A. Duie Pyle is the premier transportaion and logistics provider in the Northeastern United States. They provide a range of integrated transportation and distribution services, and are supported by 23 LTL service centers and 10 warehouse facilities comprised of over 2.2 million million ft2 of space. They run thousands of trucks to destinations across the U.S. and Canada, and rely on their truck terminals to provide reliable and round the clock services.
A. Duie Pyle had tried different surface-applied concrete hardening solutions for the terminal floors but none of them had been effective in preventing concrete deterioration. While liquid densifers required constant maintenance, dry shake hardeners were time-consuming, difficult to install, and exposed work sites to harmful silica dust.
For their newest truck terminal in Albany, New York, A. Duie Pyle wanted a concrete durability solution that would provide full-depth uniform hardening, and protect concrete from abrasion.
Since the primary purpose of the concrete hardening solution was to make the floors resistant to abrasion from vehicular traffic, Gregory Maugeri, CEO of Dry Concrete LLC recommended Hard-Cem. Hard-Cem is an integral concrete hardening admixture that is added directly to the concrete mix at the time of batching.
By becoming an integral part of the concrete structure, Hard-Cem is able to continue providing abrasion resistance for the life of the structure. By skipping the usual steps required to install dryshake
hardeners, Hard-Cem speeds up and simplifies construction.
Using Hard-Cem enables A. Duie Pyle to keep their terminal operational round the clock without having to close down for regular maintenance.
The project was completed on time and on schedule thanks to Greg’s incredible support and commitment to customer service.
Hard-Cem is an Integral Hardening Admixture used to increase Abrasion and Erosion resistance of concrete. Hard-Cem is added to the concrete at the time of batching to increase the hardness of the concrete and extend concrete wear life. It outperforms and overcomes deficiencies of labor intensive surface applied hardeners, and is used to enhance durability...