High-Build Coatings Ithaca NY

High-build coatings are much more than paint over concrete block or other concrete surfaces in Ithaca. 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) 347-4177
12 Utility Dr
Ithaca, NY
Rogers & Tenbrook
(585) 728-5270
Shults
Wayland, NY
Erie Materials Inc
(315) 779-9243
22293 Teal Dr
Watertown, NY
Residential Steel Services Llc
(585) 458-4150
500 Lee Rd
Rochester, NY
Norandex Reynolds
(585) 458-2071
1465 Mount Read Blvd
Rochester, NY
84 Lumber Co
(607) 257-8484
1818 Hanshaw Rd
Ithaca, NY
Cayuga Lumber
(607) 273-0245
801 W State St
Ithaca, NY
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse of Binghamton
(607) 762-1000
1314 Upper
Binghamton, NY
Kubach William Inc
(631) 665-0487
70 Moffitt Blvd
Bay Shore, NY
Route 37 Building Supply
(315) 628-9551
RR 37
Theresa, 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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