The work progresses
Once the pecker had manged to break up all the old concrete floor it was time to remove all the waste broken concrete and steel reinforcing bars. The small digger soon made short work of the task and the floor was then cleared right down to the base ground level. Now all the work could be put into building up a new floor rather than taking away the old shallow floor.
Floor area is now at the correct depth for the Trumpf laser
Once all the old flooring material had been removed we could get the base floor leveled off and compacted down to create a hard based to build the new flooring layers onto.
Drilling tie bar holes
So that the new flooring pad, once laid in position, wasn’t just a free floating island it was necessary to drill into the side walls of the existing concrete and push reinforced steel bars in place. These steel bars could then be tied into the reinforcing mesh that would be laid into the new floor giving a more stable floor pad. AS with all these jobs in was slow going but when you are investing a lot in a new laser cutting machine the job has to be done properly.