Four of the existing halls at the Royal Show Grounds in Pietermaritzburg, site of the annual Royal Agricultural Show, have become a quarantine facility with 2 620 beds for suspected COVID-19 patients in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). The halls selected for the project required a revamp to prepare them for the intended use and the KZN Department of Health accepted Sika products for the project.
Mervyn Naidoo, regional sales manager at Sika South Africa, says Sika provided the relevant products to redo the floors which had to be flawlessly smooth and in meticulous condition to accommodate the beds and specialised health care machinery. He says the focus for West Side Trading, the contractor, was to revamp the floors of the halls using Sika products, within the limited time frame, so the space could be available as soon as possible.
The halls required 4 600m² of 2mm self-levelling epoxy floor coating so Sikafloor*-263 SL ZA, a solvent-free epoxy, resin-based floor coat in light grey was selected to self-smooth these floors. The application of Sikafloor-200 Level, a self-levelling cementitious screed with waterproofing, a high level of hardness and strength qualities, was used for the floor repair work.
Sikadur*-43 ZA, a three-component repair and filling mortar, was used to build ramps to level the floor. President Ramaphosa took a ‘walkabout’ of the facility once completed and was pleased with the results achieved in only 12 days. Sika South Africa was delighted to join the Department of Health and West Side Trading in such an important project,” says Mervyn.
For more information, contact Sika South Africa:
Tel: +27 (31) 792 6500
*Sikafloor and Sikadur are Registered Trademarks
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