We learned a lot about framing, california building code, and techniques.
We're happy to say our bathroom could stop a truck.
We even started running some electrical - you will see more about the bathrooms soon!
After learning to be painters we moved onto the next profession of flooring.
Firstly we prepped all the cracks, holes, and raised surfaces by grinding them level or filling with some material.
For cracks you should really widen out the crack so the fill material can better bond to the concrete. Self leveling products can work great for small holes also.
Here we are prepping all our floors:
In the brewery area we coved the walls, then put 3 coats of epoxy that goes up the wall about 6 inches.
In the main area we coated the concrete with a sealer.
Most of the walls in our building are refinished brick. However, the ceiling was looking quite terrible. It was a dull brown that was flaking off and had no contrast, it was covered in years of dust
So we went from brewers to painters.... Check out the before pictures:
After washing we started adding some paint.
Starting with the Masonry walls we use Dry-Lok which really didnt cover very well...
On the ceiling we use a Graco paint sprayer that worked really well and got it all done in a weekend.
We later cut it in the black beam and red fire suppression system.
Below you can see the finished product after all our hard work.
We learned a lot doing floor trench drains. The drains come pre-casted in concrete which in theory make them easy to in install. Either set them onto rebar or specially designed seats into the dirt, or hang them. We opted to hang the trench drain.
Unfortunately the floor in our building is not quite level so over multiple days we made small adjustments to get it just right. Then locked it into placed in a few select locations using some fence post mix.
The chair system is probably easier, but you would still have to weigh the drain down so it doesn't float when pouring concrete.