High-Build Coatings Astoria NY

High-build coatings are much more than paint over concrete block or other concrete surfaces in Astoria. 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

E C Hufnagel Landscaping Inc
(201) 869-5680
51 Broad Ave Apt 1
Fairview, NJ
S & A Contractors
(908) 354-9557
207 Shelley Ave
Elizabeth, NJ
Albanese J Construction Co Inc
(201) 659-6165
123 Oakland Ave
Jersey City, NJ
Malatesta Paladino Inc
(718) 523-5656
13919 109th Ave
Jamaica, NY
Academic Stone Setters Inc
(718) 463-7395
2907 119th St
Flushing, NY
Begolli Brother Construction and Restoration
(516) 476-6166
134 maple avenue
westbury, NY
Drew Masonry
(908) 289-4024
17 James Ave
Elizabeth, NJ
Ugolini Elio Mason Contractor
(201) 433-4304
213 Harrison Ave
Jersey City, NJ
A La Marca Construction
(718) 526-7795
14402 91st Ave
Jamaica, NY
Sanyo Enterprises Usa Inc
(718) 846-8100
11617 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, 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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