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Pedestrian Deck Waterproofing - River Gate Tower (FL)

Unique Characteristics: Rivergate Tower, known as the Sykes building for its primary occupants or the “beer can building” for its cylindrical shape, is the sixth tallest building in Tampa and one of the tallest limestone structures in the world. The building was designed to symbolize a light house and represent optimism, and architect Harry Wolff […]

Spray Foam Insulation - Tiny House (KS)

A small amount of GacoOnePass will make a HUGE difference in this tiny house.

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Spray Foam Insulation - Sub-Grade Exterior of Chicken Barn (PA)

GacoOnePass contributes to a dryer, healthier and happier environment in this chicken laying barn.

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Spray Foam Insulation – Christ Delong UCC Church (PA)

GacoOnePass Closed Cell Foam is the divine answer to this church's crumbling situation.

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Mod-Bit Flat Roof Restoration - Cutler Plaza (FL)

GacoFlex S20 Silicone Roof Coating System makes the patch work pretty on this leaking roof.

  • Roofing

GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Mod-Bit Flat Roof Restoration - Blue Jay Associates (FL)

GacoFlex S20 Silicone Roof Coating System is the permanent answer for this perpetually leaking roof.

  • Roofing

GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Mod-Bit Flat Roof Restoration - BTU Electric Heaters (FL)

GacoFlex S20 Roof Coating System keeps the production line moving during this flat roof restoration.

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Mod-Bit Flat Roof Restoration - Delray Oaks Condominiums (FL)

GacoFlex S20 Roof Coating System restores "roof appeal" to Florida condominium community.

  • Roofing

GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Rubber Roof Restoration - Inficon EDC, Inc. (KS)

GacoFlex S20 Silicone Roof Coating System brings new life to a tired rubber roof.

  • Roofing

GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Mod-Bit Residential Roof Restoration Following Super Storm (NY)

Summer home’s built-up roof and exterior façade renovated with GacoFlex S20 Roof Coating System.

  • Roofing

GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Mod-Bit Roof Restoration - Town East Crossing (TX)

Retail Shopping Mall’s 25-year-old roof was transformed with GacoFlex S20 Roof Coating System.

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Single-Ply Roof Restoration - Helen Edwards Early Childhood Center (TX)

School’s single-ply roof was peeling and leaking. The roof was restored by using GacoFlex S20 Roof Coating System.

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Spray Foam Insulation - The New Southern Home 2014 (FL)

GacoFireStop2 & Gaco 052N provide an innovative and energy-efficient solution.

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Pedestrian Deck New Construction - Hoover Dam (NV)

30 years after the Hoover Dam was built in 1936, a Visitor Center was built to help mitigate traffic. The observation deck needed to not only be safe, but it had to withstand the millions of visitors.

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Below-Grade Waterproofing - San Jose City Hall Water Feature (CA)

This water feature was built above a parking garage so it was crucial that the basin and supporting structures be waterproof, and because it was designed to be interactive, the waterproofing system needed to be suitable for potable water.

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Spray Foam Insulation - Pacific Science Center (WA)

Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA, was beginning a sustainability initiative designed to achieve energy efficiency and LEED Certification. A 20,000 sq. ft. building used for exhibits was experiencing ongoing heating and cooling issues. The most cost-effective solution was to install Gaco 183M Closed Cell Foam over existing insulation and wall structure, then install new[...]

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GacoRoofFoam & GacoFlex S20 Silicone Roof Replacement - Franciscan Estates Winery (CA)

Napa Valley winery needed to completely replace a roof that had already been repaired many times. The 33,000 sq. ft. flat/low-slope roof contained a large amount of HVAC equipment and proper drainage was critical. GacoRoofFoam coated with GacoFlex Silicone proved to be the ideal solution-this monolithic foam and coating system fully adheres to the substrate[...]

  • Roofing

Pour Foam - EM WALL Insulated Foam Core (CA)

Integrated Structures’ new EM WALL Energy Mass Wall System required a unique polyurethane foam and foam installation process to create the EM WALL’s insulated foam core. They chose GacoPolyFoam CF200, a rigid, closed cell foam designed for large cavity fill applications. GacoPolyFoam CF200 provided R-100 insulation value for the innovative EM WALL.

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Built-Up Roof Restoration - Vacation Village (FL)

Built-up roof with ponding water and leaks needed a lasting solution that would withstand south Florida’s severe heat and strong rain storms. Vacation Village and RHI Construction chose the GacoFlex S20 Silicone Roof Coating System to coat the entire 23,600 sq. ft. roof and provide a monolithic seal that would preserve their weather-beaten roof without[...]

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Auto Deck Restoration - VONS Pavilions Market (CA)

The coating of a vehicular traffic deck in a California parking garage was splitting along cracks throughout the deck and needed to be refinished to match the four colors of the existing top coat. GacoFlex U66C Compliant Liquid Polyurethane Coating was chosen for the topcoat because it demonstrates superb color stability, ensuring topcoat colors will[...]

