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SEP 2018

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Feature 46 SEPTEMBER 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM L BY BEN DUBOSE PHOTOS COURTESY OSBORN CONTRACT SERVICES Splash Hit: Polyurea System Coats Novel Crystal Lagoon L ocated just south of Jacksonville, the Beachwalk residential development could soon become one of the hottest properties in real estate on Florida's sunny Eastern seaboard. e upscale live/work/play community features luxury homes, commercial retail, and a 14-acre (56,656.0 m 2 ) "crystal lagoon," which is at the heart of the neighborhood and available to residents only. e turquoise lagoon will boast kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, a wading area, and more — allowing residents to enjoy beachfront life without having to deal with crowded public beaches or even having to drive! e sculpted beach and lagoon, utilizing chlorine bursts to keep the water blue and clear, is one of the largest man-made basins in the United States. As a result, a coatings system to protect the underlying concrete substrate is essential. But based on the size, chemicals involved, and expectations for luxurious appearance, this wasn't a job for just any coatings contrac- tor. Fortunately, an experienced crew from Osborn Contract Services embraced the challenge. " To do a job like this was right in line with our core work," said Jim Osborn, president of the contracting company. Osborn noted that his company, which sent a 12-man crew for the two-week assignment, had recently completed a similar job installing a polyurea-based system for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the wet coastal environment of Grand Isle, Louisiana. "e majority of our work deals with specialty coatings on concrete," Osborn said. "We understand the uniqueness of concrete and the idiosyncrasies of the substrate. Our safety record is excellent, too. In the past seven years, we have not had a recordable accident. So we do a lot of work on marquee jobs because of our safety record." POLYUREA CONCRETE

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