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ROOF COATINGS OCT 2017

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COATINGSPRO ROOF COATINGS 2017 27 The Problem: Crumbling Under Pressure On a blustery day in Chicago, a team of waterproofing specialists undertook the job of repairing an aging and leaky deck on a parking structure downtown. Contractors from US Waterproofing were called upon to fulfill this arduous task. e total area incorporated approximately 5,000 square feet. As Barry Schilling of US Waterproofing explained, "e immediate concern was to provide leak proof protection to the offices beneath the existing and aging parking deck area." The Solution: Oak Ridge's Waterproofing Polyurea U.S. Waterproofing is the Midwest's premier waterproofing and foundation repair company and in their assessment of the repair needed, they chose a liquid protective traffic membrane system (OR90WPM) provided by Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems, Inc. of Green Lake, Wisconsin. is membrane was a key component in resolving the damage to the deck area. Before the membrane could be applied however, the exist- ing asphalt and tar paper vapor barrier had to be removed. e workers prepped the surface by removing all of the loose debris and contaminants, ensuring a clean, dry and stable decking substrate. Once the concrete surfaces were prepped, a neoprene field curing sheet was installed that aligned with the drain and wall/deck transitions due to the dissimilar substrates, and that would maintain the surface for possible expansion and contraction that could occur in the future. A ll surface areas were treated with a moisture curing urethane caulk, including the moving and non-moving cracks in the concrete substrate. e entire designated area was sealed and primed using Oak Ridge's (E-41) Epoxy wash primer. A 4:1 ratio of primer was mixed and applied at a minimum of 300 square feet per gallon in two applications. e dry-applied sealer/primer applications were then top coated using Oak Ridge's Pure Polyurea elastomeric coating system applied at a minimum of 90 dry mil thickness. Together, these materials will form a powerful barrier against the elements, providing improved waterproofing and durability to take on whatever Mother Nature can deliver. For quality coatings, equipment and safety training, contact Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems, Inc. Oak Ridge 575 Commercial Avenue Green Lake, WI 54941 (800) 625-9577 (920) 294-6800 (920) 294-6830 - fax www.oakridgepoly.com Company Profile: Oak Ridge SPONSORED CONTENT

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