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A Floor for the Fading Away: Six Feet Under

When one imagines a funeral home proprietor, “hip” and “contemporary” may not be the first characteristics that come to mind. But Michael Dougherty, owner of Thompson Dougherty funeral home, is just that.

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Unscheduled Coatings Departure Keeps LAX Cracks at Bay

Los Angeles International airport is not only the 6th busiest airport in the world with over 165,000 people passing through daily — it’s also an architectural icon thanks to the sweeping mid-century arched Theme Building that received a much-needed facelift completed in 2010

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Putting Out Fires: Rehabilitating a Fire Station Floor

It’s not often that a fire station sounds the alarm, but when the Perth Amboy Fire Department realized how poorly their builder had poured the concrete floor in their new station, they immediately called in the big guns

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Ivy League: Repairing a Concrete Cooling Tower Basin

All of this combined intelligence, academic prestige, and venerable history was not going to help one Ivy League campus, which wishes to remain unnamed, when one of its cooling tower systems started leaking

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Coatings Crew Goes Cold Turkey on Raw Concrete

After offering ridiculous portions of turkey to hungry fair-goers for almost six decades, the stand was in need of an update. The flooring was cracked and damaged, in addition to being greasy and dangerous to work on.

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Too Fast Too Furious: Epoxy for Concrete Reservoir

Pour, crack, fill, repeat. It might sound as if this is a recipe for baked goods, but for Angelus Waterproofing & Restoration, Inc., it was the daily schedule for a year-long construction cycle. The underground Silver Lake Reservoir, built by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, covers an area the size of 6 or 7 football fields in northern Los Angeles. There are a lot of people living there so it’s a big structure, and it needed to be repaired as it was being poured.

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Confident Approach to Waterproofing Chi-Town Garage

Creating dedicated open park space in densely populated urban areas is a consistent challenge for city planners. One innovative approach is to install green-roof systems on existing structures within the city limits. For example, in Chicago, Ill., an entire network of interconnected parks is built on top of underground parking garages. They comprise the largest parking facility in the United States!

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When Secondary Containment Linings and Coatings Are Primary

It’s a too common occurrence to turn on the news and witness some form of hazardous chemical release into the waterways, ground, or atmosphere. These dangerous events have garnered a much greater public concern over the past 25 years, and social media and camera phones help to keep them in the forefront.

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Secondary Containment Upgrade Heats Up!

Concrete and polyurea seem to go hand in hand in the secondary containment world. This winning duo was no different at the Leffler Energy jobsite in Lancaster, Pa., when the containment that was supposed to be protecting the ground from accidental oil spills started showing signs of aging.