High-Build Coatings Cortland NY

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

Hep Sales
(607) 756-8871
797 State Route 13
Cortland, NY
Bargain Outlet-Mr 2Nd's
(607) 756-0865
4377 US Route 11
Cortland, NY
84 Lumber Co
(716) 625-6887
11350 Transit Rd
East Amherst, NY
Kings Wholesalers
(718) 855-1453
2 Skillman St Ste 206
Brooklyn, NY
Union Sales Corp
(716) 372-4766
426 S Union St
Olean, NY
J T S Lumber Inc
(607) 756-2874
185 Main St Apt 1
Cortland, NY
Cortland Ready Mix Inc
(607) 753-3063
Locust Ave
Cortland, NY
Exterior Wall Products Ltd
(718) 259-5154
1851 70th St
Brooklyn, NY
Kuraray America Inc
(212) 308-3182
101 E 52nd St Fl 26
New York, NY
Strober Long Island Building Materials
(631) 472-1000
678 Montauk Hwy
Bayport, 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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