Data centre floor refurbishment case study

1. Close inspection and installation of additional support

This data centre that suffered severe Water damage caused a frozen burst pipe on the floors above.

The floor panels had become swollen and the surface covering was delaminating causing a serious trip hazard.

The entire operation was carried in two separate visits whilst the facility was live.

The original floor was installed in the early 1970’s. This was a substantial system with an integral steel ‘Gridlock’ frame fixed to the base of the panel, that located into the slots in the castleated pedestal heads supported by a steel threaded stud and screw fixed base.

The pedestal support system was unaffected by water damage and still serviceable. The production of a replica replacement panel was initially considered.

The concrete sub-floor was open with no dust inhibitor.