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Successful Rehab With Transportation Coatings at Food Processing Plant

Successful Rehab With Transportation Coatings at Food Processing Plant As an OBIC-certified installer, CTR Coatings is experienced in offering customized solutions for even the most challenging coatings project. One such project was for a food processing plant located in southeast Mississippi. The plant’s wash drain (weep pad), where truck trailers were parked to be cleaned and drained prior to reloading, had missing and broken concrete, and was in need of a rehabilitation solution that would provide a long-term protective coating.   A food processing plant has a heavy rotation of transport trucks loading and unloading. Maintaining

January 12th, 2023|Installer Spotlight, Projects|

How to Treat Manhole Inflow and Infiltration Issues Fast

How to Treat Manhole Inflow and Infiltration Issues Fast We all know infiltration when we see it – you open the manhole cover and there’s seeping water or maybe even rushing water. This groundwater is leaking into the system and ends up at the wastewater treatment plant, causing operational inefficiencies and higher costs for the community. So when you do see it, you need to know what is causing it and how to treat it FAST. We thought it would be a nice refresher to easily show the six main types of I&I in this illustration and

December 20th, 2022|Educational|

OBIC and NASSCO Partner for Manhole Rehabilitation Video

OBIC and NASSCO Partner for Manhole Rehabilitation Video OBIC CEO Dustin Schlachter is a member of the NASSCO Manhole Rehabilitation Committee. NASSCO is the source of education, technical resources and advocacy for the underground infrastructure industry. NASSCO and its 650+ member organizations set standards, promote trenchless technologies and protect our communities through the proper assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of buried assets. OBIC was one of the sponsors of a video about manhole rehabilitation. Watch this informative and in-depth video to learn: How many manholes exist in the U.S. -- you might be surprised! The causes of deterioration

November 28th, 2022|Educational|

How to Protect Your Precast Concrete Manholes From Hydrogen Sulfide Corrosion

How to Protect Your Precast Concrete Manholes From Hydrogen Sulfide Corrosion Precast concrete manholes were first introduced in the mid-1950’s, and by 1970 were widely adopted as the preferred structure for manhole installation in sewer and drainage applications. Those 1970-ish manholes are now 50 years old (hard to believe!), which is probably close to the original, intended design life. It is common for the published ‘war-stories’ or case histories to be about ancient hand-hewn stone structures built by artisan craftsmen, and those manholes do exist in some of our oldest cities. But most of what we deal

November 16th, 2022|Educational|

OBIC Installer Expertly Resolves Manhole Inflow and Infiltration Issues for Municipality in Montana

OBIC Installer Expertly Resolves Manhole Inflow and Infiltration Issues for Municipality in Montana At Advanced Lining LLC, an OBIC-certified installer in Layton, Utah serving the greater inter-mountain area of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, they know it’s important to get repairs and rehabilitation right when it comes to wastewater and industrial water infrastructure. That’s why when a municipality located in northwest Montana discovered a line of nine manholes with significant leakages, they contacted Advanced Lining immediately to help resolve the ground water infiltration issues. These manholes had been installed in the mid-1960s and had been in place

October 18th, 2022|Installer Spotlight, Projects|

Manhole Appreciation Day, Anyone?

Manhole Appreciation Day, Anyone?   Much like Rodney Dangerfield who “got no respect”, by and large manholes don’t get much respect either. They’re located under the street where they are run over millions of times per year by cars, snowplows, bikes, and pedestrians. They might even be buried in a right-of-way, or covered and lost entirely. Manholes definitely fall into the category of “out of sight, out of mind”. But have you ever thought about where our collection system would be without the manhole? While “man-way” sewer access dates back to ancient Roman times, something akin to

September 26th, 2022|Educational|

OBIC-Certified Installer Featured in Trenchless Technology Magazine for Underwater Manhole Rehab Project

OBIC-Certified Installer Featured in Trenchless Technology Magazine for Underwater Manhole Rehab Project CTR Coatings, a woman-based, OBIC-certified installer, was recently featured in Trenchless Technology magazine for a truly amazing story of how they were able to alleviate the burden at Lake Lure’s treatment plant through the elimination of I/I. In the article, “North Carolina Mountain Resort Community Finds a Solution to I/I”, 60 manholes were situated along the shoreline, halfway submerged and the only way to reach them was by watercraft from the lake. Trenchless methods using OBIC’s spray-applied polyurethane linings provided a sustainable fix and extended the life

September 7th, 2022|Installer Spotlight, Whitepapers|

Common Sense, Good Sense, and Sewer Sense

Common Sense, Good Sense, and Sewer Sense Common sense, good sense, and sewer sense are important attributes for those of you involved in the operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of wastewater systems. It is simply common sense to acknowledge that the manhole and lift station parts of your sewer infrastructure that are 30 to 50 years old, which had an original design life of 30 to 50 years, are probably in need of some attention. In our experience, it is good sense to rehabilitate rather than replace those structures. Why? It will solve your problems with infiltration and

August 15th, 2022|Educational|

Culvert Lining Rehab Means Better Than New at a Fraction of the Cost

Culvert Lining Rehab Means Better Than New at a Fraction of the Cost OBIC is best known for its work around wastewater structures such as manholes, lift stations, and WWTP facilities that help municipalities mitigate their infrastructure issues. Another infrastructure issue equally “out of sight and out of mind” is stormwater culverts. Culverts installed 30 to 50 years ago are now failing at an alarming rate. Thousands of corrugated metal culverts are so significantly rusted and deteriorated that flooding or collapsed roads are very real possibilities and scenarios. A collapsed culvert is potentially a much greater problem

July 28th, 2022|Educational|

OBIC-Certified Installer Featured in I&I Magazine for Successful Manhole Rehab Project

OBIC-Certified Installer Featured in I&I Magazine for Successful Manhole Rehab Project Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (ART), an OBIC-certified installer, was recently featured in Inflow & Infiltration Solutions and Equipment (I&I) magazine for a successful manhole rehab project done for the city of Parkersburg, West Virginia. In the article, “What Lies Beneath”, hidden I&I had set a major sinkhole event into action and ART quickly went to work using OBIC 1000, a fast-curing polyurea coating, and OBIC 1306, a high-density polyurethane foam to repair, rehabilitate, and restore the manhole. Read the full article to learn how this event ultimately resulted in

July 12th, 2022|Installer Spotlight, Whitepapers|
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