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Traveling South: SPF on Bean Tanks in Belize

For many, Belize is a place to rest and relax. It’s a small country, and a place where cultures and languages mix. It’s also a place where beans and rice are food staples, which explains why a new facility was being built and why a crew came down not for vacation but to apply spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and coatings on seven bean-holding bins.

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Cracking the Code on Concrete Repair

Failing to spot and document mistakes in concrete before applying a coating system may result in losses for your coating contracting company. It is not enough to have 20 years of experience with coatings. If you don’t understand the concrete you are applying coatings on, experience won’t help.

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Historic New Zealand Viaduct Gets 21st-Century Makeover

Concerns over the deteriorating paint system, ongoing corrosion of the carbon steel, pooling water, suspect rivets, and a need to boost capacity prompted owner KiwiRail to seek out solutions to keep the viaduct operational heading into its second century.

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Coating Failure or Client Flop?

Our procedure under these conditions is to pin the garage above the threshold to minimize contaminate blow-in on a calm day. We then tidied up and departed the site, leaving instructions with the owner to keep vehicles off the floor for three days

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High Grades for Sealing Success at Texas College

In a region prone to extreme heat and flooding rains, proper insulation from the elements is essential. So when a nearby college called Western Specialty Contractors with reports of leaks in its main building, they understood the potential consequences.

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Proper Parking Structure Maintenance: Catching Problems Early

Vehicles regularly entering parking garages leave water, oil, and other muck behind, not to mention salt and de-icers tracked in during the winter months that can corrode the structure’s concrete and steel support system.

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Silicone Gives Silos Needed Recharge

Covered in moss and bird droppings, each of the concrete structures needed a facelift to look more visitor-friendly. Whitemarsh Foundation wanted a solution to the unsightly silos, and PennCoat was able to find it for them.

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Green Light for Car Barn Floor

For the owner of specialty cars in Western Pennsylvania, who wishes to remain unnamed, a barn is used to house his collection — one that perhaps even Jay Leno would be proud of.

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Insulation for Flooded Historic Power Plant

When Owatonna, Minnesota, suffered a major flood in September 2010, the historic Owatonna Power Plant — home to a couple of Owatonna Public Utilities (OPU) and water utility offices — was right in the path of the watery destruction.