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GacoRoofFoam & GacoFlex S20 Silicone Foam Roof Restoration - Briarcliffe College (NY)

In 2005, the 109,000 sq. ft. foam roof on Briarcliffe College in New York was 18 years old and had been performing fairly well, although some cracks and leaks were beginning to occur. The college was looking for a way to extend the life of their roof and D’Onofrio General Contractors Corporation installed a custom[...]

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Foam Barrel Roof Restoration - Barnes and Noble on the Santa Monica Promenade (CA)

Situation: Barnes and Noble is located in an old landmark building at 1201 3rd Street in Santa Monica. The building’s existing 20,000 square foot roof is both barrel and flat with an acrylic coating over a spray foam roof system. The spray foam roof was absorbing moisture and required repair. Barnes and Noble turned to their Roof Consultant, Norm Francis of Benchmark, Inc., […]

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Spray Foam Insulation - Kremer Family Home (OH)

Situation: In the small, close-knit community of Coldwater, Ohio people are caring and aware of their neighbors. The Kremer family was experiencing financial difficulties due to medical expenses from eldest daughter Ava’s degenerative, uncurable disease called San Fillipo syndrome, as well as Clint’s two hip replacements and leg vein problems. Solution: The dinner theatre group of St. Anthony’s Church decided to step in and help. As […]

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Spray Foam Insulation - Tiferes Bais Yaakov School (NJ)

Situation: Tiferes Bais Yaakov, a private, non-profit girls’ elementary school in Lakewood, New Jersey, had outgrown their current location and set out to build a new 75,000 square foot, three-story facility. As a non-profit, managing expenses was a high priority, and utility costs to heat and cool such a large facility were a major concern. Of equal concern was the comfort of the students, teachers […]

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Spray Foam - Residential Insulation (TX)

Situation: For years a couple near Austin, Texas had worked on building their dream home. Bit by bit they erected a house that reflected their aspirations for an energy-efficient home on their large rural property near Austin. Part of their vision was to have an energy efficient home in a part of the country where heat can be brutal in the summer, leading to […]

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GacoRoofFoam & GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Metal Roof Restoration - Master Pitching Machine (MO)

Situation: Master Pitching Machine of Kansas City, MO, designs and produces commercial pitching machines and batting cage equipment. They pride themselves on hard work and dedication to their customers, and their goal is to provide the finest quality products at the best prices. This means minimizing their overhead is important, and Master Pitching Machine was faced with a large metal warehouse roof that was not […]

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Metal Roof Restoration - Cherokee Building Materials (OK)

Situation: Cherokee Building Materials of Oklahoma City supplies drywall and metal studding to commercial builders. Their facility is a metal building that is approximately 30 years old. While the building has served them well, in recent years numerous leaks have developed in the metal roof. Solution: Coontz Roofing Inc., an Oklahoma roofing contractor since 1978, suggested using the GacoFlex S20 Silicone Roof Coating System over the entire […]

  • Roofing

GacoFlex S20 Silicone System Over Mod-Bit Roof Restoration - Information Processing Center (FL)

Situation: A large information processing center in southern Florida uses a lot of electricity to keep the building cool and has hundreds of feet of large duct work. The building owner was looking for reflectivity in order to reduce energy costs along with waterproofing. Solution: In order to reduce utility costs, the 40,000 square foot roof as well as the extensive duct work and remote […]

  • Roofing

GacoFlex S20 Silicone over TPO/EPDM Roof Restoration - Charles B. Wheeler Airport (MO)

Situation: As drivers prepare to cross the bridge near downtown Kansas City they see the roofs of the historic buildings that make up the Charles B. Wheeler downtown airport. Dedicated by Charles Lindbergh in 1927, these buildings have been transformed from the city’s international airport to a General Aviation Airport. Signature Flight Support operates the center, and they faced a major maintenance problem. The existing roof, […]

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over EPDM Roof Restoration - Alliance Laundry Systems (WI)

Situation: When Gaco’s Area Manager first met Dwayne Turpin of Alliance Laundry Systems, Dwayne described the facility’s 1,000,000 square feet of roof as 100 different roofs all patched together over time. (A million square feet is nearly 23 acres or 14 city blocks!) There was water pooling in many areas and the roof was leaking. Oshkosh Industrial Roofing was brought in to look at this […]

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GacoRoofFoam & GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Built-Up Roof Restoration - RKI Commercial-Grade Truck Equipment Manufacturer (TX)

Situation: RKI ’s foam and silicone coated roof was showing signs of wear. While the company was pleased with the roofing system that had been installed in the late 1990s, they wanted to find a longer-lasting solution. Solution: Wishing to keep their spray foam roof (no seams, no fasteners going into the building, high R-value, no leaks), RKI worked with Cook Coatings, a Gaco […]

