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Hidden Cost Savings with OBIC Wet Well Rehabilitation

Hidden Cost Savings with OBIC Wet Well Rehabilitation In previous blogs, we have talked about OBIC’S quick cure times providing a fast return to service. Where this benefit really manifests itself is the substantial cost savings provided for a wet well rehab project. A day in the life of a wet well rehabA typical 6’ diameter by 10’-20’ deep lift station can be fully relined by an OBIC certified installer in a single day. Depending on the circumstances, this can sometimes be done without bypassing. Below is a typical schedule for this type of wet well rehab project.8:00 a.m. OBIC

May 5th, 2022|Educational|

Manhole Rehabilitation Challenges

Manhole Rehabilitation Challenges Our team at OBIC has decades of experience in sewer system rehab, construction and operation. Our combined experience includes everything from collapsing sewer manholes to deteriorating pipes and everything in between. As a matter of fact, there is not much we haven’t seen, heard and rehabilitated. While we take pride in our accomplishments and enjoy telling stories of some of the most challenging projects we have tackled, we have also learned a lot over the years. It is that experience and knowledge that helps us to expertly mitigate the varying maintenance challenges facing our clients. Below is

January 21st, 2022|Educational|

OBIC: Manhole Rehabilitation Industry’s Best Brand

OBIC: Manhole Rehabilitation Industry’s Best Brand The wastewater structure rehabilitation industry is flooded with installers who are singularly focused on offering the lowest price. They never stay with a product manufacturer long enough to fully develop a relationship. While a lower cost may seem attractive, especially to cash-strapped municipalities with aging infrastructure, the quality of products and services is sacrificed. At OBIC, we understand the need to balance quality and cost while also establishing long-term relationships with our network of installers. Not only do we offer high-quality products, but we also take the time to ensure that our

December 15th, 2021|Educational|

Inflow & Infiltration

What is inflow & infiltration? When groundwater or stormwater enters dedicated sanitary sewer systems, inflow & infiltration is occurring. Most inflow & infiltration, or I&I, is caused by aging infrastructure that includes manholes and sewer pipes. While this may seem like a hopeless, inevitable problem, there are steps that communities can take to protect their wastewater systems. Infiltration is when clean groundwater enters the sewer collection system. A great example of this is when heavy rain or snowmelt penetrates the ground and raises the groundwater level. That ground flow can infiltrate sewer pipes and manholes through cracks

October 26th, 2021|Educational|

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|

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 infrastructurereportcard.org, 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|

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 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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