Project Spotlight: Levee Repair in Lafayette

By: Nick Jones, Induron Sales Representative

In August of 2005, Louisiana suffered through more than 50 failures of its levees and flood walls following the passage of Hurricane Katrina and landfall in Mississippi. A levee is a natural or artificial wall that prevents water from flowing into certain areas. Levees are often used to increase available land for habitation, divert a body of water so the fertile soil of a river or seabed may be used for agriculture or prevent rivers from flooding cities in a storm surge.

Over the last several years, Louisiana has been rebuilding the damaged levees. Induron was excited to be a part of the process in Lafayette, Louisiana. Our continued growth and relationship with Diamond Painting and Sandblasting allowed us to be their preferred supplier of CTE for the project. We specified Ruff Stuff 2100 Coal Tar Epoxy to be applied to the sheet pilings used for the levees.

Ruff Stuff 2100 is a unique and outstanding barrier coating formulated for the protection of steel and concrete exposed to aggressive chemical environments. It is commonly used as a protective barrier coating on steel or concrete substrates exposed to sanitary sewage and other aggressive agents. Its proven performance protecting steel and concrete immersed in fresh, sea and chemically contaminated water made it the ideal product for this project. Learn more about the product here.

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