High-Build Coatings Hagerstown MD

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

Chimeney A & M
(443) 375-7091
717 Johahn Dr
Baltimore, MD
 
Color Match Masonry
(410) 325-4008
5620 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
My Chimney Sweep Service
(301) 760-6712
12305 Falls rd
Potomac, MD
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Hours
7am-9pm
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Finest Masonry Co Inc
(410) 276-7575
4602 Ashland Ave
Baltimore, MD
 
Mcdowell'S Complete Chimney Service Inc
(410) 242-2252
2912 Hammonds Ferry Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
D & O Contracting Services Inc
(410) 462-6697
2901 Druid Park Dr
Baltimore, MD
 
Classic Masonry And Construction Company Inc
(410) 636-9651
4114 Belle Grove Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
Clasing Contracting
(410) 276-2569
1002 N Kresson St
Baltimore, MD
 
A Third Generation Masonry Cont.
(301) 704-3726
1237 N Augusta Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 
gt masonry contruction
(240) 723-3632
1911 laguna rd
adelphi, MD
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High-Build Coatings

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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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