July 15

National Kitchen Equipment

Importers Of Quality Commercial Equipment


Started in the year 2016, National Kitchen Equipment aims at providing high-quality commercial catering equipment to catering businesses. 

It imports commercial kitchen equipment directly from Italy, France, Turkey, and Asia, as well as works with commercial kitchen equipment manufacturers throughout Australia so that it can provide its customers with a vast range of first-class catering equipment to choose from.

For More Info visit : 

Address: 2581 Gold Coast Hwy Mermaid Beach QLD 4218 Australia 2581

visit: http://www.nationalkitchenequipment.com.au/

April 14

Understanding Concrete Repair Terms | Remedial Building Services | Remedial Building Services

Learn about the various types of commercial waterp [...]


January 24

Application of a Durable, non-slip flooring surface | Remedial Building Services

The Remedial Flooring team were contracted to inst [...]
In 2018, the new Toyota Oakdale facility was nearing completion. During the end of the first half, our flooring team were called in to apply two flooring solutions to two key areas of the new complex. The requirement was that the surfaces offer durability to withstand heavy traffic and chemicals and also be non-slip. In the Mezannine level the solution also needed to be visually attractive. 

BATTERY CHARGE AND PACKAGING OPERATIONS AREA

As the workhorse of the facility, we were requested to apply a coating which met several key critieria. Having understood the long term requirements of the area we specified the application of Sika 264T a two-component solvent free high-build epoxy coating which is perfect for heavy duty and even decorative finishes..

Measuring just over 3500sqm, we constructed bunds around the Battery Charge area before, preparing the newly poured slab with diamond grinders, vacuuming and cleaning it. Then we applied the first of the coats using rollers.
Once the first coat was dry we applied the second coating, including a fine gauge 60# mesh before painting on white gudie and safety lines around all operations areas. 

MEZANNINE LEVEL 

This 8300sqm area is a site to behold. The client requested that we prepare the new timber flooring with a product that would provide good non-slip qualities without compromising on aestehtics or durability. 
Our first task was to belt-sand the surface edges and use a fine paper to smooth the majority of it. We then applied Hychem E100 primer and two coats of Hychem SF20FG - a durable, chemical resistant epoxy resin with the second coat also incorporating a fine gauge 60# mesh. 
January 24

Beak & Johnston | Remedial Building Services

Beak and Johnston are a major supplier of retail f [...]

Once our recommended flooring solution and quote were approved, we started the project immediately, working closely with the appointed building team. We expertly applied Ucrete polyurethane flooring in order to create a floor that was safe, hygienic and resistant to the physical and chemical strain to which it would be exposed.

To enhance the longevity and quality of the flooring we included a bauxite broadcast aggregate in place of the more commonly used, but less effective silica sand.

January 24

Falls on Flat Surfaces: A Commonly Overlooked Work Hazard | Remedial Building Services

In the past Workplace safety was something people [...]

In the past Workplace safety was something people saw as a necessary evil. Today however, Workplace safety is one of the many aspects that business owners as well as facility managers have started to prioritise, recognising that a safe workforce is more motivated and less of a financial burden. In fact, workplace safety is not only a requirement by Australian law, but it also has a proven effect in boosting productivity, employee retention and end product quality.

The importance of getting flooring right

In our dealings with clients we often get asked about workplace claims and while trends in serious rates of claims is going down, (according to the Key Work Health and Safety, 2015 report), Falls from the same height (including slips and trips on floor surfaces) is still the 3rd most serious cause of injury in Australia, representing 14% of all claims.  A serious claim is defined as a claim where the individual is away from work for one or more weeks. 

There are our variety of stories that highlight the damage and burden a workplace injury can cause, both for the individual involved and the business (lost productivity, increased insurance premiums, fines and penalties, business reputation, to name but a few). And it is frustrating as flooring specialists, that the issues causing businesses and employees so much angst  can be avoided, simply by getting your flooring solution right from the start

January 24

What Remedial Building Services offer | What we Do | Remedial Building Services

If you want to know why you need more than a handy [...]

The dizzying array of flooring options can often be confusing. and all too often clients are unsure of which flooring type is the most appropriate for their building.

Our advice is simple: when it comes to industrial and commercial flooring, resilience and versatility should always be prioritised over aesthetic considerations.

While many of our clients have been drawn to flooring options such as ceramic tiles or a polished concrete floor because of their visual appeal, after listening to their requirements, we advise them to steer clear of these flooring solutions. In the same way that a nice hat cannot offer the same protection as a good quality helmet, a vinyl or concrete floor cannot offer the same protection, resilience and versatility as polyurethane, epoxy or MMA flooring solutions.

