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15 Years of Industry Insight

We asked five experts — contractor, inspector, investigator, manufacturer, and specifier — to answer a few questions pertaining to the past, present, and future of the coatings industry.

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Sin City’s Convention Center Gets a Modern Makeover

The Beatles performed two sold-out shows there. Boxing legend Muhammad Ali defeated Floyd Patterson there. Led Zeppelin was supposed to wrap up its 1970 North American tour there (they had to cancel after lead singer Robert Plant fell ill).

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Making Asphalt Cool With Roof Coatings

Asphalt roofing remains an important part of today’s construction industry, and in terms of installed roof inventory, remains the largest segment. Asphalt is a classic roof material, offering an economical solution with a long service life and good water resistance.

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Fountain Coating 90210 Style

"The existing pond was not in good shape for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was age. It was not restorable so it was gutted, the concrete was removed, and new concrete was poured.”

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The Events Must Go On: Coating Canadian Venue

According to Jeff Kennedy of Applied Coatings and Restoration, the relatively new building was showing substantial cracking throughout the concrete concourse ring above the arena floor and also in the ticketing and main entrance area. “The concrete deck was extremely cracked; it looked like a road map.

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Why Good Weather Is Bad for Roofs

Consider the plight of the commercial building owner with multiple tenants under an aged and failing roof. On a rainy day, the owner waits in fear for the phone to ring from an irate tenant saying that the roof is leaking

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Taking Steps to Go “Green” With Steel

The pressure for organizations to go “green” is increasing daily, and some companies fear it will hinder their ability to compete. However, many companies are finding with the right approach that it could actually help them become more productive and profitable

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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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Beans, Bugs, and Coating Solutions at Baked Goods Plant

When one of the world’s largest producers of baked goods had two problems on their hands — a corroding ice machine and beetles entering their flour room — their solution was Ecodur 201. The producer, which wishes to remain unnamed, called Aquablocx, a Tennessee-based company that specializes in repairing storage tanks (e.g., water, grain, chemical, oil, fuel, and wastewater) of all shapes and sizes using a plant-based coating material.

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On the Dock of the Bay: Coating Yacht Club Pilings

The marine environment is one of the harshest environments for galvanized steel. The constant exposure to salt water and the moist marine air are often too much for the galvanized steel pilings of the docks of marinas and harbors.

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Science Behind It: Pie-Shaped Superdome Recoat

Recoating the Superdome’s 450,000 square feet (41,806.4 m²) with 14 crew members required meticulous planning upfront. We had a set amount of time, money, and materials, so our strategy behind the coating really needed to help us stay within the goal posts.