Polyurea coatings are one of the toughest membranes available. The applications are endless. We have installed this coating in refrigerated spaces, fish holds on board commercial fishing ships, exterior sides of oil tanks, food processing plants, liners for primary and secondary containment, flooring, leachate collection boxes at landfills, just to name a few. The only limitation is your imagination!
Polyurea coating technology is not new. In fact, it has been around and in use for almost three decades now. Polyurea is newer and more advanced than other traditional coating systems such as paint, epoxy, fiberglass, and vinylesters. Polyurea offers many advantages to the owner, specifier and contractor.
Polyurea coatings can be formulated for USDA approval.
Polyurea protective coatings are commonly used for the following reasons:
- Abrasion Resistance
- Corrosion Protection
- Chemical, Environment or Atmospheric Resistance
- Structural Enhancement
Polyurea Advantages and Benefits
The advantages of Polyurea come mainly in the form of achievable physical properties, and its fast set, return to service characteristics. It can also be applied over a variety of different substrates (concrete, metals, wood and more) in a wide range of temperature and humidity environments. However, like all protective coatings, polyurea is no excuse not to perform proper surface preparation and quality control testing during application.
- No VOC’s and Little to No Odor
- Fast Setting
- Some Systems are USDA and Potable Approved
- Weather Tolerant: Cures at -25ºF to >300ºF even in High Humidity
- Excellent Resistance to Thermal Shock
- Flexible: Bridges Cracks
- Waterproof, Seamless and Resilient
- Unlimited Mil Thickness in One Application
- Spray, Hand Mix and Caulk Grade Materials
- Excellent Bond Strengths to Properly Prepared Substrates
- Resistant to Various Solvents, Caustics and Mild Acids
- Low Permeability, Excellent Sustainability
Polyurea's major benefit is its fast set nature. It can typically return an area to service many times faster than traditional coatings, allowing the owner to put the facility back in use without days and weeks of revenue losing down-time. Down time for maintenance and coatings on water tanks, waste-water clarifiers, parking garages and chemical storage tanks costs the facility owner a great deal of money since these areas must be taken out of service while other coatings are applied and drying.
Most industrial use polyureas are spray applied, so it is fast to apply and accurately proportioned and mixed. This application style allows for virtually any mil thickness to be applied in one or multiple passes. Additional characteristics such as slip resistant additives and surface textures can also be incorporated, UV stable colors can be achieved, and even NSF potable water approved systems are also possible with polyurea coatings.
We apply sustainable, state-of-the-art solutions to the problems associated with aged Metal Roofs, Hypalon®, TPO, & EPDM single ply membranes, smooth surfaced Built Up Roofing, Smooth & Granulated Modified Bitumen, and Spray Polyurethane Foam. It is a liquid-applied thermoplastic (SEBS) rubber roofing system formulated to provide a durable, vapor barrier. The system cures to form a seamless rubber membrane which not only waterproofs and protects the roof, but also offers 82% reflectivity to reduce thermal movement and cool ambient air temperatures at AC intakes. With exceptional bond strength, low permeance, and Class “A” approval for fire & hail resistance, a meticulously installed application will substantially prolong the service life and efficiency of many roofing systems. Backed by a 3A1 rating, these fluid applied restoration systems may be treated as a maintenance expense rather than a capital expenditure.