A Polyurea Resolution
The polyurea application itself would be no cakewalk. The
containment area was roughly 150 feet by 150 feet, with a
surrounding containment wall approximately 5 feet high. The
combined areas totaled more than 25,000 square feet.
“We put primer down and then sprayed 100% polyurea over
the area,” said Kydd, who described the color of the polyurea
coating as “safety yellow.”
Houston-based Ultimate Linings supplied the project’s
polyurea. Kydd specifically cited Ultimate’s Special Projects
Manager, Frank Torres, as being instrumental in supporting CISI
through its numerous polyurea projects.
The Berwick project took about eight weeks from start to finish.
Kydd was careful to point out that the concrete will continue
to shift and crack in the future, but the polyurea, which gives
and stretches, will ensure complete secondary containment for
“Nothing has come through that membrane,” Kydd said.
In reflection, Kydd surmised this was the most involved
polyurea project CISI has completed to date, chiefly due to
the prep work involved. Despite the numerous
challenges, the company provided a solution to
their client’s utmost satisfaction.
“The customer just cannot believe that such a
chronic problem could be solved with polyurea,”
Kydd said. “We basically saved the day.”
About Compliance Inspection Services, Inc.
Based out of Amelia, Louisiana, CISI has been
providing spray foam and polyurea coating
solutions since 2006. The company’s quotes are
free of charge and include a job site evaluation,
material recommendations, written specifications
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