Posted November 16, 2015 by & filed under Tips & How-To's.

The purpose of this article is to briefly discuss common sealant failures and the installation considerations for restoration and maintenance projects. The replacement of your building’s sealants should be treated as a scheduled maintenance item, just like an oil change on your car. Sealants are used in exterior wall construction to prevent the passage of liquids, light, or gases between two materials despite differential movement between those components. Even the best barrier, drainage, and diversion systems will not work if the sealant joints are not properly designed, configured, and installed. The majority of sealant failures are due to faulty joint installation or the use of the wrong sealant. Read more »

Posted October 23, 2015 by & filed under Tips & How-To's.

The purpose of this article is to briefly discuss sealants and design considerations for restoration and maintenance projects. The replacement of your building’s sealants should be treated as a scheduled maintenance item, just like an oil change on your car. The life expectancy of a sealants varies, but replacement should be evaluated every 10-15 years. Commonly confused with caulking, sealants accommodate movement whereas caulk is used to simply fill a void within a component. Sealants are used in exterior wall construction to prevent the passage of liquids, light, or gases between two materials despite differential movement between those components.  It is important for anybody considering a sealant restoration project to understand the different types of joints, sealants, design considerations, and installation procedures. Read more »

Posted September 16, 2015 by & filed under Tips & How-To's.

When it comes to selecting a contractor for your project, several factors may come in to play, such as price or ability to meet a schedule. However, if the end result is a quality repair that will extend the service life of your structure, then you should choose a quality contractor. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always mean the contractor with the lowest price. There is usually a very good reason for price variation.Two contractors shake hands with blue sky background Read more »

Posted September 2, 2015 by & filed under Wellness.

The Trisco Systems team has been on a mission to get healthier and more active this summer! Nine Trisco employees signed up for a 6-week step challenge. Each participant was entered to win a grand prize at the end of the challenge. Each individual attempted to reach 10,000 steps at least one day each week. Over half of the participants ended up reaching the goal of 10,000 steps and completing the challenge.Subjects connected with a healthy way of life, sports, fruit, water.

Just because the summer is over, doesn’t mean the wellness challenges have to end. Trisco Systems continues to seek ideas for wellness challenges from employees in order to stay healthy, stay active, and continue to reach new exercise goals. Some potential ideas for the following months include biggest loser, healthy eating challenge, community scavenger hunt, and healthy meal picture challenge. Stay tuned to hear about our next wellness challenge!

Posted August 26, 2015 by & filed under Company News.

We held our 23rd Annual Trisco Systems Memorial Golf Outing last month. Employees traveled from all over to participate in the outing, which honors former employees who have passed away. At the end of the event, awards are given for various things such as “longest put” and “closest to the hole.

 

Posted August 19, 2015 by & filed under Company News.

Walls & Ceilings Magazine has named Trisco Construction Services, of Lima, Ohio, one of the “Top 50 Contractors of 2015”, an honor achieved for the second year in a row. The awarded contractors are considered to be “the industry’s most progressive and resourceful” companies and according to Walls and Ceilings the selected contractors “displayed numerous skill-sets that warrant them great.”

Trisco Construction Services is a sister company of the Lima based restoration company Trisco Systems, Inc. and specializes in the repair and rejuvenation of building facades throughout the eastern half of the country with a special emphasis in the restoration of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems. The owners of Trisco Construction Services are Brian and Steve Walter. They credit this “back-to-back” prestigious award to their great employees, craftsmen, and suppliers/vendors.

Owners Steve Walter (left) and Brian Walter (right)

Owners Steve Walter (left) and Brian Walter (right)

Posted August 19, 2015 by & filed under Tips & How-To's.

When it comes to selecting a contractor for your project, several factors may come in to play, such as price or ability to meet a schedule. However, if the end result is a quality repair that will extend the service life of your structure, then you should choose a quality contractor. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always mean the contractor with the lowest price. There is usually a very good reason for price variation.Two contractors shake hands with blue sky background Read more »

Posted August 6, 2015 by & filed under General.

Background

If you have looked closely at historic buildings of any architectural significance, you have likely seen architectural terra cotta. Though it is not used nearly as much today as it once was, terra-cotta was very popular between the 1890’s and 1930’s and was significant in the development of the Chicago Style, High Rise, Historic, and Beaux Art Styles in this period.07-glazed-terra-cotta Read more »