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over TPO Roof Restoration - Industrial Manufacturer (CA)

Situation: A major industrial manufacturer faced a roof that was failing prematurely, and in their design and manufacturing environment leaks were absolutely unacceptable. The existing roofing system was installed in California’s Bay area, and the single-ply TPO system from a leading manufacturer was failing prematurely. The existing 10-year old roof was a TPO system that has suffered accelerated deterioration due to faulty manufacturer membrane. Initial repair attempts consisted […]

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Built-Up Roof Restoration - Ferguson Distribution (NV)

Situation: EJM Development,the property manager and owner of the building leased to Ferguson Distribution, knew the company’s built-up roof was in dire need of repair – it had extensive wear through years of exposure in the extreme Las Vegas climate. Considering all their options, EJM contacted Owen Davis of DBE Consulting for a recommendation. Owen took core samples of the roof and, based on […]

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Built-Up Mod-Bit Roof Restoration - Westin Hotel Kansas City at Crown Center (MO)

Situation: Located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Crown Center features shops, hotels, restaurants, and theaters. This ‘city within a city’ also includes residences and businesses adjoining the corporate headquarters of Hallmark Cards, Inc., parent of Crown Center Redevelopment Corp. The complex includes a hotel owned by Crown Center and operates as The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. The hotel follows a regular […]

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Hail-Damaged Mod-Bit Roof Restoration - Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School (OK)

Situation: Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is a college-prep secondary school in the Oklahoma City metro area. With an enrollment of 720 co-ed students in grades 9-12, the school complex consists of multiple buildings and athletic fields that run along a major freeway. This area has experienced multiple severe hail storms in recent years and the repeated hail damage has resulted in roofs being removed and […]

  • Roofing

GacoRoofFoam & GacoFlex S20 Silicone Roof Restoration - Joined Alloys (AZ)

Situation: Joined Alloys is a global aerospace and defense manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies. The multi-tiered roof of their facility in Phoenix, AZ was in dire need of repair and they contacted Terry Crawford of TDC Construction to discuss their options. The top tier consisted of a built-up roof that had been covered with TPO; Terry determined it was going to be necessary to remove […]

GacoRoofFoam & GacoFlex S20 Silicone Roof Replacement - Oak Creek Estados (AZ)

Situation: The roof of the Oak Creek Estados Condominium Complex had been patched and repaired time and again using various methods, resulting in many layers comprised of different types of roofing materials all over the roof – and now the roof was leaking once again. The homeowners association (HOA) for the complex was interested in having their roof coated with Gaco Western’s Silicone Roof Coating and […]

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GacoRoof EPDM Roof Restoration - Applicators Sales & Service, Inc. (ME)

Situation: The roof of the Applicators Sales & Service corporate office in Portland, Maine had been leaking for a few years. Being a wholesale building product company, Applicators Sales & Service had many options in close proximity to fix this problem! Solution: Applicators Sales & Service decided to use GacoRoof, a product they are well familiar with, to coat the EPDM portion of their […]

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GacoRoofFoam & GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Acrylic-Coated Roof - Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) (AZ)

Situation: The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) delivers hydroelectric power and related services to a 15-state region of the central and western United States. They were experiencing significant blistering on the roof of their Phoenix facility and the existing acrylic roof coating was failing overall. Although the roof was not yet leaking, WAPA wanted to take preventive steps to correct the problem before it got worse and […]

  • Roofing

GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Hail-Damaged Single-Ply & Acrylic-Coated Foam Roof - Costco Corporation (AZ)

Situation:  During the summer of 2011, the 152,000+ sq. ft. roof of the Costco Warehouse in Scottsdale, AZ sustained severe hail damage which voided the manufacturer’s warranty on their roof. The Costco Wholesale Corporation is self-insured, so they could not turn to an insurance company to pay for the repairs that were needed. The company wanted the lowest cost, best performing, longest lasting and quickest installed solution […]

  • Roofing

GacoFlex S20 Silicone over Single-Ply Roof - Bentley Gallery (AZ)

Situation: Bentley Gallery, a noted southwest art gallery located in an historic district of Phoenix, was experiencing roof leaks just three years after coating their single-ply roof with Elastek Acrylic. The acrylic coating was chalking badly and was actually washing off into the parking lot! Bentley Gallery represents artists from around the world and commonly showcases works of art (including antiqities) valued at $50,000 or […]

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GacoFlex S20 Silicone over Metal Roof - Goodyear Airport (AZ)

Situation: Goodyear Airport, managed by Sky Harbor Airport Facilities and Services, was experiencing roof leaks caused by ponding water on their 75,000 square foot metal hangar. The building also has a 35,000 square foot built-up portion. Structural engineers warned against applying any additional weight onto the metal roof which meant the airport was likely looking at a very expensive complete roof replacement. Solution: The GacoFlex […]

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