CH#137 - Philadelphia Regional Port Authority Municipal Pier 84



Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
Municipal Pier 84

Philadelphia, PA







The Challenge:

Pier 84 is Owned by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) and is Currently Being Tenanted by Penn Warehouse. This Building Warehouses Food Stuffs Such as Coca Beans and the Tenants were Concerned with the Proximity of Lead-Based Paint (LBP) to their Stored Products. The PRPA First Tried Repainting the Surface to Correct the Problem but Found that the New Paint had Not Properly Adhered and was Beginning to Peel Off.


Benefits Desired:

  • Cost effective/ money saving
  • Minimum to no downtime
  • Highly impact and abuse resistant
  • Ability to bridge cracks while remaining flexible
  • Halts rust and corrosion
  • Long lasting solution
  • Long term, 20 Year Warranty
  • Quick drying





GLOBAL Encasement Suggested to the PRPA that they Use a LeadLock System to Secure the Previously Applied Paint and Also Properly Encase the LBP. First, PrepLESS Primer was Used to Lock the Layers of New Peeling Paint and the Undercoating of LBP Back onto the Substrate, R.I.P.™ Rust Inhibiting Primer was also Used in Areas Where Corroding Metal was Present.  100% Acrylic Caulk was Applied to Bridge Cracks and Help Form a Seamless Surface Membrane as Part of the Preparation Phase. Once the Surface had Been Secured, LeadLock TopCoat was Applied to Prevent the Lead from Leaching Through to the Surface. All Desired Benefits were Met or Exceeded and the PRPA was Particularly Impressed with the Cleanliness of GLOBAL Encasement’s Products.