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SANI-TRED's Grain Bin Waterproofing

Grain bins are essential structures in the agricultural landscape, safeguarding valuable harvests from the elements. However, with use over time, these structures can succumb to leaks around the base of the bins that compromise the integrity of the stored grains. Enter Sani-Tred’s Grain Bin Waterproofing. A cutting-edge waterproofing solution that promises not only to seal and protect grain bins but to do so with a level of durability and flexibility that is unmatched in the industry.

The Sani-Tred Advantage:

Sani-Tred is not your typical waterproofing product. Unlike conventional coatings that may provide a temporary solution, Sani-Tred products will deliver a permanent and flexible seal, ensuring the longevity and structural integrity of grain bins. The secret lies in the unique physical properties of the materials, which combines adhesive technology with unparalleled waterproofing capabilities.

Application Process:

The application’s step by step is on this page. Applying Sani-Tred products to grain bins is a straightforward process, making it accessible to both seasoned professionals and DIY enthusiasts. The first step involves thorough surface preparation. Clean the surface of the grain bin, removing any dirt, rust, or previous coatings by sand blasting.

Once the surface is prepared, the next step is to apply a prime coat of PermaFlex (240 sq’ per gal). PermaFlex is a liquid rubber coating that cures to become as tough as a tire and provides adhesion to the galvanized steel as well as the concrete. This serves as the foundation for the subsequent layers, enhancing adhesion and promoting long-lasting waterproofing. PermaFlex is easily applied, can be brushed, rolled or sprayed offering versatility to suit various application preferences.

After PermaFlex has been applied around the bin, it is usually cured enough to being applying the next step. Mix 2-parts LRB (Liquid Rubber Base) with 1-part TAV (Thickening Activator). This creates a thickened mixture similar in viscosity as caulk. This mixture can be scraped into heavy duty Ziploc freezer bags, cut the corner and squeeze it out like caulk. A 1-1/4” diameter caulk bead of LRB/TAV mixture is applied around the base of the bin and swiped smooth using a brush dipped in Xylene or Acetone. This mixture molecularly welds to the prime coat of PermaFlex, cures to become as tough as a tire and remains flexible. After the LRB/TAV mixture has been applied around the base of the bin, it is usually cured enough to continue with the last step.

Topcoat with one coat of PermaFlex (240 sq’ per gal).


Benefits of Sani-Tred Waterproofing:

  1. Permanent Adhesion: Sani-Tred’s unique formulation ensures that the waterproofing material adheres permanently to the grain bin’s surface. This eliminates the need for frequent reapplications and provides a long-lasting solution.
  2. Flexibility: The materials used in Sani-Tred products remain permanently flexible, accommodating the natural movements and shifts that occur in grain bins. This flexibility prevents cracking and ensures that the waterproof seal remains intact over time.
  3. Waterproof: The materials remain permanently waterproof. To remain waterproof it must also adhere and remain flexible. Lacking just one of those physical properties inevitably causes leaks.
  4. Cost-Effective: We have an automatic grain bin calculator on this page. The materials cost approximately $6.40 per foot joint. The long-term cost-effectiveness becomes evident through reduced maintenance and the avoidance of costly repairs.

In the realm of grain bin maintenance, Sani-Tred stands out as a revolutionary solution that goes beyond conventional waterproofing. The application of Sani-Tred products ensures not only a watertight seal but a permanent, flexible, and cost-effective solution for preserving the integrity of grain bins. Whether you’re a farmer looking to safeguard your harvest or a professional in the agricultural industry, the adoption of Sani-Tred products marks a significant leap forward in the preservation and longevity of grain storage structures.

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