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JUL 2018

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In addition to safety training and meetings, the crew wore fall protection, respirators, and Tyvek suits when needed throughout the project. They also used scaffolding with stairs to access the new metal rooftop. After a hurricane destroyed its old building, an energy company in New Jersey built anew. They wanted a waterproofing roof system, and Foam Tight Roofing & Coatings, Inc./BN Contracting, LLC was there to apply it. Feature 38 JULY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM BY STEPHANIE MARIE CHIZIK PHOTOS COURTESY FOAM TIGHT ROOFING & COATINGS, INC./ BN CONTRACTING, LLC Coated Foam Fix for New Roof B B uilding and maintaining business relationships can be key in any industry, but in the coatings industry in particular, they can be instrumental in finding the next big thing. Ask Stan Betts, president of Foam Tight Roofing & Coatings, Inc./BN Contracting, LLC. W hen a new building was going up for Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) in Seawaren, New Jersey, it was Betts' company that was called in to fix an issue with a leaking roof. "I was given the job because I had worked with one of the other engineers who was doing the spec writing for the materi- als. He had put in a good word for us since we'd worked together before," Betts explained. Leaks already in a brand-new building? It can happen. Try telling Mother Nature to take a break. On this project, it was a hurricane that was causing the contractor's pain. e storm had destroyed the old building, and materials were delayed getting to the jobsite. And rain kept causing issues. If it rained outside the building during construction, it rained inside, too. It would cause the other subs working in the floors directly below the unfinished roof to have to stop work. A solution was needed — and fast! Betts' crew came in to pinch hit. ey temporarily sealed all 20,000 square feet (1,858.1 m²) of metal roof so the other work could continue. en, while on site, Foam Tight was extended a contract to insulate and fireproof the building's walls and the ceiling of the parking garage with spray polyurethane foam (SPF). "And then they came back to me and said, 'Well, let's talk about installing a foam roof on the building,'" Betts explained. "So that's what we did." Talk about getting work by word of mouth! Safe and Secure After discussing different options for insulated roofs, the construction team decided on a tapered system that included SPF, also called spray foam, and polyurea coatings. Specifically, the system included tapered boards, ½-inch (1.3 cm) high-den- sity boards, primer, 2 inches (5.1 cm) of closed-cell SPF, and 90 to 120 mils (2,286.0‒3,048.0 microns) of polyurea. A ll of the crew's work on this project took about 2½ months over the course of 4 months, but installing the roof coating system in ROOF SPF POLYUREA

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