Winn Dixie VCT Repair

Discussion in 'Vinyl & Rubber Flooring Sales and Installations' started by Mike Antonetti, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Undercover Flooring Investigator that I am, haven't gotten thrown out of casino's yet, another opportunity for surveillance. So I assume this is 4" fill due to aggregate size.
     

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  2. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Here it is "repaired" a month later. Not sure if they even patched the 1/8-1/4" drop. Or if fill area dropped from not being properly locked into slab.
     

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  3. JPfloor

    JPfloor Pro Member

    Well the repair work isn't too impressive but kudos for the innovative use of a shopping cart...:cool:
     
  4. JPfloor

    JPfloor Pro Member

    Here's a few snapshots I simply couldn't resist taking of some truly impressive flooring repair... It's from a small supermarket on the upper west side of Manhattan... A somewhat upscale neighborhood...

    I will let the pictures speak for themselves but it appeared there were some ten penny nails, a tar like substance, and some black paint involved...

    I guess there was some carpet involved in some part of the floor's history as it looks like tackless and a t-molding under the fridge??? :cool:
     

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  5. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    My wife wouldn't shop there.
     
  6. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I guess I ain't seen nuthin. I don't think I could ever imagine repair material like that.
     
  7. Wow, just wow!

    I think every major manufacturer of VCT makes some form of a black tile with a white speck. VCT has got to be one of the cheapest floors in the world to buy. I really cannot conceive of any scenario where what was used to "repair" the floor was cheaper in materials or labor than whatever that stuff is.

    I can't believe that the board of health would even allow this. Here in Indiana that business would be shut down until the floor was at least fixed within reason. You did say it was in New York though so $50 to look the other way probably happened.

    Thanks for sharing JP.
     
  8. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    You can't find a decent parking spot for $50 in NYC.

    So maybe someone is "looking the other way" but if that's the case add a few zeros to that guestimate. It's just as likely no one is looking at all. They're just not staffed up to enforce all the rules any more than.........well, 99% of the rules/laws.
     
  9. JPfloor

    JPfloor Pro Member

    Although the store itself was small, the chain of stores is not. It is a Whole Foods. A specialty grocer that sells organic food...

    I'm guessing there WAS an inspector involved and the owner/manager was told the unfinished wood subfloor could not be exposed... A "finished" floor was required. The repair was certainly a do it yourself job that I'd guess was performed by the little old Asian man running the place...:cool:

    Is it to code? I dunno? I'm guessing he figured it was worth a try... LOL
     
  10. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Same spot, another try, I think it's ordinary concrete, I put my fingers on it, still wet.

    Yes, there are health inspectors that keep constant repair, company I worked for had about 15 of us going to all the stores in southeast,24-7, On weekends we put in time and half at their distribution centers. There were flies on the boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, I went back to a time where we did repairs to this company's D.C. At the dairy plant. I remember the "bugs" and how I thought I wouldn't shop there.
     

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  11. JPfloor

    JPfloor Pro Member

    Yea.... The other day I slipped the elevator operator a 20 hoping for a little consideration.... He thanked me for the coffee money and said straight up if I needed my materials up to the 43rd floor any time soon it would be a couple of hundred.... Life in the city...:cool:
     
  12. We're still pretty cheap here in Indiana. A case of beer will get you the use of the Lull lift on pretty much any construction site here. We refer to it as paying in liquid assets. :)

    It amazes me how different the economies are on the coasts. What you guys pay a month in rent to live in the city floors me. You could live here in a 4000 sq. ft. home on a couple acres of land for what rent is on a 700 sq. ft. apartment in New York. It's unreal. When I have to travel there for work it always makes me feel like I'm stuck in Disney and everything is way overpriced. $4.00 for a 16 or 20 oz soda that we would pay $1.00 for here. Always makes me glad to be back home.

    The bad part about the repair though is that now all that mess is there, it's going to cost a small fortune to fix it correctly.
     
  13. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Found them while conducting repairs.

    Previous repairs I see failing, it's not the vct but I believe it's the patch as the vct is crumbling. Not sure(asbestos?)but there's black adhesive, heavy moisture in slab, and Planipatch in which we all know is inferior.
     

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