Innovative fuel island restorations eliminate metal bands
Rusted and chipped fuel islands are a common sight. They can quickly become safety hazards. They also leave a bad first impression with patrons. So, If you ask station owners why they haven’t done anything to improve them, the most common answer is they cannot afford to have their business shut down for days on end.
Most convenience store retailers are used to having to remove fuel pumps, tear out the entire island and start from scratch with new concrete and metal bands. There’s a better solution. It’s not as time consuming and you can usually sell fuel throughout the entire process.
Epoxy Mortar Alternatives
Innovative fuel island restorations using an epoxy-based mortar system are becoming more common these days. Take time to do your research and look for one that:
- doesn’t require removal of the pumps
- doesn’t require metal bands
- offers a quick turnaround
- keeps your station operational throughout the process
- offers color matching to meet your branding standard colors
One advantage of an epoxy-mortar system is that it’s 2-3 times stronger than standard concrete. Another benefit is its durability. Plus, the metal bands of traditional islands can often be completely removed during the restoration process – with no need to ever replace them. That eliminates the risk of rust down the road.
In the end, epoxy-based mortar systems will deliver a strong, stable foundation that won’t fade and will be resistant to chemicals, oil, gasoline spills, and road salts. Plus, it’s going to look a lot nicer for a lot longer. That means a good first impression for years and years to come.