Aditec Químicos e Instalaciones S.A, located in Costa Rica, has been servicing the construction industry since 1983. The company imports state-of-the-art products for enhancing the performance of concrete floors. Curecrete Distribution, Inc. has supplied products to Aditec for more than fifteen years, amongst which the Ashford Formula is still one of its stars and always an absolute success.
The most prestigious construction companies and industrial plants have used the Ashford Formula to reinforce, protect, and preserve the concrete slabs in their projects, facilities and parking lots with superb results. The Ashford Formula was applied to 58,350 square feet (5,421 square meters) at a car dealership in La Uruca, San Jose, Costa Rica. Applying the Ashford Formula is especially beneficial in car dealerships, were oil and other harsh chemical spills are routine. The Ashford Formula prevents such materials from seeping down into the concrete, having closed the pores from within.
The recently constructed Hyundai Car Factory in Nošovice, Czech Republic is the second largest car manufacturing facility in the country, and Hyundai’s largest car manufacturing plant in Europe. Completed in November 2008, this facility is capable of producing 300,000 cars annually.
eMZet s.r.o., exclusive distributor of the Ashford Formula in the Czech Republic, treated over 1.3 million square feet (124,000 square meters) of concrete floors at this new facility. Meetings with Hyundai began in the late summer of 2007 and was followed by a successful application of the Ashford Formula on 107,640 square feet (10,000 square meters) of brand new concrete in the material supply section of the main warehouse. As a result of this very successful initial application, Hyundai requested that the Ashford Formula be applied to it’s transmission building, and subsequently to several other buildings totaling more than 1.3 million square feet (124,000 square meters).
Although the application was at times complicated, due to the machinery already being in place, eMZet s.r.o. was grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Hyundai and deliver exceptional results with the Ashford Formula. As Hyundai was one of the only car manufacturers in the world to record sales growth in 2009, eMZet s.r.o. is proud to have contributed to their success.
After months of washing the floors with truck soap, the natural sheen on this Ashford Formula treated floor was no longer apparent and the floor began to take on a dull appearance.
After remedying the facility’s maintenance program by eliminating the use of truck soap, the natural sheen of the Ashford Formula floor became more and more apparent as time progressed.
Shown here is a current photo of the floor. This is an excellent example of how the Ashford Formula penetrates and becomes an integral part of the concrete slab and is not merely a top-surface coating like so many other sealers on the market today. Had the Ashford Formula been a top-surface coating, it would have deteriorated away as a result of the truck soap, and the sheen of the floor would never have re-developed as it so beautifully did.