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Troubleshooting Protective Coatings and Sealers for Concrete

Total Credits: 1 PDH, 1 AIA Credits, 1 AIA Credits

Webinar |  Evaluation |  Surface Preparation |  Strengthening and Stabilization |  Coatings and Waterproofing |  Technical Presentations
Dave Fuller
1 hour
Audio and Video
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.



Protective coatings can be a vital component of a long-term concrete repair and protection strategy. Selecting the right material for the particular project is the first step in a successful protection strategy, but there are many factors that can influence the performance and overall effectiveness of these materials. One of the most influential of these factors is the installation of these coatings. Evaluating and preparing the substrate properly, recognizing the impact of ambient and surface conditions on a particular material, understanding and adhering to the recommended application techniques, as well as educating the end user on proper maintenance practices, will all have an impact on overall performance. This discussion focuses on addressing each of these critical areas to help avoid costly issues when installing protective coatings and sealers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how protective materials require different levels of surface preparation and the impact of surface preparation on performance.
  2. Learn how to evaluate the adhesion of protective coatings using industry accepted field tests.
  3. Recognize the impact of various ambient conditions on material performance and how to limit the potential for issues related to these conditions.
  4. Learn proper application tools and techniques that can prevent issues related to improper thickness, texture and aesthetics.



Dave Fuller's Profile

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Dave has been in the construction materials industry for 30 years.  Before working directly for ICRI, Dave has held technical positions for PPG, ICI, Degussa, BASF, and Master Builders Solutions.  He is a subject matter expert in Coatings and Sealers, Waterproofing, Flooring Systems and Concrete Repair materials. Using his product knowledge, he has supported colleagues and customers with technical insight, site investigations, and specification development.   Dave has designed, developed and delivered in person and virtual technical training programs throughout his career and holds a Masters in Adult Education and Training.   

Dave has delivered technical presentations and hands-on workshops for numerous ICRI local chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada.  He has also been a technical speaker at ICRI National Conventions. 

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