Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

How to fix small cracks in wall to floor junctions?


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

Willis Morgan

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 14 posts
  • 1 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

I need a bit of advice, I have been getting my facility ready for a level 2 SQF audit. It is a process facility that does processed potato product IE baked potatoes, diced Potatoes ect.. Its an older building and all of the wall to floor junctions have small cracks, I have been considering the best way to fix them. I would be interested to hear what others have used to fix this kind of an issue.



Jo Deakin

    Grade - AIFSQN

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 29 posts
  • 1 thanks
2
Neutral

  • United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Bury, Lancashire, England, UK
  • Interests:Travelling, Keep fit, food@drink, socialising and increasing my food safety and quality management knowledge

Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:29 AM

I need a bit of advice, I have been getting my facility ready for a level 2 SQF audit. It is a process facility that does processed potato product IE baked potatoes, diced Potatoes ect.. Its an older building and all of the wall to floor junctions have small cracks, I have been considering the best way to fix them. I would be interested to hear what others have used to fix this kind of an issue.

 

Suitable clear or white sealant that can stand to be swept and mopped. Don't use foam sealant as it breaks and doesn't look good thus giving you other food safety problems.



Peaches

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 130 posts
  • 114 thanks
13
Good

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female

Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:18 AM

I agree with the clear sealant.  We have used in the past and it works well.  Just make sure you add to your PM program to inspect these areas or add to your monthly inspections of the plant. 



FurFarmandFork

    Food Safety Consultant, Production Supervisor

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,264 posts
  • 584 thanks
191
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon, USA

Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:21 PM

Varies by auditor, I've had them ignore them in warehouse space and focus on production areas, but then see wet areas that have gaps (obviously a problem).

 

Any barrier that can be cleaned and prevents water or food particulates from entering an uncleanable gap under/behind the wall should be sufficient.


Austin Bouck
Owner/Consultant at Fur, Farm, and Fork.
Consulting for companies needing effective, lean food safety systems and solutions.

Subscribe to the blog at furfarmandfork.com for food safety research, insights, and analysis.

sqfnewbie

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 7 posts
  • 0 thanks
1
Neutral

  • Canada
    Canada

Posted 03 November 2020 - 09:56 PM

Had our audit a few weeks ago,  got a non conformance for this. Back story is there was a wall there, got knocked down as building got expanded.  3 audits later is not good anymore.

 

Here are 3 pictures of before and also after picture. I have to admit it looks better now, and here is the product we used.. basically asphalt that's water based.  Aquaphalt.

Attached Files



kingstudruler1

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 200 posts
  • 74 thanks
38
Excellent

  • United States
    United States

Posted 03 November 2020 - 10:30 PM



Ryan M.

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,250 posts
  • 449 thanks
251
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham, AL
  • Interests:Reading, crosswords, passionate discussions, laughing at US politics.

Posted 03 November 2020 - 11:13 PM

I would second the quickrete sealant.  We've used it in the past and it has worked out well.  I would be concerned about the asphalt product because that is not very smooth and hard to clean.  It would be fine for dry areas, but a definite no, no in wet areas.



Jeffrey Ort

    Grade - AIFSQN

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 48 posts
  • 13 thanks
8
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 04 November 2020 - 04:35 PM

Concrete sealant, or epoxy resins, could be a good solution to close gaps and maintain in  a wet environment. 






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users