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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

At S&S Concrete Floors, we know concrete and the industry. On this page you will find some of our most frequently asked questions and answers. 

Contact us with any specific questions you may have regarding our services, equipment or capabilities in concrete.

About S&S Concrete

 

Q:

How many years have you been in business?

We have been installing floors under the present management since 1974.

   

Q:

How far do your crews travel?

Our area of operation currently covers all of New England and the bordering states.

   

Q:

Do you do more than just pour floors?

Absolutely! We have acquired an excellent reputation, not only in floor installation, but concrete pumping, concrete cutting and concrete maintenance. Visit our Specialty, page where our extra services are covered.

   

Q:

How much floor can you install in a day?

Depending on the conditions present for the day, we are capable of placing and finishing in excess of 50,000 square feet per day!

   

Q:

How can you place so much concrete?

We use Somero S-240 Laser Screeds, of our own design which are manufactured by Somero® Enterprises, Inc. Our company has been closely involved in the testing and design of this time saving, revolutionary machine. This screed is designed to strike off a very low slump in concrete to extremely high tolerances for on-grade slabs. We also have an extensive arsenal of the latest finishing tools including Razorback® Power Riding Trowels.

   

Q:

Do you Warranty your work? If so, how long is your general warranty?

Yes, we back all of our work with a warranty. Generally, our warranties are 1 year.

   

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What types of floors do you place?

We place a variety of concrete floors including, but not limited to Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional flooring.

   

Q:

Why should I choose S&S Concrete Floors?

Anyone who has ever taken on a project realizes that experience pays off handsomely. Our management personnel Laser Screed Operators and crew have traveled internationally in an advisory capacity. Our Laser Screeds and their operators have traveled extensively to work and instruct other concrete floor contractors. We have the talent, experience, equipment and drive to provide you with the best floor you can buy, on time and within budget.

   

S&S Concrete Technical Questions

 

Q:

What is a SuperFlat Floor?

The word Superflat was first used by the Face Companies in the 1970's to describe the flatness/levelness required to support full speed, trouble free operation of Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) lift trucks. For Random Traffic floors, Superflat is often defined as FF 100/FL50. Superflat, by definition equals Fmin 100. This is the Defined Traffic F-Number, it cannot be measured using the ACII CSA/ ASTM F-Number System. To achieve this high degree of flatness/levelness, Superflat floors must be placed in long narrow strips. The form for Superflat placements must be set with great accuracy. Specialized finishing techniques and continuous quality control measurement are also required.

   

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What are F- Numbers?

Floors are measured not only for their flatness, but also their levelness. Hence the letters FF and FL simply means "Floor Flatness" and "Floor Levelness". Literature is available for free from the Face Companies. Call 1-800-F-NUMBER for more info. 

   

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How do you arrive at the F-Numbers?

The industry uses specific measuring devices for specific floors. An example would be the Profileograph, which is used to measure Superflats. Another device is the Dipstick® Floor Profiler, which is used to measure Random Traffic Floors. To give you a better idea of the F-Number system, we have made a CHART, which may be printed as a quick reference.

   

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What is tilt-up construction?

In a tilt-up construction project, the building's walls are poured directly at the jobsite in large slabs of concrete called "tilt-up panels" or "tilt wall panels". These panels are then raised into position around the building's perimeter forming the exterior walls.

   

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What is Pervious Concrete?

Pervious concrete is a porous concrete paving material which permits rain and storm water runoff to percolate through it rather than flood surrounding areas or storm drains.

When cured it resembles popcorn slabs.

   
 

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S&S CONCRETE FLOORS, INC.
167 Davis Village Road \ New Ipswich, NH 03071

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