All-Bin Flex Skirt
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Never again deal with water seeping under your bins, rotting your grain and rusting your bins.
Simple, easy-to-figure cost (including shipping) is listed below.
Grain bins expand and contract with heat and cold, fighting concrete base and sealant, continually damaging any type of sealant applied. Tar, epoxy and foam are expensive fixes that don’t last. Inevitable cracks appear in these temporary “band-aids,” even acting as reservoirs to store the water, rot the grain and rust the bottom of the bin rings. Sealants are an expensive, labor intensive, counter-productive and temporary fix.
Bin owners now have a solution to this never-before solved problem. The Flex Skirt provides a dry zone. The skirt moves with the bin and the dry zone remains stationary and independent, protecting your grain and base rings at all times.
Even bin owners with elevated floors utilize the Flex Skirt so their bin bottoms and interior spaces always stay dry and rust free. The Flex Skirt keeps water outside the bin and dry zone. Bugs no longer have wet grain fines to flock to and multiply inside on the concrete floor. Without the rotting wet grain fines, bins are much less likely to corrode and rust.
The All-Bin Flex Skirt is attached to the bin and slides over the concrete base and essential protective dam as the bin expands and contracts, providing constant protection. Our protective dam does not contact the moving bin, thereby maintaining dry conditions at the bin base at all times.
Your price will include:
- Flex skirting, corrugated and double seamed on top and bottom edges
- Splash Guard-seamed on top edge, sectioned underneath to fit any bin
- Fan Channel
- Splash Guard sealant
- Applicator molding guide
- Protective dam
- Food grade inspection doors/rodent control easily installed
- On-call tech help as needed
Free Shipping in US. Add $1 per foot in Canada.
If I have a narrow concrete apron around my bin, do I need your foam dam?
No, concrete bin-to-concrete edges that measure 4″ or less do not need the foam dam. The skirt can be placed over the edge giving water an exit off the Flex-Skirt. The foam cost is not a significant part of the Flex-Skirt cost.
Do I need the foam dam on bin bottom-to-concrete edges measuring more than 4″?
Absolutely. If not, water will flow to your bin like it did in the old days! Our foam-lock process will insure your bin will stay dry.
Does the wind affect the Flex-Skirt?
No, we have never had a problem with wind moving the skirt. There is a natural tension and wind inflection inherent in the Flex-Skirt that keeps it pushed against the bin at all times.
Do rodents nest under the skirt?
We have never had a report of rodents nesting and multiplying under the Flex-Skirt. If a problem should occur, it is simple to place poison or traps under the Flex-Skirt or in the ends.
* What do I get with the All-Bin Flex Skirt?
Moveit provides all components required and instructions needed to install our Flex Skirt on your bins. Our patented Foam Dam under the Flex Skirt has no contact or conflict with the bin and therefore isn’t susceptible to cracks and seal damage. The Flex Skirt, Splash Guard and Fan Channel are galvanized sheet metal and attach to the bin with Stainless Steel self-tapping screws which are provided.
* How long does it take if I install the Flex Skirt myself?
Flex Skirt installation time varies by size and configuration of bin — Two workers can usually install a Flex Skirt package on a 34’ bin without outside stiffeners in less than 4 hours. Outside stiffener bins take slightly longer.
* Do I need tools to install the Flex Skirt?
Yes, a few tools are needed—cordless drill, 5/16” nut driver, cinch or tie-down strap for skirt installation. A small 1″-2″ brush or dauber for sealant above splash guard. Depending on the bin, an angle grinder & cutoff (skinny) wheel may be needed for alterations along with a 4″ masonry blade (for a small channel cut around bin to seal foam on). Old tar and sealants must be removed 2”-3” and outward from bin wall. Circular wire brush/electric drill works best. Concrete should be clean and bare but doesn’t have to be dry.
* How is the Flex Skirt shipped?
For small orders, Fed Ex Ground. Larger orders shipped LTL (Less Than Truckload) motor freight. Each order will receive individual rolls of 50’ corrugated Flex Skirt combined for preferred handling plus extra skirt lengths to fill your order.
* Do I have to have anything special at my location to receive order?
For LTL (Less Than Truckload) orders, forklift or loading dock must be at destination location or freight company has additional charges.
Determine Cost: Bin diameter + 1 foot, multiply by 3.14 = Linear feet. $7 per foot. Includes freight. Add $10 per fan transition (Water diverter). Stiffener plates: add $3 per stiffener.
Rodent control/food grade inspection doors are available, not expensive & easily installed. We have found this step not usually necessary but can be easily added later if desired.
We would prefer that you use this website contact button to communicate with us. We are very busy taking care of orders and customers. Soon after you submit a quote request, we will contact you by phone to answer any questions and fill your order. We would prefer to be paid by check (which can be arranged when we call with your quote and received by the time we have built your order) but we also accept credit cards with a 3% charge.
For printable PDF, click on: Bin Skirt Info
Canadian Patent Pending, US Patent 11102926
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