When Fakazi Construction volunteered to refurbish the dipping tanks at the Kloof and Highway SPCA in KwaZulu-Natal, Keith Petzer and Alastair Giles approached Sika to also get involved.
Fakazi Construction is a specialist applicator for Sika products and Petzer, who is the general manager, has a deep adoration for all animals and regularly aids the Kloof and Highway SPCA in his personal capacity.
On approaching Sika to get involved, Paul Adams, managing director of Sika South Africa, was happy to donate two appropriate products for the restoration of the dipping tanks: Sikagard-720 EpoCem, a three-part, epoxy-modified cementitious, tixothropic, fine-textured mortar for the levelling and finishing of concrete, mortar or stone surfaces; and Sikagard-63N, a two-part, epoxy-resin coating.
The Sikagard-720 EpoCem was used to refurbish the concrete and level the steps for the animals to walk down into the dipping tank. Sikagard-63N was then applied to the surface to serve as an abrasion-resistant coating and protective lining suitable for aggressive chemical environments such as the dip tanks.
It is important for all animals to be decontaminated before being integrated with other animals on the SPCA grounds in order to prevent the spread of diseases and parasites. The upgrade of these essential dipping tanks at the Kloof and Highway SPCA will now help to ensure the safety and health of the defenceless animals housed there.
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Caption main image: Completed dipping tank.
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