In 2009, J.M. Smuckers started an addition of their new facility due to their need for more parking lot space. J.M. Smuckers has used FORTA® for over 25 years in the concrete slab-on-ground applications. In this application, FORTA® was wanting them to try the second generation macro synthetic fibers which offer greater residual strength, impact resistance, and flexural toughness. Originally, this 5,000 cubic yard parking lot had been specified with 6 x 6 x 3.9 wire mesh. The contractor used a 3-D laser screed and if they had went with traditional wire-mesh, the project costs would be extremely high and placement time would be too long. J.M. Smuckers agreed to using 4.0 lbs. / cu. yd. of FORTA-FERRO® to replace all of the wire mesh in the 6″ slab. By doing so, this eliminated the labor and time consuming step of placing the wire mesh. The FORTA-FERRO® was mixed at the concrete batch plant and delivered to the job site ready to go. This sped up the entire process of placing and finishing for the contractor. Since 2009, there has been over 8,000 cubic yards of the FORTA-FERRO® reinforced concrete parking lot placed at this specific Smuckers manufacturing facility.
- Superior Finish
- Extreme Durability