AFS ride to the rescue for the Dublin Fire Brigade


After a number of repeated floor repair failures by another contractor, Advanced Flooring Systems (AFS) rode in to the rescue for the Dublin Fire Brigade to help solve the flooring issues in their Tallaght Fire Station.

Dublin Fire Brigade initially turned to another flooring contractor to help them repair and upgrade the 300m2 floor in main fire engine parking area in their Tallaght Fire Station. However the contractors’ attempted floor repairs failed on numerous occasions.

Due to these repeated failures, the Dublin Fire Brigade required a specialised flooring contractor who had experience in overcoming failed flooring repairs and upgrades. With year’s of experience in the industrial and commercial flooring market, Dublin Fire Brigade turned to Advanced Flooring Systems (AFS).

The Dublin Fire Brigade required a flooring system that could protect the concrete from aggressive water damage, as over 10,000 litres of water is contained in the fire engines parked in the station. In addition, due to the large amounts of water that can be on the floor, the client also required the station to have an anti-slip floor system installed.

AFS began the project with aggressive surface preparation using their in-house equipment. Vacuum assisted grinding and shot blasting helped remove the previous failed floor system, bringing the floor back to a clean concrete base to allow for immediate repairs and a new flooring installation.

Following surface preparation, AFS supplied and fitted Duroglass FU Rapid (DPM primer) to the concrete substrate to help provide a damp proof protection layer for the concrete.

AFS then installed an intermediate layer, fully broadcast with quartz, to help give the floor the required R11 anti-slip resistant finish. The access quartz where then vacuumed off and a Duroglass P5/4 top coat was applied to help give the floor a further protected.

Photographs from the recent Dublin Fire Brigade Tallaght Fire Station project can be viewed online.


About Advanced Flooring Systems

Advanced Flooring Systems (AFS) Ltd provide the Irish & UK market with the complete Industrial & Commercial flooring package. Founded in 2007, the company has achieved rapid growth through the completion of many successful past projects throughout Ireland & the UK. Operating in large number of market sectors, AFS provide a range of specialised services including Industrial Flooring, Commercial Flooring, Car Park Deck Waterproofing, Podium Deck Waterproofing, Bund Lining, Surface Preparation, Concrete Repair, Resin Injection and Joint Sealants.

AFS pride themselves in being different from other flooring contractors due to their wealth of industry & technical experience and also by being the approved applicators for Sika, Flowcrete, MC Building Chemicals, Dow & Larsens. This allows AFS to specify the correct system to suit the customer’s requirements – not the suppliers.

Contact AFS to find out more, including how they can help on your next project.

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