096280 – Static Control Fluid-Applied Flooring
(MasterFormat 1995: Section 09660)
CONDUCTIVE NOVOLAC FLOORING SYSTEM
(25,000 to 1,000,000 ohms) 65 Mils
PART 1 - GENERAL
Furnish all necessary materials, labor and equipment required to prepare
substrate and install Conductive Novolac Epoxy Flooring System.
1.02 RELATED WORK
All drawings and general provisions of contract including General and
1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE
1. Obtain primary Conductive Novolac Epoxy Flooring
System materials including primers, resins, hardening agents and finish
coats from a single manufacturer providing materials of the type specified
in this section. Provide solvents and other secondary materials from a
source recommended by the manufacturer of primary materials.
2. Installer to verify locations of all joints
requiring a soft sealant and/or epoxy joint material. Follow
recommendations of material manufacture for treatment of all joints,
expansion joints, and cracks.
3. Portable mock-up:
Prior to starting application of flooring system, provide full scale
portable mock-up to establish acceptable quality, durability, and
appearance. Mock-up size must not be less than 4 square feet.
mock-up to be standard of quality for installed work.
installed work to be removed and replaced until acceptable. Aesthetically
unacceptable but well bonded work may be recoated per Manufacturer’s
instructions if thickness clearances permit.
4. Installer must be acceptable to architect,
manufacturer, and owner.
A. Contractor to guarantee work under this Section to
be free from defects of material and installation for the duration of the
warranty period. Defects occurring during warranty period shall be
repaired, in a manner satisfactory to the Owner and the Architect, at
no additional cost to the Owner.
1. Warranty Period: One (1)
A. Product Data
Submit manufacturer's specifications on specific products of the
Conductive Novolac Epoxy Flooring System and an overall system description,
with installation instructions. Manufacturer's standard color charts
shall also be submitted. Furnish three (3) sets of this information.
1.06 MATERIAL DELIVERY, HANDLING AND
A. Primary system materials shall be delivered in the
manufacturer's undamaged, unopened containers. Each container shall be
clearly marked with the following:
1. Product name
2. Manufacturer's name
3. Component designation (A or B, etc.)
4. Mixing ratio of component mixture
B. Provide equipment and personnel to handle the
materials by methods which prevent damage.
C. The applicator shall promptly inspect all direct job
site deliveries to assure that quantities are correct and that materials
comply with requirements and are not damaged.
D. The applicator shall be responsible for all
materials furnished by him, and he shall replace, at his own expense, all
such material that is found to be defective in manufacturing or that has
become damaged in transit, handling or storage.
E. Store materials in accordance with manufacturer's
instructions, with seals and labels intact and legible. Maintain
temperatures within the required range. Do not use materials that have
been stored for a longer period of time than the manufacturer's maximum
recommended shelf life.
1.07 PROJECT CONDITIONS
A. Maintain the
ambient room and the floor temperatures at 60 degrees Fahrenheit, or above,
for a period extending from 72 hours before, during and after floor
installation. Concrete to receive surfacing shall have cured for at
least 28 days and shall have been free of water for at least 7 days.
B. Dew Point:
temperature must be minimum of 5
degrees above dew point prior to, during or up to 24 hours after application
of flooring system.
Apply flooring system only where a minimum of 30 footcandles exist when
measured 3 feet from surface.
D. Advise other
trades of fixtures and fittings not to be installed until flooring is cured
A. Protect adjacent
surfaces not scheduled to receive the flooring by masking, or by other
means, to maintain these surfaces free of the flooring material.
B. Provide adequate
ventilation and fire protection at all mixing and placing operations.
Prohibit smoking or use of spark or flame producing devices within 50 feet
of any mixing or placing operation.
polyethylene or rubber gloves or protective creams for all workmen engaged
in applying products containing epoxy.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A. System Overview
1. The coating system shall be 2 coats of Epoxy.com
Product #676 Conductive Novolac applied over Epoxy.com
Conductive Primer. This system shall be applied
over a clean, properly prepared substrate.
2. Prior to system application, all joints and cracks
are to be treated with a semi-flexible epoxy joint filler and rigid epoxy
crack filler respectively as described in the execution section.
3. The finished floor system shall be a minimum 65 mils
in thickness, dense, nonporous and test between 25,000 and 1,000,000 ohms
B. The rigid epoxy to be used for crack treatment
shall be Epoxy.com Product #720 or other epoxy approved by Manufacturer.
