Silos have been an integral part of the country for decades. These remarkable architectural designs are mainly used to store grain in optimal conditions to be used months after harvesting.
A silo has to be watertight to be completely effective. Water or insect intrusions can potentially destroy an entire crop. For this reason, farmers are cautious about keeping their agricultural silos well-sealed and waterproof.
To achieve this, many prefer to use a Polyurea protective waterproof coating.
Find out why!
Silo Sealing And Waterproofing
ArmorThane's silo roof coatings are tough and durable; they can be applied to metal and concrete to provide long-term waterproof protection for many years. This protective coating expands and contracts with a high elongation factor; therefore, it will not crack, chip, or peel due to changing temperatures.
Silo Sealing And Waterproofing Process
To properly evaluate the needs of your silo roof, the current substrate and any previous coating must be surveyed. If the coating has failed and become delaminated, the coating will need to be removed and replaced to protect the concrete substrate.
- You must high-pressure wash to remove the loose, disbanded coating and any further mechanically abrading as needed.
- All bare concrete or steel will receive one full coat of primer.
- All penetrations must be sealed.
- Two full coats of protective coating must be applied in a heavy-duty, thick-film manner. Aggregate is incorporated for slip resistance for safety.
This roofing system provides a seamless, monolithic waterproof membrane over your silo roof.
Naturally, the most important aspect of sealing products for the agricultural sector is waterproofing. In this respect, polyurea is particularly effective. It cannot be penetrated by water and moisture in any weather conditions. Our coating material provides the ultimate waterproof silo protection.