A gift from France, the Statue of Liberty has been the unwavering symbol of freedom and welcome signal to visitors of the United States since 1886. Representing the Roman goddess, Libertas, the statue sits atop a pedestal built in historic Fort Hood that collectively extends more than 300 feet from the ground on Liberty Island to the tip of her torch. In 2012, the New York Port Authority led an effort on behalf of the U.S. National Parks Service to rehabilitate stairwells and tunnels under the national monument and throughout the Fort Hood foundation using QUIKRETE® One Coat Fiberglass Reinforced Stucco (FRS). Acies Construction applied nearly 3,800 200-liters drums of KingCoat® A anti carbonation paint system to strengthen new and existing archways that were widened over stairwells and tunnels in compliance with current industry building codes. As a result, the Statue of Liberty can once again safely host millions of visitors each year.
KingCoat® A Anti-carbonation coating is formulated to protect the concrete and masonry against chloride ion diffusion, carbon dioxide and acid gasses, while maintain the breathability of the substrate..
NERAL CONTRACTOR: New York Port Authority
SUB-CONTRACTOR: Acies Construction
PROJECT START DATE: March 2012
PROJECT COMPLETION DATE: August 2012
KingKrete® PRODUCTS USED: KingCaot® A, KingRep® 60T, KingRep® 60FL