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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you employ your own field people or do you subcontract the work?

We have our own crews with many years of experience in steel painting and concrete coatings. The average tenure for our field personnel is eight years. Many of our field personnel have been with TMI for more than 20 years. We are not dependent on brokered labor. Rarely do we subcontract work; if we do, it is generally welding-related.

Do you work weekends and holidays?

Yes. There is a surcharge for work done over the holidays. Many of our team members are available to work holiday weekends and between Christmas and New Year’s.  Because many plants are shut down for maintenance work we encourage you to plan ahead (approximately six weeks) to schedule crews and equipment over a holiday shutdown.

Do you provide a warranty?

TMI Coatings provides a one-year limited warranty. More extended warranties are available when TMI receives participation from a material supplier. In some cases, 5 and 10-year warranties are available, depending on the type of construction work. For example, we work with a material supplier to provide a 5-year warranty against chipping, peeling and flaking on some exterior building painting and restoration projects. Manufacturer’s warranty is a guarantee that all coatings are applied in a good and workman-like condition in accordance with industry standards and written instructions. It is a labor and material warranty. Any chipping, peeling, or flaking is covered under warranty with the exception of water penetration resulting from structural cracks or defects, faulty construction design or misuse of structure settlement, expansion of structure, accident, fire or other physical damage.

What is your price per square foot?

No two jobs are identical. The price is dependent on the condition of the floor, wall or tank. Also size, surface preparation required, the thickness of the new system, etc. will vary the price.

How soon can you do the work?

If materials are in stock, many jobs can start within a week or two. We typically have many jobs going on at one time. TMI Coatings has a full-time scheduler who coordinates the crew’s work schedule with the customer’s time frame.

Do you do residential work?

No. TMI has done work on a few executive garage floors, but our focus is on commercial and industrial work.

Do you coat/paint parts?

No.  Our shop coating operations sandblast and paint tanks, pipes and structural steel. TMI Coatings has the personnel, knowledge and technical capability to produce quality surface preparation and protective coating application on steel in our shop environment.

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