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The Topping on a Historic Candy Factory

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Seeking: End To Leaking: A Spray Foam Roofing System Provides a Watertight Solution for a Leaky EPDM Roof

Leaky roofs can be a hassle to deal with, but imagine the difficulty in addressing a leaking roof the size of one and a half football fields. Add to that situation a water treatment facility, and you have a major headache. Because water treatment plants are responsible for decontaminating their city’s water, it’s particularly important that outside water not infiltrate ...

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Tough Enough: Tuff-Gard’s Unique Two-Component Rubber Membrane is Making Headway in the Roof Coatings Market

Northern climates can be a nightmare for roof coatings, and the higher the latitude, the worse it gets. For Canada, the transition from mild summer to sharp, biting winter can take a toll on most roof coating materials. Drastic temperature drops can cause coatings to contract and crack, thus nullifying the sealing and waterproofing benefits they would otherwise provide. “The ...

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Topping It Off: A Gas Station’s Compromised EPDM Roof is Revitalized with an SPF System

Before winding through the Inland Empire and making a gradual eastward turn toward Las Vegas, Interstate 15 slices through Escondido, California. On the southern edge of the city, which is just north of San Diego, a heavily trafficked gas station adjacent to the highway was in need of a roof rehabilitation in early 2012. It was a classic case of ...

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Poly Performance: Polyurea Seals a Water Feature Complete With Lights, Jets, and Fire

In Macau, China, a luxurious casino sits proudly on a busy peninsula. This grand casino, which is far from being unnoticed, is about to catch everyone’s eye as a brand new front-yard water attraction is only days away from completion. Not Just A Fountain  According to Craig Kowalski, technical director at Hydrotech Waterproofing Solutions, this new fountain consumes roughly 21,000 ...

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Fine Foam: Failed Fiberglass Opens the Door for Spray Foam at the Cleveland Museum of Art

2005 marked the beginning of Ohio’s largest cultural project in history when the Cleveland Museum of Art entered an 8-year expansion and renovation project. The architects of this $350 million project had no intention of utilizing spray foam until they discovered saturated, ineffective fiberglass in portions of the existing walls. Designed by award-winning, Manhattan-based Rafael Vinoly Architects, the project involves ...

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When the Floodwaters Receded: SPF Enables Timely, Cost-Effective Renovation at Gaylord Opryland Resort

SPF Enables Timely, Cost-Effective Renovation at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center During the recent renovation of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) was used in two different applications to solve unique problems. The first involved insulating a number of guest room walls with CertainTeed’s CertaSpray® Closed-Cell Foam Insulation. The second utilized CertaSpray’s structural ...

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Last Resort: Polyurea Rescues the Construction of a Hotel & Casino in Curaçao

The name Curagao intrinsically brings to mind visages of white sand and turquoise Caribbean water. Indeed, the country of less than 150,000 people supports a tourism industry that brings in millions of visitors on a yearly basis. The island’s hotels and resorts are critical in keeping those tourism numbers up, and equally critical in keeping the resorts running is their ...

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On the Waterfront: Compromised Secondary Containment Installation is Restored and Waterproofed With Polyurea

Stemming from the Choctaw word for “Long river,” the Atchafalaya River is a distributary of the Mississippi and forms some three hundred miles from its mouth, making a southward beeline through Louisiana to the Gulf of Mexico. About 15 miles from where it empties into the Gulf, at Atchafalaya Bay, the river is bookended by the towns of Berwick and ...

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Legislative Update: Save with Tax Credits and Rebate Programs

There are a lot of ways in which a homeowner can benefit from spray foam insulation. We’re all familiar with them: structural integrity for the home, energy efficiency, waterproofing – the list goes on. And we do our best as industry professionals to get the word out to homeowners concerning these benefits. But what most homeowners don’t know is that ...

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