395 Anchor Rd, Unit 23

Hamilton, ON L8W 0C7

38B Bigwin Rd, Unit 2A

Hamilton, ON L8W 3R4

Pioneering Water and Wastewater Solutions in Canada

Corrosion Solutions for Canadian Water and Wastewater Assets

Both public and private water and wastewater agencies throughout North America have infrastructure assets ranging in value, from millions to billions of dollars. The Coating Inspector utilizes proven principles of corrosion prevention and mitigation for dams, aqueducts, tunnels, water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping plants, distribution pipelines and storage reservoirs.

Protecting Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Our water and wastewater systems represent a complex network of collection, conveyance, storage, and treatment facilities, essential for the well-being of any community. The importance of their continuous and efficient operation cannot be overstated. Equally, the detrimental impact of corrosion on these systems poses significant risks, affecting their functionality and durability both in the short and long term.

While ensuring these systems look good is important, the primary focus must always be on safeguarding public health and safety, as well as conserving environmental and economic resources. Understanding the key types of corrosion that commonly affect water and wastewater infrastructure enables asset owners, design engineers, and stakeholders to effectively recognize and mitigate the adverse effects of corrosion. This knowledge is crucial for maintaining the integrity and reliability of these essential systems, ensuring they continue to serve the community effectively.

What is Corrosion?

Corrosion is a term that describes the process through which materials deteriorate due to reactions with their surroundings, as defined by the Association for Materials Protection & Performance (AMPP). Though this can apply to any material susceptible to degradation, in practice, it often refers to materials that have been specifically created or processed, such as metals, concrete, and other construction materials commonly found in water or wastewater systems.

To combat corrosion, various strategies can be adopted. These include the use of metals and alloys that resist corrosion, the application of chemicals that inhibit corrosive reactions, alterations to the material’s design or its environmental conditions, and the implementation of cathodic protection systems, either through galvanic means or impressed current techniques. Among these approaches, applying protective coatings or linings stands out as one of the most effective and economical methods to mitigate corrosion’s impact.

Expertise in Protective Coatings and Linings

Whether it be from a municipal jetting cleaner hitting the pipe wall or concrete substrate in a manhole as it attempts to clear a line or from the general daily scouring caused by sand, rocks, and other media, these physical forces can quickly begin to break down even the most thoughtfully designed structures. A fit-for-service protective coating is the easiest way to protect against this type of corrosion.

Whether a structure is being newly designed or a rehabilitation approach is being considered, using a protective coating or lining system is the most cost-effective way to combat the impact of corrosion in a water and wastewater environment. The added upfront costs of new construction are vastly outweighed by the negative costs associated with diminished service life or, even worse, total asset replacement. Protective coatings have preserved vital water and wastewater structures for years, and it’s easy to see why they will continue to be relied upon in the same capacity moving forward.

Our core approach to mitigating corrosion is the application of advanced protective coatings and linings. Recognizing that this method is among the most cost-effective and efficient means to slow down the corrosion process, our team leverages its expertise in the latest materials and application techniques. The organization selects coatings and linings specifically tailored to the environmental challenges and materials of each water and wastewater system, ensuring long-lasting protection and resilience.

Our process

our coating inspection process

We have a tried and true methodology for assessing and prevention corrosion through our ISO-standardized and client-customized workflow.



A maintenance survey determines the coating conditions of a surface. Surveys are used to create a maintenance schedule for re-coating and touch-up applications.



The Coating Inspector performs testing for a wide range of coating applications. We test for conformity, compatibility, performance, coat thickness, hardness, adhesion, and finishes.



Once testing has been completed, we provide our detailed recommendations in a report. This ensures that all aspects of the survey are considered and addressed.


Coating Specifications

All jobs are conducted according to industry standards: NACE/AMPP, ISO 9001:2015 and CSA/SSPC in Canada, ASTM and ISO for international clients.


our team

The Coating Inspector works with contractors, owners, and engineers. We are a third party unbiased leader in the provision of professional coating inspection services.


blasting & painting

The Coating Inspector provides supervision and project management in the sandblasting, painting and coatings industry.

