Hexmesh provides long term protection for armor applications in industrial
floors. Specifically: Loading docks, ramps, high trafiic aisles for
forklifts and trucks, hot floors for foundry, forge and steel
mills, refuse disposal plant floors and almost anywhere floors are
subject to severe impact and rolling loads will benefit with
HEXMESH FOR HEXTILES APPLICATIONS:
HEXTILES SURFACE REINFORCED WITH HEXMESH PROVIDE
LONG TERM DURABILITY FOR INDUSTRIAL FLOOR APPLICATIONS
• UNLOADING DOCKS, APPROACH RAMPS, LIFT TRUCK & TRUCK WAYS,
FOUNDRY FLOORS / ALUMINIUM AND NON FERROUS, INDUSTRY FLOORS, FORGE
& STEEL MILL FLOORS, INCINERATORS AND REFUSE STORAGE AREAS, ANY
FLOORS SUBJECTED TO VIOLENT IMPACTS OR HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS.
Hextiles are available with the above rapid setting high strength concrete
materials and HEXMESH grades. Refractory materials and stainless
steel Hexmesh are available for high temperature floor applications
Once the hextile floor area is installed using compatible grout and
mortar, the HEXMESH™ surface armor becomes the wearing surface. The
concrete materials are locked and anchored within the individual
WHY USE HEXTILE WITH HEXMESH FLOOR ARMOR?
All concrete cracks. It does so as a result of inherent internal
stresses set up as it cures, in combination with the forces of
thermal expansion and contraction. This natural cracking is only
increased by external stresses such as rolling and impact loads.
Spalling, and ultimately the failure, of a concrete slab begins
with the first crack. As the crack grows it branches, weakening the
slab, so that eventually more cracks begin. As the process
advances, it snowballs, resulting in ever faster degradation of the
slab. If there are corrosive liquids that normally come in contact
with the slab, they penetrate the cracks and make matters worse.
THE CONVENTIONAL METHOD OF CRACK CONTROL
Expansion joints, either formed or sawed, are the most commonly
used method of controlling concrete cracking. They can help, but
they are not a permanent solution. In some cases cracks form
elsewhere in spite of them, and in other cases spalls begin at the
edge of the joint itself.
FORMED CRACKING WITH HEXTILE UTILIZING HEXMESH FLOOR ARMOR
PERMANENT CRACK CONTROL
HESLY HEXMESH creates cracks in concrete before they happen by
chance. Hextiles offer maximum resistance to cracking. The HESLY
HEXMESH forms an entire floor surface of interlocked, two-inch
hexagonal concrete blocks, each of which is virtually impervious to
cracking. Moreover, the mesh mechanically locks the concrete within
itself to prevent spalling indefinitely. The HESLY HEXMESH within
the concrete also serves to distribute any concentrated load over a
much wider area in "snowshoe" fashion, while it contributes to
greatly enhanced wearing qualities of the surface.
A SURFACE THAT IMPROVES WITH AGE
As the Hextile with HEXMESH armored concrete surface wears, the
edge of the mesh begins to peen over, increasing the area of
surface steel, more tightly locking-in the concrete, all the while
maintaining the over-all flatness of the surface. The net result is
the most durable concrete surface known today, especially for any
area subject to severe and frequent rolling and impact loads.
HEXTILES ARE EASILY INSTALLED