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A school district gets an A+ for repairing the school roof instead of replacing it

With back-to-school in mind, we decided to share this story about a school district that had a challenge. A 100 year old school had a leaking roof and to replace it would have meant a lot of money and voting for a bond. As you can imagine, the voters would not have been happy about the expense. The facilities manager contacted ENECON and showed us how the water had been coming through the ... Read More...

A “Repair Don’t Replace” Story: Transit line fixes roof water penetration problem with Eneseal coating instead of replacing the roof of the train.

A metropolitan transit line that carries thousands of riders each day was having a big problem with water penetrating into the passenger area of their cars. It would cost about $40,000.00 to replace the roofs and would also take about a month each. A new car was not an option because that was about 2-3 million dollars.

The Director of Technical Services asked us if we could help. ... Read More...

25 people, 7 countries, 3 languages. What could have been a recipe for confusion was instead an excellent learning and team-building experience.

25 people from seven countries with three languages. What could have been a recipe for confusion was instead an excellent learning and team-building environment. New sales professionals are now ready to support their customers around the world with knowledge about fluid flow systems performance enhancement and plant life extension technologies.

Participants came to our ... Read More...

Custom Color wins work

Picture if you will, one of those ramp structures over a busy highway that looks like an octopus with many on-ramps, off-ramps, loops, and curves. The Department of Transportation had some very specific needs. They had conducted a two-year rust-through test that of course we passed. They also had another unusual requirement. They wanted us to match a specific color.

We matched the ... Read More...

Protecting patients and nurses by taking care of the floor

You can probably imagine that having a dangerous floor in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital Spinal Cord Unit, or any hospital, would not be a good thing for patients, nurses, or visitors.

It turns out that the floor in this particular hospital had never been pitched properly so the water from the showers went right out from the showers and under the door. People were ... Read More...

Maintenance engineers tell us we are their first choice for extreme floor protection in extreme environments

Maintenance engineers worry about floor protection in extreme environments and we remove that worry. Environments such as chemical containment areas, machinery room floors, or even schools, need safe and crack-free floors. One such case was a school that had a courtyard with broken and cracked concrete. Obviously this could be dangerous.

A combination of materials were used to ... Read More...

Protecting the past and the future at a Chicago Museum

You would imagine that a 120 year old museum would have valuable items to protect but could have an aging infrastructure. It has art, archaeology, and more–everything from cave paintings to a mummy collection.

The museum had a pump failure and resulting flood in a mechanical room on the second floor. They had to throw away everything from carpets to ... Read More...

When you need to ‘operate’ on the operating room it’s serious business.

So luck would have it that the HVAC system of a hospital in Illinois was on the top floor. The system then leaked, affecting the concrete beneath it. Where was this concrete? It was in the operating room that happened to be below it. Operating room. Water. Condensation. Not a good combination.

A second challenge was that the access to part of the affected floor was limited. The ... Read More...

Even corrosive firefighting foam is no match for an ENECON repair

Drip. Drip. Drip. Quarter-sized holes.

Ship decks have aqueous firefighting foam (AFFF) stations that are used for fire fighting. The foam is, however, corrosive and can make holes in the decks. Right beneath those holes tends to be important rooms or tanks. They certainly wouldn’t want something dripping onto a person or equipment.

The holes are expensive to weld. ... Read More...

The Navy was so proud of the seamless floor we gave them that they wanted to show it off

Bringing people onto a Navy base to see an example of work we had done was a big deal. There are levels of permission and time considerations. The Navy was so proud of the control room floor we repaired for them that they both made it easy to bring people to see it and took their time to show our prospective clients around.

Our contacts at the Navy were very specific about what ... Read More...

Engineers so delighted with results of a project that they are already thinking of other opportunities to use the same material

Plant engineers at a nuclear power plant were so delighted with the repair of a serious concrete deterioration problem that they immediately started thinking of other uses for the material. They found that conventional patching materials were not performing well enough but ENCRETE DuraQuartz met all the needs, including severe weather conditions. The expert technical support during the ... Read More...

A repaired cooling tower still stands strong years after it was repaired

Enecon was called in to help when a cooling tower was leaking so badly due to corrosion that the facility had a garden hose feeding water into it constantly as it was lost. Once the tower was grit blasted to clean it out, all the holes previously blocked by muck could be seen and some were as large as nickels.

The solution was a two-step process. First, the holes were repaired ... Read More...

Keeping the trolleys moving year after year

When considering whether to repair rather than replace a common question is “How long will it last?” The answer in the case of the South East Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) is eight years and counting.

SEPTA was having a problem with the bolster (part of the trolley wheel assembly).  The underside of the assembly was becoming corroded and due to the age of ... Read More...

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