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For grouting around machinery legs a sloped cove comprised of our Indue VWS around and under the machine leg base plate, providing an easily cleanable transition to the floor surface and eliminating any potential harborage for bacteria. 


A properly sloped floor is an imperative component of sanitary design and safety. Improperly sloped floors can result in poor draining and standing water, a safety hazard for personnel and a breeding ground for bacteria.

Designing and installing a sloped floor can be challenging. It is a labor intensive process that takes careful planning with an eye for detail and an ability to adapt on the fly. Our team of veteran Project Managers can draw on countless hours of experience to execute these projects successfully. They will evaluate your floor, present a strategy, and implement a solution to help get your floor back in service as quickly as possible.

Benefits of Sloping:

- Laser guided elevations are taken to create a slope independent of the existing slab

- Removes imperfections in floor profile

- Fixes problems with drainage

- Reduces harborage points for bacteria and microbes

- Protects and reinforces the subfloor

- Improves sanitation and cleanliness

- Eliminates pooling

Importance of Sanitary Leg Design

Equipment legs can present a challenge when it comes to sanitation. Their irregular shape and inability to create a natural watertight seal against the floor can allow them to become difficult to clean harborages for bacteria and microbes. Indue has multiple solutions for utilizing sanitary design principles when it comes to equipment or machine legs in high hygiene areas. 

Sloping Considerations

When planning a sloped floor with the standard 1/8" drop in elevation per lineal foot, it is important to consider the following: 

1. Drains

Set at proper height relative to the surrounding floor

2. High Points

Strategically placed between drains, walls, doorways and equipment

3. Drainage Zones

Designed to ensure most efficient drainage and eliminate pooling

4. Termination Points

Doorways, adjacent areas and drains affected during planning process

5. Machines/Obstructions

Ideal to remove or raise, make a plan on how to coat under / around and around machine legs

Sloping System

Indu-Crete MT (Base Coat) 

Trowel-applied at 1/4" -  3/8" thickness, MT is an industrial strength urethane cement coating built to withstand the most formidable environments in your facility. An extremely durable coating, MT possesses excellent resistance to chemical attack, impacts, abrasion, and thermal shock. 

Indue ColorQuartz S Grade (Broadcast Aggregate) 

Indue ColorQuartz is a broadcast aggregate that is applied to the system giving it a non-skid profile and a uniform appearance. We offer multiple profile and color options customized to fit your specific needs. 

Indue UTC (Top Coat)

Our urethane top coat not only adds additional aesthetic appeal and makes the floor easier to clean, it extends the service life of your floor by sealing in the non-skid aggregate, increasing resistance to mechanical wear, and providing UV stability - keeping your floor looking better, longer. (8-15 mil)

Indu-Crete TF

Indu-Crete TF is a low-slump polyurethane concrete designed for superior performance in applications requiring a fill depth of greater than ½”. Based on our proprietary Indu-Crete technology, TF delivers the benefits of an industrial grade cementitious polyurethane in applications where concrete or slow setting grout is typically utilized. This means rather than waiting 5, 14 or even 30 days before a return to service, Indu-Crete TF allows you to be back up and running in as little as 24 hours.


The second approach is to raise the legs on their posts, we typically recommend a minimum of 4", to allow for thorough cleaning and the free flow of water and sanitizers underneath the leg itself during the sanitation process. This also allows the area to be easily inspected and mechanically cleaned if necessary. In combination with a properly sloped floor, our Indu-Crete MT flooring system and the right sanitation plan, this approach complies with sanitary design principles and delivers a hygienic solution.       

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