It’s no secret there’s conflict between Division 3 and Division 9 construction specifications. During the construction process, Division 3 gives and covers the requirements for concrete on a construction project while Division 9 conducts the finishing touches on walls, paint, ceilings, and floors.

Unfortunately, it sometimes isn’t until Division 9 begins finishing that it becomes clear the flooring doesn’t meet specifications for the floor goods to be installed. This leads to last-minute change orders and small bag self-leveling, which ultimately increases waste, reduces productivity, and increases the safety hazards due to the risk of silica dust.

The good news is that there’s a way you can be sure your flooring not only meets the specifications for Division 3 but also Division 9 without running the above risks. This flooring solution is the SUPERCAP System.

What is the SUPERCAP System?

SUPERCAP is a self-leveling system that’s designed to meet all Division flooring specifications so concrete contractors can be proactive. It’s a cost-effective and timesaving method that ensures a flat floor whether you’re capping existing slabs or finishing new concrete for your construction project. The system combines a mobile blending truck that’s computer-controlled with GREENGUARD-certified, LEED-contributing, and low-alkali, self-leveling technology, which allows you to keep your construction project on time and on budget.

What are the advantages to using SUPERCAP?

The SUPERCAP system comes with a wide array of advantages from saving money to boosting productivity. Here are some of the benefits you can expect when you choose to use the SUPERCAP system for your own construction project:

  • Quick turnaround time: With the SUPERCAP system, you don’t need to worry about waiting long periods of time for the floor coating to dry. Contractors can walk across the floor within just two hours of the SUPERCAP system’s application. Within 24 hours, your trades can get back on the floor and continue working.
  • Significant time savings: Not only do you save time because of the SUPERCAP system’s quick drying period but you also save time because applying the system takes fewer hours and lowers costs. Pouring 30,000 pounds per hour of SUPERCAP’s self-leveling concrete is the equivalent of pouring only 600 small bags in an hour.
  • Don’t sweat the silica dust: When correcting your flooring according to Division 9 specifications, you run the risk of spreading silica dust both inside and outside the building. With SUPERCAP, the system mixes materials at the truck and so there’s no silica dust to worry about. What’s more, you don’t even need to worry about a clean-up because SUPERCAP doesn’t require bags, dust, forklifts, or even palettes. Only a hose goes into the building.
  • Safer for workers: Silica dust isn’t the only safety hazards you need to worry about when it comes to your contractors’ safety. When installers are carrying hundreds of 50-pound bags into the building and tying up freight lifts, there’s always a risk of an accident. In fact, slips and falls are the number one cause of accidents in public buildings. The SUPERCAP system helps to reduce those risks. Because only a hose goes into the building, there’s no need for your workers to tye up freight lifts or carry heavy bags. This also allows your team to make a smaller footprint on the job site.
  • Greater productivity: When you use the SUPERCAP system’s self-leveling concrete, your trades can work on half the floor for a longer period of time. This is because the SUPERCAP system has the ability to pour two contiguous half-floors at a time. That means your team can be more productive and worry less about falling behind on the construction timeline.

SUPERCAP is Greenguard Gold Certified and OSHA-compliant, making it ideal for all construction projects that require floor coatings. With SUPERCAP, you can trust that capping existing slabs and finishing new concrete will only take a few hours rather than days so your team can get back to work faster, and more safely, than before.

Interested in using our self-leveling concrete system to cut down on time and costs for your construction project? Collins Concrete Coatings installs and designs high-performance commercial and residential floor coatings in Northern VA, MD, and DC. For more information about our floor coating services or to learn more about how our SUPERCAP system can make your project more efficient, contact Collins Concrete Coatings today.