Market: Chemical Manufacturing
Material Stored: Lime
Silo Size: 26' diameter by 50' tall (Quantity 3)
Issue: Cleaned and coated silos
Pictured above is a concrete stave silo. The Marietta Silos crew is using a specifically designed, cementitious coating with a bonding agent that will protect the steel galvanized hoops and prevent leakage. The employees are working off of a suspended work platform while wearing body harnesses as part of the fall protection, safety program. As time and the weather elements affect concrete stave silos, this coating seals and protects the concrete staves from moisture. Stave silo construction utilizes the steel galvanized hoops for the structural integrity of the bulk storage system. Not protecting them in the correct manner will negatively affect the hoops longevity.
In order to effectively repair or recoat a silo, the exterior must be thoroughly cleaned.
It is very important to choose a company and engineering firm with experience in selecting a cementitious silo coating that will protect the steel galvanized hoops and prevent leakage. It is recommended that all silos are inspected periodically to insure their structural integrity, operability and safety.