Thursday, February 15, 2018

Our Painters Keep You Cool On A Hot Summers Day!

Not only do we paint steel but from time to time we are called upon to coat other things such as this water slide at the Pirates Cove Water Park in Denver, Colorado.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

You won’t fly into the radio towers we paint!!

Painting self-support towers is one of our specialties.  With this tower, we teamed up with Anchor Paint to use their proprietary Flexi-Coat Aviation Coating Series to paint the orange and white bands to FAA color and gloss standards. 

Hundreds of Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures regularly roost on this tower so prep work was of the utmost importance to establish a good foundation before the application of the coating.  Prep work consisted of pressure washing, hand and power tool cleaning to remove built-up dirt and rust (SSPC 1, 2, 3).   

Tower banding was first introduced to towers back in the 1930s to provide a contrasting background from the tower and sky so aviators could easily see them and gauge how tall they might be.  Towers are divided into bands depending on their height, for example, a tower less than 700' will have 7 bands, and towers up to 900' will have 9 bands and so forth.  

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

How does an elevated water tower get painted?

Elevated water tank painting is something we pride ourselves in.  Tnemec is the supplier of the Hydroflon V700 paint that protects this 1.5 million gallon water tank.  Hydroflon is a fluoropolymer  which is an excellent choice if the client wants a coating that will last 20 years.  This tank supplies water to well over 100,000 residents of its fair city.  It stands proud with its new paint job and is ready to take on the next 20 years of its service life.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Certified FAA/FCC compliant tower painting

Check out a few before and after shots of a tower we painted with aviation orange and white in California.  Sitting atop an Art Deco building on Nob Hill in San Francisco, designed by architect Albert Larsen this tower was one of the first in the area.  This structure was originally an RCA broadcast radio tower built around the 1930's to deliver clear reception to the city.   We used PPG's PSX One on this tower with excellent results to preserve the old strap steel.  Turning a dilapidated tower into a beacon that shines for miles and lights up the San Francisco skyline is truly rewarding.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

The logos on water tanks are the best advertisements.

Tank logo repainting   We repainted the logo on this 1.5 million gallon elevated water storage tank.  Using Tnemec's  Hydroflon 700 was an excellent choice for longevity and gloss retention.  The exterior first had to be cleaned with 5000PSI water and bleach to remove all the mold and mildew before we could repaint the logo.  The job also consisted of removing bio-growths on the wet interior of the tank before cleaning and disinfection per AWWA 652 standards

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Award Winning Steel Protective Coatings

SAN DIEGO – March 21, 2017 – On March 17, 2017, CoatingsPro Magazine announced the winners for the inaugural Contractor Awards Program, designed to showcase and recognize the projects and crews that demonstrate excellence in the field of high-performance coatings.

The BASE Group, inc is receiving a 3rd place award in the Specialty Projects division for their work on the Pencil Smoke Stack on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver.

Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at NACE International’s CORROSION 2017 Conference and Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

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• Specialty Project:

First place: “Parking Garage Restoration at Maggie Daley Park” by Western Specialty Contractors – Chicago Concrete Division
Second place: “New Britain Stadium Renovations and Finish Upgrades” by Scholar Painting
Third place: “Pencil Smoke Stack” by Base Group Inc.

Friday, February 17, 2017

How does an amusement park paint its roller coasters?

BASE Group coating the new Star Flyer amusement park ride in Denver Colorado.  Amusement park ride re-coating and re-conditioning is a part of the coating business we throughly enjoy.  This new ride was speced out with Sherwin Williams Acrolon 218 polyurethane paint.   Preparation work consisted of degreasers and hot water to remove all oil and containments before applying the Acrolon 218 in custom RAL colors so ever present on amusement park and carnival rides.