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    Cartoon people passing bombs and one person holding a sign for them to stop, 'Don't Play Hot Potato with Safety'
    Short-term solutions mean that the problem is just being passed off. What if these short-term solutions fail, catching the next person off guard? This can be a serious concern in our industry. Caleb Rutledge, our Marketing Manager recently wrote about this for Trenchless Technologies.
     
     
    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'
    Jennifer and Caleb attended the 2022 Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference, one of the nation’s largest transportation conferences.
     
     
    Looking out of a pipe and a severely offset joint near the exit, 'Bridging the Offset Joints With HydraTite'
    Five joints had become compromised in a 36” reinforced concrete pipe and were leaking. All the joints were somewhat offset, but three had severe offset.
     
     
    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'
    As a result of aging, six columns and two piers under this bridge required reinforcement. HydraTech Field services strengthened the bridge’s supports using fiber wrap.
     
     
     
    A close up of a HydraTite Seal covering a pipe joint, 'Keeping A Power Plant Running By Eliminating Leaks'
    An underground 66″ circulating effluent pipe had developed multiple leaks and HydraTite was used to eliminate the leaks and rehabilitated the system to keep the power plant operating.
     
     
    Field Technician standing in deep water with a shovel right outside a culvert, 'Digging Deep To Protect Ohio's Roads'
    HydraTech utilized the HydraTite seal to rehabilitate 67 joints in 8 different locations throughout Ohio’s District 7. Some were close together, but this job required us to work in 5 different counties.
     
     
    Two HydraTech employees dressed up as a tree and Santa hugging, 'Christmas 2022'
    HydraTech had an even better year than last year and we got together for our annual Christmas party to celebrate. We gathered for a delicious lunch, party games, and a gift exchange.
     
     
    Two pictures of a sanitary sewer, one has wall loss with penetrating roots and seals interlocked over the damaged section of pipe, 'Sanitary Sewer Experiencing Wall Loss, HydraTite Case Study'
    A penstock pipe that is 24-foot in diameter had two joints that had degraded with age and became a risk for exfiltration. Using scaffolding HydraTech was able to seal the two joints with the HydraTite seal.
     
     
    Two pictures of a sanitary sewer, one has wall loss with penetrating roots and seals interlocked over the damaged section of pipe, 'Sanitary Sewer Experiencing Wall Loss, HydraTite Case Study'
    Happy New Year! HydraTech will be implementing a new look for our social posts. New look, same great products, and services. Here’s to making 2023 an even more prosperous year!
     
     
    Two pictures of a sanitary sewer, one has wall loss with penetrating roots and seals interlocked over the damaged section of pipe, 'Sanitary Sewer Experiencing Wall Loss, HydraTite Case Study'
    HydraTech applied a carbon fiber wrap to strengthen the supporting structures of the hopple street bridge. In just two weeks the project was completed and the bridge’s support structure was reinforced.
     
     
     
    Two pictures of a sanitary sewer, one has wall loss with penetrating roots and seals interlocked over the damaged section of pipe, 'Sanitary Sewer Experiencing Wall Loss, HydraTite Case Study'
    The most common projects that incorperate HydraTite seal involve round pipes, but the flexibility of the seal allow it to be installed in other various shapes. HydraTite box seals proved to be the needed solution to eliminate intiltration in this coal conveyor tunnel.
     
     
    Field Technician applying epoxy to the under side of a bridge pier, 'Strengthening A Bridge, Fiber Wrap Brings New Life To Aging Infrastructure'
    Merry Christmas from all of us here at HydraTech! Hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year.
     
     
    Field Technician applying epoxy to the under side of a bridge pier, 'Strengthening A Bridge, Fiber Wrap Brings New Life To Aging Infrastructure'
    To eliminate further spalling and encapsulate columns, HydraTech applied a glass fiber wrap, and a cementitious coating, stopping further degrading of the bridge columns.
     
