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
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!!!
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
Wyoming, the wild west, has been investing in the future by building new technology centers that will provide education. While Summit Sealants and Restoration Services’ is completing a new Economic Development Center in Casper, we also received the contract for a new Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. Summit Sealants has been working in the Wyoming area for a few years now! In 2010 we worked on the Wyoming Correctional Facility, a massive 500,000 sq. ft prison, completed in Torrington. In 2011 we worked on American Tire Distributors in Casper, a 120,000 sq. ft building, completed in 2011. These projects have given Summit Sealants the opportunity to be part of creating hundreds of jobs and advancing Wyoming’s economic prosperity.
Summit Sealants is always looking for opportunities to build “Green” and to increase the energy efficiency of a building. The Fluid-Applied Vapor Barriers are a MUST in LEED certified building and Summit Sealants has completed many commercial applications with these products. The only problem is, being a new building, we never truly see how much savings there is. Summit Sealants was lucky enough to find an opportunity on a residential house in Cody, WY. We applied an Air Barrier to the existing wood siding substrate and it will now be covered with corrugated metal siding as designed by Architect, Joel Anderson. With the Mulkey residence being exposed to some of the most brutal winter conditions in the US we are excited to see what these products are capable of. Stay tuned as we will be reporting back this winter on what we anticipate will be a HUGE energy savings!!
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
Mesa Verde National Park has some of the most intricate, ancient cliff dwellings in the world; and they are about to be one of the most modern and advanced National Parks in the Union! The state of the art research center and interactive visitors center will keep them ahead of the curve on information and scientific discoveries .
Summit Sealant’s is in the process of an elaborate sealant scope on this project. From the extensive walkways and site work to the detailed architectural concrete floors, Summit Sealants will ensure this facility can move and “live” as designed.
Have fun on your next visit to Mesa Verde and remember what they have invested in you and your children’s entertainment and knowledge for the future!!
Written by: Stephen Berwanger
Ski slopes are closed and the summer crowds are still a ways off. What does this mean? Maintenance madness at the resorts!! Current project include two beautiful Hyatt facilities. The Park Hyatt in Avon, CO (photo), where we are near completion of an extensive cut out and reseal of the exterior facade, which has been phased over the past two seasons.
In Aspen, CO we have been spoiled by a balcony repair/re-coating project at the Hyatt Grand. It is a luxurious ski in / ski out resort in downtown Aspen.
~Enjoy the mud and the “quiet” time in the mountains~
Written by: Stephen Berwanger