Posts in the ‘News’ Category

Michael Vargo talks I&I

It's Throwback Thursday, so we're taking you all the way back to WEFTEC 2011 in Los Angeles. Water Online Radio hosts interviewed our senior technical consultant, Michael Vargo. They discussed Prime Resins' solutions to tackling infiltration and inflow, or I&I. While it's a few years old now, this still hits the nail on the head. Polyurethanes are a cost-effective way to ...

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Happy holidays from Prime Resins

Happy Holidays! Best wishes to all for a healthy, happy and safe holiday season. In observance of Christmas and New Year's, we will be closed Friday, Dec. 23; Monday, Dec. 26; and Monday, Jan. 2. In case of emergencies, our technical support is still available 24/7.

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Revolution hose storage

Procedure: Storing Revolution heated hoses The Revolution pump itself cannot be winterized or otherwise stored long-term because of the reactive nature of the A-side material. We do, however, offer a flushing procedure for your heated hoses that allows you to remove and store them. This may save you from replacing a $600 ...

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Q&A on using 900 XLV cartridges

By Michael Vargo, senior technical consultant I recently had an email conversation with a customer about crack injection leak sealing with Quick Mix cartridges of Prime Flex 900 XLV that I think would be helpful for others to see. Nick asks: Q: “I have recently used your 900 XLV in 2:1 cartridges for residential foundation crack repairs. I have experienced failures in the ...

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Field Notes: The Land Down Under

Field Notes: The Land Down Under Michael Vargo is just back from a long, successful trip to meet with clients in Australia and New Zealand. He shares before and after photos of this public ocean pool at Bronte Beach in the Sydney suburbs. ...

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Chemical grouting stops manhole infiltration

Heavy groundwater infiltration threatened the timeline to complete a new sewer mainline project in Stratford, Ontario. Thousands of dollars in dewatering costs threatened the project's budget. A few hours of work and 10 gallons of Prime Flex 920 solved the problem and helped get the project back on track. Read the case study here from the Sept./Oct. 2016 Canadian Underground Infrastructure ...

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Chemical grouting stops SSOs

Trenchless Technology magazine features a case study on using Prime Resins chemical grouts to tackle I and I and sanitary sewer overflows. Foundation Professionals of Florida works with several municipalities to tackle I/I with sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation. They do this with chemical grout injection. "Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida’s Gulf Coast during 2016. Unfortunately, it's havoc that continues in ...

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Securing a lighthouse foundation

The brick Georgetown Lighthouse near Charleston, S.C., has weathered more than 200 years of waves, wind and rain relatively well. Its foundation, however, showed deterioration during routine inspection by its owner, the U.S. Coast Guard. Read how curtain grouting with polyurethane stabilized the base of this historic structure. Case study

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Field Notes: Culvert Repairs After Hurricane Matthew

Record flooding hit North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The state is faced with the worst flooding since Hurricane Floyd in 1999. In some parts of the state, water levels continued to rise in the days following the storm as flood waters receded elsewhere, draining to other parts of the watershed. That’s the case in Lumberton, N.C. All that ...

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Palm Beach seawall repair

Cracks in a seawall at the Port of Palm Beach caused major voids to form behind the wall. The voids would eventually compromise the integrity of the wall. The port is a busy base of operations, so taking the time to replace the seawall or otherwise do an invasive repair was an option port officials hoped to avoid. The port engineer ...

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