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NOV 2015

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34 NOVEMBER 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM nice not having to maneuver around a lot of other equipment and workers. We were able to get in and work without being in anyone's way, especially when we were dropping the existing insulation. We really had wide open spaces in which to work," said Nutting, adding that this was especially helpful during the removal of the existing batt insulation. Unwelcome Surprise? With the scope of work determined and the clock ticking, the crew got to work cutting out the fberglass batt insulation. "Since we had the space to do so, it was decided to cut a perim- eter around sections of the batt insulation and drop it to the foor," said Nutting. Te insulation is non-hazardous, but it was not wanted or needed by the client. Some crew members repur- posed the insulation by using it in their homes and garages — transferring it properly, of course. "We felt good about repur- posing the insulation so that it didn't go into a landfll. Te insulation was still good, just not the right ft for the renovation needs of the facility," said Tompson. One of the biggest concerns that the Standard Waterproofng team had regarding this job was what they would fnd underneath the batt insulation once it was removed. Because the project took place in the middle of the cold winter, the crew was prepared to fnd condensation on the interior of the smooth metal roofng substrate. "Surface preparation was going to be determined by whether or not the foam would adhere to the metal substrate. Condensation could have presented a huge adhesion issue. Luckily, existing condensation was not a factor, and the foam passed the adhesion tests," said Tompson. To star t, the crew removed the old batting. If they had found any condensation on the metal substrate, it might have af fected the application of the spray polyurethane foam (SPF). Luckily, none was found. Mail Room Redo Get the knowledge. Be a pro. Go to SUBSCRIBE It's FREE. 14_1386 Helping YOU do your job better, f a ster, a nd more efciently.

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