Kids see it firsthand by looking at the clouds in the sky and feel it firsthand when they touch a glass of cold water. They may not understand it just yet, but one day they will learn that water vapor in the air gets cold and changes back into a liquid, forming clouds and water on the outside of the glass.
|Cold storage room showing a side by side view of the floor|
before (right) and after (left) shotblasting.
When it happens in walk-in cold storage areas, condensation causes the floors to become wet and slippery leading to slips and falls.
The floors in walk-in coolers are often smooth. Every time the cooler door opens, the moisture in the air condenses on the interior surfaces which obviously includes the floor.
A close up view of the concrete floor. The darker surface is concrete prior to shotblasting. The lighter surface is the blasted and profiled concrete.
A remedy for a slick concrete floor is to shotblast the floor surface to give it a rougher surface, which gives more traction for someone walking on the floor and better traction for forklifts.
The fork-lift drivers we have spoken with have had no problems with traction on the blasted surfaces.