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The SureCoat Roof System was installed over the upper level PVC roof of Albany General Hospital, a full-service hospital located in Albany, Oregon.

Albany, ORSureCoat Systems’ Platinum Approved Contractor, Premium Roof Services, received this SureCoat Systems’ lead and restored the 15,000 square foot upper level roof on Albany General Hospital. Albany General Hospital is a full-service hospital located in the historical and charming state of Oregon.


When Albany General Hospital inquired to SureCoat Systems, they were in desperate need of a waterproof roofing system for their failing PVC roof that held significant amounts of ponding water due to age and design.


Prior to the installation of the SureCoat Roof System, the Albany Hospital had other contractors attempt to repair this aged roof. The roof consisted of an exposed PVC roof membrane that was installed over a built-up roof with foam insulation and a metal roof deck substrate.

Albany General Hospital recently completed an upper floor remodel.  The complete upper floor is home to the birthing/delivery and neonatal section of the hospital (new babies and moms), and is VERY sensitive to ANY kind of activity.  The condition of the roof had multiple leaks at various locations, and at this point the nurses on duty were used to ceiling tiles coming down in random places.  In the worst of weather, water would run down the outside walls of patients’ rooms, forcing the hospital to close them and lose bed space. This year, they knew that something needed to be done, but they also knew that a complete removal of the old system would force them to completely shut down the top floor of the hospital due to the sensitive nature of the patients cared for at this corridor.  Complete removal of the existing roof system would expose the metal decking, potentially turning the hospital into a construction site. The hospital would be fully exposed under these circumstances.

The VERY BEST that could have been done under these conditions would have involved closing entire sections of the top floor at a time as the construction work progressed.  Proposals from previous roofing companies outlined this as their only option.  Further concerns with creating a construction site at the hospital was that every air handler and HVAC unit providing service to the hospital, including the Surgery Center, are on this roof requiring acute care be taken to avoid DUST, FUMES and DEBRIS from penetrating the building.


PProblems with their existing roof were leaks at multiple locations that were very difficult to trace and track back to point of entry due to the roof configuration of multiple layers, insulation and fluted metal deck substrate.  Details and installation techniques on the PVC roofing membrane were poor; many of the pipe penetrations were sealed with only a bead of caulking. There were heat-welded seam failures throughout the roof at multiple locations.  Puncture holes were very prolific, from years of foot traffic in servicing the HVAC units, vibrational movement of the roof-mount equipment and thermal cycling.  In addition, wind damage to walk pads created further failures including holes in many locations of the roof.  Degradation of spray foam due to water intrusion had created a condition of nearly zero slopes to roof drains. The roof ponds ½” or more at all times during the rainy season leaving options limited to a complete tear-off and redesign or a restoration system unaffected by year-round ponding water.

The SureCoat Roof System

Multiple attempts to stop leaks and maintain the roof were performed over the years. Contractors and maintenance crews tried everything from caulking to TPO patches, even peel and stick roofing patches. All prior attempts had failed as nothing would stick to the existing single-ply PVC roof membrane.  Several attempts were made to incorporate TPO overlay patches in larger areas with caulking as a seam-sealer and at the tie-ins.  These caulking patches peeled off within a few years.  Again, curbs and field seams leaked. Further maintenance attempts were performed again using peel and stick patches with Elastobond. Most patches did not adhere, but in some areas, those that did show adhesion only managed to hide evidence of membrane damage caused by saturation.

