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MAR 2015

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52 MARCH 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Westward Expansion As the project wrapped up, Faltus thought back over the past two weeks. His gang had lost two days due to rainy weather but had worked extra hours to meet the deadline. In the beginning, Faltus had worried about having a rookie on board, but his concerns turned out to be unfounded. "Shane (Petty) did real well," Flatus said. "By the end of the job, I was teaching him the pumps. He's a fast learner, and I hope he sticks with us. Te project went well, too. We had the complete support of our company, great feld support from Creative Polymers, and aside from two rainy days, good weather. Tat 150-mil [3,810 microns] waterproofng system is going to last a very long time." Jarboe frmly believes tree roots will never breach his Creative Polymers waterproofng system. Roots exist to search for water, he said. If there's no moisture, they won't expend energy trying to infltrate anything solid. But more importantly, the polyurea/polyurethane barrier is too tough to penetrate. "If I handed you a 150-mil [3,810 microns] patch of this, you couldn't tear it if you tried," Jarboe said. "You might be able to stretch it a bit, but you couldn't puncture it. Nothing's going to penetrate that!" Philipp is proud of the way Faltus and his squad tackled this high-profle project. Tere are quite a few monuments in this nation but only one St. Louis Arch. "Economically, this project is very important to the city of St. Louis," Philipp said. "It's huge for the city, and we feel an immense sense of corporate pride in helping connect the arch and waterfront to the downtown business district." Soon after the waterproofng was installed, the landscap- ing crew began turning a drab slab of concrete land bridge into an inviting, westward expansion of the park. Now, the Jeferson National Expansion Memorial park — once a mess — is a monumental success! CP VENDOR TEAM 3M Safety equipment manufacturer 3M Center St. Paul, MN 55144 (888) 364-3577 Blastrac, NA Equipment manufacturer 13201 N Santa Fe Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73114 (800) 256-3440 Creative Polymers Inc. Coating manufacturer 9200 Latty Ave. Hazelwood, MO 63042 (314) 524-2040 Elcometer Inc. Equipment manufacturer 1893 Rochester Industrial Dr. Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 650-0500 Generac Power Systems, Inc. Equipment manufacturer S45W29290 Wisconsin 59 Waukesha, WI 53189 (888) 436-3722 Graco Inc. Equipment manufacturer 88 11th Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 (612) 623-6000 Metabo Corp. Equipment manufacturer 1231 Wilson Dr. West Chester, PA 19380 (800) 638-2264 Sullair Corp. Equipment manufacturer 3700 East Michigan Blvd. Michigan City, IN 46360 (219) 879-5451 Tuvek by DuPont Safety equipment manufacturer P.O. Box 80728 Wilmington, DE 19880 (800) 441-7515 US Fabrics, Inc. Material manufacturer 3904 Virginia Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45227 (800) 518-2290 Monumental Land Bridge The plan changed after Philipp realized that the equipment to install the park could cause serious long-term issues, especially for cars below. The solution: install fabric in polyurethane for protection over the polyurea. The final step was to spray-apply a 50-mil (1,270 microns) pass (approximate DFT) of slow-setting polyurethane with a layer of geotextile material into the still-wet polyurethane. After two weeks, their westward expansion was done!

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