Here’s what Engineering News-Record had to say about the super flat floors poured at Lodge Manufacturing by Eldridge Concrete Construction:


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Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Morgan Construction Co. achieved superflat floor tolerances on the $9-million, 212,000-sq-ft distribution center it is building for Lodge Manufacturing Co. in New Hope, Tenn. Working with subcontractor Eldridge Concrete Construction, Morgan is overseeing work at the facility, which was designed with floors featuring a flatness rating of F-75. That equates to a tolerance of 1/64th of an inch in 10 ft, said Tyler Mills, with Morgan. Smoother floors translate into a more efficient facility, Mills said. “The traverse levelness is critical because it determines how close the high-lift trucks working in the very narrow aisles can get to the tall storage racks when extended. Small deviations on the floor translate into large deviations at the top of the mast,” he added. The contractors recently completed concrete placement for the project, which should be operational by May. Project designers include River Street Architects, A.D. Engineering and Structural Services, according to the contractor.”