Special care instructions for concrete tanks and silos
Expertise in concrete tanks
Whether your bulk storage facilities are concrete or steel, Painters USA has years of experience working safely and effectively with both. Our crews are well-trained and certified, and equipped to work in any industrial setting.
Because concrete and steel have unique attributes and their own pros and cons, you can rely on our expertise and experience to protect your tank and silo investments and the stored products they contain. We will work with you to recommend the best solutions.
Corrosion control and prevention experience
Concrete is prone to corrosion and the best way for controlling corrosion is prevention. That includes coatings and linings of the proper type and thickness, professionally applied for specific environmental and operational conditions.
- Various types of chemical and atmospheric corrosion
- Operational and physical wear and tear
- Limited or no downtime
- Competing priorities for maintenance budgets
Control and prevention also requires a plan for routine maintenance and upkeep, developed with your schedules and budgets in mind to reduce deferrals and delays, which often lead to bigger, more costly repairs and fixes in the future.
With no “one size fits all” solution, Painters USA will identify and recommend solutions based on the concrete tank itself, the contents, the operational setting, downtime and budget constraints, and other considerations.
Concrete silo roof maintenance
Tank and silo roofs require special consideration and attention, as everything that applies to the walls is amplified on the roof. They bear the brunt of the sun's UV rays, rain, and other climate and weather factors. Flat or low-slope roofs create the perfect place for water to pool and puddle. That’s why Painters USA begins every storage container project with a roof inspection, to give us a thorough understanding of what we’re dealing with. We do what we can to eliminate or mitigate any weak points in the roof that could damage the bulk storage structure itself and its contents.
Linings for superior protection of stored contents
At Painters USA, we know it’s as important to protect the contents of concrete storage bins as it is to maintain the structure itself. That’s why tank linings require special considerations. Every product or material being stored has its own unique properties and issues that must be considered.
- Food safety must be addressed for food and agriculture facilities.
- Chemicals are highly corrosive to tank linings and also present hazards like flammability and explosions.
- Reliable environmental containment, which requires superior resistance to acids and caustics, is critical in some industries.
Protective linings that outperform traditional coatings and linings provide a chemical-resistant, leak-tight barrier to protect concrete structures from chemical attack. This is highly useful and valuable when environmentally hazardous materials are involved.
Elastomeric coatings are another good option for concrete and masonry. They are much thicker than other industrial-grade paints. The elastomeric properties harden and bond to the structure yet remain flexible to accommodate subtle contractions, expansions, and vibrations in the structure. Elastomeric coatings also can bridge minor cracks to create an airtight, waterproof seal.
We can recommend products without hazardous VOC emissions, and we can offer the important additional benefit of fast return to service, not only for your operational deadlines, but the faster the work can get done, the less we have to worry about the weather cooperating! And our crews are certified to work in confined spaces, and they have extensive experience and other safety training for working on tanks and silos, like fall prevention.
Specific industry needs and regulatory compliance
Painters USA will follow all of your business and industry specifications for safety, compliance, and performance. Our certified coating experts can offer advice for all concrete tank surfaces, inside and out.