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Under the Weather: Climate-Control Equipment for Industrial Painting

from PaintSquare Press, Fall 2019 ; by Don J. Schnell, Polygon US


Measuring Vertical Concrete Surface pH: Testing for Severe Exposures

from JPCL, May 2019 ; by Vaughn O’Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.

Concrete that has been distressed from chemically induced deterioration should be pro...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, April 2019


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, June 2018 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC

Time and Temperature: Don't Forget About Humidity


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC

Inspection of Field-Applied, Thin-Film Intumescent Paint


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

In September, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping owners, architect...


D+D Material Selection Conference: Featured Sessions, Speakers

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Get a sneak peek of the curriculum for D+D’s upcoming Material Selection Conference. ...


The Nitty Gritty of Coating Selection: A Panel Discussion about Specific Coating Brands

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by HAROLD HOWER, D+D IN DEPTH

Conference panelists are usually prohibited from sharing specific coating names and p...


Registration Opens for First D+D Materials Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Durability + Design’s inaugural Materials Selection Conference focuses on helping own...


Beyond Airtightness: Factors To Consider When Selecting An Air Barrier

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Stanley Yee, Leed AP, Dow Corning Corporation

Get to know the available material options and how the materials will perform togethe...


Building Consensus: How to Approach Moisture in Your Next Project

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor

Moisture intrusion is one of the biggest painting contractor concerns, and it’s impor...


Moisture In CMUs: When Is It Safe To Paint?

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Zenith F. Czora, Crommelin

When it comes to concrete block, the successful coatings application often requires k...


Testing the Effectiveness of Energy-Efficient
Coatings for Military Use

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by REBEKAH WILSON, PH.D.; BROOKE DIVAN, M.SC.;
AND KATHRYN GUY, PH.D., U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Can the application of exterior coatings be a simple and inexpensive way to reduce he...


Key Considerations for Coating Metal Roofs

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by STEVEN HEINJE, GAF

From cleaning to working with factory finishes, there are a number of issues to be aw...


How Many Times Can I Repaint the
Exterior of My Building?

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Kevin Brown, Harold DeCelle, and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

The number of times a building can be repainted before permeance becomes a problem li...


MVT and Alkalinity in Concrete: Preparing for Floor Coating Systems

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Joe Schmit, Tnemec Company Inc.

It is important to understand what happens below the concrete surface when a resinous...


On Accelerating Cure Over an IOZ-Coated Surface

from JPCL, October 2016

Can water be sprayed onto an IOZ-coated surface that has not fully cured due to low-h...


Properly Monitor Temperature and Humidity on an Industrial Coating Project

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Don J. Schnell, Polygon US


Moisture Testing and Moisture Surveys: Assessing Concrete Floors for Coating Readiness

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Brian O’Farrell, DP Coatings Ltd.

There are many ways moisture can affect concrete floor coatings but moisture testing ...


Failure at the Jail

from JPCL, April 2016 ; by Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Moisture Testing in Below-Grade Concrete Wastewater Structures

from JPCL, April 2016 ; by R. A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc. / Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc.


Inspection Equipment

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


Effect of RH on the Time Between Blasting and Priming

from JPCL, October 2015

How long can a blasted surface be left before priming under different temperatures/re...


Dehumidification Prevents Floor Failures

from D+D Online Features, September 2015 ; by Don Schnell, Polygon US Corporation

Residual moisture in concrete slabs has become an increasing problem in recent years,...


Psymplified Psychrometrics

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc., and Don Schnell, Polygon

The authors discuss the impact of humidity on surface preparation, coating applicatio...


High and Dry

from D+D Print, April 2015

Readers advise on moisture concerns when painting concrete walls with acrylics.


Tools and Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Part 2: Moisture Detection


But I Can’t Wait 3 Days

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Kevin Brown and Danny Jones, KTA-Tator Inc.

No time for standard concrete slab moisture evaluations? Try these accelerated method...


All Wet

from D+D Print, September 2014 ; by Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals

What you don’t know about moisture-testing concrete floors can cost you.


Reducing the Moisture Content in Poured Concrete Slabs

from D+D Print, May 2014 ; by Don Schnell, DRYCO

When the concrete is too wet for flooring, your best bet - natural drying, dehumidifi...


Repair the Building Before You Repair the Paint

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber

When the paint on the exterior of a building exhibits heavy fading, chalking, or peel...


Buying Time: Rooftop Repair or Replace?

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Tom Stuewe

Preventive maintenance (PM) that makes a good roof better is far more cost-effective ...


Temperature and Humidity Monitoring for Industrial Coating Application

from JPCL, November 2012 ; by Don Schnell, DRYCO

A quality coatings application can occur only when optimum environmental conditions a...


On the time between blasting and priming

from JPCL, June 2012

How long can a blasted surface be left before priming under different temperatures/ r...


A Hard Assignment: Getting a Good Read on Moisture in Concrete

from D+D Online Features, December 2011 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

Water is good for taking a swim, floating a boat, boiling an egg, or washing the car.


Test for Success

from PWC, January/February 2010 ; by Rick Huntley

Taking a few measurements during the job can head off a massive failure later.


Trowel-Applied Mortar Systems for Floors: Tips for Specifiers and Installers

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Casey Ball, The Sherwin-Williams Company


2008 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

from JPCL, May 2008 ; by Technology Publishing

This years' Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and suppliers for prote...


Some hard truths on concrete coatings and coverings

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, PE., KTA-Tator, Inc.

A horizontal concrete surface may convey the appearance of a relatively monolithic, s...


Water woes

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Charles Holl, Dayton Superior Speciatly Chemicals

Moisture vapor and hydrostatic pressure can wreak havoc with protective and decorativ...


 
 
   

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