High-Build Coatings Pittsford NY

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

Newport Assoc
(212) 889-6882
236 E 36th St
New York, NY
Stephenson Lumber Co Inc
(518) 494-2471
Chestertown Division
Chestertown, NY
Mechanics Building Materials
(212) 297-7800
65 Mall Dr
Commack, NY
Sancona Builders Supply
(315) 387-3111
6079 N Main
Sandy Creek, NY
Prime Source Building Products Inc
(585) 924-5680
5911 Loomis Rd
Farmington, NY
ADS Masonry
585-698-0756
1900 university ave
rochester, NY
Hudson Building Supply
(718) 229-2285
2011 Francis Lewis Blvd
Whitestone, NY
Home Depot Inc the
(716) 665-3999
935 Fairmount Ave
Jamestown, NY
Hanson Aggregates New York Inc
(607) 533-4278
Portland Point Rd
Lansing, NY
Erie Materials Inc
(315) 455-7434
500 Factory Ave
Syracuse, 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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