High-Build Coatings Albany NY

High-build coatings are much more than paint over concrete block or other concrete surfaces in Albany. They are high-tech products characterized by properties such as resistance to wind-driven rain, chalking and checking after weathering, high ultimate (breaking) elongation, elongation recovery and crack bridging capability, and water vapor permeability.

Local Companies

Dbl Masonry
(518) 577-2186
26b College View Dr
Albany, NY
Nys Concrete Masonry Assoc
(518) 464-1806
6 Airline Dr Ste 102
Albany, NY
Chimney Wizards
(518) 427-7603
100 Lark St
Albany, NY
Kneeland Constr Co
(518) 452-7320
25 Corporate Cir Ste 3
Albany, NY
Pcc Contracting Inc
(518) 785-8000
600 Troy Schenectady Rd
Albany, NY
Colonie Masonry Corp Of Albany Inc
(518) 370-2471
1971 Western Ave # 231
Albany, NY
Di Pace Masonry Inc
(518) 459-1834
1 Kneeland St
Albany, NY
Tompkins Masonry Corp
(518) 465-1621
210 Sheridan Ave
Albany, NY
Ipek Z & Sons Inc
(518) 371-2544
7 Railroad Ave
Albany, NY
Mauriello Construction
(518) 283-5321
6 Bentley Ave
Albany, NY

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: May 1, 2007

By Lorella Angelini

High-build coatings are much more than paint over concrete block or other concrete surfaces. They are high-tech products characterized by properties such as resistance to wind-driven rain, chalking and checking after weathering, high ultimate (breaking) elongation, elongation recovery and crack bridging capability, and water vapor permeability.

This article focuses on the benefits in using high-build coatings as surface treatments over concrete, points out their unique performance properties, and explains applicable ASTM test methods.

Coatings vs. paints
Graph illustrates the relationship between temperature and thickness, with the thin elastomeric coating breaking at the maximum crack extension in cold temperatures.

At a glance, acrylic high-build coatings are often mistaken for ordinary paints. They come in a pail, are applied on the wall by roll or spray, and are available in a variety of colors, either directly from the factory or tinted at the local distributor. However, the similarities end here.

High-build coatings are generally applied in one or two coats to a total dry film of 10 mils to 15 mils, while ordinary paints have average thicknesses from 3 mils to 5 mils. The difference in thickness is directly related to the viscosity of the two materials and their percent of solids. High-build coatings contain about 50% solids by volume, versus 30% for ordinary products.

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