CH#262 - Bryant Street Pumping Station



Bryant Street Pumping Station
Washington, D.C.




Challenge: The driving force of DC's Water District is the Bryant Street Pump Station (BSPS) servicing all areas of the city. Constructed in 1904, it has undergone extensive renovations; the most recent was the $55 million renovation completed in 2006. The steel pipes were showing signs of surface rust and contained peeling, flaking, chipping Lead-Based Paint. An environmentally advanced GSA listed green coating was required to stop all rust and corrosion, prevent future corrosion, and seal in the potentially harmful Lead Based Paint.



Benefits Desired:

  • Green, Environmentally Advanced Coatings
  • Seal in the existing Lead Based Paint
  • Halt Rust and Help Prevent Future Corrosion
  • Little to No Surface Preparation
  • Long-lasting, durable and impact resistant
  • Cost Effective
  • Custom Colored
  • Renewable Solution
  • Twenty Years Warranty


Results: Removal and replacement of the existing paint was cost prohibitive and GLOBAL Encasement, Inc.’s (GEI) LeadLock  System was chosen to encapsulate the rust and existing layers of Lead Based Paint as well as provide a finished system that was custom tinted to customer specification.  RIP™ Rust Inhibiting Primer was applied to spot prime all rusty surfaces. Next, PrepLESS Primer was applied to penetrate, soften and reattach all loose and flaking paint.  LeadLock TopCoat provided a durable and long lasting finish coat, completing the durable, seamless monolithic membrane that offers 20 Year warranted protection against lead hazards and future corrosion.