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why us

hire the right coating inspector

Do you have existing corrosion, or are looking to prevent costly equipment failure? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us today to get a consultation.

The Coating Inspector is ISO certified, something few competitors can offer. We also have extensive reviews, decades of combined experience and the most highly trained coating inspectors in the industry.

What is an ISO Certification?

“Certification to ISO 45001 demonstrates an organisations commitment to a safer working environment and the protection of employees against injury at work.

ISO 45001 certified organisations have identified and operate to regulatory requirements through enforcing procedures for compliance with legislation. Improved identification of hazards and risk management, involving all levels of the organisation through setting objectives, targets and documented responsibilities are recognised by regulators as a commitment to safe working conditions and continuous improvement.”

Source: https://www.qas-international….

QAS ISO certifies strict compliance procedures to legislative and standard compliances.

We have been certified in continuous improvement and service to our compliance.

We are commited to impeccable client service & employee safety.


The AMPP (Formerly know as The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)) is a globally recognized certification body to certify and train corrosion engineers.

With over 36,000 members globally, it is the most recognized trade association of corrosion inspectors to ensure industry standards in the coating inspection industry.

Established in 1943, it serves to train corrosion inspectors, enforce industry standards, certify engineers, publish and research corrosion inspection techniques and journals, as well as provide a standardized approach to corrosion inspection and prevention.

NACE “equips society to protect people, assets and the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.”

Every project, business and industrial assets are unique. Depending on the scope of work, location and amount of inspectors or work hours required for your project, the cost can vary. 

However, The Coating Inspector is committed to saving your business time, money and assets. The cost of equipment breakdown, shutdown or repair delays can cost your business far more resources than preventative maintenance, work and inspection.

Call, email or contact us via the form below with a bit more of information about your business. From there we’ll consult with you regarding your unique corrosion prevention requirements. 

From there we’ll provide you a comprehensive quote and scope of work, and then begin working together with you to keep your facility and equipment in top working area.

Primarily all across Canada and globally (depending on the project).

Other Industries

Corrosion poses a growing threat as bridge infrastructure continues to age and spending on maintenance and repair is put off. Corrosion is a leading factor in the degradation of bridges. The Coating Inspector possesses expertise in corrosion inspection, prevention, and protective coatings

This sector provides a major boost to the local economy through the employment of nearly 30,000 people, as well as the same number through contractors such as The Coating Inspector. It’s for these reasons that Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) should think about engaging a professional and independent NACE corrosion investigation

Park rides and attractions see a combination of stresses and elements unlike other comparable structures of their size and shape. The Coating Inspector works with government regulators and amusement parks to successfully control corrosion on rides and make corrosion inspection a critical and fundamental part of a park’s maintenance operation.

Aircraft, ships and other vital assets used by the military must be kept in peak shape and readiness to fulfill their important defense roles. That means corrosion prevention is a must. The Coating Inspector offers industry knowledge gleaned from years of experience working in differing environments in regions.

Storage tanks, pipelines and other underground systems are all susceptible to corrosion. They carry or hold such materials as crude oil, processed liquids, and wet and dry gas. The Coating Inspector can perform regular pipeline inspection for condition, effectiveness and potential for failures.

The ability of coatings to resist corrosion over extended periods is an important contributor in safeguarding your capital investment. Corrosion related maintenance can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your ship. The Coating Inspector can help you to reduce costs, maximize asset availability, keep personnel safe, and preserve the environment.

Combating corrosion in the oil and gas industry is paramount since the economic loss in these industries due to corrosion is extremely high. The Coating Inspector has years of experience combating corrosion issues at oil and gas pipelines, refineries and petrochemical plants.

The Coating Inspector provides NACE level 2 and level 3 Senior Inspectors who are trained and fully compliant with the Rail Industry and Rail specification documents. From coated surfaces of rail vehicles to track and switching hardware, we are rail & railway coating specialists.

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