Waterproofing Agricultural Buildings
By Vanessa Salvia
Farming is a low-profit, high-cost endeavor, so in many cases the farmers are thinking about where they can save money in the short term. But eventually, when agricultural buildings are left to the elements with no protection, they fail.
Protecting the Niagara Falls Pedestrian Deck
The Niagara Falls pedestrian deck and bridge is surely one of the wettest spots to be. The decking is removed each year and resealed with Thompson’s WaterSeal products to make them last.
Hycrete Waterproofs Luxury Residential Tower
The Atlas is the tallest residential tower in downtown Oakland, California. The tower is located next to a busy street, and because of this, membranes could not be used. Hycrete’s System W solved the problem.
Integral Waterproofing With Crystalline Admixtures
By Vanessa Salvia
Integral waterproofing protects concrete from within, and extends the lifespan of the concrete. Crystalline admixtures are absorbed into the concrete in the mix and then diffuse into it to form a chemical barrier that prevents water intrusion into the concrete and heals cracks that do form.
Protecting Parking Deck Systems
By Amir Hassan, MSc, PE, PEng
Parking systems are open-to-the-elements structures that need precautions because they are costly to build, repair, and replace. To have a durable deck, water management is vital.
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By Amir Hassan, M.Sc., P.E., P.Eng. These open-to-the-elements structures need precautions. It’s hard to imagine any urban setting without parking garages. Given the limited availability of usable areas in busy cities, parking structures efficiently provide stalls for...
By Vanessa Salvia How do they work and what can they do? Spray membranes and sheet goods can do a great job of protecting concrete. With the addition of a water-repellent sealer, concrete can be very well protected. But these external systems can also be...
The tower is located next to a busy street, and because of this, membranes could not be used. The ProjectThe Atlas is the tallest residential tower in downtown Oakland, California. It comes under the umbrella of Carmel Properties’ portfolio of high-end residences. It...
Pedestrian decks beneath Niagara Falls are sealed with Thompson’s WaterSeal. There’s a place where the chance of precipitation is always 100% and the winds can gust up to 75 miles per hour. At the Cave of the Winds at Niagara Falls, protecting its more...
By Vanessa Salvia Crews marked the locations with spray paint where the CFRP straps would be applied to restore a silo. It’s possible that if all of your agricultural buildings are pole barns, you might not need to worry about waterproofing them. But even...
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