Is your material corrosion resistant?
The strength of our materials is based on the purpose of the material. Our mortars are designed to be the most structurally sound materials available, and can have a MIC resistant additive added to them. Our coatings are chemically resistant and can be modified for almost any specific chemical and temperature
Is your material similar to other producers?
Our products meet or exceed every product available in today's market.
Do you warrant your material?
As a manufacturer, we warrant our materials against defects. The applicator is responsible for proper installation and thereby warrants the installation.
How long will it last?
The lifetime of the product depends on the conditions and the future use of the area. Generally, PERMACAST® mortar lining will double the life of the existing manhole. It has a design life of 50 years. PERMAFORM® has a design life of 100+ years.
Do you have to spin it on?
The spinner head provides for uniformity and quality control that cannot be achieved by traditional hand applications. The head was specifically designed to overcome obstacles that are inherent with hand applications. Additionally, it is much safer and it enables our applicators to perform consistently high quality installation.
Why should I spin it on?
The spinner head provides compaction of the materials and consistently uniform thickness throughout.
Is it completely no-entry?
Entry is not required for the application of materials. Leak plugging, bench refurbishment and the final inspection require confined space entry.
Why do you need a mortar under the coating?
We use a primary layer of mortar due to the inherent problems of applying coatings. Coatings are highly dependent on the surface upon which it is sprayed. If preparation is not done properly, there will be a tendency toward failure where the coating did not adhere. By providing a new, clean, structural material, you ensure a successful coating.
Thorough preparation of the existing surface is critical to proper adhesion of any coating. The best preparation is a brand new wall free of containment. With MS-10,000 the old wall is thoroughly cleaned, leveled and smoothed. Cor+Gard with epoxy and MS-10,000 cure together to form a one-piece composite.
How long does it take to renew a manhole?
It depends on the site conditions, the crew and of course the general contractor, if there is one. Our applicators typically install 6-8 manholes per day.
How could I benefit from using your product?
We provide a variety of products and methods designed to overcome specific problems. Our systems are proven performers for almost 30 years. The owner can choose what is best for their manholes and our network of licensed applicators are professional in every way.
Can we do PERMACAST ourselves?
Absolutely. We encourage districts and municipalities to explore the option of self-installation. They are trained and supported by our corporate office. More often than not, most districts find that there are minimal setup costs. Due to the fact they use PERMACAST materials, they use our SpinCasterTM free of charge.