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Metal Roof Repair
Buildings

Failure Analysis: When Metal Roof Coatings Fail

A variety of coating system choices can be applied to metal roofing, including acrylic, epoxy/polyurethane, and fluoropolymer systems. Specifications frequently call for fluoropolymer coatings, which ...
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SSPC-VIS-3 Guide
Coating Standards

SSPC-VIS 3 Guide for Power and Hand Tool Cleaning of Steel Surfaces

SSPC-VIS 3 Guide The following video on SSPC-VIS 3 Guide for Power and Hand Tool Cleaning over previously painted, rusted, and mill-scale bearing steel. The ...
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Moisture Intrusion
Buildings

Moisture Intrusion: The Achilles Heel of Single-Wythe CMU

This is a continuation of the article published in the January/February 2013 issue of Durability + Design, “Repair The Building Before You Repair The Paint.” In ...
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Coating Standards

Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH THE REVISED STANDARDS FOR 2015: [button url=”https://ktauniversity.com/measuring-coating-thickness-sspc-pa-2/” size=”large” style=”blue”] Click Here to Read the Updated Article [/button] Coating thickness ...
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Buildings

The Contractor Who Almost Got Floored

Most of the past Cases from the F-Files have focused primarily (although not exclusively) on coating failures on steel. However, coating failures can and do ...
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Buildings

When A Good Idea Goes Bad

An American tobacco company owned a number of large buildings, essentially steel-framed warehouses covered with corrugated galvanized steel panels, at one of its facilities. The ...
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Repair the building before you repair the paint
Buildings

Repair The Building Before You Repair The Paint

When the paint on the exterior of a building exhibits heavy fading, chalking, or peeling, the typical solution is to clean and overcoat, but painting ...
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Buildings

Coating System Concerns for Single-Wythe Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) Construction

Within a 20-mile radius of your home, you have seen one or more big box stores, strip malls, or other buildings with peeling paint on ...
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Coating Assessment

The case of…the red rust on a newly applied zinc primer

Photo by Jonny Scholes In this Case from the F-Files, large steel components for a new facility being constructed in the U.S. were fabricated, prepared, and ...
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