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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 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|

OBIC 1000 is the best option for sewer structure rehabilitation

OBIC 1000 is the best option for sewer structure rehabilitation Every company believes its product is the best. Chevrolet believes their Silverado is better than Ford’s F-Series. Ford believes their F-Series is better than Dodge’s Ram, and the list goes on. The sewer lining coatings business is no different. When it comes to water and wastewater inflow/infiltration and corrosion issues there are a variety of options to choose from. Of course, only one rises to the top when it comes to long-lasting quality and a fast return on investment. It may come as no surprise that OBIC

March 1st, 2021|Educational|

OBIC Products Expands Its Global Footprint

OBIC Products Expands Its Global Footprint Global Leader in the Development and Manufacturing of Coatings and Linings for the Rehabilitation and Life Extension of Wastewater Utility, Commercial and Industrial Infrastructure Now Operating In India OBIC LLC (Bryan, Ohio USA), is pleased to announce the expansion of its global presence with the establishment of its new sister company, OBIC Solutions, Pvt. Ltd. based in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. OBIC decided to enter the Indian market as they saw a need for high quality waterproofing, rehabilitative and protective coating and lining solutions in one of the fastest growing economies in

February 16th, 2021|Whitepapers|

The Rest of the Story: OBIC sewer lining repair and rehabilitation

The Rest of the Story: OBIC sewer lining repair and rehabilitation At OBIC, we are passionate about our products. Some might even call us obsessive. We share product information on our website, give real-world application examples in our emails, and our sales team diligently discusses these benefits over the phone in a race to share OBIC products with our customers. Okay, that last part may be a slight exaggeration, but we really are excited to share the OBIC product advantage with everyone interested in water and wastewater system rehabilitation. That being said, our products are only the

January 26th, 2021|Educational|

Installer Spotlight: Pleasants Construction, Inc.

Installer Spotlight: Pleasants Construction, Inc. OBIC is excited to introduce Pleasants Construction, Inc. as the newest member of our installer network. Based in Clarksburg, Maryland, their service area includes Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and Delaware. Expanding water and wastewater rehabilitation services Pleasants Construction is a full-service, turnkey construction company with an underground rehabilitation service division. “We have been in the manhole and vertical structure lining business for several years,” said Michael Hoffmaster, sales and marketing manager at Pleasants Construction, Inc. “With OBIC we have already been able to start rehabilitating large diameter pipes and are looking

January 6th, 2021|Installer Spotlight|

Work Hard. Dream Big.

Work Hard. Dream Big. The Schlachter family has always believed that success means working hard and dreaming big. In 1999, those big dreams began to take form when they established their first family-owned business, S&S Directional Boring. Over the next 19 years, that one business became three with the addition of Advanced Rehabilitation Technology in 2007 and OBIC in 2018. Today, these businesses have been awarded Large Business of the Year by Bryan Area Chamber of Commerce, and have grown into a brand new 24,000 square foot facility. To help encourage others in the community to

October 28th, 2020|Whitepapers|

OBIC grout stops even the toughest leaks

OBIC grout stops even the toughest leaks Manhole rehabilitation projects often involve brick and concrete structures that have cracks, missing or mortar deteriorated gaskets, pipe protrusions or other pathways allowing groundwater to enter. This is a common problem that occurs in manholes across the world, but one that causes a unique problem for OBIC installers. Although OBIC products are scientifically designed to stop sewer system inflow and infiltration issues, they will not adhere to running water. Specifically designed to stop leaks in water and wastewater structures Fortunately, OBIC offers a complete line of grout materials specifically designed

September 9th, 2020|Educational|
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