Building concrete curbs in your cold storage facility has a number of benefits.
In new facilities you can build concrete curbs before installing insulated panels on top of them, but you can also retrofit concrete curbs if the insulated panels are already in place. This means that they can be added to existing cold storage facilities. Whether you are building a new facility or upgrading a pre-existing one, concrete curbs can help to improve durability, safety, and sanitation.
One of the main reasons to install curbs is to protect insulated panels from damage, a particular concern in areas that handle heavy forklift traffic. It doesn’t take a great deal of imagination to picture the amount of damage that an out of control forklift could do in a cold storage facility, and repairs can be costly.
Not only could you need to buy a replacement insulated panel, but the damage could affect the functioning of your facility and even lead to expensive downtime. Head off the danger and save money by installing concrete curbs.
These curbs can also be built in different sizes according to your specifications, which may depend on the size of equipment and cargo that your facility handles. Provide a further boost to safety by painting the concrete curbs in a highly-visible color, such as yellow.
Another benefit of concrete curbs is improved sanitation. With strict regulations for cold storage facilities, especially those handling food and pharmaceuticals, it pays to use concrete curbs that help to make your facility easy to clean.
Build curbs with a top section angled at 45 degrees to prevent the build-up of dust and dirt. Once the grime has fallen to the floor it’s an easy job to clean it up, and you will be able to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness at your facility.
If you are considering building concrete curbs into your cold storage facility, you won’t regret it. The benefits of doing so are important, and the disruption that could be caused to your business if you don’t have them doesn’t bear thinking about.
At A-N-C Cold Storage Construction we take pride in designing, building and maintaining quality cold storage facilities for our happy clients. Our experienced team is happy to answer any questions that you may have about concrete curbs or any other aspect of cold storage.
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