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NOV 2016

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COATINGSPRO NOVEMBER 2016 49 add strength," Ugolini said. "e sand also provides the texture of the floor." To put down the coating, EverSeal used V-notched squee- gees and loop rollers. "We could thread the material with the notch squeegees, and there were notches at the proper depth to spread the right coverage," he said. "en we'd loop roll it to pull the air out of the system so it didn't form bubbles and eliminate outgassing of the system." ey allowed the basecoat to cure overnight. "en we had to scrape and clean the excess sand from the surface," Ugolini said. "W hen we broadcast the sand, we broadcast it until it's completely dry, to the point of rejection, until it won't take any sand. Next, we do a deep sweep and blow excess sand off the surface." en they put down a grout coat using the same thin-finish urethane cement they used to coat the vertical curves in the walls. e Poly-Crete TF was applied at an average of 35 mils (889.0 microns). "We squeegeed it out at the proper coverage, then back rolled and cross rolled," Ugolini said. "We back rolled to spread it out and cross rolled to remove roller lines." ey disposed of all hazardous material safely and properly and wore Moldex dust masks, 3M safety glasses, ear protection, long-sleeve shirts, steel-toed boots, and safety hats at times. After 24 hours of curing, the job was good to go. Hard Work Paid Off In six days, they'd done everything on the job, including coating removal, drain removal, substrate preparation, substrate repair and patching, sidewall coating application, new drain instal- lation, containment curb installation using resinous material, and coating application. ey were two days under their deadline — a big win for EverSeal. "We had eight days of available downtime in order to get the entire project completed and have them back in service," Ugolini said. "e existing coating was thicker in areas than we anticipated, and we uncovered more repair work than we origi- nally anticipated." But their hard work paid off. "It looked beautiful when we were done," Ugolini said. " T he customer loved it; they still do. We talk to him pretty frequently, and it's working out great for him. T he texture is great. It's a wet environment, and it's ver y slip resistant but still easy to clean. You just hose ever ything dow n to the drain. T hey're really happy w ith it. Given the amount of detail involved in this job — that we coated dow n inside the pit they wash dow n in, the drain detail, the verticals, the cur ves — it was pretty extensive, and I was really happy w ith how it turned out." CP Truck Wash Bay VENDOR TEAM 3M Safety equipment manufacturer 3M Center St. Paul, MN 55144 (888) 364-3577 Dur-A-Flex, Inc. Coatings manufacturer 95 Goodwin St. East Hartford, CT 06108 (860) 528-9838 Ermator Inc. Equipment manufacturer 10702 N 46th St. Tampa, FL 33617 (813) 684-7091 Hilti Equipment manufacturer 5400 S 122nd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74146 (800) 879-8000 Metabo Equipment manufacturer Metabo-Allee 72622 Nürtingen Germany +49 7022 720 Moldex-Metric Inc Safety equipment manufacturer 10111 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 837-6500 The crew let the basecoat cure overnight before applying the second layer of the coating system: Poly-Crete TF. That was applied with squeegees and rollers at approximately 35 mil s (889.0 microns) thickness. "They're really happy with it. Given the amount of detail involved in this job…it was pretty extensive, and I was really happy with how it turned out," explained Ugolini. Two thumbs up for this recoat!

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