The SureCoat Roof System

The hospital facility’s staff discovered SureCoat Systems during their research and investigation of a good fit for their problem. Through their research, they were seeking a solution for the following:

  1. How could they refurbish the roof surface without creating a construction site or mess involved with removing the old roofing materials?
  2. Accessibility; Albany General Hospital is an older building with several smaller buildings confined together, restricting space. Taking up the hospital’s parking areas with cranes, dumpsters, scaffolding and debris chutes were not something the hospital was in favor of as caring for patients is the hospital’s sole purpose.
  3. It was not possible to shut down vital services to the hospital; i.e. heating and air conditioning.
  4. The roofing construction could have ZERO effect to the top corridor services; birthing and neonatal. There was no room for error negotiation on this point. The operations of this corridor could not be exposed to any fumes, dust or debris.
  5. The hospital wanted a roof warranty that covered them under ponding water conditions, rather than a new roof that excluded it.“Midway through the project, after the initial polyester and first coat, we had several rain storms. The semi-completed system held and we did not have any leaks!” stated Eric Keithcart, owner of Premium Roof Services.  Look around Premium Roof Services website.  This PVC single-ply roof membrane was approximately 15 years old at time of restoration.”I have been in the roofing industry for over 25 years, and have seen and used many coating products. This was our first project using the SureCoat roof restoration system. This project involved a large number of details, and suffered from extreme ponding at multiple locations. Logistics and building use issues made removal of existing systems, and installation of any other type of system, next to impossible.” Eric Keithcart – Premium Roof Services, Bend, OR

Underground Concrete Sump Waterproofed on Fire Training Tower in the City of Downey

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It may seem a little SPOOKY to you, but we are not SCARED!  The SureCoat Roof System was installed as a waterproofing protection and prevention system to the underground sump of the Fire Training Tower for the City of Downey.

Downey, California
– The SureCoat Roof System was used by local approved contractor, JemStar Construction, to waterproof the underground water holding sump and the inside walls for the City of Downey’s Fire Training Tower. The city’s main concern was to keep water from permeating through the water containing sump and into the surrounding ground.


This was not the City of Downey’s first attempt to eradicate this issue.  The sump of this concrete tower had hairline cracks that were allowing for water seepage through all sides of the walls. The products previously used as an attempt to stop the issue failed.

Other cities have this same problem with their fire training towers.  Some are so bad that the water intrusion into the ground has caused erosion to the point that the fire training towers are leaning.  This water erosion has caused the surrounding ground to become unstable and unable to support the tower any longer in this condition.  The training towers that have reached to this point must undergo more major construction to restabilize the ground before waterproofing the sump and putting the training towers back in service.



SureSkrub, SureCoat and Poly-Mesh create the SureCoat Roof System. This same waterproof roof system has been tested and proven TRUE for other uses as well.  Contractors have experimented with various uses of SureCoat and invented new solutions using this same Field Tested and proven waterproofing system.


The SureCoat Roof System has been used for containment systems, walls and decking in addition to flat roofs and low-sloped roofs.  This SureCoat Systems’ Approved Contractor used their SureCoat roofing experience for this unique waterproofing solution.

Do you have a SureCoat waterproofing story that you want to tell us about?  Share it with us and we’ll share it with everyone!

About the Product: The SCRS is flexible enough to bridge cracks, withstand the expansion and contraction caused by movement, vibration and thermal cycling, and retain its tightly cross-linked molecular structure; remaining waterproof, UV stable and energy efficient.  “One Bucket, Thousands of Uses”, Download the brochure today.

Don’t be AFRAID to try the SCRS for your specialty project today. If you’re not SURE, CALL and SPEAK with a Product Specialist today at 877-823-7873.

Vets at Work – Mississippi

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Vets at Work Contracting, Inc. completed this environmentally friendly and economically smart roofing system by using the existing gravel built-up roof as the base for their new roof when installing the SureCoat Roof System.

9,600 SF of this 10,000 SF roof was restored with a reroof alternative that is making its name known across the United States, SureCoat Systems, famous for the SureCoat Roof System. SureCoat Systems has continued to awe the industry with solutions to construction building problems that have plagued the industry for decades.

Vets at work is a veteran owned and operated construction company specializing in the SureCoat Roof System for hospitals, churches, government buildings and other specialized projects where environment and cost are important.

