Stories In Late Summer Issue 2023 Issue Of SprayFoam Magazine Magazine

  • Air Barriers, Vapor Retarders and the Roof In Between

    • By Andrea Wagner Watts, Building Science Education Manager, GAF
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Buildings are designed to keep the outside weather out and the inside space conditioned in a desired way. This is done with control layers designed to stop the uncontrolled movement of water, air, heat, and moisture vapor. read more

  • T-rex-tra Special Sculpture

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Meet Rexy, a spray foam project of Jurassic proportions. Towering above the stacks in the children’s department at the Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas, she’s a free-standing sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex measuring in at over 20-ft tall and 40-ft wide. read more

  • Nothing to Sphere

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    The impressive column-free interior bowled roof, otherwise known as the MSG Sphere, dominates the horizon on the Las Vegas Strip. Weighing just over 13,000 tons, the mighty steel framed, dome-shaped roof trusses?were welded and bolted together, which also presented the challenge of ensuring it was all watertight. What kind of roofing company could deal with such a vast and unusual shaped roofing system; an iconic project that has never been completed before? The Spray Foam Magazine team (SFMT) s read more

  • Spray Foam Magazine’s Late Summer 2023 Issue is LIVE!

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Summer is sizzling, and so is the latest edition of Spray Foam Magazine! Brace yourself for a riveting journey through the incredible world of spray foam, where imagination meets reality and possibilities know no bounds. read more

  • SPFA Ramping Up Concrete Lifting Guidance and Resources

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    As the use of injected polyurethane foam (SPF) in concrete lifting applications continues to grow, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) has committed to expanding its focus, resources, and offerings for this important SPF specialty application category. read more

  • A Little Primer

    • By Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Might I opine a bit on one of my pet peeves related to the polyurea technology – Surface Preparation! Contrary to what some may think, the fast set, spray polyurea technology is NOT a surface tolerant coating system. While the old Texaco Chemical Company video from the late 1980s may have shown application over water and ice, this was done to demonstrate that water and cold temperature did not directly interfere with the reaction. read more

  • Got Milk?

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    With 21.5 fatalities per 100,000 workers each year, the farming and agricultural industry can be complex and even dangerous. An example of one of these tragic events actually occurred this year, when a fire and explosion at South Fork Dairy Farm in Dimmitt, Texas killed 18,000 cows. It has officially been labeled an “accident” by the Texas State Fire Marshal’s office. read more

  • Roof Detective

    • By James Estes
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    SPF roofing is a jobsite-manufactured product that requires expertise in installation. It will perform well over its service life if you, as the manufacturer of the product, follow all the necessary steps to ensure a quality installation. With that in mind, it is imperative that a pre-bid inspection is carried out before even entering a bid. read more

  • Roofing Lifespans Unveiled

    • By Mason Knowles, Mason Knowles Consulting & Will Lorenz, General Coatings Manufacturing Corp.
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    The last 30 years have brought amazing advances in commercial roof technology. New products, processes, maintenance schedules, protective coatings, and more should have roofs lasting longer than ever before. However, while warranties have indeed increased from 5 years to 10 years to 15 to 20 and even 30 years, commercial roofs are replaced, on average, every 10 to 15 years. This is the same lifespan as 20 to 30 years ago. read more

  • Weed Go Well Together

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Cultivation and manufacturing facilities are increasing in numbers as many states allow licenses to companies wanting to specialize in cannabis crops. read more

  • It’s Electric

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Construction work requires electrical power for numerous reasons, and oftentimes, sites have to use temporary wiring as a solution. Therefore, it’s imperative that building managers follow the rules set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). read more