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Pre-1950’s Military Buildings – Ft. Ord, CA

Government / Military / Other – Case History

Property:

Pre-1950’s Military Buildings

Location:

Ft. Ord, CA

Challenge:

The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) needed to reuse a number of pre-1950’s military buildings which were coated with damaged, lead containing paint. FORA wanted to make these buildings Lead-SAFE without disturbing any dust or removing the loose and peeling paint.

Solution:

To achieve the objectives and specifications listed above, first SE-110 Penetrating-Stabilizer (primer) was applied and brush worked into all the damaged areas. The balance of the surfaces were also coated with SE-110 then brushed and rolled to work the material into cracks and rough areas, sealing and stabilizing these surfaces. SE-110 dries to form a clear, flexible film that remains tacky when dry. Next SE-151 Sealant was applied to weatherize all the window and door openings. Finally, custom-tinted SE-120 Protective-Skin topcoat was applied to all of these surfaces. This work was performed in a manner that did not disturb any lead-containing dust. Any loose flakes that did come off, were re-applied (using SE-110) and placed along the skirt surfaces of these buildings, then over-coated with the SE-120 to produce a Lead-SAFE surface. The client was very pleased with the final result of this encasement work.