Decks provide a beautiful and functional addition to many homes. They can also be a critical element in protecting the home from water damage due to leaks. Failed home waterproofing causes tremendous damage that can cost thousands of dollars in damage and repairs. Material selection is the most crucial aspect of waterproofing. The best application of a poor product will still result in a failed application. Investing in the proper materials and application up front can save the homeowner from tremendous cost and frustration later. In many parts of the country, LINE-X is the best known waterproof decking solution. Local contractors specify LINE-X by name in their plans and build decks to the proven standards that ensure a complete long lasting solution for the homeowner.
Vault toilet systems in National Parks are severely abused by outdoor elements. The vault toilets in Joshua Tree National Park in California were particularly susceptible to damage caused by extreme temperatures, UV exposure and sand storms. They are also put to the test by the campers who set fires on the floors and defaced the walls and ceiling. The park/campground staff are responsible for keeping the facilities clean and aesthetically appealing for the public. Some of the vaults that have fire or other damage need to be repainted on a daily basis. This becomes very costly in materials and labor for the National Park service.The National Park service required a solution for the constant maintenance and cost issues surrounding the vault toilet systems.
Black mold can occur in any area prone to moisture putting residents at risk of persistent headaches, fatigue, memory loss, chest pains and more. While many people might not see the effects of black mold for years, the administration of a VA Hospital had to spend excessive time and money preventing the possibility. The VA hospital's compressors produce condensation that builds up in the tanks and splashes on adjacent walls. In addition, the water filtration systems can leak causing the need for drywall in those rooms to be re-placed frequently.The customer required a seamless water-resistant barrier on the walls up to three feet high in some areas to prevent splashes from rotting the drywall while containing potential floods in these areas.
In certain parts of England the treated potable water is stored in underground reservoirs prior to being distributed to homes and businesses. These underground tanks are typically constructed of concrete or brick/block with a concrete reinforced roof. The land above these reservoirs is used for purposes such as farming which includes the use of fertilizers and chemicals. Constructed 30 to 40 years ago, the concrete roofs of the reservoirs have become porous potentially allowing dirty rain water and farming chemicals to penetrate the concrete and enter the drinking water. The customer was looking for an effective long term solution of sealing the reservoirs that did not require rebuilding or taking them out of service.
King’s Daughters Medical Center in Kentucky had problems with the safety and sanitation of their shower stalls. The showers were tiled, a slip hazard in this wet environment. The grout was unsanitary, holding onto moisture and creating an environment where mold, bacteria and other germs could grow. The tile was easily damaged from hospital equipment. Once damaged, moisture seeped behind the tile causing the drywall to deteriorate allowing mold and bacteria to grow in the wall. The hospital required a solution for the shower stalls that would provide: 1) A seamless floor-wall-ceiling membrane. 2) A slip resistant surface texture on the floors. 3) A smooth and easily cleanable walls and environment that would inhibit fungus and bacteria growth a durable. 4) A long lasting solution an aesthetically pleasing, uniform, and with color.
CP Kelco is a global producer of hydrocolloids. At the facility in Denmark they needed the floor of 2 sewage water tanks 450 m2 each to be re-coated. The facility could not live with a long shutdown time because of a 50 % reduction of production in the factory.
The world’s largest company in the field of sea water desalination (SWCC) consulted LINE-X to find a solution to protect the company’s brine drain channels. Each desalination plant consists of several production units. Each unit has a drain channel that allows the return of brine to the sea water. The brine has a very high salt concentration and is delivered at a high temperature 50-80 C to the sea through concrete channels.Over time the concrete channels suffered great structural damage. Salt water penetrated through the concrete to the structural steel leading to corrosion and failure. The channel walls were critically damaged and falling apart in several areas.
Due to urban sprawl more and more communities and engineers are taking additional steps to protect and extend the service life of new and existing wastewater structures. A municipality in one such area controls a pumping station that has been degrading slowly over time. The walls of these stations are particularly susceptible to the corrosive environment and will easily deteriorate without protection. As infiltration and the effect of corrosive gases are the two primary causes of deterioration in a collection system, the addition of a corrosion barrier to a new structure will not only ensure a longer service life to the system, it will make the rough concrete surface easier to clean.
Petrol station pump islands made of steel bezel and concrete often fail due to continuous use. Diesel and gasoline spills rust and corrode the metal bezel, and car tires wear down the concrete islands over time. As a result, the company had to fix and paint the islands every six to twelve months. That was a problem for the company, because even between re-coating, the islands were looking worst for wear.
The Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania administration office needed a solution for a second floor deck that was leaking onto the first floor entrance lobby. Built about 25 years ago of a watertight membrane under concrete pavers and epoxy grout, the deck had deteriorated significantly and grout joints were popping up in some areas allowing water to seep in. They needed the coating to stop the water leak, be slip resistant, and complement the look of the building.