Case Studies

Early Water Resistance

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Defence Construction Canada oversees all construction and major maintenance for all Canadian military facilities.

goosebay4We had some preliminary dialog with them the spring of 2002. There was no further interest until July of this year when we received a call of some urgency wanting to complete a small project of approximately 14,000 square feet yet this year. This required prompt attention as the window of acceptable weather conditions was rapidly closing.

Inland enlisted the aid of Mr. Craig Foote of Apex Construction Specialties of St. Johns, Newfoundland. Craig knew that Inland Rubber Coating products could be used in a wider range of temperatures than most coatings, which became very relevant to this project. Apex coordinated all parties to complete the project smoothly and in a timely and satisfactory manner under cool and windy conditions.

This project was a pre-engineered building housing a base facility including a recreation hall and bowling alley. The roof is a through panel screw fastened system of standing seam configuration.

goosebay2The factory painted finish, although somewhat abraded and scratched from snow and ice removal was in generally good condition. An area of concern and ongoing problems was a through-the-roof air handler of approximately four by six feet in size. A temporary “cricket” had been fashioned of foam insulation, OSB and vinyl tarps. This was removed and a permanent solution was installed.

All seams, fasteners and penetrations were addressed with Inland’s RC 2200 and RPM mesh. Two field coats of Inland’s RC 2000 grey completed the job.