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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.

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Fighting Floods in Wisconsin: A Stormwater Storage Story

With a history of water problems, the City of Appleton, Wis., faced a deluge of difficulties. Residential and commercial property owners were very concerned about flooding on their land. Storm water didn’t stop there; it was even impacting local emergency response units and their ability to navigate the city. The city council needed an innovative solution. Midwest Industrial Coatings promised to deliver.

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No Dragged Feet for Floor Fixer Uppers

What do you do when a food facility receives a less-than-par coating? When that happened to a client’s floor on the West Coast, the only thing the client and manufacturer could do was move forward together. The coating system, which was not initially installed correctly and therefore didn’t look right, needed to be fixed.

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Top Shelf Coatings for Japanese Bar

When Tokyo Rhino, a coatings contractor in Japan, got the call for a restaurant floor project in the Kanto region, they knew their exclusive distribution agreement with the U.S.-based Rhino Linings Corporation was the ideal match for the job.

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Hog-Wild for Local Butcher’s Newly Coated Floor

The building was undergoing a bit of a remodel and that included a rehab and some new coatings for their facility’s floor. “It was pretty rough,” Keener said of the floor’s original condition.

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Moisture and Your Floor

Concrete is a very strong, durable material, and it is the primary substrate on which flooring materials are applied. What is well documented but seemingly not well understood are the problems that moisture can cause on a concrete floor that has been coated with non-breathing flooring materials.

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Polyureas for Pumped Storage Facilities

To optimize hydropower pumped storage and resolve groundwater leakage issues such as infiltration and exfiltration, more facilities are turning to advanced waterproofing methods such as polyurea coatings and linings.

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Concrete Coating Rodeo at the Dallas Convention Center

Named after the former U.S. Senator, the center claims to be the first major facility to be named after a woman. But the building was built in 1957, and it was in dire need of some repairs. That’s where the crew from Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing came in.