Posts in the ‘Solutions’ Category

Seawall repair options

Winter weather can take its toll on seawalls and bulkheads. Each wave or tidal cycle washes away more soil, creating larger voids behind the wall. Maybe a depression or even a sinkhole grows behind the wall. If you are the owner or the contractor hired to fix it, you've got options. There's replacement, which is expensive and disruptive though sometimes necessary. ...

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Undersealing an Ocean Pool

Several weeks ago we shared a field note from Sydney, Australia, where one of our customers repaired the Bronte Beach Ocean Pool. The concrete pool built at the base of a cliff desperately needed repairs, including resurfacing. Naturally, all the work had to be done at low tide. Removing the old surface and dewatering the pool revealed leaks through cracks ...

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See us in Las Vegas

If you are in Las Vegas for World of Concrete 2017 as we are, come see us. Our team would love to talk to you about our excellent solutions for slab lifting, leak sealing, soil stabilization, structural repair and concrete protection. We've got a couple of show specials too, so stop by booth S10721. Just look for the big Prime Resins blimp!...

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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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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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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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Filling voids under giant fiberglass tanks

Paul Wright of Python Corporation needed a solution for a client. The client is a fiberglass company with 28 enormous fiberglass tanks for material storage that had irregularly shaped bottoms. This resulted in voids under the tanks. Wright recommended using structural polyurethane foam to ensure full bearing coverage. He turned to Prime Resins to develop a lifting and void filling foam ...

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Is I&I washing away your bottom line?

Are you the superintendent or engineer for a water system with an infiltration and inflow problem? Treating I&I can be a budget killer. Prime Resins offers several solutions for stopping I&I whether it is caused by cracked pipes, leaking lateral joints or leaking manholes. Learn more.

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Stopping a sanitary sewer infiltration

You've had infiltration into your sanitary sewer system for years. You've tried to stop it, but short of replacement, nothing did the trick. There is another solution, however: sealing the leaks with polyurethane grout. Chemical grouting has a proven track record dating back decades to repair concrete and masonry infrastructure, yet it is still a relatively unknown practice in many circles. Sometimes ...

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Field Notes: Florida lake seawall repair

Foundation Professionals of Florida is in the midst of a seawall repair project on Lake Harris in Lake County, Florida. The lake is very large and popular, host to bass fishing tournaments and the like. The homeowner returned from vacation recently to find a section of her yard adjacent to the seawall caving in, so she was afraid her ...

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