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VOL XXVIII, NO 151

Belzona® Refurbishes A Wash Pit

 
 

Industry:

Buildings & Structures (BSTR)

 
 

Application:

Floor Problem Areas (FPA)

 
 

Customer Location:

Bellingham, WA, USA

 
 

Application Date:

May 2014

 
 

Application Situation:

The municipal transportation utility required options to refurbish a wash pit for a bus fleet.  Small concentrations of non-toxic alkaline soap powder are mixed with warm water and recirculated through and contained in the concrete wash pit

 
 

Problem:

The structure had no previous coating and there was significant spalling at and below the waterline. Several electrical glands in the pit required resealing to prevent leakage into adjacent equipment vaults.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 4111 (Magma Quartz)

Belzona 2211 (MP Hi-build Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Concrete

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets FPA-1 and GSS-4. Thorough steam cleaning completed prior to hand troweling. Belzona 4111 was applied onto vertical sidewalls.  Belzona 2211 was applied into pipe glands after cleaning and conditioning to prevent further leakage from wash pit into adjacent equipment vaults

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Customer had just installed a new scissors lift and wanted the wash pit refurbished to meet upgraded standards. no other options were considered

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Wash pit overview  
  2. Erosion & spalling evident at waterline and below  
  3. Hand troweled application of Belzona 4111 over Belzona 4911 (Magma TX Conditioner) 
  4. Belzona 2211 applied into cable glands
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com