Epoxy Articles

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Epoxy Floor Sparkles in Artists’ Center

As a part of the transformation of an abandoned public school building into an affordable haven for aspiring artists in the heart of New York City, Imperial Flooring Systems was tasked with installing an epoxy terrazzo flooring system in the entrance and main corridors of the 116-year-old facility.

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Some Like It Geothermal: Power Plant Recoat

When essential components of a large North American geothermal power plant were shown to have major steel loss, HJ3 Composite Technologies, LLC was called to the scene.

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Tank Coatings Outside the Envelope

What do you get when you put a stainless steel tank inside a carbon steel tank? It might sound like a construction-only riddle, but that’s exactly the situation that brought Jim Stotler and his five-person crew to an Iowa jobsite.

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Loading Dock Coating Revamp

As a part of the renovation of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in the heart of Dallas, Texas, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing was called in to assess and rehabilitate many areas of the convention center campus.

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Out in the Oil Field: Tank Coating

A tight timeline, winter weather, and all of the safety considerations that come with working in an operating oil field were just a few of the factors that the NTS crew faced at the outset of the job

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Fashion Forward Flooring

A Manhattan flooring contractor recently stumbled upon an opportunity to help Dur-A-Flex seamless, resinous flooring make its fashion debut…and find a new niche for his contracting business at the same time!

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Refrigerator Floor...Not for the Birds

The application of an innovative 100 percent solids epoxy coating system, solves all the challenges of one particular project that was up against the clock.

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Never Again: The Case of the Yellowed Epoxy

When it came time for the final inspections of visual appearance and dry film thickness, everyone on the project was amazed. The structural steel looked like a spotted cheetah!

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Three-Alarm Coating Emergency

Surface preparation is a vital part of all coatings jobs. Without a properly prepared surface, even the best coating system can and will fail. Industry veteran Pat Sicilia of Industrial Flooring Specialists has seen many jobs over the years where poor surface preparation has led to coatings failures, but one in particular stands out. Sicilia and his crew were recently called in to rescue the floor of a fire station in a major city in Florida.

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Mine Facility Floors: A Diamond in the Rough

Building a facility over a coal mine is tricky business, a balance of sorts. The facility must be very durable, since it is to be used 24 hours a day by hundreds of workers. But it will also have a shorter shelf life, which is dependent on the coal excavated from under ground. So the facility will shine bright for a few years and then burn out. It’s an odd balance, but it has been achieved in at least one mine facility in Western Pennsylvania. Arguably, without the use of epoxy on the floors, it wouldn’t have been possible.

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Bridge Work: Coatings Dive Deep

Until recently, The Lucius J. Kellam Jr. Bridge-Tunnel, more popularly known as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was also known as one of the “Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World,” joining the Golden Gate Bridge and the Panama Canal on the list of structural marvels. Although the “aging technology” has been replaced on the official list, the achievement behind it remains impressive: the location, daunting. This fact became immediately apparent to the coatings crew charged with repairing and recoating the bridge’s 54" (137.16cm) concrete piles after they were badly damaged by a run-away barge.

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D.C. Courthouse Gets Ruling on Roof

Washington, D.C., is known across the country for many things, austere buildings being one of them. But not all of the buildings are created equal. And when the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse, home to D.C's Superior Court, needed a few upgrades, the crew from Tecta America came in to help.