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VOL XXIII, NO 57

Belzona® Temporary Solution To A Serious Problem Still In Service 10 Years Later

 
 

Industry:

Buildings & Structures (BSTR)

 
 

Application:

Floor Problem Areas (FPA)

 
 

Customer Location:

Canadian Navy

 
 

Application Date:

1998

 
 

Application Situation:

Customer had received a violation certificate for cracks in the floor and damage to a rubber membrane beneath a chemical plating facility

 
 

Problem:

Chemicals seeping into the ground beneath the facility

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 4131 (Magma Screed)
Belzona® 2131 (D&A Fluid Elastomer)
Belzona® 4311 (Magma CR1)
 

Substrate:

Rubber & concrete

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets FPA-3, -5 & -6. Rubber membrane was sealed with Elastomer and low retaining wall (pony wall) was constructed.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

This was an emergency situation because of the high risk hazardous chemicals used in the plating facility. Because of the high degree of compatibility between the Belzona products the various stages of the application could be completed in rapid succession saving many hours of downtime. This application, though deemed temporary at the time has been in service for 10 years without the need for any maintenance.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The cracked membrane was repaired with two coats of Belzona Elastomer
  2. A pony wall was built using Belzona® 4131  
  3. The entire rebuilt area was overcoated with two coats of Belzona® 4311
  4. View of the repair taken 10 years later showing it to be still in excellent condition
 
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