posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 07:15 AM
originally posted by: PhyllidaDavenport
a reply to: generik
Oh right thanks for that info. Is that due to being a hurricane/earthquake region? Seems a strange thing to do and a fire hazard but I know little
about styrofoam I admit but at least that stuff flying around shouldn't kill folk
no i don't think it has anything to do with being in a typhoon/earthquake area. especially since after posting i remembered i have seen this done on
buildings in North America as well, notably commercial buildings such as Wal-marts and other retail store buildings. my suspicion is that it is
actually about the adhesion of paint. these more environmentally friendly
acrylic and latex paints that we use these days do not adhere well,
especially on cement like the old lacquer and enamel paints. they always end up literally peeling off of cement walls.
and you are right i would think that it poses a significant fire hazard. especially in areas where a fire has a bad habit of burning out many people.
and we are talking about huge fires when they get going which can end up leaving hundreds of people homeless (and i am not talking about apartment
buildings burning down). in fact a few years back a row of 8 or 9 homes were totally destroyed across the street and there was concern about it both
jumping across the street as well as the autobody shop that was next to the of end the line. the shop borrowed our hose and were doing their best to
keep the fire from spreading while the fire companies worked to put the fire out. and what seems to have stopped it at the other end from taking out
even more houses, was that that house was pretty much stripped down to the cement at that time as the people were rebuilding it and adding another
story or two to it, so there was nothing to burn, just the cement walls and floors. and i would think when it peels off in huge sections like we saw
in the vid, it could well kill someone.