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SEP 2018

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COATINGSPRO SEPTEMBER 2018 49 "is was not his first rodeo!" Primeaux also helped develop a "mockup" demonstra- tion prior to installation and answered the client's technical questions regarding the material. According to him, the devel- opers wanted to see what the system would look and feel like, along with how it would bond to the concrete. e developers were particularly curious because they were aware of a smaller U.S. "crystal lagoon" project that had encoun- tered problems with a different system. "e coating they had put down was peeling up and not staying in place," Primeaux explained. "But once we showed them what we were going to do [on this project with the bond] and the slip resistance, they were sold." Wet and Wild Safety was an immediate priority for the 12 crew members upon arriving at the jobsite in April 2018. Crew members regularly used personal protective equipment (PPE), such as nitrile gloves, Honey well Safety's Uvex polarized safety glasses, Ty vek protective suits, and boonie (aka bucket) hats w ith a front bib and back-of-neck fabric for protection from sun exposure and heat. Surface prep included Blastrac shot blasters, Blastrac and Pullman Ermator vacuums, dust collectors, and Metabo grinders (for small areas). The crew profiled the concrete to Concrete Surface Profile (CSP) 3–4. The crew members had to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). That included half-face masks with organic vapor filters when spraying and nitrile gloves, polarized safety glasses, Ty vek suits, and boonie hats in general. JOB AT A GLANCE PROJECT: Apply primer, polyurea, and topcoat on concrete wading and beachfront areas of a man-made lake COATINGS CONTRACTOR: Osborn Contract Services 125 Sunbelt Court Greer, SC 29650 (864) 877-2435 SIZE OF CONTRACTOR: ~35 employees SIZE OF CREW: 12 crew members PRIME CLIENT: Twin Creeks Development Associates, LLC 10752 Deerwood Park Blvd. S, Ste. 100 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904) 694-1080 SUBSTRATE: Concrete CONDITION OF SUBSTRATE: Good SIZE OF JOB: 36,000 sq. ft. (3,344.5 m²) DURATION: 13 days UNUSUAL FACTORS/CHALLENGES: » Daily high temperatures caused faster curing times than normal. » High winds took polyurea overspray farther than expected and picked up fine dark soil from surrounding area during white topcoat application. MATERIALS/PROCESSES: » Profiled substrate to achieve a Concrete Surface Profile (CSP) 3–4 » Prepped with Blastrac 1-10DS and Blastrac 1-8DM shot blasters, Blastrac BDC66 and Pullman Ermator S2800 vacuums, and dust collectors » Used 7-inch (17.8 cm) Metabo grinders for smaller areas » Applied Sika Concrete Primer with 18- (45.7 cm) and 9-inch (22.9 cm) phenolic core rollers to ~14 mils (355.6 microns) wet film thickness (WFT) » Applied grey Sikalastic 841 ST polyurea using Gusmer H3500 spray equipment with a Graco Probler P2 gun with mixing chamber insert and round tip at 85–88 mils (2,159.0–2,235.2 microns) » Applied Sika Permacor-2230 VHS in two coats at ~14 mils (355.6 microns) WFT with 18- (45.7 cm) and 9-inch (22.9 cm) phenolic core rollers » Used a third-party tester at the site to determine coefficient of friction, while a quality control consultant monitored system application SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: » Wore personal protective equipment (PPE), such as nitrile gloves, Honeywell Safety's Uvex polarized safety glasses, Tyvek protective suits, and boonie hats to protect from sun exposure and heat » Wore face shields with a half-face 3M particulate filter when blasting » Wore half-face 3M masks with organic vapor filters for detail spray work

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