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What is the best way to assure compliance with specified dry film coating thickness requirements on vertical concrete?

Question posted July 7 to July 20, 2014


What should be considered in replacing a wooden deck with one made of concrete, in terms of the options for appearance, color and cost?

Question posted March 17 to March 21, 2014


During a week of heavy rain, we painted the interior walls of a heated concrete building. On the interior of walls that had an outside exposure, the paint blistered badly a week after the rain subsided. Could the rain have caused the blistering and, if so, how?

Question posted October 28 to November 1, 2013


How do you prepare an oil-stained, bare concrete floor for coating?

Question posted August 26 to September 1, 2013


How can I determine when concrete has cured sufficiently to be coated, besides waiting the 28 days typically specified?

Question posted June 3 to June 9, 2013


What’s the best way to prevent corrosion of reinforcing bar in concrete?

Question posted November 19 to November 25, 2012


What types of measures can be taken on or around metal pipes or columns that penetrate concrete or asphalt paving to reduce corrosion at the interface?

Question posted October 29 to November 2, 2012


How do you determine the best type of paint to use when repainting a block or concrete building?

Question posted October 8 to October 14, 2012


What are the most effective procedures for protecting steel and adjacent concrete together?

Question posted July 9 to July 15, 2012


What tests should be run to determine if an existing concrete bridge pier needs rehabilitation or repair before cleaning and coating?

Question posted May 21 to May 27, 2012


What are the most effective procedures for protecting steel and adjacent concrete together?

Question posted May 7 to May 13, 2012


How do you protect concrete against microbiologically influenced corrosion?

Question posted April 2 to April 8, 2012


What’s the best way to prevent corrosion of reinforcing bar in concrete?

Question posted March 5 to March 11, 2012


When applying a 100% solids, fast-curing polyurea coating on concrete, what is the best method for verifying that the proper thickness has been applied?

Question posted October 3 to October 9, 2011


I need to embed a metallized culvert liner on concrete. I've been told I have to paint it to avoid adhesion problems between the metal liner and the concrete. Is this true and, if so, what type of coating is best?

Question posted June 13 to June 19, 2011


How can you determine if a concrete substrate is in a suitable condition for application of an acid stain?

Question posted May 16 to May 22, 2011


How is it possible to determine if concrete is sound enough to receive a thick-film coating?

Question posted May 9 to May 15, 2011


How do admixtures to concrete (hardeners, anti-dust compounds, etc.) affect coating adhesion? What can be done to eliminate or minimize negative effects?

Question posted March 14 to March 20, 2011


How much detail should be included in a specification for the surface preparation and painting of a parking garage exterior that includes tilt-up and structural concrete substrates?

Question posted December 13 to December 19, 2010


What are the pros and cons of using shotblasting to remove a coating system from a concrete floor?

Question posted November 29 to December 5, 2010


I've seen claims of extreme durability for a new concrete floor coating material exposed to heavy foot traffic. Is there a quick test to determine the validity of these claims?

Question posted November 15 to November 21, 2010


What type of material should I use to achieve bright, bold colors on a concrete floor with heavy foot traffic?

Question posted October 11 to October 17, 2010


Animal fat in slaughterhouses often penetrates concrete surfaces. If the fat is not removed before the concrete is coated, the fat can cause the coating to fail. How do you identify and remove the contamination before coating the concrete?

Question posted September 13 to September 19, 2010


What are the alternatives for removing mildew from previously uncoated concrete block exteriors before coating?

Question posted August 30 to September 7, 2010


What is the best method of testing for moisture content in concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls prior to application of coatings?

Question posted August 23 to August 29, 2010


What should be considered in replacing a wooden deck with one made of concrete, in terms of the options for appearance, color, cost? I've seen articles about stains, integral coloring, and other decorative treatments, as well as lighter-weight concrete, but it's not easy to compare and judge the options.

Question posted August 16 to August 22, 2010


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