In fact, our composite flooring solutions offer numerous advantages over otherfloor coverings including:

  • The ability to be prepared and installed overnight, limiting the down time for businesses and causing minimal –if any- loss of trade.
  • Customisation of the colour, the non-slip co-efficient and the level of resistance to traffic, machinery, chemicals and cleaning agents.
  • A range of available finishes; from a showroom quality finish to a hard-wearing factory floor
  • Seamless floors with no grout or welds and therefore no opportunity for bacteria to grow in the cracks.

We have solutions to suit commercial flooring and industrial flooring requirements, be they restaurants, food production, pharmaceutical, showroom or workshop.
Contact our team to learn more about the advantages of our composite flooring solutions

December 17

How to clean a resin industrial floor | Blog | Remedial Building Services | Remedial Building Services

Does your business site have a resin floor and you [...]

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR RESIN FLOOR PROPERLY

  
Resin floors are widely regarded as a long-lasting flooring system – a primary reason it is favoured in numerous applications including industrial and commercial flooring industries. But like all things, if not regularly and properly maintained, its performance diminishes, it can become unsuitable for the reasons it was implemented and in food preparation areas, it can become unhygienic due to bacteria, build-up of foods/chemicals/detergents, making it a hazardous surface for people to move around in.
So that your resin floor remains in-line with occupational health and safety requirements imposed by Australian standards, it is best to employ an appropriate cleaning regimen. The manufacturers (and less often installers) of resin flooring usually have their own guidelines, from frequency of cleaning to the use of the right products. But having guidelines and following them are two different things, so we thought it prevalent to share some top-level tips on how to keep your floor clean with the right methods as well as recommended tools and cleaning agents.

Recommended Resin Cleaning Methods

There are two common yet highly effective methods used to properly clean epoxy resin flooring and other similar surfaces. The first one is called manual scrubbing, which involves 1) sweeping of the floor to remove accumulated dirt and loose debris; 2) diluting the appropriate cleaning agent (i.e. detergent, see next section) 3) manual scrubbing (by hand) using a brush or a pad; 4) rinsing of the floor with water; 5) draining dirty water and drying of the surface with a squeegee.
The second method requires the use of a steam cleaner or a pressure washer. This procedure is basically the same as the mechanical method but instead of using a brush to clean the floor after the application of a cleaning agent, you use a steam cleaner after steps 1 and 2 are complete. You have to take note, however, that using a pressure washer or a steam cleaner requires proper training and cautious usage as the equipment is powerful and can cause damage to the floor or the operator if handled improperly.

Resin-Friendly Cleaning Products

An integral part in resin maintenance is the usage of a cleaning agent for effective cleaning and maintenance. But what are the common products which you should consider using on your resin floors? Check out the list.
  • Commercial Detergent – perfect for general and simple flooring cleaning. Diluted with water, it creates foam easily, which in turn, helps in loosening dirt and impurities stuck on the floor. A detergent is also good in trapping the dirt in the solution, making it easy for you to contain the filth and remove them effectively with a subsequent water rinse.
    • Failure to remove the detergent properly however, can make the floor slippery, so it is essential that rinsing is done thoroughly.
  • Deodoriser – designed to get rid of odour and bacteria from the floor. This cleaning agent is works best for sterilisation and disinfection purposes, and is therefore perfect for use in food service areas, hospitals, and the other similar spaces.
  • Degreasers and emulsifier – used in removing oils, greases, and other water-insoluble substances. They usually contain hydrocarbon solvents, which facilitate oils and the like to effortlessly mix with water, thus easily eradicating residues which are both slippery and harmful to the floor, without hassle. 
Always keep in mind that manufacturers and installers have recommended products for you to use. Where in doubt, ask them before using a product on your floor as, if you want to prolong the life of your resin floors, their advice will be invaluable. This will not only make your flooring long-lasting but by following the manufacturer’s instructions, you will not void their warranty program.

