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MAY 2015

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64 MAY 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM and polyurea. And they'd use all six people from their business to get the job done! Because g round zero was on the roof top 18 feet (5.5 m) in the air, the crew star ted by setting up a per imeter safet y war ning line system. T hen, they moved on to remov ing a l l of the loose, peeling layers of coatings. It took the crew t wo weeks to complete the preparation stage of the job. First, they pressure-washed areas that were heav i ly soi led using a rotar y nozzle. T hen they scraped a l l of the debr is and loose coatings of f and d isposed of ever y thing in Dumpsters on the g round. T hey marked a l l loose substrate areas w ith spray paint to be fastened dow n later ( before the new system went on), and then they headed back up nor th for the T hanksg iv ing holiday. And that's where the hiccups started. Maybe if they'd had a wishbone, the crew could have requested a little bit nicer treatment from Mother Nature, but, unfortunately, as we all do, they just had to manage with what they were dealt. Some of us get snow for Tanksgiving. Others of us get sunshine. Some of us don't even celebrate it! But for this crew and this roof, what Mother Nature handed this rooftop over the holiday was an "overwhelming" amount of rain, according to Steve Ezard, owner of WeatherTight. In fact, the tenants noted even more leaks than they'd experienced before the job started. "It was very stressful to hear that they were having more leaks than the many that they already had to deal with until we could get it weather tight," Ezard said. WeatherTight needed to handle the problem immediately. "We cut our Tanksgiving break short and headed back to try to remediate some of the additional leaks," he continued. "Fortunately, we were able to get some really nice weather for late November/early December, so we really tried to crank it in high gear." Working in high gear meant coating about 10,000 square feet (929 m²) per day. Each morning, the crew started by drying Weather was challenging on this job. First, the crew had to cut their holiday short when 10 inches (25.4 cm) of rain hit the roof in 48 hours. They also had high winds and dew. VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE 1-800-638-3326 • edcoinc.com • contrxsystems.com Visit us online or call for more information EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SURFACE PREPARATION, RESTORATION, PROFESSIONAL SAWING EQUIPMENT AND HAND HELD TOOLS TS-14 SELF PROPELLED TILE SHARK EDCO's NEW SELF PROPELLED FLOOR STRIPPER This unique floor stripper uses 2 motors, adjustable working positions, controlled speed, and direct ramming action to remove all kinds of floor coverings including ceramic, vinyl, wood, carpet, and rubberized coatings. E X P E R T S I N C O AT I N G : 2 0 5 - 4 2 8 - 0 5 5 6 • www.vulcan-group.com Steel Pipe • Ductile Iron Pipe • Fabricated Parts Concrete Floors • Secondary Containment Certifed QP 3 – Shop Facilities Certifed QP 8 – Installing coatings on concrete and cementitious surfaces VULCAN PAINTERS INC. Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #7 3 Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #350

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