Leveling the Ground at Babson College’s Innovation Center

The Process

STEP 1 – Shot blast/grind substrate flooring
STEP 2 – Apply Vapor Mitigation Primer
STEP 3 – CMP Specialty Product and CMP Diamond Cap applied
STEP 4 – Polished topping installed at a ¼ inch (leveling the floor)

Project Overview

Babson College required modification to their classrooms in Olin Hall. Black Bear Coatings and Concrete was brought in to integrate existing concrete slab with new concrete floors that would complete the re-envisioned room.

Babson College Before
Babson College  After

Project Details

  • Project Name – Babson College, Olin Hall
  • Type of Business – Non-Profit / Education
  • Location – Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Size – 2,100 square feet
  • Timeframe – 4 days (night work)
  • Products – CMP Specialty Product, CMP Diamond Cap, Vapor Mitigation Primer


Black Bear needed to salvage the current concrete and engineer a new industrial flooring to meet the height of the existing floor within a restrictive timeframe to be completed over four nights.

Black Bear’s Solution

An evaluation of the concrete foundation determined that a new concrete floor was value engineered to seamlessly integrate the existing base to become one unified system.

The Client – Babson College

Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders. The school’s distinguished business education program blends innovative, integrated and applied business and liberal arts, with curricular and co-curricular learning experiences.

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