About 25 years ago
“That’s when we first started building condensate ceilings,” said David B. South, president of Monolithic. "Companies that designed huge water tanks with offices or equipment sheds built under the tanks were our customers.
“Those companies were contracted by a number of cities across the country that wanted that kind of water storage facility. It was a way of using the land, the pad site and some of the construction materials for more than one purpose.
“But there was a problem,” David continued. "Condensation would form on the outside of the tank and drip down to the structure beneath it. Well, that was unacceptable.
“So Monolithic designed what I think of as a water tank diaper. Actually, it’s a condensate ceiling that’s installed under the water tank. It collects the water coming off the tank, prevents it from dripping onto the office or shed, and gets rid of it through drain pipes.”
A super ceiling
Monolithic makes condensate ceilings of PVC-coated nylon or polyester fabric, available in several weights and a rainbow of colors.
We cut a condensate ceiling to an exact size and attach it under the tank with special hooks. You can’t see it because it’s covered by a metal skirt over the tank’s legs.
David said, "Two things make the manufacture of these special fabric structures possible: Bruco, our Airform factory and the cutting-edge technology in it. In 2001, we installed a very impressive, new machine. It is an automated, laser guided, 200-foot long welder, that can heat and seal fabric pieces with microwave.
“We have one of the largest machines of this type anywhere, allowing us to build super-big, fabric structures – including condensate ceilings.
If you’re interested in a new condensate ceiling or you need a replacement, please contact us: [email protected] or (972) 483-7423.