Exterior Manhole Chimney Rehabilitation Featured in Midwest Journal of Trenchless Technology

We’re very proud to be featured in the article “Protecting Infrastructure Inside & Out” in the most recent Midwest Journal of Trenchless Technology, the publication of the Midwest Society for Trenchless Technology (MSTT).  The publication advances MSTT efforts to promote greater understanding and use of trenchless technology methods throughout the Midwest.

The article highlighted a unique project that Midwest Infrastructure Coatings, one of our certified installers with a service territory of Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas, began for the city of Independence, Missouri.  The city has been actively working to address the I&I issues of some of its 14,700 manholes for the past 20 years, especially the brick and block-built ones whose structural integrity was failing.  After several other products were unsuccessful, they turned to OBIC and Midwest Infrastructure to secure exposed exteriors and interiors of these manholes, as the OBIC 1000 polyurea coating allows for movement without fracturing it, making it ideal for the chimney section of a manhole.

In the article, Mike Vavruska, Regional Director with Midwest Infrastructure Coatings, said it best with, “If the US military relies on polyurea to keep our troops safe, by coating the underside of our military vehicles with it, then it should hold these bricks in place.”

Read the full article today to learn more and see some amazing photos of this project!

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