Look up in the sky, is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a crane!
Yes there is a crane back in the beautiful town of Vail. It’s been a few years since we’ve seen a tower crane around, not since Solaris and Ritz Carlton. Vail is getting a new resort now called Strata Vail! On this project Summit Sealants has the privilege of installing the below grade waterproofing, traffic coatings and joint sealants. You know what that means? We get to see the whole project go up from start to finish. We love it when we get contracts like this one. There is nothing like seeing the development of a commercial project.
Right now we are installing Grace’s Preprufe waterproofing membrane on the below grade parking garage walls. This product is an amazing waterproofing system, it is a blind side membrane that chemically reacts and forms an integral bond with the concrete poured against it. First we mechanically fasten the rigid insulation, drain board and Preprufe to a shot created wall from top to bottom. Then we run a joint tape on all seams to seal it off. Next we install liquid membrane on all penetrations and slide a proper sized patch over the liquid membrane and tape them down on all four sides and around the penetration. There is a few more minor steps to do and then you have complete waterproof system, ready for concrete. Summit Sealants and Restoration Services loves getting their hands dirty on a project like this one. Keep checking back every few months and we will keep you posted on the progress of this project as it keeps making its way out of the ground.