Thursday, July 20, 2023
Saturday, March 25, 2023
On March 22, 2023, we won our 5th award for rehabilitating the dome at the Silver Legacy Hotel in Nevada. Coatings Pro Magazine gave the award at the annual AMPP Conference in Denver, CO. We are honored and proud to be the 2nd place recipient in the "Specialty Structure" division and amongst the other award-winning painting contractors raising the bar each year with coatings applications and complicated structures.
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Saturday, November 26, 2022
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Monday, July 25, 2022
As goes for a long project we needed to vent some steam and have fun. No better way to do so than to jump out of an airplane at 10,000 feet. Some of the crew went skydiving at Miami Skydiving over the Everglades. What a blast of fresh air it is to reach terminal velocity falling to earth and landing like a leaf.
Friday, March 25, 2022
Recently the crew was in Reno Nevada rehabilitating the giant dome for the Silver Legacy Casino. The dome had been built by a radome construction contractor. Over the years the panels had deteriorated to a point they needed some rehabilitation. The only problem any contractor was going to have with the job is how to get to the top of the dome. The builder did not install a ladder on the exterior or on the interior of the structure. Luckily for the client, we are always up for a challenge thus found a way to the top. Now the dome is freshly painted and could stand another 20 years shining bright in the Reno skyline.
We power washed the dome, primed it with an adhesion primer, and applied 1000 gallons of Sherwin Williams Sherloxane 800.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Recently we were in Pueblo Colorado donating our time to repainting the state's last standing Airway Beacon.
In the early days before Foreflight and GPS, beacons were used as a guide to pilots during the night. Each beacon stood atop a 70' concrete arrow pointing the pilots to the next station.
This beacon was #8 of the National Airway Beacon Systems Amber Line. 1500 towers were constructed by the Post Office in the late 1920s and stood every 10nm miles along the route.
Before the painting, the museum asked that we paint the tower "orange and white". As we prepped the steel we found this beacon was in fact originally yellow and black with 3 bands.
In the 1930s beacons were painted chrome yellow and black. It was not until 10 years later someone had the bright idea to paint towers with the aviation orange and white that we see today.
Here at BASE, we love projects with historical significance such as these airway beacons and, there was much more we would discover. Under some flakey paint near the bottom of the tower a name was inscribed; Rosalie Chrisman Castle Rock, Colo 1930. A google search seems to confirm she was 13 at the time and lived nearby.
If you know of a charitable organization that has an elevated structure in need of rehabilitation, let them know about us. Each year we offer our services to select organizations at little or no cost.
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