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Courthouse – Grand Forks, ND

Case History




Grand Forks, ND


Following the 1997 flood in Grand Forks, ND the basement of the courthouse was inspected after the floodwater subsided. The walls, which had been coated with Lead-Based Paint (LBP), were in poor condition and the asbestos (ACM) insulation on the steam and condensate piping was in need of repair.


Surfaces were power-washing to remove the residue remaining from the floodwater.When dry, the surfaces were then stabilized by spraying SE-110 (primer) which penetrated and stabilized both substrates rendering them non-friable.Next SE-120 Protective-Skin topcoat was spray applied over the primer to produce a monolithic protective barrier that will not crack or peel, and will provide long term protection against the release of LBP or ACM into the environment.