High-Build Coatings Elmira NY

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

Accu-Mix Mobile Concrete Co
(607) 737-0405
3398 Lower Maple Ave
Elmira, NY
84 Lumber Co
(607) 775-9518
64 Spud Ln
Binghamton, NY
Home Depot the
(631) 789-9200
1101 Sunrise Hwy
Amityville, NY
Home Depot the
(585) 385-4090
750 Panorama Trl S
Rochester, NY
ABC Supply Company Inc
(845) 561-5565
150 S Water St
Newburgh, NY
Chapel Lumber Co
(607) 734-5221
1041 Caton Ave
Elmira, NY
Wilcox A H & Son
(585) 374-6500

Naples, NY
Atlantic Building Materials
(718) 454-0800
18330 Jamaica Ave
Hollis, NY
White's Lumber & Building Supplies
(315) 686-1892
945 James St
Clayton, NY
Saul Stone & Company Inc
(718) 356-0940
4288 Arthur Kill Rd
Staten Island, 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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