Client: San Diego State
Location: San Diego, CA
Project: East Commons – Concrete Coatings
Systems Used: Texture-Crete Interior
SDSU East Commons is committed to providing the campus community with menu options that are responsible and sustainable. The commitment is both in accordance with the SDSU Strategic Plan and Aztec Shops’ mission to be responsive to the needs of the campus community.
The East Commons Dining utilizes over 35 raised beds in the College Area Community Garden and Hello Walkway Garden to grow and harvest a variety of produce. Some ingredients you will find on the menu include chard, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, pole beans, squash, radishes, and herbs. Additionally, forty aeroponic towers were installed at The Garden at Cuicacalli patio that produces over 1,760 heads of leafy greens every three weeks.
The Dining Challenge
The floor at East Commons needed an uplift and SDSU wanted to find an applicator who could meet their requirements, which included a short installation period of 30-days or less, and to be able to work with an irregular schedule as they would need to stay open during the installation. Life Deck was brought on to assess the floor and to see if the job could be done within SDSU stipulations.
The Solution for SDSU East Commons
Life Deck Project Manager, Scott Tischler, worked closely with the facility personnel to earn their business. He evaluated the floor and came to the conclusion that a Grind and Seal would not be the best option as the under-flooring was not in the best shape. Scott recommended Westcoat’s TC Interior system with different finish options, which is a great concrete coatings option. After a sample was made and approved our crews got to work immediately after the VCT flooring was removed.
During the rehabilitation of the floor, Life Deck worked with the SDSU crew to accommodate them being open. The crew would run two shifts per day to meet the 30-day deadline. To protect the food court areas, they hung heavy-duty plastic, which Life Deck hung every night and then removed each morning before the East Commons opened.
San Diego State University was pleased with the end results and Life Deck’s stellar customer service and job performance. If you have a similar project, please contact our staff at (800) 541-3310 to do a job walk and receive a free quote.
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