Long Beach Island, a barrier island along the coast of New Jersey, experienced some of that state’s greatest damage and most extensive cleanup as a result of the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to knocking out utilities and creating widespread wind damage, the hurricane's nine-foot storm surge filled storm drains and sewer lines with sand and mud. In the hardest-hit area the first floors of many beach homes had been designed to break away in a major storm surge, and did just that, leaving behind four or more feet of sand and debris. Read how Vacall's high-performance AllJetVac and AllVac helped with the massive cleanup.
The AllJetVac 1215 is used to locate leaks and make repairs in a fraction of the time required by the old methods.
Read this case study on how one city repaired a leak that was costing them over 300 million gallons of treated water per year.
Watch the versatility and power of the Vacall AllSweep / AllCatch machine at work, collecting leaves, sweeping streets and cleaning out catch basins.
Like most cities New Philadelphia, Ohio, faces the task of clearing debris and keeping streets clean year-round. In the autumn picking up leaves from curb strips, along the center strips on divided roads and clearing catch basins is important to keep rain runoff draining efficiently. However, this city has an added advantage: it’s where Gradall Industries designs, refines and manufactures Vacall AllSweep models, giving the city workers the opportunity to try out state-of-the art machines in exchange for their critiques and suggestions.
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Building science is an integral part of what builders use today as tools to achieve a better performance building. To achieve a better performance building, builders understand the value of building science and understand that building science will help them achieve building code targets.
Air sealing is now an important part of achieving energy efficiency, and choosing the right insulation is key to achieving air tightness and performance. To reduce air infiltration and achieve an energy-efficient building, the gaps in the building’s thermal enclosure must be sealed properly.
In today’s residential marketplace, air sealing has become a fundamental part of the home building equation, so knowing where and how to air seal will save you money, time and resources on a job. Recent data from a comprehensive industry study has yielded new insights into the role of air sealing in high performance building that can equate to savings for builders and homeowners.
This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of ARCHITECT magazine.
Commercial roofs are often thought of a simple necessity and are hardly ever given an opportunity to be more than a functional part of the structure. However, with a little creative thinking, material selection, and thoughtful design, roofs can accomplish more than simply keeping out the rain.