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At Picon, we’re always excited to see people in the industries we serve doing good work. That’s why we’re taking a short break from writing about Bay Area tank linings and dedicating this post to highlighting some of the notable news related to Sherwin-Williams’s 2020 Water & Wastewater Impact Award. According to Sherwin-Williams, this award is meant to highlight “excellence in delivering long-term asset protection” in the area of “water and wastewater infrastructure.” Read more »

Fiberglass is a popular material used in boat hulls, sports equipment and industrial tanks. When you need fiberglass tank repair, it isn’t always just as easy as melding two pieces together. You have to be concerned with the adhesion, the surface and contaminants, and the type of bond needed to hold the pieces together. Read more »

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Tank Linings and Tank Leak Repair

Because of their light weight, high durability, and relatively inexpensive costs, FRP tanks are the choice of many municipalities and businesses. With these tanks, there are some maintenance and repair considerations to keep in mind. Doing so can greatly extend the usable life of FRP tanks and their accompanying infrastructure. Read more »

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A Lot Can Go Wrong with Fiberglass Repair Without Knowledge and Care

Repairing fiberglass can give it new life, but it is not as easy as sticking a patch on a crack. If the right care is not taken, it can result in further damage or an incorrect repair that has to be redone later on. Not only does this add to the time needed to take care of the repair, but wastes materials and effort, as well. Here are some things that can happen to cause problems with fiberglass repair. Read more »

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Tank Inspections Help You Plan for Fiberglass Tank Repairs

From time to time, fiberglass tank repairs may be necessary to keep a tank in good working order. Though they may look simple to the untrained eye, fiberglass tanks are actually intricate structures that consist of several layers of material working in concert. To preemptively identify and head off problems with these layers and other components, regular inspections are necessary. And given the somewhat complicated nature of fiberglass tanks, those inspections are best handled by a pro. Read more »

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Storage tanks are widely used in many industries for the storage of fluids such as water, petroleum products, and chemicals. They are constructed of concrete, steel, polyethylene, and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP.) During the last two decades, the use of FRP has grown dramatically in the number of new vessels and for tank repairs. Since tank leaks can cause problems including lost revenue from downtime, lost liquid revenue costs, and environmental issues, it is important to call experienced FRP professionals to deal with critical tank leak repair work to solve issues and prevent leaks. Read more »

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Commercial Domestic Water Tanks Are Incredibly Important

While they may seem like an afterthought perched atop a roof, rooftop water tanks serve vital functions: They are a fire-suppression necessity and sometimes serve as a source of drinking water for condominium buildings and other large structures. Those are quite important roles, and maintenance is necessary to make sure water tanks can handle them. Read more »

Concrete Strengthening and Why It Becomes Necessary

Concrete is a remarkable material widely used throughout the world in all sorts of building projects and containers. Concrete is a durable material composed of fine and coarse aggregate that is bonded together with cement paste and cured over time, forming a strong and stable surface. Read more »

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Tank Linings and Coatings Help You Avoid Leaks and Repairs

Storage tanks are widely used in many industries including agriculture, aquaculture, food processing, waste-water treatment, chemical processing, oil and gas refining, power generation, pulp and paper, concrete production, steel production, and more. Tank leak repair services can overcome the problems of leaks resulting in significant costs in lost fluids and lost production time, as well as the costs of repairs and potential penalties for leaks. Causes of leaks can be avoided or corrected by an expert coatings contractor Bay Area. Read more »

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Concrete Strengthening Improvements with FRP

This post takes a look at two projects that show the power of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) for concrete strengthening and tank repair projects. The projects come from two very different sectors: One was undertaken by a municipality to head off problems with its aqueduct system, while the other was executed for the benefit of a natural gas plant’s construction team. Still, both serve as valuable examples of FRP’s uses. Read more »