Posts in the ‘Polyurethanes’ Category

Damaged Seawall or Bulkhead?

If storms left you with a damaged seawall or bulkhead, we have a solution. This year's storm season has taken a major toll on seawalls and bulkheads across the U.S. and Caribbean. Storm surge and flooding can cause erosion not previously experienced under and behind these otherwise sound structures. In some cases, replacement may be the only option if there is ...

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Stopping leaks to prevent erosion

Leaking stormwater or sewer pipes are often the root cause of sinkholes and less extreme depressions in surfaces. When the surface is an airport runway, stopping erosion that could lead to dips in the concrete is particularly critical. Miles of storm sewer pipes under a Midwest airport with very high groundwater were leaking, causing exfiltration, erosion and voids. A mudjacker was ...

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Filling voids behind sheet pile

Sheet pile is commonly used for seawalls, bulkheads and sometimes even retaining walls. In this case, the main bridge to the cruise passenger terminal at the port in Jacksonville, Fla., has a sheet pile retaining wall at its base. The ocean has taken a toll over time: The sheet pile is corroded. Gaps in the wall caused significant erosion, which, left ...

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What is value?

The value of a product goes far beyond its price. Obviously, price is a factor, but so is performance. The combination of price and performance is a major component of a product or service’s value. But what about expertise, lead referral and customer support? We at Prime Resins believe that all those elements are critical in establishing the superior value ...

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Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic

Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic: Which to Use and Why Chemical grouts are a cost-effective solution for many leak sealing, void filling and soil stabilization projects. Choosing the right material and installing it correctly are critical to the long-term success. Chemical grouts fall into two classes: hydrophilic grouts that have an affinity for water and seek it out and hydrophobic grouts that repel water and ...

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Brazil bottler gets a lift

Downtime in manufacturing and distribution costs big money. Any facility repair or maintenance that can be done without interrupting normal operations is ideal. Using polyurethane foam for filling voids and lifting concrete floors in industrial settings can be a huge money saver for facility owners. Examples include warehouses, manufacturing plants, and distribution centers, Technicians can typically do this work without ...

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Washington seawall video overview

Here is video from the big seawall job in Washington state that we've mentioned lately. The job is done now with massive voids behind the wall filled with Prime Flex 920 rigid hydrophobic polyurethane foam. Call us to discuss your seawall project and how our products can save time, money and major disruption. If you are the property owner, we ...

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Stormwater system repair

When a sinkhole or other depression forms adjacent a manhole in a sanitary, potable or stormwater system, you can bet there is significant leakage happening out of that manhole. The exfiltration of water from the system washes away soil, creating the depression. That's exactly the situation at a military housing subdivision in Richmond, Virginia. Leaking pipe connections into a manhole ...

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Box culvert and weir repair near wetland

The City of Tallahassee had a problem with a street running over a box culvert at Black Swamp. Following several heavy rainfalls, a dip in Park Avenue developed. Eventually, the depression grew so pronounced that it became a traffic hazard. City crews attempted to fix the problem several times using different methods, including replacing a section of pavement and its subgrade, and chemically ...

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Field Notes: Washington State Seawall Stabilization

Technical services manager David Dingler is on his way back from Washington state. He’s been providing on-site technical support for a massive residential seawall stabilization project on Padilla Bay, southwest of Bellingham. A team from Nicholson Construction out of California is pumping Prime Flex 920, a rigid structural polyurethane foam, into voids behind the seawall. In ...

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