General Tips

  • Always conduct a spot test in a non-prominent area when using a new cleaning agent.
  • Always dilute the cleaning agent in the recommended quantities before applying it the floor.
  • Immediately wipe off spilled liquid with a mop and a bucket in order to keep your floor in good condition as well as to prevent accidents in the area.
  • Never mix cleaning chemicals and agents as this can be harmful both to human beings and to the floor. 
  • Do not flood the floor when cleaning it with water. Excessive water can damage it.
  • High-traffic areas should be cleaned more than other spaces in your premises.
  • To maintain the antistatic qualities of your flooring, make sure to conduct routine test methods, with recommendations from your installer or manufacturer.
  • Always consult with the professionals to identify the right kind of cleaning equipment and process to utilise for your flooring.
Resin floors are indeed a great investment for your industrial or commercial flooring needs. But no matter how durable they are, remember they are not impervious to wear and tear. If you don’t take care of your floors and do not adhere to a simple cleaning regime, it is inevitable that some damage will eventually be done to them.
But we hope, that iy keeping all these tips in mind, especially when it comes to using the right cleaning agents and tools, your flooring will retain its original condition. If you have any doubts, or think you may have damaged your floor already, why not get me or one of our team on site to have a chat? Get in touch with us today!
 
October 31

Concrete Repair | Remedial Building Services

Don't let anyone fool you. Concrete repair is NOT [...]

BUT FIRST, WHAT IS CONCRETE SPALLING?

In short, Concrete spalling is the technical term which describes concrete which has been put under stress and has started to crack. this stress is most often caused by structural factors such as building movement or rust within the structural reinforcing.  As steel rusts it expands within the concrete (it can expand up to 7 timees its original size) causing the concrete to swell and - given concrete is not flexible - crack. As it cracks it becomes brittle, allows moisture in which reacts with the steel further, accelerating the process.

Concrete spalling is also referred to as concrete cancer by many. The signs of spalling  include:

  • Crazing and cracking concrete
  • Rust stains which seem to leak out from within the concrete
  • Bubbling (also called Plating) of concrete render
  • Drummy concrete. Concrete which appears solid, but when tapped shows evidence of air trapped behind it meaning it has started to delaminate (split into layers) 
  • Leaks which appear in overhead concrete surfaces

THE DANGERS OF CONCRETE SPALLING

Concrete spalling – especially on the outside of a building – not only looks terrible, but it is potentially dangerous too. Over time, and with increased exposure to the elements, untreated pieces of concrete may fall from your structure. The risk is it falling and damaging property, or even worse, hitting a person walking below.

WHY YOU NEED CONCRETE REPAIR EXPERTS

Many people (incorrectly) believe that a coat of paint, or in "more extreme" circumstances, replacing the affected concrete will suffice to fix the issues described above. Truth is though, that concrete repair requires more than tese aesthetic approaches. Whilst these approaches fix the visible signs, all they are doing is masking the real issues underneath. It is the same as putting a band-aid on a gravel rash without removing the debris first. You have treated the signs of trouble, but you are allowing the wound to fester and cause ongoing complications which require even more work. 

Concrete repair requires a methodological approach to:

  • Identify the visible signs
  • Understand the underlying causes
  • Develop a repair methodology which treats the issues and which ensures compatibility with any existing systems or materials
  • Implementation of the repairs
  • Ongoing supervision
  • Guarantees as to the quality of work. 

THE RISKS OF NOT DOING CONCRETE REPAIR CORRECTLY

Like anything, there are risks in not doing something correctly the first time. With concrete cancer it is essential that you make the correct decisions and undertake the correct procedures the first time, as if you don't there can be ramifications inclusive of:

  • ​Incompatible metals being used in close proximity to each other, thus causing a reaction which allows water into the slab

  • Ongoing structural damage inclusive of shifting walls, cracked bricks, plumbing issues, windows which crack, doors which are not plumb, and so on.
  • Increased costs associated with ongoing repair work
  • Increased costs in longer term due to deferred maintenance 
  • Damage to property or life from potential falling concrete

LARGE RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CONCRETE REPAIR

If you have concerns your property requries concerete repair, contact us. We specialise in the repair of concrete for residential and commercial strata buildings, commercial buildings, and industrial complexes. 

October 31

Why Remedial | Remedial Building Services

Providing specialist structural building repairs t [...]

SPECIALIST BUILDING AND FLOORING SERVICES

In the 45 plus years we have been in business, we have established ourselves as the pre-eminent supplier of specialist building services encompassing structural repair, Home Owners Warranty claim repairs and commercial flooring services.

Where we’ve watched competitors come and go, we have stayed strong, which we attribute to three core principles:

  • Intimate understanding of the factors which lead to structural and safety concerns;
  • The recommendation and application of solutions which eradicate the underlying problem and renew it to a desired state; and
  • Transparency in our communication with clients.

 Whilst our experience has seen us travel across Australia on odd occasion we are predominantly focussed on providing the best services for NSW. Today, our service strengths include commercial floor coatings, concrete repair, structural repair and Home Owners Warranty insurance claims.