     
     
    Two pictures of a sanitary sewer, one has wall loss with penetrating roots and seals interlocked over the damaged section of pipe, 'Sanitary Sewer Experiencing Wall Loss, HydraTite Case Study'
    HydraTech offers three installation options for the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal. Caleb Rutledge was sent to Lynnwood Washington to train the client’s crew how to install the seals. This video briefly describes these options and then dives into a recent project on which the client requested a Gold Installation.
     
     
    Field Technician applying epoxy to the under side of a bridge pier, 'Strengthening A Bridge, Fiber Wrap Brings New Life To Aging Infrastructure'
    The existing 84” x 72” Concrete box culvert was spalling in several areas and had cracks of different lengths and widths. HydraTech Field Services provided long-term repair at a reasonable price that would not affect traffic.
     
     
     
    Two pictures of a sanitary sewer, one has wall loss with penetrating roots and seals interlocked over the damaged section of pipe, 'Sanitary Sewer Experiencing Wall Loss, HydraTite Case Study'
    Two points in an RCP Sanitary Sewer had become compromised and infiltration had increased the volume requiring treatment. HydraTite was utilized to rehabilitate the system.
     
     
    Field Technician applying epoxy to the under side of a bridge pier, 'Strengthening A Bridge, Fiber Wrap Brings New Life To Aging Infrastructure'
    HydraTech Field Services reinforces 30 columns and 5 crash walls on a concrete bridge. The spalling concrete was removed the a new layer of concrete was applied. Then a fiber wrap was used for an extra layer of protection from weathering and aging.
     
     
     
    Two Technicians Applying Primer To A 36" Surge Vessel, 'Rehabilitating A 36" Surge Vessel, HydraTite Case Study'
    A clamp was used to stop the active like temporarily and HydraWrap was applied over the clamp to fortify the repair.
     
     
    Two Technicians Applying Primer To A 36" Surge Vessel, 'Rehabilitating A 36" Surge Vessel, HydraTite Case Study'
    HydraTech Field Services can inspect and repair existing infrastructure so that you don’t have to replace. Hydratech works on water mains, sewer pipes, road culverts, tunnels, and bridges. Many of the related services such as traffic control can be handled by HydraTech as well.
     
     
    Two Technicians Applying Primer To A 36" Surge Vessel, 'Rehabilitating A 36" Surge Vessel, HydraTite Case Study'
    Come join us to learn about HydraWrap in this webinar presented by Jennifer Williams. See how HydraWrap could be the best option for your repair.
     
     
    Field Technicians at the end of a culvert in which they have installed many HydraTite seals, 'Rehabilitating Nearly Every Joint In Two Culverts'
    13 culvert joints had become separated under a state route. This could eventually become a safety concern for the roadway above. HydraTite was selected to repair the culvert and prevent the need for replacement.
     
     
    Two Technicians Applying Primer To A 36" Surge Vessel, 'Rehabilitating A 36" Surge Vessel, HydraTite Case Study'
    Two pinhole leaks had developed from internal corrosion in a 36” surge vessel at a natural gas facility. HydraWrap was used to reabilitate the system.
     
     
    Two Technicians Applying Primer To A 36" Surge Vessel, 'Rehabilitating A 36" Surge Vessel, HydraTite Case Study'
    Hope you all enjoy the holiday!
     
    Field Technicians at the end of a culvert in which they have installed many HydraTite seals, 'Rehabilitating Nearly Every Joint In Two Culverts'
    Two Culverts, one that was 60″ in diameter and the other that was 72″, suffered from severe joint separation. HydraTite was installed over 33 joints to rehabilitate the culverts.
     
     
    Before and after images of the soil-to-air interface repairing with HydraWrap, 'Repairing a 90" Soil-To-Air Interface & Preventing Further Corrosion'
    Portions of this soil-to-air interface were experiencing 100% wall loss. HydraWrap was used to give this failing system new life.
     
