Integrating Kennels and Floors (1 Hour)
Integrating Kennels and Floors
Flooring is a common and unfortunately big complaint in new or refurbished animal facilities. Too often the floors are done poorly or incorrectly. The results from improper specification and/or poor installation can cause a host of problems: cross contamination between runs, kennels that don't fit together, cracked floors, poor drainage, and moisture and vapor transmission related finishes that bubble and delaminate.
In this informative webinar, Mason Company is joining with PermaTek Coatings to discuss the most common floors in kennels and their respective costs, pros and cons and how to avoid problems. Time will also be spent on kennel floor seals and design, drain options and how to reduce cross contamination.
- Identify the most common types of floors used in animal facilities and how they can influence cleaning protocol and kennel design.
- Learn how a facility's kennels need to work with the selected floor.
- Common ways kennels seal to a floor and how to prevent cross contamination.
- Pros and cons of different slope options and drain placements and how it impacts kennel design.
1 Learning Unit (LU)
Course Number: Integrate
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Greg Taylor is the CEO of the Mason Company, the leading designer and manufacturer of animal enclosures for humane societies, animal control, pet care, veterinarians and other animal facilities. Greg is a frequent contributor to animal care periodicals and speaker at conferences. Greg earned a BA from Denison University and a MBA from the University of Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937/780-2321.
Jeff Adney has worked in the resinous coating industry for the past 20 years and has been heavily involved in the animal care industry for the past 16. Jeff has worked in the field, trained, sold and marketed for manufacturers and installation companies. In addition to working with the various flooring and wall products specific to this industry, Jeff consults with designers and architects and is a sought after speaker for the various animal care conferences, veterinary universities and privately sponsored events. He speaks about the pros, cons and life expectancies as well as his own life experiences with the various floor solutions available today. His goal is to provide you with the right information regarding the options that will allow you to choose what best fits your facility. Jeff earned his BA degree at the University of Evansville and has since earned a Master Certificate in Decorative Concrete.