Houston Area Chemical Plant

French Engineering investigated water intrusion problems for a major oil refining laboratory facility.  The roof was built in 1981 and consisted of the original modified bitumen membrane installed over two layers of fiberglass insulation and approximately four inches of lightweight insulating concrete (LWIC).  Our initial review of the roof indicated moisture levels that exceeded manufacturer recommendations.

After conducting Nuclear moisture testing and fastener testing, our engineers redesigned a new roof system and above-roof structural steel supports for the large equipment units attached to the roof.  These steel supports were designed to withstand hurricane force winds that are prevalent in the Gulf Coast region.  Contract Administration, Quality Assurance and coordination between the renovation teams aided the French Engineering team to complete a successful roofing project.



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4201 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77068

Phone: 281.440.8284
Toll Free: 800.395.8285