Trinity Partners is a full-service commercial real estate company serving in NC & SC. Radco has worked with Trinity Partners for several years on many of their properties. Because of our long relationship with Trinity Partners, Radco was invited to bid on a roof coating project located in Charlotte’s Third Ward neighborhood. The property is called The Foundry. The three buildings that comprise the site provide more than 5,000 sq ft. of commercial space for a variety of distinctive creative local businesses.
Radco was awarded two roof coating projects. The first project is a 3,700 square foot metal roof system located at 619 South Cedar Street. The second project is a 6,000 square foot EPDM roof system located at 601 South Cedar Street. Radco used the Graco GH 833 Roof Rig, which is a gas hydraulic airless sprayer, and is the preferred choice for large projects.
Radco pressure washed the entire metal roof system and applied Aldoseal 750 Acrylic Sealant to all base flashing and fasteners on the roof system. Next, Aldocoat 374 Acrylic basecoat was applied at a rate of 1.5 gallons per 100 sf. Once the base coat was applied, Radco finished the project with Aldocoat 374 Acrylic Grizzle Grey topcoat at a rate of 1.5 gallons per 100 sf.
The coating process on the EPDM roof system began with pressure washing the entire roof section. Radco re-adhered all loose/open patches and membrane seams found on roof system. Radco installed a new 4” drain, collector box and downspout. One basecoat of Aldocoat 384 Polyurethane Aluminum was applied at a rate of 1.25 gallons per 100 sq per coat. Lastly there were 2 coats of Aldocoat 395 Silicone applied at a rate of 1.5 gallon per 100 square foot.
Before beginning the coating projects, Radco installed plastic over all windows surrounding the roof areas. They also had to remove all cars in a 100’ surrounding area to eliminate spray dust particles.
Obstacles during the process were refilling the 1.5 gallons of coating per 100 sf. This consisted of a sprayer and someone who could quickly change out the gallons of coating to eliminate delays. Lastly, to divert water around the high side of the HVAC unit, a cricket system was installed on the EPDM roof.
Trinity Partners were given a 10 year system (materials & Labor) warranty on both roof sections. All coating products offer great benefits. All products used have excellent UV resistance. ALDOSEAL 750 offers a flexible, durable sealer with excellent resistance to mechanical or chemical attack. ALDOCOAT 374 acts as a “breathing” membrane allowing trapped moisture vapor to pass through the film while remaining impervious to exterior mass water penetration. ALDOCOAT 384 offers increased resistance to moisture penetration through its lower moisture vapor permeability values.With excellent adhesion to all substrates and exceptional durability, ALDOCOAT 395 ensures long term waterproofing performance.