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Advanced Lining Featured in Industry Magazines

OBIC installer featured in two industry magazines OBIC certified installer, Advanced Lining LLC, located in Layton, Utah, was recently featured in two different industry magazines. A division of Advanced Pump and Equipment, Advanced Lining LLC has been an OBIC certified installer since 2019. “We are proud to share the success stories of our installers,” said Dustin. “Advanced Lining LLC has worked hard to earn a strong reputation in the water and wastewater rehabilitation industry. They deserve the recognition that comes with being featured in these articles.” Cleaner Magazine: Advanced Lining Enters New Territory to Offer Coating

October 6th, 2021|Whitepapers|

OBIC provides long-lasting, cost-effective solutions for a wide variety of industries and applications

OBIC provides long-lasting, cost-effective solutions for a wide variety of industries and applications In Latin, obic is the root word for barrier. When we founded our company in 2017, we couldn’t think of a better name for our products. Regardless of whether we are working on a manhole rehabilitation project, restoring an aging stormwater culvert or keeping drinking water safe with water treatment structure repairs, OBIC products are all designed to provide a long-lasting, cost-effective barrier of protection. Made of a flexible polymer that is environmentally friendly, OBIC coating systems are spray applied and cure in minutes.

September 7th, 2021|Educational|

Installer Spotlight: Precision Trenchless, LLC

Installer Spotlight: Precision Trenchless, LLC OBIC is excited to introduce one of our newest certified installers, Precision Trenchless, LLC. Located in Schenectady, New York, Precision Trenchless provides no-dig pipe rehabilitation services to eastern New York. Their services include: UV-CIPP sewer rehabilitation UV-CIPP Culvert repair CCTV inspections 2” and above Pipe Cleaning / Jetting Services Why OBIC A family-owned business, Precision Trenchless has offered no-dig pipe rehabilitation services for almost a decade. Since they first opened their doors, the company leadership has made it a priority to do their part in preserving the environment. They do this by

August 3rd, 2021|Installer Spotlight|

OBIC hand-injected grouts provide options for amateurs and professionals alike

OBIC hand-injected grouts provide options for amateurs and professionals alike Underneath the streets of every city is a maze of sewer pipes, storm drains, manholes and pump stations that carry wastewater and stormwater through a strategically planned sewer system. These sewer systems are vital to protecting the environment and keeping our communities clean. Unfortunately, they are also deteriorating at a rate that is difficult for many communities to manage.According to, the nation’s underground wastewater pipes are, on average, 45 years old with some systems exceeding 100 years. When you consider that the average life expectancy for these pipes

July 1st, 2021|Educational|

OBIC Pump-injected grouts stop even the toughest infiltration issues

OBIC Pump-injected grouts stop even the toughest infiltration issues Water and wastewater rehabilitation projects inevitably share one common challenge, infiltration issues. These are often leaks that are caused by cracks, missing mortar, deteriorated gaskets, pipe intrusions or a dozen other issues that allow groundwater to enter the structure. Unfortunately, once a leak occurs it will continue to worsen unless steps are taken to stop the infiltration of groundwater.At OBIC, we have earned a reputation for our industry-leading lining system that prevents infiltration from occurring. What is not so well known is that our lining system will not adhere

June 9th, 2021|Educational|

Installer Spotlight: CTR Coatings

Installer Spotlight: CTR Coatings OBIC is excited to introduce one of our certified installers, CTR Coatings. Based in Tennessee, CTR Coatings has locations in Knoxville and Memphis as well as York, South Carolina. Their service area includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee. Shared commitment to offering the most advanced products in the industryFounded in 2010, CTR Coatings has earned a reputation as an industry-leading water and wastewater rehabilitation company. “The foundation of our success is based on the relationship we have with our customers,” said Charlotte Reed, president of CTR Coatings. “They trust us because they

May 21st, 2021|Installer Spotlight|

OBIC Manhole Rehabilitation Process

OBIC Manhole Rehabilitation Process Ever wondered about what the manhole rehabilitation process is like for OBIC certified installers? We had a camera crew follow Advanced Lining, an OBIC installer located in Utah, as they worked on a municipal manhole rehab in Moscow, Idaho. The city of Moscow had 17 aging manholes with groundwater infiltration issues. Although experienced in rehabilitation projects like this, the installation crew was challenged with an unusually cold October. They were also faced with a limited timeframe, as the project was in a residential neighborhood. Site Safety Before any

May 5th, 2021|Educational|

OBIC 5000 – Structural Manhole Rehabilitation Lining

OBIC 5000 – Structural Manhole Rehabilitation Lining It is generally understood that the primary reasons for manhole rehabilitation are to stop inflow & infiltration, prevent hydrogen sulfide corrosion and restore structural integrity. At OBIC, we have talked extensively about inflow & infiltration as well as corrosion, but there seems to still be a lot of questions out there about how OBIC products help with structural issues. Two questions that we hear frequently are: What’s the definition of structural? What standard exists for manhole rehabilitation that defines structural? This blog post helps to answer those questions, but our

April 5th, 2021|Educational|

OBIC Certified Installer Advanced Rehabilitation Technology Featured In Cleaner Magazine

OBIC Certified Installer Advanced Rehabilitation Technology Featured In Cleaner Magazine OBIC certified installer, Advanced Rehabilitation Technology was the featured cover story for the magazine Cleaner: For Drain and Pipe Cleaning, Inspection and Rehabilitation Professionals. In the article, co-owner, Dustin Schlachter shares how ART tackles the most difficult water and wastewater rehabilitation challenges while making it a priority to be honest and fair with all its customers.Read the full article >

March 22nd, 2021|Installer Spotlight|

OBIC Preventative Maintenance = Peace of Mind

OBIC Preventative Maintenance = Peace of Mind When was the last time you inspected your system’s manholes? If your answer is an awkward silence, you are not alone. Many municipalities face challenges with limited budgets and resources, so manhole inspections are often put on the backburner until a noticeable problem occurs. Unfortunately, this means that you could have a manhole that is leaking groundwater right now. Although you may not yet see the impact on operations, you could have a leak that looks like this. The cost of

March 15th, 2021|Educational|
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