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Grain Silos

Co-op or terminal grain silos provide a pressurized area within the cylindrical silo structure that keeps grain fresh and prevents spoilage due to air exposure. The silo bases are often sealed with organic material, such as dirt or soil, or are closed off with man-made materials, including canvas or plastic. The removable silo base allows for easy silage unloading. Grain silos are typically built using either poured-in-place concrete or galvanized steel; however, steel silos pose several safety risks and limitations versus concrete silo construction.
 
A grain silo requires proper inspection and maintenance, regardless of construction material. When grain silos are not properly maintained, a failure or collapse can sideline production and endanger the safety of those working around your structures. A single silo failure at a worksite with multiple silos nearby can also damage the nearby structures.
 

Grain Silo Inspection

A grain silo requires proper inspection and maintenance, regardless of construction material. When grain silos are not properly maintained, a failure or collapse can sideline production and endanger the safety of those working around your structures. A single silo failure at a worksite with multiple silos in close proximity can also damage the nearby structures.
 
Prevention is the most effective method to ensure the integrity of the structure of your grain silo. A routine and proactive approach to inspection and maintenance are crucial to increase the life and safe operation of your silo. Regular inspections on an annual, bi-annual or five-year basis can help identify structural issues before they become problems. Preventive maintenance can reduce larger, more expensive restorations later. At Marietta Silos, our inspections examine all known areas for potential failure. In general, this includes foundations, walls, and roofs. For concrete silos, it also includes cones or discharge configuration.
 

Grain Silo Restoration

To keep the interior of the silo free from leaks and environmental exposure, Marietta Silos offers both internal and external waterproofing options and epoxy injections to restoration known issues. Marietta Silos can advise all levels of silo inspection, restoration, dismantling and reconstruction, and concrete repair services for industrial concrete. If you have known or suspected problems, contact us for efficient, cost-effective solutions.
 
 
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