Over the years our business has grown and with it our staff has expanded. Today, our senior management have amassed close to 200 years collective experience, which makes us confident in our ability to provide to you the best specialist solutions possible.

For more information on Remedial Building Services, please contact our offices, or feel free to download our brochures.

September 26

Understanding Waterproofing Solutions | Remedial Building Services

Learn about liquid membranes, torch-on membranes, [...]
Water leakages are one of the most common issues for commercial and industrial buildings. While occasional droplets may seem harmless, the truth is, these drops could be an ominous sign of a larger underlying issues which will become worse over time as water might penetrate through the ceiling, walls, or worse — the entire foundation of the building.
Ignoring these issues will pose long-term complications that will ultimately affect the overall structural integrity of the building. It is therefore vital to work on your building's waterproofing as an integral part of preserving its condition. Fixing it is a requirement, but which option should you consider? The waterproofing solutions that you can apply to your residential, commercial or industrial property are many and varied, so we've broken them down for you. 
 

LIQUID MEMBRANES

What are they?
This is a fully bonded waterproofing system that uses liquid film such as acrylics, polyurethanes, and bituminous emulsion (or asphalt), which cures directly right after it bonds to the surface being applied to.
Because of its liquid nature, it can easily take any shape or contour and can easily be applied in one piece. Best of all, it becomes almost integrated into the original structure, unlike other materials that are usually applied in sheets and are visibly a different part of the structure.
It is popular for its highly elastic properties, with an elongation range between 280% and up to 500%. Basically, this means it is highly effective for use in situations where buildling movement is expected with little to no damage at all. With this durability and flexibility, as well as its chemical and abrasion resistance and UV absorption, liquid membranes are a brilliant waterproof option.
What is it for?
As mentioned, liquid membranes are highly flexible, so it is ideal for complex pillars and wall designs as well as for corrugated roofing. Being low maintenance and extraordinarily heavy duty, it is perfect for high-traffic, busy areas such as factories, production floors, and bunding. 
 

TORCH-ON MEMBRANES

What is it?
Torch-on membranes are made from a mixture of bitumen or hydrocarbon and various polymers, usually Atactic Poly Propylene (APP) or Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS). They are self-adhesive, however, to reinforce their adhesive property, it is further blended with oils and resins.
Torch-on membranes are a sheet membrane system, meaning the solution is applied in large sheets. To be effective, each of the strips overlaps to it's neighbour.
Application is via one of two methods.  In an APP-mixed membrane, once heated with a butane torch, it starts to soften to expose a shiny bitumen surface that adheres to the substrate. The SBS, rubber-modified membrane, on the other hand, doesn’t torch well so it is loosely laid and bonded only by heat fusion.
What is it for?
Since they provide exceptional protection against environmental elements, torch-on membranes are best for flat or low-sloped roofing, balconies, areas that easily collect water and areas where foot traffic is high, as the solution can be applied with a non-slip aggregate to ensure slipping is not an issue.


LOOSE-LAYERED SHEET MEMBRANES

What is it?
As opposed to self-adhesive sheet membranes, loose-layered sheet membranes are highly flexible thermoplastic commercial waterproofing products usually made from polyethylene film, plasticised PVC or thermoplastic polyolefin.
They are laid on top of new or existing floors, used to control dampness of the flooring. Unlike other types of waterproofing systems, loose-laid sheet membranes are easy to install and quick to restore. When damaged, you need not replace the entire system as you can simply remove the affected sheet and fit a new one instead.
What is it for?
Loose-layered sheet membranes are a common choice as a damp-proof flooring membrane usually in performance sports centres, production lines, and other areas prone to injury.


HYPALON BANDAGES

What is it?
Hypalon is a relatively old waterproofing material, which is also known as chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) synthetic rubber (CSM). It is a popular joint and crack sealant, and is known for its high watertight properties and compression strength. While it effectively seals joints, hypalon bandages are preferred where multi-direction movement is required.
It is important to consider the environment when applying this solution however as beyond 30 degrees Celsius it will not yield the intended effect. Furthermore, while there are still hypalon concrete waterproofing materials available today, its manufacturer, DuPont, has ceased production of the product permanently.

What is it for?
Hypalon bandages were generally ideal for sealing tunnels, culverts, silos, roof connections, industrial floors, reservoirs, silos, and wastewater treatment plants.


TANKING MEMBRANES

What is it?
Made from polypropylene, tanking membranes are studded sheets that create a tank-like seal to serve as impermeable barrier to prevent water from penetrating through a building. The studs are responsible for the air gap cavity between the wall and membrane, which helps in keeping the covered area dry. Tanking membranes are also called cavity drain membranes.

