Project Overview: Aircraft Hangar Flooring with Line Striping
Existing Conditions: The existing hangar flooring was in passable conditions but due to the strict FAA compliance guidelines the existing line striping was too faded and present a hazard to pilots when landing. Our client needed this situation rectified as soon as possible.
Preparation of existing condition: We began the prep phase of this hangar epoxy flooring project by shot blasting the surface with 300-size bead, grinding all angle-iron with diamond wheels and patching existing divots and cracks.
Products Installed: We primed with an epoxy primer to a nominal thickness of 2-4 mils. We next applied Trafficote 105 (by General Polymers) as a 1/8th” epoxy flooring slurry and broadcasted an anti-slip aggregate. To alleviate glare for the pilots and to further protect the surface, we top-coated with a cement urethane in a matte finish at 5-10 mils. Finally, we applied all of the line striping needed for FAA-compliant use with a reflective urethane to which we added a glass bead aggregate.
Conclusion: This aircraft hangar flooring project was unique due to the function and location of the job. It is not every day we are asked to perform a job out on the water. The major hurdle with this install was making sure we specified products that would hold up against the changing seasons and would not fade from constant exposure to the sun.