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Green Umbrella Process Statement

 “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.”

W. Edwards Deming, Engineer

 

 

 

Why is a process so critical?

 

Other construction trades like electricians for example are trained, tested to code and licensed. Though advancement is being made with regard to concrete finishing, at this time this standard does not exist in the concrete polishing trade. The contractor you hire may or may not have the equipment, the experience and the support of a manufacturer who knows all aspects of architectural concrete flooring.

A process is not purchased, it is trained. It is simply identified as good practice. For nearly 15 years, Green Umbrella has focused on education of our craftsmen.

This process is isolated into two industry guides: The GP9 and ITCP9, both Concrete 9 White Papers. And, are available as Continuing Education classes.

 

 

 

 

 

ABRASIVE CONCRETE DONE RIGHT

A WET ABRASIVE PROCESSED CONCRETE. A green, mechanical system of concrete polishing featuring processing the floor wet with cutting agents and water; avoiding silicosis issues endangering installers or future inhabitants by contaminating air ducts.

 

The wet grinding system has been well supported in the industry for the best finish to a floor, and avoids issues with OSHA and health safety standards encountered when using other methods.

Abrasive Processed Concrete / Wet Cutting Agent / Surface Evaluation /

Non-Resinous Polymers

INTEGRALLY TROWELED CONCRETE PLACEMENT

Integrally Troweled Concrete Placement uses a two part chemical formulation; a cure & a fixative that fills the voids and closes capillaries within the slab with nano-sized silica particles.

 

This action refines the slab surface while retaining most of the placement water, significantly minimizing volume loss, cracking and curling. This extends material life by closing capillaries within the slab, reducing surface abrasion and creating a sustainable surface profile.

Integrally Troweled Concrete Polishing at Time of Placement /

Treatment & Mechanical Process /

Best concrete practices

Best Concrete Practices

PRINCIPLES GREEN UMBRELLA ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS WERE BUILT ON

The GP9, The Nine Fundamentals of Polished Concrete

 

A green, mechanical system of concrete polishing featuring processing the floor wet with cutting agents and water; avoiding silicosis issues endangering installers or future inhabitants by contaminating air ducts.

 

The wet grinding system has been well supported in the industry for the best finish to a floor, and avoids issues with OSHA and health safety standards encountered when using other methods.

GREEN UMBRELLA GREEN ICE SYSTEMS

ITCure9, Integrally Trowel Cure Nine

Nine fundamentals for Placing & Curing an Integrally Troweled Concrete Floor

 

ITCP has been defined as a mechanical and chemical process to consolidate the surface through a troweled finish for maximum containment of moisture within the concrete slab… resulting in an architectural concrete floor.

Time of Placement/

Wet Cutting Agent/

Mechanical & Treatment Fusion/

Best Concrete Practice/

Surface Evaluation/

Non-Resinous Polymers