Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the eighth busiest airport in the world for passenger traffic and its geographic footprint is the second largest in the U.S. Its five terminals with 161 gates are U-shaped to minimize the distance between a passenger’s car and the airplane. However, connecting passengers would walk long distances between gates because there were no shortcuts between the ends.

A $1.9 billion “Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program” (TRIP) encompasses renovations at DFW from 2011 to 2017. To facilitate foot traffic for connecting passengers, new flooring was proposed where there was previously a driving area. The concrete was inset anywhere from 1/4” to 3” (0.64 to 7.6 cm). This area needed to be leveled and topped, prior to installing finished flooring.

ARDEX Sales Professional Matt Eller and Technical Field Supervisor Javier Villarreal worked with ARDEX LevelMaster Elite Installer® Texas Concrete Restoration to develop a solution to meet tight time constraints and hold up to the demands of heavy airport traffic.


  • High-profile, secure installation area
  • Large area needing deep fill


Proper Prep™ included shot blasting and application of ARDEX P 51 Primer™. ARDEX K 15®, combined with aggregate for deeper fills, was mixed and placed with the ARDEX ROVER® Rolling Barrel Cart. Following an overnight cure, ARDEX P 51 was applied prior to a final, neat layer of ARDEX K 15. This provided a smooth and flat surface for the flooring application. Texas Concrete Restoration was able to install this project in the specified time constraint using high volume delivery systems including the ROVER® Rolling Barrel Cart.


Installer: Texas Concrete Restoration, Inc. – Midlothian, TX – ARDEX LevelMaster Elite Installer®
General Contractor: Phillips/May Corporation – Dallas, TX

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