     
    Dam overflow pipe that has been rehabilitated with HydraTite, 'Sealing A Dam Overflow Pipe, HydraTite Case Study'
    28 joints had become compromised, several of which were offset. The entire rehabilitation project was completed quickly and without the need for traffic control thanks to the trenchless technology of HydraTite.
     
     
    Dam overflow pipe that has been rehabilitated with HydraTite, 'Sealing A Dam Overflow Pipe, HydraTite Case Study'
    This Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP) had become visibly deteriorated at a joint and a solution was devised that incorporated the HydraWrap epoxy and HydraTite seal.
     
     
    Field Technician applying epoxy to the under side of a bridge pier, 'Strengthening A Bridge, Fiber Wrap Brings New Life To Aging Infrastructure'
    Concrete patchwork has recently been completed on a Cincinnati bridge and HydraTech was called in to apply fiber wrap to multiple pier caps and abutments to prevent future spalling.
     
     
     

    Website Updates

    Two joints that have been repaired with HydraTite in a pipe bend, 'Working With Limited Time'

    Our technical engineer, Mike Fox, breaks down the components of HydraLock and how they function when utilized in small non-man-entree pipes. The seal is comprised of an EPDM rubber seal with two hydrophilic rings, a stainless steel sleeve, and a locking mechanism. The system is installed using a mechanical packer or bladder.

    Watch The Video Here >

    Two joints that have been repaired with HydraTite in a pipe bend, 'Working With Limited Time'

    HydraTech was called in to rehabilitate a water main in the North East. There were 10 locations in the pipe that had become compromised, raising concerns of infiltration and exfiltration.

    Read The Blog Here >

    Field technicians working in a short culvert, 'Working Below An Airport'

    HydraTech has been working hard to eliminate leaks in three stormwater culverts that run below an active airport. These culverts require HydraTite Box seals be installed over the joints to prevent further damage to the runway formed by infiltration.

    Read The Blog Here >

    Watch The Video Here >

    Measuring an opening to a line that is no longer in use

    This robotic inspection showcases HydraTite‘s flexibility. The seal is not restricted to circular applications, but elliptical and box as well.

    Watch The Video Here >

    Measuring an opening to a line that is no longer in use

    HydraTech’s January Newsletter dives into the problems facing the aging sewer system and the methods being used to address them.

    Read The Newsletter Here >

    Measuring an opening to a line that is no longer in use

    HydraTech had an even better year than last year and we got together for our annual Christmas celebration to celebrate. We gathered for a delicious lunch, party games, and a gift exchange.

    Read The Blog Post Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'

    HydraTech recently completed a project that lasted a year and a half. During that time nearly 1,000 HydraTite seals were installed in pipes ranging from 36 inches up to 60 inches in diameter.

    Read The Blog Post Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'

    A coal power plant discovered multiple defective sections in its 30″ pump suction line. A large crack was found and a leak needed to be sealed. HydraTite was used to rehabilitate the system.

    Read The Case Study Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'

    Due to the settling roadway above four joint of this Wisconsin culvert had become compromised. HydraTite was selected to rehabilitate this 30 inch culvert before road could be damaged.

    Read The Article Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'

    HydraTech recently trained township personnel on the installation process for the HydraTite seal. Once the training was over the personnel installed two seals with oversight from HydraTech. The entire project was started due to a small sinkhole forming in a local road way.

    Watch The Video Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'

    Pipe joints in a drainage pipe under a levee for flood control had become compromised. HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seals were the needed solution to control groundwater infiltration.

    Read The Case Study Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'

    HydraTech has continued to restore culverts by clearing out and paving their inverts.

    Read The Blog Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'

    HydraTech recently completed a culvert rehabilitation project that included culverts of different sizes in various locations across Ohio’s District 7.

    Read The Case Study Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'

    2 inches of separation at a pipe joint resulted in a sinkhole forming near the discharge into the Mississippi River. Before the sinkhole could be filled, the underlying issue had to be addressed. HydraTite was utilized to seal the joint.

