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
Baisley Lumbr Corp
(718) 528-7511
193 Horton Ave
Lynbrook, NY
The Home Depot Inc
(845) 774-0400

Harriman, NY
The Home Depot Inc
(845) 457-7078
601 Neelytown Rd
Montgomery, NY
Home Depot the
(516) 823-0700
101 Green Acres Rd
Valley Stream, NY
84 Lumber Co
(607) 257-8484
1818 Hanshaw Rd
Ithaca, NY
Cayuga Lumber
(607) 273-0245
801 W State St
Ithaca, NY
Active Lumber
(718) 492-5000
6119 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Sixt J & Son Inc
(716) 492-2390
13990 E Schutt Rd
Chaffee, NY
84 Lumber Co
(716) 652-9519
6061 Seneca St
Elma, 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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