High-Build Coatings Niagara Falls NY

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

Ajax Smith, Inc.
716 877-1126
4000 River Rd.
Tonawanda, NY
Lafarge North America
(716) 694-5275
1717 New Rd
Niagara Falls, NY
Fredrickson Builders Supply Inc
(716) 679-4500
320 Maple Ave
Cassadaga, NY
Hep Sales
(585) 394-6710
2567 Rochester Rd
Canandaigua, NY
Sanwal Technologies Inc
(716) 693-7201
4 Peuquet Pkwy
Tonawanda, NY
E J Militello Concrete Inc
(716) 636-2288
6465 Transit Rd
East Amherst, NY
DM Padovano Construction
716 553-7447
320 Irvington Dr
Tonawanda, NY
84 Lumber Co
(716) 731-4184
2181 Lockport Rd
Niagara Falls, NY
Grossman's Bargain Outlet
(518) 462-6601
96 Columbia Tpke
Rensselaer, NY
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse of Williamsville
(716) 639-2500
8150 Transit Rd
Williamsville, 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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