    Read The Article Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'

    HydraTech utilized the HydraTite seal to rehabilitate 67 joints in 8 different locations throughout Ohio’s District 7. Some were close together, but this job required we work in 5 different counties.

    Read The Blog Post Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'
    How do you train employees to properly prepare them for the job? Explore this topic and more in HydraTech’s Newsletter.

    Read The Newsletter Here >

    Jennifer sitting at HydraTech's booth at OTEC, framed by the HydraTite Internal Pipe Joint Seal, 'HydraTech's Booth at OTEC 2022'

    Jennifer and Caleb attended the 2022 Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference, one of the nation’s largest transportation conferences.

    Read The Blog Post Here >

    Looking out of a pipe and a severely offset joint near the exit, 'Bridging the Offset Joints With HydraTite'

    Active leaks in a large aqueduct raised concern at a water treatment plant. The leaking joints needed to be sealed to run the facility in a more cost-effective manor. HydraTite was used during a scheduled repair window.

    Read The Case Study Here >

    Looking out of a pipe and a severely offset joint near the exit, 'Bridging the Offset Joints With HydraTite'

    The movement of the elevated structure had resulted in a deteriorated joint that allowed the aqueduct to leak on the highway below. HydraTite provided a flexible solution to this rectangular box culvert.

    Read The Article Here >

    Looking out of a pipe and a severely offset joint near the exit, 'Bridging the Offset Joints With HydraTite'
    Short-term solutions ensure that the problem is just being passed off. What if these short-term solutions fail, catching the next person off guard? This can be a serious concern in our industry. Caleb Rutledge, our Marketing Manager recently wrote about this for Trenchless Technologies.

    Read The Article Here >

    Looking out of a pipe and a severely offset joint near the exit, 'Bridging the Offset Joints With HydraTite'
    Five joints had become compromised in a 36” reinforced concrete pipe and were leaking. All the joints were somewhat offset, but three had severe offset.

    Read The Case Study Here >

    A close up of a HydraTite Seal covering a pipe joint, 'Keeping A Power Plant Running By Eliminating Leaks'

    An underground 66″ circulating effluent pipe had developed multiple leaks. HydraTite was used to eliminate the leaks and rehabilitated the system to keep the power plant operating.

    Read The Case Study Here >

    Looking down a stretch of pipe with the joints protected by HydraTite seals, '13 Separated Culvert Joints Under A Busy State Route'

    13 separated culvert joints under a busy state route needed to be repaired without effecting the above traffic.

    Read The Case Study Here >

    Field Technicians at the end of a culvert in which they have installed many HydraTite seals, 'Rehabilitating Nearly Every Joint In Two Culverts'

    33 joints had degraded with age and required rehabilitation. The two culverts had their service life extended utilizing HydraTite seals.

    Watch The Video Here >

    group of people in an abstract office setting in which one person feels lonely, 'Preventing Loneliness At Work'

    HydraTite was recently placed on the Alabama Department of Transportation’s Miscellaneous Approved Products List. Alabama is one more state to include the product on their product list.

    Read The Blog Post Here >

    group of people in an abstract office setting in which one person feels lonely, 'Preventing Loneliness At Work'

    Loneliness in a room full of people? It is more common than you think. Loneliness effect employees even if they work directly with others. How does this happen and what are the ramifications for a business? Read the company newsletter to find out.

    Read The Newsletter Here >

    Two Technicians Applying Primer To A 36" Surge Vessel, 'Rehabilitating A 36" Surge Vessel, HydraTite Case Study'

    Two pinhole leaks had developed from internal corrosion in a 36” surge vessel at a natural gas facility. HydraWrap was used to reabilitate the system.

    Read The Case Study Here >

    Before and after images of the soil-to-air interface repairing with HydraWrap, 'Repairing a 90" Soil-To-Air Interface & Preventing Further Corrosion'

    Portions of this soil-to-air interface were experiencing 100% wall loss. HydraWrap was used to give this failing system new life.

    Read The Case Study Here >

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