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Magnolia St, South Denver Metro.

before a projectAn epoxy injection repair to a basement space of a private home. There were multiple cracks in the foundation walls ,with only about twenty five feet at a quarter of an inch. The cracks had loose material removed from the sides and injection ports were set in epoxy to the surface of the cracks. Tape was applied to the crack surfaces between the ports and a thin layer of epoxy applied over the tape and around the ports to ensure an airtight seal. The epoxy was mixed and the injection started with the lowest ports working up . The epoxy was given two days to make sure a full cure had been reached. Ports were removed and the tape and epoxy were ground flush with the surface with a four inch grinder with a dustless shroud. Once the wall was cleaned up and all the epoxy filled cracks were visible under the tape that was removed, the wall received two coats of fresh paint and was restored to its former condition. summit sealants restorative work
Written by: Chris Swenson

4347 Airport Road

Are you ready for the colder temperatures and winter moisture to settle in? Here at summit you know we are! We love seeing our work put to the test because it keeps us on the leading edge of repairs. The next five months test every building’s water tightness and energy efficiency. With 4347 Airport Road coming to completion it is time for Comcast to move in. All the windows around the building have been replaced or repaired. All joint sealants around the building have been removed and resealed with a paintable sealant. Spalding concrete was repaired at the parapet caps and in the façade panels. Cracks in the precast façade where allowing significant water intrusion to occur around the building. The cracks where located and detailed with an elastomeric coating applied at 16 Mils. After the detail coat was installed the entire building was repainted with the elastomeric coating. The end result is an energy efficient watertight building ready for the next 20 years of rough Colorado winters and beautiful wet springs.

Written by: Jacob Holland

City Of Thornton Recreation Center

Before:Repairing structures is not all we concentrate on; protection and preservation for the future are key as well. Saving money on your structures future cost is our main goal. The Thornton Recreation Center was starting to experience sever deterioration to the block walls and concrete floors of the chemical pump rooms for the pool. In an effort to prevent larger future cost, Thornton Recreation center contacted Wiss, Jenny, Elstner & Associated to help. With a one week shut down window and proper planning, Summit Sealants & Restoration Services was able remove the existing coating, remove cracked and deteriorated blocks that were beyond repair, install new blocks, repair mortar, and a three coat system of Chemical resistant epoxy that should produce a 20 life cycle to the new surface.

Thornton Recreation  Center is happy to know that they have avoided higher repair cost in the future and provided a substantial life cycle to a failing system. Prevention, protection, innovations are just a few words to describe what drives the Summit Sealants Team.

Written by: Jacob Holland

After:

University of Colorado Steam Pipe Vault

This job called for chemical grout injection. Although small in physical size at twelve foot wide and ten feet deep it was a concrete vault in the in the ground in the middle of the campus. We started with drilling injection ports six inch’s on center covering about forty linier feet of vertical crack and installing seventy two ports. The ports and cracks were then injected with water to encourage the maximum travel of the chemical grout and then chemical grout was applied to the ports. Part two was to soak foam rod with chemical grout and stuff it into the two horizontal expansion joints creating the the cover to the vault.with this application completed water was then injected behind the foam rod and on the surface to activate the chemical grout inside the expansion joints creating a new watertight seal in the cracks and expansion joints. There are hard job and complicated jobs but this particular job was extreme in nature. The boilers had been turned off before we could begin, but even with a forced air fan the walls measured a temperature of 120 degrees and the large steam pipes measured 165 degrees. Work was completed in ten minute shifts, with the second man at street level acting as a safety observer and and helper to the man down in the vault. The chemical grout injection was a great success and with the heat results were almost instantaneous. Normally we would have protected the walls from chemical grout spills but the heat was to much for any tape we tried and we had to scrape all the extra material off the walls and the injection ports were removed and grouted back in with concrete mortar.
Written by: Chris Swenson

Black Bear and Jackpine Lodges

The Black Bear and Jackpine Lodges are two frequently visited spots in Keystone, Colorado. With the 2012 ski season approaching, it’s time for some restorations.

