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San Francisco Water Tank Repairs

Commercial steel tanks have a limited lifespan. Whether it’s from corrosion, performance failure, or unexpected damage, steel tanks often require tank leak repair. Making repairs to steel tanks can be expensive, time-consuming and expensive, especially when steel tanks are buried underground. Whatever type of repairs your steel tank needs, consider fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) as an efficient way to get back to normal. Here are three common types of San Francisco water tank repairs. Read more »

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FRP Tank Repairs, Linings and Now FRP Rebar for Concrete Strengthening

Fiber-reinforced plastics or polymers (FRPs) have many industrial uses. We’ve used it in steel tank repairs, concrete reinforcement of old buildings, and tanker and trailer linings. Steel is especially prone to corrosion, but concrete, too, can fail under harsh conditions such as high salinity or high temperatures. It’s forced the industry to look for other options to maintain infrastructure. Read more »

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Why Corrosive Environments Are Perfect for FRP Duct Applications

“Corrosion” is not a word that a contractor, building owner, or business owner wants to hear. Corrosion means that a chemical reaction has taken place which has damaged or destroyed a structure or some of its components. FRP wraps, FRP duct, and FRP repairs are good ways to prevent or remedy the effects of corrosion.  Read more »

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Why Choose FRP for Water Tank Liners and Tank Repairs

Metal storage tanks are extremely susceptible to corrosion, and there will come a time when they will need to be repaired or replaced. Replacing a storage tank is sometimes unavoidable, but it is also a much more costly option. In most cases, it’s best to stick with water tank repair unless the bottom of a tank is no longer salvageable. This usually involves installing new water tank liners, which have evolved over the years to be far stronger and more resistant to heat and corrosion than they’ve been in the past. This is largely thanks to FRP. Read more »

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Water Tank liners  Using FRP for Tank Repairs & Protection

Steel and concrete tanks have always been used to store potable water and other liquids, which means corrosion has always been an issue. In the past, companies have tried to prevent corrosion and avoid costly water tank repairs by lining tanks with materials such as lead-based paint, vinyl, and coal tar epoxies. These days, most companies use fiberglass-reinforced polymer, or FRP, for their water tank liners. FRP was introduced in the 1950s as a way to repair tank bottoms that had corroded. The material could not only bridge gaps that had formed in the bottoms of tanks, but they provided protection from internal corrosion as well. This made FRP wraps useful in tanks that were being used to contain more caustic chemicals. Read more »

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Fiberglass Tank Repairs Made Simpler

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 587,000 underground storage tanks were being used to contain petroleum and other potentially hazardous materials as of March 2012. These tanks have an expected lifespan of 30 years, but many will only last around 20 years before they start to leak or show other signs of wear and tear  and require fiberglass tank repairs. The EPA began to implement strict regulations on underground storage tanks in 1984, and many of the tanks in use are double-walled to prevent leaks. Unfortunately, not even the most stringent regulations will prevent leaking and other signs of damage completely. Even the sturdiest and most secure water tank liners need to be repaired or replaced eventually, which used to always involve a complicated and costly excavation process. Read more »