Question: My gas islands are rusted and chipped. Can they be restored without shutting down my station for days on end?
Answer: Restoring gas islands is a newer process in the industry. Most convenience stores and gas stations are used to removing the pumps, tearing out the entire island and starting from scratch. Now with restoration available, there are some huge advantages.
- No more metal. Simon Surfaces is able to remove all of the metal from the island and restore it using our high strength epoxy. When complete, there is no more metal band.
The image of the store is greatly enhanced and the liabilities that come with rusted metal are gone.
- Turnaround times. On a site with four standard islands, we would basically shut down two islands and leave two open so the station is still operational. We would have two islands completed in 1-2 business days. Then we would open the first two up and complete other two islands. In this example, it’s a quick turnaround of only four days and they’re still selling fuel. If you were to tear out and replace the islands, it would take a much longer time and it’s also a much larger disruption and mess to that area. Simon Surfaces doesn’t use heavy equipment and we’re utilizing the existing concrete base and restoring it.