the 10 sites using its Fuel Island Restoration solution. The process started by eliminating the metal bands and re-forming the island. From there, an epoxy-mortar blend was poured into the new island form, hand-troweled and sealed with a resilient urethane top coat. Because the epoxy-mortar system is so strong, it completely eliminates the need for metal bands so there will be no future risk of rust. In addition, the islands were restored in sets so that each site could remain operational the entire time with minimal disruption. The end result is that the new islands are not only 2-3 times stronger than standard concrete, but are also much more resistant to chemicals including gas, oil and salt.
Fully restored fuel islands
No costly, disruptive replacement necessary
No more metal bands, meaning no risk of future rust
2-3 times stronger than standard concrete
Minimal disruption to business during installation