Sika - Building Trust

Protect the Past, Seal the Future

Baton Rouge, LA – If you are looking for a blend of southern charm and modern elegance you can find it at the Baton Rouge Marriott. The building, previously a Hilton hotel, was purchased in April, 2015 by AVR Realty Co. in a partnership with Dimension Development Co. The Marriott will undergo a 40 million dollar renovation project, both inside and out. The intention is to restore the iconic status of the building, as the prime location and the renovation project will definitely draw attention. ABG Caulking is contracted for exterior coating and will be applying Sikagard 550W elastic and Sikagard 670W elastic to protect this building for years to come.

Specializing in exterior coatings for both new construction and existing maintenance, ABG Caulking has been involved in projects across the United States. Todd Greene assured us that the 22-story building will be typical work for the company. The application process utilizes two scaffolds, handling one facing wall at a time. Initially, the wall is power-washed and sealant is replaced as needed. Then a new coat of Sikagard is applied with careful attention placed on the consistency of the coat. Sikagard is designed to provide a weather-resistant, long-lasting membrane to maintain concrete protection and general aesthetics. Todd expects the exterior coating process will be finished in a few months, at which point the entire building will be protected by Sikagard.

ABG Caulking also has to coordinate around window installation.

Andrew, the Marriott’s building engineer, explained to us that the primary challenge is to continue providing the hotel’s signature hospitality without interruption throughout the project. A major aspect of that is completing the exterior coating efficiently and effectively, and so the experience of the ABG Caulking team is crucial. Andrew mentioned that this is the “biggest hotel reconstruction this area has seen.” ABG Caulking will assist in re-establishing the iconic status of the building and Sikagard will ensure it remains that way.



  1. Are you guys still in shape and motivated about your exciting trip around the US?
    With great interest I am reading each of your daily stories!
    Continue to have fun!
    Christoph Ganz

    • Matt & Eric

      Oh yes we are! This week in Texas and next week in Phoenix and California: we’re so excited! Thanks a lot for reading us!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments will require moderation before being posted, thank you for you patience.

Sika USA’s Instagram

  • Engineers Without Borders recently completed a project located in Fiji. With a donated roll of Sika’s Hydrotite waterstop, they built an extension onto the dam for the water source in Loa, Fiji. Thank you to the team for sharing your success and for all the hard work you do for such a great organization!
  • The new green field production plant in Sealy, Texas has officially opened! This 40 acre site, located near Houston, will be a business center for the South-West of the US with a sales office, customer service and training facility! We look forward to your visit! #sikaeveryday #grandopening
  • The Sika Secure System is here! From moisture protection to subfloor correction, Sika has you covered. To receive more information about The Sika Secure system contact us here:

#SucessWithSika #SikaSecure #SikaBond #SikaLevel
  • The new Sealy Sika plant will produce our high performance mortars and grouts as well as a wide range of concrete admixtures including ViscoCrete high range water reducers. The new site will also contain a laboratory and sales office, as well as a training center to educate our customers and applicators on the latest technologies. Doors to this state of the art facility will open soon and we look forward to welcoming you! #sikaeveryday
  • The Sika yellow is shining bright in Sealy, Texas! The plant has officially began production and the first mortar batch was made last week!  Now we are preparing for the grand opening and ready to open the doors for training #sikaeveryday
  • The #SikaPro team has been working hard to give you Sika FastFix Rapid Patch, which was just named one of "This Old House 100 top products of 2017"! Thanks to TOH for the recognition! Rapid Patch is here  to help make those concrete repairs quick and  easy, leaving no mess.  #DIY #homeimprovementproject #weekenddiyproject
  • Check out Sikaflex 2c NS Arctic!
This two-part polyurethane elastomeric sealant is specially formulated to get the project done in the coldest of conditions, as low as 15°F to be exact.
  • Can you spot the #SikaRoofing graphic on the new Wintrust Arena in downtown Chicago? The arena was recently completed and it is the home court for DePaul University as well as a venue for many other events. #sikaeveryday #roofinglife #chicago
  • We can't wait for you to step through our lobby doors at our new plant in Sealy, TX. Look down and you'll see this work of art! Our #Sikafloor Thin Set Terrazzo is installed and ready for final testing. Stay tuned for more. #flooringinstallation
  • Featured in this month's CoatingsPro magazine is the Porsche Design center in Miami which houses residents as well as their high end cars. Our #SikaFloor DecoFlake system made a luxurious addition to the project. #successwithsika #sikaeveryday
  • Worried about the upcoming snow season? Sika's got your roof covered! Even after experiencing a major snowstorm, the roof on the Ballou High School is performing very well.“ The roof is doing great and I would definitely use the Sarnafil system again,” said Miah Dancy, vice president at roof consultants Bluefin, LLC of Crofton, Maryland “We have been very pleased with the quality of the Sarnafil membranes.” #successwithsika #sikasarnafil #SikaRoofing
  • Sika's new Sealy, TX facility uses about 50 different Sika products for the construction and finishing touches. Stay tuned for more pictures as we are getting closer toward completion. #SikaEveryDay #Construction #SikaBuildingEnvelope

View More Photos on Instagram!