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VOL XXII, NO 92, ELITE

Belzona® Repair To Internal Roof Drain Still Ok 24 Years Later

 
 

Industry:

Buildings & Structures (BSTR)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Auto manufacturer, Wentzville, MO

 
 

Application Date:

Summer 1984

 
 

Application Situation:

Internal downpipe, part of roof drainage system.

 
 

Problem:

Hit by a fork lift truck, the pipe broke off at the floor level and leaked water everytime it rained.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 4111 (Magma Quartz)

 

Substrate:

Steel and concrete

 
 

Application Method:

Application carried out in accordance with a modified Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11b. Belzona® 4111 was packed around the break.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

To change the broken pipe would involve a pipefitting/labor crew at least a week to excavate down below the floor three feet. Belzona application took just 20 minutes to complete. 8 man crew, 40 hours labor at $50.00/hr = $16,000 saved. Revisited February 2008, still performing.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Broken pipe, summer 1984
  2. Repair completed
  3. Revisited February 2008 and still performing
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com