Innovations in the concrete construction industry are making the difference between the ordinary and the exceptional in floor quality and durability. Distribution Plus Inc. (DPI), specializing in large food distribution centers, has high expectations for quality in its constructed facilities. That's why DPI specified shrinkage compensating concrete (SCC) slabs with a traprock surface hardener for a state-of-the-art distribution facility in Upper Marlboro, Md.

The standard of industrial floor that DPI was looking for when it specified this slab was clear, but DPI remained flexible enough to consider new products and systems that might further enhance the finished floor slab's quality and durability. With this open-minded approach, the contractor, Fricks Floor Systems, had the opportunity to use a combination of innovative products and proven techniques in the construction of this industrial concrete floor.