June 3, 2014 | Posted in Line-X Bay Area, Line-X Silicon Valley

Brand new $60k commercial work truck and the ceiling leaks soaking expensive tools and supplies. What? Work truck roof repair is required immediately. This vehicle is out of commission until this is resolved.

RVs and trucks similar to this have roofs that are designed to walk on – for viewing or holding extra equipment. The roof area, introduces a couple new challenges.

Most important the roof must be a waterproof. Second, it should provide some slip resistance. It is dangerous to walk on a roof that is wet and third, with all the flexing an RV or truck is subjected to going down the road it must not crack or peel. Last, it should add support when people are standing on it.

Maintaining a waterproof, slip resistant roof able to stand up against extreme temp changes requires new technology.
Roof Leaks

To solve the leaking roof we used LINE-X because of the unique properties it presents. For example, excellent adhesion, elongation, and stability under harsh conditions make LINE-X the prefect product to seal and protect an RV or truck roof. LINE-X along with already mentioned properties will also bring stability and adds strength to thin metal sheets.

Completed Roof

To solve the slippery surface LINE-X of Bay Area used “shark bite” that was fused into LINE-X. The additional grip makes walking on a wet roof do-able. This same technique has been used to coat Rollup Passenger Ramps for both Oakland and San Francisco airports. It was also used to coat foot areas of S.W.A.T vehicles, Crab boats, step bars, K9 Police Cars and Fire truck access areas.

The water leak on this work truck was identified at the support beam welded to the center seam running from front to the back. The entire beam was caulked with waterproof caulk to keep water out at the factory!
Shark Bite Close Up