How To Make The Best Concrete Wall Pipe Penetrations In Calgary Airport

AIRPORT USES CENTURY-SLEEVES AND LINK-SEAL FOR PERFECT PIPE PENETRATIONS

LinkSeal modular seals allow a 20" pipe to penetrate this concrete wall and seal out groundwater from the other side in the Calgary Airport Expansion project.

LinkSeal modular seals allow a 20" pipe to penetrate this concrete wall and seal out groundwater from the other side in the Calgary Airport Expansion project.

The Calgary Airport is expanding to service the growing needs of the community.  Obviously, preserving the structural integrity of the new airport buildings is paramount to the financial and practical success of the expansion.

Pipe penetrations in areas where piping needs to enter and exit through concrete walls are a common source of leaking in below-grade spaces.  Leaking pipe penetrations lead to serious problems with the structure of the building such as:
◾Leaking water can erode the concrete wall, decreasing the life of the structure and necessitating repairs.
◾Leaking water can become a health hazard for individuals inside the building since the water is untreated.

Traditional pipe penetration installations would core a hole through the concrete wall. Coring through a concrete wall can cause damage to the rebar reinforcement in the structure.  Coring can break chips of concrete out of the wall and creating cracks in the concrete wall due to the additional stress of the coring machine.

The Calgary Airport Expansion engineering and construction team has avoided these risks and consequences by using GPT Century Line Sleeves and Link-Seal Modular Sales for their pipe penetrations.

To safely and efficiently create a pipe penetration hole in the wall, Century Line sleeves are mounted in the wall and the rebar is bent around the sleeve prior to the concrete pour. The sleeve is cast in place and popped out of the wall after the concrete is poured and cured.  Now there is a hole for the pipe penetration without any damage to rebar or concrete.

After the pipe is run through the wall, Link-Seal Modular Seals are installed around the pipe in the wall penetration. Link-Seal Modular Seals are mechanical seals that prevent any leaking through the structure at the point of entry by the pipe.

USE CENTURY-SLEEVES AND LINK-SEAL IN YOUR NEXT WALL PENETRATION

Use GPT Century-Line Sleeves and Link-Seal Modular Seals to get leak-proof seals around your pipe penetrations without jeopardizing the structural integrity of new buildings.

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