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Thin-Film Coatings for Protecting Reinforced Concrete Bridge Elements

by Bobby Meade, Greenman Pedersen, Inc.; Derrick Castle, The Sherwin-Williams Company; and Theodore Hopwood II and Sudhir Palle, University Of Kentucky

Steel reinforced concrete bridge components are deteriorating prematurely, especially...

Applying coatings outside of the recommended thickness range

by Chrissy Stewart, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Polyurea “Loose” Liners: A Floating Fix for Cracked Concrete Secondary Containment

by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

This article evaluates the performance of a polyurea “loose” lining system for repair...

The Vincent Thomas Bridge: A Study in Overcoating and QC

by William H. Hansel, Caltrans

This article describes the painting of the Vincent Thomas Bridge's east tower, highli...

The case of…too many choices

by Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, Series Technical Editor


Test for Success

by Rick Huntley

Taking a few measurements during the job can head off a massive failure later.

Product News

Maintenance Tip: Evaluating Techniques for Measuring Applied Film Thickness of Polyurea Elastomeric Systems

by Dudley J. Primeaux II, Primeaux Associates LLC, Elgin, TX and Kelin Bower, PolyVers Internatioanl, Houston, TX

In any coating or lining work, obtaining the specified minimum film thickness or the ...

Product News

2008 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

by Technology Publishing

This years' Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and suppliers for prote...

Air Barriers: Great expectations

by Kevin Knight

Selection of material, application, and quality control procedures are described for ...


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DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector SST Soluble Salt Tester
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US Minerals
Hit Harder. Clean Faster.
Black Diamond abrasive products are the toughest, most effective blasting media and supply the superior power you need to get any job done.

Sika® Industrial Floor Coatings
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Jotun Paints Inc.
Jotun Jotachar 1709
Mesh-free passive fire protection epoxy designed to protect against hydrocarbon pool fire scenarios for up to four hours as defined in the ANSI/UL1709 standard.

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