TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed silo skirt waterproofing and painting a group of resin silos for a plastic film manufacturing company. The interior and exterior of the silos the silo skirt areas were experiencing excessive corrosion. To combat the rust, TMI properly prepared surface and applied coatings per manufacturers’ recommendation.
Procedures for the silo painting:
- Pressure washed the silos with 4,000psi pressure washers to remove dirt, flaking paint, and other contaminants.
- Mechanically abraded steel to remove all loose coating and rust. Sanded surfaces to ensure adhesion.
- Primed rusting and all bare metal and concrete.
- On the exterior of all the silos, TMI utilized articulating electric lifts and applied a full coat fast cure epoxy by brush and roller, to protect the steel and concrete and then used a semi-gloss acrylic coating white in color as the finish coat.
- Applied two coats of urethane elastomer and anti-slip granules to the silos’ roofs.
Procedures for sealing the silo bases to reduce corrosion:
- TMI removed broken punky existing grout along with the silos’ base rings and replaced it with epoxy grout.
- Primed and applied two coats of urethane elastomer coating (chemical and moisture resistant) to seal the steel base/concrete pad juncture.
The manufacturing company commended TMI Coatings for its thorough job and attention to detail.