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commercial water tank frp

Fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) is a popular method of making tank repairs. FRP tank liners have a lot of design flexibility. You can customize FRP liners to fit your needs. FRP has a high strength to weight ratio. It is lighter than metal but retains the strength. FRP tanks can be installed underground without tearing up the entire system. Still, for all the benefits, you can’t just leave your FRP tanks alone and expect them to operate efficiently without regular maintenance. You should also be prepared to watch for problems with your FRP tanks, to make fiberglass repairs before big problems ensue. Read more »

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Project: Condo Building, Tank Linings Repair – 25,000 gal

We were called upon by a condo building manager in San Francisco to remove their old commercial water tank lining, perform tank linings repair and surface preparation, and reapply a new tank lining.

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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 »

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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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 »

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Repairing and Relining Aging or Leaking Concrete Water Tanks

Concrete storage tanks are widely used for the storage of water in many applications including drinking water, agricultural irrigation water, fire suppression, agricultural watering for plants and livestock, food preparation, chemical manufacturing, stormwater detention, and storage. Other water tank materials in use include plastics, fiberglass, and steel. Concrete storage tanks offer cost-effective long-term water storage in both regular and eco-sensitive locations. Concrete is exceptionally durable and when water is stored in a concrete tank, it remains clear and free of algae, does not emit order nor alter its taste. However, water tanks naturally age over time and eventually, leaks can happen. Then, it is time to secure expert tank leak repair services. Read more »

Save Time and Extend Storage Tank Life with FRP Wraps

Repairing aging concrete infrastructure requires the striking of a delicate balance: The repairs need to be done in a reliable fashion, yet if they become too expensive, they can wreck the budget of an industrial or municipal project. Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites can help strike that balance, delivering successful results at an affordable rate. Read more »

FRP Concrete Strengthening – Strength and Corrosion Resistance

For the past 25 years or so, Fiber Reinforced Polymers (or fiber-reinforced plastics) have been gaining in usage in the U.S. for the purpose of adding considerable strength to structures made of concrete, wood, masonry, and steel. Since it was discovered that FRP concrete strengthening was at least eight times more effective than steel-reinforced structures, the process has surged into popularity in this country. In essence, high-strength fibers such as steel, glass, or carbon are combined with a polymer matrix, which protects the fibers and binds them together, thus creating a super-strong reinforcing substance. Read more »

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Bay Area Tank Inspection and Protective Coating Considerations

To function at their best and remain in service for a long period of time, water tanks require regular maintenance and protection measures. This post takes a look at the factors that can damage water tanks as well as the concrete strengthening techniques available to stop or slow that damage. Read more »