Posts By: blackbearconcrete

As the school year winds down, maintenance crews prepare a rigorous schedule of repairs, restorations, and new additions during the school downtime period. It’s the optimal time to take on flooring projects – with minimal foot traffic on campus. At Black Bear, we partner with public and independent primary and secondary schools, as well as…

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Breweries pose a unique set of challenges for industrial flooring contractors. Part manufacturing plant, part retail store, and part dining experience, there are multiple considerations that need to be addressed before installing the appropriate commercial floor. Craft brews have gained a cult following and their rise in popularity shows no signs of slowing. In the…

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In most industries, flooring and floor coatings are a discretionary or even purely aesthetic consideration, but that’s not the case with brewery flooring. As with all food and drink-related industries, breweries have a huge number of regulations to contend with if they’re to successfully remain on the market, and many of those relate directly to…

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Facility managers face an uphill battle when trying to maintain the safety and reliability of industrial floors. With regular stressors that compromise the integrity of a floor and lead to dangerous working conditions, it’s important to select the appropriate solution that will hold up against the elements. Ongoing Challenges While the need to repair imperfections…

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The sweet smell of success is in the air as many in the baking world profit from independent retail shops and online fulfillment. From cupcakeries to creative cakes, gluten-free to vegan options, specialty bakeries and confectioners have sprung up in virtually every town to satisfy a resident’s sweet tooth. Whether you have a storefront or a…

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The Northeast has a long history of being home to some of the earliest manufacturing facilities – with remnants of suburban mill towns spread throughout the region. As of late, the area is again a mecca of production, and factories are churning out everything from candles to candies, pharmaceuticals to fashions, and everything in between. This…

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Show your school spirit from the ground up. Once used solely as outdoor pavers and for utilitarian spaces such as storage and cafeterias, educational facilities are now turning to concrete solutions to enhance the overall look and feel of a school. Concrete has long been touted for its durability. Virtually indestructible, this surface is ideal…

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Moisture or liquid vapor trapped within a concrete floor can result in serious problems for the integrity of a structure.  Left unchecked, it can lead to significant flooring damage, create hazardous conditions for workers, and possibly require significant repair soon after installation. Wetness can compromise the durability and shorten the life-span of a commercial floor…

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Yes, concrete is solid. It’s hard and unyielding when you stand on it. However, concrete is also extremely porous, and it’s relatively easy for liquids and vapors to seep through the material. It’s not uncommon for concrete to be treated or have additional layers added to prevent moisture from compromising the concrete or the flooring…

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The healthcare and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries require mission-critical performance from a commercial flooring system. The versatility of polished concrete offers an array of benefits that these companies should recognize. Polished concrete has become the solution of choice for many commercial buildings including medical device and drug production facilities. Pharmaceutical companies take advantage of the durability…

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