The semi-flexible epoxy to be used for control joint filler shall be
Epoxy.com Product #32
PART 3 - EXECUTION
Architect's approval of mock-up before installing Conductive Novolac Epoxy
Flooring System; see QUALITY ASSURANCE in PART 1.
B. Preparation of
1. Inspect surfaces
to receive Conductive Novolac Epoxy Flooring System and verify that
condition is smooth and free from conditions that will adversely affect
execution, permanence, or quality of work.
a. Remove all
projections, all debris detrimental to flooring system, and dirt, oil
contaminates, grease, and surface coatings affecting bond.
2. Notify Architect
in writing prior to commencing work of any conditions deemed unsatisfactory
for the installation; installation of flooring materials is understood as
acceptance of the substrate as satisfactory.
The General Contractor shall be responsible for hiring an independent
testing service to test for moisture content and moisture vapor emission
rate; install no flooring over concrete until the concrete has been cured
and is sufficiently dry to achieve permanent bond with flooring as
determined by material manufacturer's recommended bond and moisture tests.
remove concrete laitance by steel shot blasting or other method approved by
flooring manufacturer. Achieve minimum surface profile of CSP-3.
b. Concrete slab
shall have an efficient puncture-resistant reinforced moisture vapor barrier
10-15 mils thick minimum directly under the concrete slab (for slab on
grade). Do not use vapor barrier manufactured with recycled material.
Testing must be done to verify that the moisture vapor emission rate of the
slab does not exceed that as recommended by the manufacturer at time of
installation of the flooring or at any future date. Moisture vapor
emission and moisture content testing must conform with the requirements of
ASTM F-1869-98 (Calcium Chloride Test) and ASTM F-2170-02 (Relative Humidity
Probe Test). If test results show excessive levels of moisture content
or vapor emission rate, apply manufacturer’s recommended moisture vapor
emission control material.
C. Cracks and non-expansion joints shall be routed
and filled with Epoxy.com Product #720 and Epoxy.com
Product #32 Epoxy Joint Filler respectively.
Apply each component of the Conductive Novolac Epoxy Flooring
System in compliance with manufacturer's installation instructions including
mixing and application methods, recoat windows, cure times and environmental
restrictions. The system is to be applied directly over all
non-expansion joints and cracks that have been treated as previously
described. Material applied over expansion or control joint material
is subject to cracking due to movement in the joint.
B. Cracks and Non-Expansion Joints
1. Cracks less than 1/32" wide after surface
preparation shall be filled with neat, rigid epoxy
Product #720 or
other resin approved by Manufacturer, mixed and applied as recommended by
the manufacturer's printed instructions. All treated cracks are to be
sanded prior to applying primer. Non-Expansion Joints shall be routed and
filled with semi-flexible epoxy Product #32.
2. Those cracks larger than 1/32" wide shall be
routed and filled with rigid epoxy - Product #32. - or other resin approved by
Manufacturer, mixed and applied as recommended by the manufacturer's printed
3. Install cove using epoxy
Product #720 as to the height and in the locations shown on the drawings.
C. Epoxy Primer
Apply epoxy primer Epoxy Product #671 by squeegee and back roll at the rate
of 250 square feet per gallon to thoroughly wet surface, but taking care not
to "pond" the material.
D. Conductive Novolac Epoxy Body Coat Application
1. Apply first coat of Epoxy.com Conductive Novolac Epoxy
- Product #676 at a minimum thickness of 32 mils. 50 square feet per gallon
is required coverage for 100% solids epoxy coating to achieve 32 mils
2. Follow manufacturer's instructions for mixing and application
techniques. Allow to cure before applying second coat.
E. Conductive Novolac Epoxy Top Coat Application
1. Apply a second coat of Epoxy.com Conductive Novolac Epoxy
- Product #676 at a minimum thickness of 32 mils. 50 square feet per gallon
is required coverage for 100% solids epoxy coating to achieve additional 32 mils
thickness (64 mils total thickness for the two coats).
2. Cure finish coat to manufacturer's recommendations.
3. Conductivity testing must be performed by Installer
and testing of point-to-point or point-to-ground must confirm proper
conductivity range of 25,000 to 1,000,000 ohms.
F. Obtain architect/engineer's approval of the system
just after completion of the final coat, prior to completion of curing.
3.03 CURING AND PROTECTION
A. Cure Conductive Novolac Epoxy Flooring System
materials in compliance with manufacturer's directions, taking care to
prevent contamination during stages of the application and prior to
completion of the curing process.
B. Apply temporary protection until floor is fully
cured. The General Contractor shall protect the finished floor from
the time that the sub-contractor completes the work.
END OF SECTION