The long-accepted solution for repairing damaged gas island foundations involved removing the pumps and the crumbling concrete, re-pouring fresh concrete, reinforcing it with a metal band around the edges and then painting it. Or there was the band-aid approach of just painting it.
In either case, there were flaws. The standard replacement included a shiny new metal band that would someday end up just as rusty as the one it replaced. And the painted solution was ever so temporary.
Enter epoxy-mortar concrete alternatives, like the one used in Simon Surfaces’ Gas Island Restoration System.
7 Advantages of Simon Surfaces Gas Island Restoration System
- No need to remove gas pumps
- No need for metal bands, eliminating rust forever
- 2- to 3-times stronger than concrete
- Chemical, gas, oil and salt resistant
- Excellent wear characteristics
- Can be custom colored to match branding or safety standards
- Quick turnaround on projects
If you’re a station owner looking for a proven solution that results in durable, clean-looking gas pump areas, and minimized ongoing maintenance, check out these examples.