Our client, recognized by the Illinois Safety Council for a history of safe practices, decided to take a proactive approach to address a safety concern in one of their transportation garages. The 3-year-old, 18,000 sq. ft. concrete floor in the Libertyville garage was equipped to withstand heavy foot traffic and 24 large utility trucks. But when conditions were wet, it presented a serious slipping hazard to the employees working in the garage. ComEd refused to rely on simple administrative solutions such as signage or reminders to be careful to ensure the safety of their staff. They required a solution to mitigate the risk by renovating the floor, despite its young age.
The initial request called for an epoxy liquid floor at a considerably higher cost and 4-week installation time. Upon further reviewing the logistics, needs and concerns of the client, Mr. Davids suggested an improved alternate solution, the Gerflor GTI Max High Traffic tile. The installation was 1) fast, with the time to install reduced from 4 weeks to 1 week, 2) cost effective, with over 40% savings, 3) durable, with a life expectancy of over 20 years, 4) easy to repair, as damaged pieces can be easily removed and replaced without interrupting service, and most importantly 5) safe wet and dry, with an ADA Slip Resistance of R10. ComEd can now use this newly remodeled facility with full confidence in the safety of their staff.