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Mr Silo
Posted by Dennis Blauser, November 29, 2023
A great way to preserve silos, silo roofs, and steel bins is by adding a protective coating to the exterior of the structures. In addition to being preventive, this coating can be used as a repair method to fix minor issues.
The most effective type of coating is a monolithic barrier that forms a direct bond to surfaces, like the rubberized coating offered by our sister company USA Silo Services. In addition to providing a direct bond, the USA Silo Services rubberized coating has a high elasticity coefficient that moves with silo vibration caused during loading and unloading. In addition, our silo roof-top coating has the flexibility to maintain its integrity through the changing seasons and protects against oxidation, humidity, and corrosive environments.
Our roof-top silo coating method is a proven industrial roof coating system that keeps elements out and stored materials dry. It reduces costly reapplications of surface protectants and can be applied to many surfaces.
Learn more about the benefits of the USA Silo Services rubberized industrial coating in their latest blog.

Posted by Dennis Blauser, October 30, 2023
It's easy to overlook your silo, but it's beneficial to make it part of your routine to inspect it for any signs of alteration, such as concrete cracking or roof-top coatings peeling and flaking. While you should regularly examine your silo exterior, the only reliable way to determine what preventive maintenance is needed is to have a professional inspect the silos.
Silo inspection is the most effective, preventive method to ensure concrete and steel structures, surfaces, and silos remain safe and fully operational. Professional silo inspection covers more areas of the silo than an in-house inspection. During a professional inspection, experts with experience in inspection and/or a trained silo engineer will thoroughly analyze your silo(s) to identify any major issues.
Artificial intelligence (A.I.) supplemental inspections, offered exclusively by Marietta Silos, remove any guesswork regarding exterior silo inspection. Using drone capture technology, Marietta Silos can quickly and precisely inspect external silos or bulk storage containers with extreme accuracy. These images are then run through our A.I. algorithms, which are able to detect even small defects (smaller than 0.1 mm) and map the precise location onto the captured silo image for future examination.
Following a thorough, professional silo inspection, you receive a detailed list of recommended silo repairs. Taking action on the proposed silo repairs and maintenance ahead of time will help maintain the silo and lessen the likelihood of costly silo restoration down the line. The cost of preventive maintenance and silo restoration is minimal compared to the financial and physical toll that a full collapse can have on your company and team.
Best practices recommend professional inspections at two- to five-year intervals to help identify any issues that could lead to silo failure. For more information on silo intervals, view our video, How Often Should I Have My Silo Inspected, or plan your next silo inspection.

Posted by Dennis Blauser, September 29, 2023
Our silo services are as expansive as the industries we serve. From the most difficult silo cleaning, silo maintenance, and silo repair challenges to the most basic - Marietta Silos can handle it all.
Top Industries We Serve:
  • Agricultural
  • Aggregates
  • Biofuels
  • Coal
  • Cement
  • Food & Beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Power
We have an extensive background in silo engineering, construction, inspection, and restoration of concrete silos used in a wide variety of industries. We perform services for facilities storing bulk materials such as carbon, black cement, clay, clinker coal, fly ash, foundry sand, grain products, gypsum, lime, bottom ash, salt, soda ash, and more. No matter what type of structure you have or the material stored, consider Marietta Silos to service your silos or bulk storage structures.
Marietta Silos has more experience in silo restoration than any other company in the United States. If you have known or suspected problems, contact us for efficient, cost-effective solutions.
Silo Services for Any Industry
Whether you store clay, lime, limestone, sand, gypsum, cement, salt, or any other aggregate, our in-house experts can help walk you through all the design, engineering, and construction options we offer to those in the cement and manufacturing industry. We ensure your concrete silo is built safely, economically and will last for years to come. We also have a vast amount of experience restoring and rehooping concrete stave silos, including former agricultural silos that have been adapted for industrial use.
Bulk material used in the agricultural industry and the food and beverage industry typically requires a sealed silo interior to prevent material storage. Like other bulk material storage containers, agricultural silos are also susceptible to material buildup and require regular, professional cleaning and other silo maintenance services.
Within the power industry, Marietta Silos is the leading constructor of concrete fly ash silos in the country. We have built more fly ash silos than all our competitors combined. Marietta Silos is experienced in design and construction methods that can help increase equipment longevity and operating efficiency by constructing fly ash roof enclosures that provide protection from the environment.
We have earned an unparalleled reputation for excellence through extensive experience with concrete fly ash silos with numerous leading power utilities and contractors throughout the United States. Marietta Silos is also highly experienced in silo building and design for bottom ash and fly ash storage silos.
In addition to the construction, repair, and inspection of fly ash silos for the power industry, Marietta Silos is also experienced in maintenance and repair services for bottom ash clarifying tanks. Bottom ash is a by-product of a coal-burning power generation facility. After the coal has been consumed, bottom ash remains and must be removed from the bottom of the boilers which typically consists of various metals, slate, and rock.
Looking for silo cleaning and maintenance services for your industry? Our sister company USA Silo Service serves numerous industries with silo cleaning, inspection, and maintenance services. Read the latest USA Silo Service blog to learn more about the industries they serve.