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Chicago Contractor Wins 1MG Tank Recoat

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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An award of $954,700 has been made by the City of Elgin to Era Valdivia Contractors Inc., of Chicago, for the cleaning and recoating of the Randall Road Water Tower. The tower, an existing 1 million gallon elevated water storage tank, is located in Elgin, Illinois.

Randall Road water tower exterior
James Jordan, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr

Era Valdivia Contractors Inc. was awarded a $954,700 for the repair, blasting and recoating of the Randall Road Water Tower, in Elgin, Illinois.

The contract bid on Jan. 17.

Scope of Work

Era Valdivia Contractors Inc. will be responsible for the completion of miscellaneous structural repairs and the cleaning and coating of both the internal and external surfaces of the water tower, as well as containment and disposal.

More specifically, the awarded contractor will first oversee that the abrasive blast-cleaning on interior surfaces is completed to a Near White finish (SSPC-SP 10) and the exterior to a Commercial finish (SSPC-SP 6) before the recoating process can begin.

Tank interior
City of Elgin

The entire interior wet surface will require removal of contaminants with a solvent cleaner before application of the zinc-epoxy coating system.

The entire interior wet surface will require removal of contaminants with a solvent cleaner before application of the zinc-epoxy coating system. This will also require application of an additional coat of primer or intermediate coat to ensure uniformity around seams and welds.

As for the outside of the tank, after abrasive blast-cleaning, the exterior will receive a zinc-epoxy-urethane system. The owner-specified brand for the coatings is Tnemec.

The project shall be completed by July 3.

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Editor's note: Edits were made to this article on June 1 to clarify the owner's specifications, including the surface preparation standards used on the tank interior and exterior.


Tagged categories: contract painting leads; Contracts; Government contracts; Painting Contractor; potable water; Tnemec

Comment from Benny Abbott, (6/1/2017, 7:12 AM)

Someone had better check them Spec's again about that interior blast being a SSPC SP6. Think someone got their interior and exterior mixed up.

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