 

Summit was recommended to do this job and we are excited to restore the waterproof coatings and install snowmelt systems on the balcony decks! We are installing snowmelt systems on a handful of balconies and recoating with one of the best 2-part polyurethane systems on the market, Conapour Deck Coating.  Get your ski poles ready!

 

Written by: Christopher Hill

 

508 E Cooper

Downtown Aspen hasn’t seemed to change for years. Or has it? With unique projects such as 508 E Cooper you would never know the entire building has been demolished and rebuilt. PCL, one of the largest international contractors, has literally taken this building down brick by brick. The rebuild includes a completely modern design with an “old building” look. But unlike the previous structure, this building will be able to “Live and Breathe” for decades to come. With less than 2” to the adjacent building, a color matched compression seal will be installed by Summit Sealants to accept movement and seal out the harsh high altitude conditions. We will also be sealing every dissimilar material on the exterior all the way down to smallest detail to ensure proper movement with minimal grout cracking is achieved for years to come.

With an architectural “100 year old”  look, it’s very exciting to provide such a modern, LEED certified building that will be efficient for another 100 years to come!!!

1580 Logan: A DPC Development Property

This property was an interesting mix of concrete paving repairs, epoxy injections and routing /caulking cracks in the floor of the five levels of the parking garage. DCP Development was very accommodating throughout the process and patient with noise and dust.

 

The concrete was damaged between the columns in the parking spaces and at first it appeared to be only slightly damaged. These areas expanded three times their apparent size and we removed almost an inch of concrete from under the rebar to make sure a solid mechanical bond was created. The rebar was cleaned and treated with a new sealer and the new patch was put in place.

 

The various cracks were cut open and cleaned and caulked to weatherproof the concrete from future water damage. Epoxy injections in the overhead concrete deck at the lower levels will give more strength to the deck and reduce further damage in the future. The garage was power washed to remove and residual dust. It was a pleasure doing this job; we would like to thank DPC Development for their assistance in making this project run smooth.

 

 Written by: Chris Swenson

Our Lady Of The Peace

  Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church is a job in the town of Silverthorne. The church doors are scheduled to open in September, 2012. While our deadline quickly approaches with only a few weeks left, we are right on schedule! We are using two part polyurethane to seal the complete exterior, which includes hardi board, stonework, windows and paving. Once this building is finished, it will be a centerpiece for the Catholic Church and the Summit county area.

 

 

Written by: Christopher Hill

 

Russell Stover Candies

A local project we picked up this past week is the new Russell Stover’s outlet store here in beautiful Montrose, CO.  Russell Stover’s  is a big employer in Montrose and we are excited to be on a project that supports our City.

Summit Sealants & Restoration Services was awarded the job to waterproof and insulate the foundation walls. We’re the sealant contractor to do all the finishing touches to the project as well. We are excited to be part of this local expansion.

Next time you need a chocolate fix, look for some fine Russell Stover candy and know that you are supporting a good community and the people that work in Montrose, CO!

Written by: Laurie Berwanger

 

AMLI at Park Ave Parking Garage

AMLI Residential has yet again retained Summit Sealants for another successful restoration project. After the extensive repairs to the pool at the AMLI at Inverness project was complete they were not ready to let us go. They requested the crew be transferred over to their AMLI at Park Ave property for parking garage repairs. The top surface of the parking garage was starting to experience scaling of the top surface and cracking in the heavily reinforced drive lanes of the parking garage. The top deck of the garage was closed, cracks were injected with epoxy and a new wear surface was installed. AMLI loved the new surface and the repairs so much that we will be moving on to yet another AMLI property. Summit Sealants would like to thank AMLI for their continued support; we look forward to working with them throughout the years.

Written by: Jacob Holland