Protective coatings can be an integral part of a long-term concrete repair and protection strategy. From minimizing the intrusion of moisture and chlorides into a repaired structure, to providing waterproofing, chemical resistance, safety features and aesthetics to existing structures, protective coatings and sealers can greatly impact the long-term performance of repair areas and structures as a whole. This presentation will focus on the function of these technologies, how they impact a repair and protect concrete structures, and how repair materials and protective coatings ultimately must work together as a system to provide long lasting protection of a structure. Attendees will ultimately learn the benefits as well as limitations of various coatings technologies in creating an effective protection strategy.
- Understand how coatings and sealers can protect a concrete structure
- Demonstrate the key aspects of the coating selection process
- Learn how to evaluate different coating and sealer technologies to create a protection strategy
- Identify key project objectives that will influence coating and sealer selection