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Problem Solving Forum (29)


When coating an aged concrete floor, how should one determine the correct sequence of surface preparation among the options of pressure washing and grinding or other concrete removal and roughening methods?


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


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


Is there a quick way to determine the validity of a claim of “extreme durability” for a new concrete floor coating material exposed to heavy foot traffic?


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


We’re converting a grocery store into a motorcycle dealership. Should we polish the concrete floor or coat it? The concrete seems in fair shape, from what we can see under the dried mastic where the old vinyl tiles have been removed.


Is a sealer coat always required for coating systems applied to concrete surfaces that will be exposed to marine environments?


Which factors are most important in selecting coatings for new concrete?


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


RH probes are commonly used in concrete floors to determine moisture content. Can they be used in CMU walls or pre-cast walls?


What is the optimal moisture content for masonry before painting can begin?


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?


Which factors are most important in selecting coatings for new concrete?


What is an acceptable level of moisture in concrete walls before painting with an acrylic system, and how should the moisture level be measured?


Can lightweight block (CMU) be successfully coated to prevent water intrusion, or is it best to build with standard weight?


How do concrete admixtures such as hardeners and anti-dust compounds affect coating adhesion? What can be done to minimize negative effects?


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


When animal fat in slaughterhouses penetrates concrete surfaces, how do you identify and remove the contamination before coating the concrete?


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


What’s the best way to determine if a cementitious-based mortar used to repair exterior concrete is ready to be coated?


We’re converting a grocery store to a motorcycle dealership. Should we polish the concrete floor or coat it? The concrete seems in fair shape, from what we can see under the dried mastic where the old vinyl tiles have been removed.


I need to coat a bare concrete warehouse floor that has visible oil stains. What are my options for cleaning the concrete before coating it?


What is the best way to protect an exposed concrete foundation?


Zinc metalizing has been applied to concrete surfaces to provide cathodic protection to rebar in the concrete. What are the problems, if any, with applying zinc metalizing to concrete, and what is the best approach to addressing them?


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


Which factors are most important in selecting coatings for new concrete?


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?


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


How do I determine when a cementitious-based mortar used to repair exterior concrete is ready to be coated?


 
 
   

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