This project consisted of a hot tar and gravel built-up roofing system that had been repaired for years. Areas of this roof showed several signs of moderate abrasion and wear. The roof repairs were separating and deteriorating causing damage to the substrate underneath the previous roofing materials. The roof itself and the asphalt repairs were worsening and had become extremely brittle.

Roof mastic patches scattered this roof where cracks along the parapet walls and throughout the roof field were allowing for moisture intrusion, deteriorating the roof further. There are ponding areas in the field of the roof that were feeding the roof leaks and contributing to the roof repair failures. Several areas were exposed to direct weather and elements due to the severe deterioration of the roof and weather beaten roof mastic repairs.When asked why the SureCoat Roof System? James Wright, owner of Vets at Work replied, “We wouldn’t have used anything else. The SureCoat Roof System was the only choice because of the SureCoat Roof System warranty!”

Vets at Work Contracting, Inc. is a veteran owned and operated company serving the Mississippi and Tennessee states. With over 60 years of US Military experience, Vets at Work know how to adapt to any situation and use their attention to detail to ensure the best possible solution for your project.

Vets at work is a veteran owned and operated construction company located in Greenville, Mississippi

The SureCoat Roof System can be used to repair and restore all levels of roof failures without a tear-off. The SureCoat Roof System can recondition and waterproof the flattest built-up roofs including asphalt Cap Sheet, SPF-foam, PVC, TPO, EPDM, Hypalon and other single-ply roofs. With an elongation of 400% and sustained elongation of 160% at freezing, The SureCoat Roof System is an advanced system for even the coldest climates.

**ASTM weathered testing results did not show any signs of cracking, splitting, separation or rupture when under examination; magnified 10 times through ASTM hail resistance testing which meets or exceeds FM standards.**

What this means for the church: The SureCoat Roof System has a manufacturer’s written warranty that covers PONDING conditions on low-slope and flat roofs. The SureCoat Roof System is “Engineered for Excellence!”

Pioneer Roofing – Roofing Las Cruces

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Ever wish that you could work around the solar panels when installing a new roof? Any building owner with roof leaks or hail damage and a roof-mount solar system certainly does!

Pioneer Roofing and Specialties, has been voted Las Cruces’ Best Roofing Contractor  5 years in a row by the readers of the Las Cruces Sun-News and I am guessing that their pioneering efforts like those seen on this completed SureCoat Roof System project are partly to blame!
Mario Moreno, owner of Pioneer Roofing, and his crews have sold and installed dozens of SureCoat Roof Restorations this coating season throughout the city of Las Cruces alone! Mario has three crews and SureCoat roof installs booked well into spring of 2015.

Read more about the pioneering roofer of Las Cruces and the services their company offers here at Rooferllc.

Just look at the perfection of this roof on the home of the Eric and Donna Johnson in the Horseshoe neighborhood of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Mario and his crew installed a complete SureCoat Roof Restoration while the Johnson’s solar system stayed in place on their roof! Eliminating removal of the solar energy system alone saved these homeowners thousands of dollars and the more panels on the roof, the higher the cost of disconnection and reinstallation. Look at this case study performed on the South Coast AQMD roofs. The cost to disconnect and reinstall just one of their solar systems was estimated at $80,000.

This roof turned out to be a Latent Hail Damage case which required a Forensic Specialist to diagnose. When originally inspected, the claim on this hail damaged roof was minimal only paying for a few damaged parapet wall areas. Concerned that they were in need of a more thorough evaluation, Mr. Eric Johnson, PE, both a Professional Engineer and practicing professor at NMSU, further pursued his claim with State Farm Insurance. It was then, that State Farm called in a Forensic Specialist from Colorado.

The Johnson’s roof was only 7 years old when damaged by hail. It wasn’t until the Forensic Specialist performed his inspection that the roof was determined to have more severe Hail Damage than was originally claimed.

