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


Date: October 31, 2014

Contact: Jamie Barnett, 877/823-7873, jamie@surecoatsystems.com

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.

Fire Training Tower

Fire Training Tower in the city of Downey, California, USA.

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.


Training Tower water sump before SureCoat

Water Holding Sump BEFORE the SureCoat Roof System

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.


Underground concrete holding walls and sump waterproofed with the SureCoat Roof 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.

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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.

About SureCoat Systems

SureCoat Systems specializes in waterproofing systems for industrial and commercial flat and low-sloped roofing, exterior walls and concrete. SureCoat Systems have developed an exclusive line of waterproofing products that conserve on energy and protect buildings from water intrusion! Visit www.surecoatsystems.com to learn more or call and speak with a waterproofing specialist today at 877-823-7873.
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