CH#014 - Housing Units, Philadelphia Housing Authority



Housing Units, Philadelphia Housing Authority
Philadelphia, PA






The Challenge:

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is one of the largest providers of public housing in the nation. This housing is also among the oldest and Lead-Based Paint frequently presents a repairs and maintenance challenge. Maintenance crews needed help to make housing units lead safe as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.


Benefits Desired:

  • Class A Fire Rating
  • Green and Super Compliant Zero VOC Coatings
  • Little to No Surface Preparation and Minimum Downtime
  • Cost Effective, Long-Lasting, Durable, Impact Resistant
  • Minimum Hazardous Waste Generation
  • Low Odor, Safe and Easy to Use



GLOBAL Encasement met with the Authority’s Director, Facilities Engineers and Maintenance Supervisors to show them how LeadLock could be of benefit. They quickly learned how GLOBAL’s award winning products offered simple, safe solutions for the complicated issues that arise with Lead-Based Paint. They loved the idea of using PrepLESS Primer, 100% Acrylic Caulk and LeadLock TopCoat to create system designs on a case by case basis and the Maintenance Crews were easily trained by GLOBAL to become certified applicators. The PHHA constantly meets its goal of minimizing disruption to tenants as well as the generation of hazardous waste. The durable, highly impact resistant materials revitalize the old surfaces providing long-lasting protection from both Lead-Based Paint and the ravages of time.