Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool Deck, Locker Rooms, Bathrooms and Showers

SEMCO was the obvious choice for the project, as we’ve been providing efficient and successful engineering and service solutions to the City since 1999.

Summary

The YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center — a popular location for the Las Vegas community—experiences heavy foot traffic across their pool deck and combined bathroom and locker room floors. As a result of the extensive daily use, the seven-year old surfaces needed an upgrade.

YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center - existing conditions
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckSeven-year old surfaces needed an upgrade.

SEMCO was the obvious choice for the project, as we’ve been providing efficient and successful engineering and service solutions to the City for over 18 years.

Exploring Alternatives

The most immediate concern was the pool deck, which exhibited the following issues:

  • Cracked and deteriorated surface – A lack of protection from high chlorine and high alkalinity water content efflorescence created serious surface blemishes.
  • Lackluster color – Years of use resulted in a dull, faded look.
  • Rough, uneven texture – More than just unattractive, uneven surfaces created serious tripping hazards.
  • Hot, slippery surface – The slick surface posed a serious safety risk.
YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center - existing conditions
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckYears of use resulted in a dull, faded look.

To fix these issues, the YMCA could have hired a contractor to grind down the concrete, apply waterproofing membrane, and then reapply more concrete. However, this process would be costly and time consuming. In addition, the removed materials would have to be landfilled, adding additional costs and environmental concerns.

The client also wanted to resurface the floors in the pool’s bathroom, shower, and locker room, and they hoped to remain open during the remodel.

The City desired a timely, efficient and environmentally-friendly process, which is why they turned to SEMCO.

Strategy

YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – materials
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckSEMCO installers gather materials, tools and supplies at the job site.

Solution

YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – preparation
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckSEMCO installers clean existing substrate.

SEMCO engineers started by applying our signature X-Crete 500, which prevents the efflorescence that had damaged the existing substrate, while creating a new smooth and seamless new surface. The product’s minute molecules deeply penetrate into the substrate and create a chemical reaction with the alkalinity and the substrate, making it a breathable membrane. Once the X-Crete 500 dried, we applied the X-Bond Satin Stone ADA finish.

YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center - crack repair
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckSEMCO installers repair cracks.
YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckSEMCO ADA Safety Floor and Satin Stone Color over existing substrate.

For the indoor pool bathroom, shower, and locker room floors, we applied X-Bond Satin Stone, a sleek, non-slip surface that could be installed directly over their existing tile. No demolition was required, and the project was completed in three days. The YMCA now had a non-slip, ADA safety compliant, beautiful new floor.

YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckSEMCO ADA Safety Floor and Satin Stone Color over existing substrate.

Success

SEMCO’s ultimate goal is to be an industry innovator, creating services and products that exceed the ones currently available in today’s market. The surfaces we created for the YMCA were an illustration of our engineers’ fine workmanship, combined with our innovative products and solutions, resulting in a finished surface designed to last long and beautifully well into the future. Furthermore, SEMCO’s comprehensive application matrix system ensured the project specialists were able to complete the entire project on schedule and within budget.

YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckNon-slip, ADA safety compliant, beautiful new finish
YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckNon-slip, ADA safety compliant, beautiful new finish
YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center - locker room
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckRemodeled locker room floor
YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center - shower
Case Study: YMCA at Centennial Hills Community Center – Pool DeckRemodeled shower floor

View more project photos here.

Project Information

  • Preparation: SEMCO Nu-Lift Cleaner and Stone Soap
  • Floors: SEMCO X-Bond Seamless Stone, ADA Safety Floor and Satin Stone Color
  • Project size: 15,000 sq ft
  • Project year: 2017

 

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