What is it for?
Tanking membranes work well on any type of wall but because they perform greatly on masonry, it is a viable waterproofing solution for older buildings or heritage structures.


NEGATIVE WATERPROOFING THROUGH INJECTION

What is it?
Negative waterproofing is the go-to when it becomes impossible to carry out waterproofing from the external side of the structure. While it can prevent water from entering the space, negative waterproofing cannot stop moisture and water from getting into the substrate, meaning the water may still corrode the steel and concrete within causing concrete cancer.
The most common methodology applied in negative waterproofing is the application of injection to fill cracks and voids in between wall layers.

To resolve non-structural water penetration issues in places like basements and below-grade areas, chemical grout or polyurethane injection is applied, which effectively stops water pressure from increasing, thus causing serious structural problems.
What is it for?
As mentioned above, injection-based waterproofing is used for cracks on concrete walls, columns, seams and fissures, slabs, beams, and many more.
 

HOW REMEDIAL CAN HELP WITH YOUR WATERPROOFING NEEDS

Aat Remedial, we deliver structural waterproofing services for residential, commercial, and industrial applications in order to prevent water-induced damage to your building. Whether you are dealing with a chronic problem or an isolated one, we have a team of remedial experts who can work with you to properly identify which waterproofing solutions is appropriate for you given the extent of the damage, your budget, and the type of structure you have.
Speak to us so we can assess your waterproofing needs right away.
August 13

Different Types of Commercial Waterproofing | Remedial Building Services

Learn about the various types of commercial waterp [...]
If you think that because a building is made from concrete and measures have been taken to protect it that it will thus be impervious to water, you may need to think again. Protecting a building from water is something that people often take for granted. They think concrete structures are impervious to water, but sadly, they are not. Chemicals and minerals which help give concrete its strength, can also be the proponents which react with chemicals in water and other liquids which ultimately lead to concrete spalling.
And though you may believe that building has adequate drainage to prevent the build-up of water, and thus minimise the chance of your foundations being affected, did you know that most waterproofing issues we fix are to the flat roof areas and the decks which sit above carparks? If these spaces are above residential spaces such as in an apartment, the impacts are real and tangible for those residents, whereas if the affected area is a commercial building or carpark, the impacts are often financial.
In this blog, we want to provide you with an overview of different issues caused by water and then provide insights into the different methodologies/options available to you for the protection of those areas subjected to water.
July 15

Commercial Refrigeration Repair Santa Barbara

We offers a great variety of Commercial Refrigerat [...]

COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION

COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION IN SANTA BARBARA, CA

Having the proper refrigeration equipment is essential for any business in the food service industry. A+ Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning in Santa Barbara, CA offers a great variety of commercial refrigeration equipment at competitive prices.

Commercial refrigeration equipment is required for most restaurant kitchens and is necessary for many other businesses that deal with food, as it helps keep food cold and reduces the risk of bacteria growth and food poisoning.

Businesses that may need commercial refrigeration solutions include, but are not limited to:

Manufacturing companies

Finding the right type of commercial refrigeration equipment for your business can be hard, but the professionals at A+ Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We have many different styles and sizes of equipment available, so whether you need a reach-in freezer, a walk-in cooler, or a refrigerated display case, we have the equipment that you’re looking for.

Call A+ Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning in Santa Barbara, CA today to learn more about our commercial refrigeration options.

May 09

Anyway Electric LLC

If you’re looking for professional electrical cont [...]

 At Anyway Electric LLC, we have over 10 years of experience with residential & commercial services. We have been approved by Home Advisor four separate times for quality. Our expert team offers a wide variety of services, and we guarantee that no matter the job you have, our technicians can handle it. And because we offer 24 hour emergency services, you can call us at any time! 

Address: 525 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202, USA

Phone: (209) 250-3126

February 19

Commercial and Automotive locksmith minneapolis

Emerald locksmith offers residential,commercial as [...]

Emerald locksmith offers residential,commercial as well as automotive locksmith services with unique innovative ways. Our locksmith company’s objective is to offer a trusted source of dependable locksmith and high-security services in Minneapolis, MN and surrounding areas. Throughout the years we have grown our business to a reputable company at the forefront of the locksmith industry. We give 24/7 hour emergency service. Emerald Locksmith 2900 Thomas Ave S #2427 Minneapolis, MN 55416 612-509-9919

January 25

How Do You Access Big Data?

Technical professionals integrate routines, protocols, and tools for building software and applications under Application Programming Interface (API), Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Public Access to the database with an API to be the preferred strategy. Read More.