The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Maintenance Complex (SFOBB) achieved Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification in part with polished concrete flooring installed by Bay Area Concretes of Livermore, Calif.
California’s transportation department was the client. “Caltrans was looking for a floor that was going to stand up to heavy use, be stain resistant and easy to clean and maintain,” says Bay Area Concretes COO Jonathon Vasquez.
Launched in 2000, the PolishedCrete division of Bay Area Concretes provided 11,000 square feet of slip-resistant, highly reflective floors for an oil storage room, parts and tool room, and vehicle service bays.
The high-traffic area was finished to an 800-grit polish using Advanced Floor Products’ three-step RetroPlate concrete polishing system. The floor was then colored with Welsh Slate.
The 10-day project included moving storage racks and patching cracks with MM-80 Metzger McGuire industrial joint filler.