Due to the findings of the Forensic Specialist, this homeowner was compensated for a new roof. Deciding rather to go with their trusted contractor, Mario Moreno’s recommendations of a SC monolithic restoration as a re-roof alternative, the homeowner saved thousands on the install avoiding the cost associated with a tear-off including disconnecting and reinstallation of their roof-mount solar system.

The Johnson’s will continue to see additional savings even well after the installation of their new SureCoat Roof is complete. A SureCoat Roof System is a highly reflective and heat emitting roof that is UV stable and will increase the solar capture of roof-mount panels and aid in producing more clean energy for the life of the roof and solar.  Read more about SureCoat for Energy Savings.

Since this project the temperatures throughout the Midwest have led Mario and his crews at Pioneer Roofing to make the switch to SureSet Quick-Dry base coat to button up roofs this winter and complete their SureCoat roof projects in less time with less labor and less down-time. Now we’re saving money for the contractor too!

“Once my guys used SureSet on their first job, they told me not to buy anything else! My guys just loved it! It dried fast and set up nicely to embed the poly-mesh. After we installed SureSet and the reinforcement on our first job, it rained for a few days and No Leaks! We always sell the SureCoat Roof System and always will. My customers and crews Love it!” 

Pioneer Roofing has been a roofing contractor in the Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, and Southern New Mexico areas for over 25 years. Pioneer is rated exceptionally well in many roofing contractor review sites and business evaluation services such as Angie’s listthe BBB and the Sun-News. 

MAPS Sports – California


The SureCoat Roof System was installed over 85,000 SF of flat rolled roofing on The MAP Sports Facility located in Garden Grove.

Garden Grove, CA – A SureCoat Systems’ Platinum Approved Contractor received this lead and built this 85,000 square foot project on The MAP Sports Facility located at: 12552 Western Avenue, Garden Grove, CA. When the contractor originally took this roof under contract, they used the SureCoat roof maintenance plan to keep an eye on the roof and keep the leaks at bay while the building owners worked to get the roof budget in place.

The MAP Sports

Partners that started The MAP facility ran leagues all their adult life. Their leagues were growing and they decided to lease a huge warehouse and create an inside venue with a professional athlete atmosphere. Everyone wants to feel like a star when they’re on the court! The partners of The MAP facility and their sponsors made it possible to turn this commercial warehouse into a First Class Sports Venue!

Prior to the construction remodel, this was a vacant storage warehouse. The building had three major concerns that were all solved with one product; 1) continuous roof leaks, 2) the tenants would not allow for a tear-off and 3) heat transfer into the building. Hundreds of athletes in motion have a tendency to create a lot of hot air!

reroof_commercial_roofingThe MAP facility had already completed their $500,000interior redesign and improvements when the roof leaks appeared in the rainy season. Approximately $300,000 of which was eight new maple wood basketball courts and volleyball training courts, new carpet and new flooring. Leaks through the roof was a serious concern for the tenant their first years open and a tear-off was just as much of a concern and with good reason. These basketball courts could not get wet. A roof tear off would not only create a huge a mess with truckloads of waste carried off to landfills, but would likely damage the newly remodeled sports venue and close down daily operations.

The MAP Sports houses large and small basketball tournaments and both private and recreational sports leagues every day of the week. After a ½ million dollar construction investment funded in part by dozens of big name sponsors, closing down for a month or more, was not possible for the partners of The MAP Sports Facility. They did not want any new construction to damage their expensive investment.

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In the interim, while the owners of the building worked to get their roof budget in place, the roofing contractor performed approximately 10,000 SF of SureCoat roof partials and repairs over the course of three years. The SureCoat repairs were tied into as part of the full roof system once the roof budget was funded. The SureCoat Roof System was completed on this building in April of 2014.

What this means for the building owner: Repair and maintenance budget dollars are not wasted on temporary roof repairs rather they are an investment towards a new roof! Future penetrations are easily sealed with a SureCoat Roof Repair Kit and will self-adhere to the existing SureCoat Roof without voiding the manufacturer roof warranty. The MAP Sports Facility Website