Concrete Coating

Strengthen and protect concrete

A traffic-bearing membrane is the best solution to protect a parking deck from the surrounding environment.  This is a big-ticket item and thorough consideration is necessary to determine the correct solution, keeping the main purpose – to protect the owner’s investment – top of mind.

To withstand the punishing abrasion that concrete floors must endure, the membrane must be hard and durable, yet also soft and flexible to bridge over moving cracks and joints without failure. Since very hard membranes such as epoxies are generally inflexible, and more pliable membranes do not hold up well to abrasion, selecting the right membrane is a tricky proposition.

Westeco Coatings provides polyurea and polyurethane concrete systems provide superior protection and waterproofing while having the flexibility that is required to ensure the longevity of the protective coating.


Polyurea

Polyurea coatings are ideal for numerous applications such as industrial work floors, hangars, parking decks, and more. Sometimes downtime can be more costly to a customer than the coating itself. When return-to-use times matter, polyurea is the best choice. Polyurea coatings are dry to the touch in seconds, walkable within a few minutes, drivable in a matter of hours. Polyureas form an outstandingly tough, flexible and chemically resistant surface that can be returned into service in the shortest amount of time of any coating options. This coating waterproofs the substrate and also has the ability to extend by +400% thereby enabling it to bridge hairline cracks on concrete surfaces.

Parking Decks

Parking decks have a constant stream of heavy vehicles passing through with the average passenger vehicle weighing approximately 4,000 pounds. These parking decks are constantly exposed to heavy loads, mechanical abrasion (tire friction), chemicals (sitting cars may leak fluids or oil), road salt tracked in, and more. Polyurea is ideal for these applications because it:

  • Shields against abrasions to concrete
  • Fills in cracks caused by weather exposure
  • Combats moisture exposure and corrosion
  • Protects against changes in temperature
  • Can be applied in both humid and colder temperatures.
  • Faster set up than with many other types of coatings
  • Cures quickly allowing only a slight time lapse in a return to parking availability
  • Chemically resistant to salt, oil, gas, and other harsh chemicals
  • 100% solids in composition – Odour, VOC and Solvent Free with no effect on the environment.

​​​

Industrial and Commercial Flooring

Industrial floors are exposed to a variety of extreme conditions affecting performance, including chemicals, punctures, abrasions, wear, temperature variations, and much more. Polyurea floor coatings protect concrete floors from all of these extremes, are odour free, and contain no VOCs or solvents.

Typical use areas include:

  • Manufacturing plants (textile, paper, appliances, furniture, miscellaneous manufacturing, etc.)
  • Distribution centres
  • Warehouses
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping Centres
  • Schools & Libraries
  • Hotels
  • Convention Centres
  • Correctional Facilities

Food Processing Facilities

Enhance Food Safety Management

Managing high-quality food production involves a lot of variables, but one of the biggest factors is the viability of your processing plant. Many industrial buildings use acids and caustics in their production process, contributing to concrete deterioration, steel corrosion, and even mold growth throughout the facility. All of these can put your entire operation in jeopardy. Keeping food-processing plants and beverage facilities clean and sanitized is also a challenge. The goal is to find the simplest way to protect the elements (floors, walls, ceiling, gate, posts and rails) during the cleaning process while maintaining a sterile environment.

Food processing plants that produce ready-to-eat (RTE) foods, particularly meats, cheeses, and other products that require refrigeration, unfortunately, provide ideal conditions for microbiological contamination. Listeria monocytogenes, for example, is commonly found in pasteurized milk, soft cheeses, ice cream, raw vegetables, raw and cooked poultry, and deli meats. Older processing plants that have walls and ceilings constructed with angled steel, I-beams, concrete block, interlocking metal and fiberglass panels, double-t ceilings, and tiles with concrete grout, serve as excellent places for standing water and the build-up of dust, dirt, mold, and bacteria, including Listeria, Escherichia Coli, and Salmonella. Often the cracks, pits, and seams present in these plants provide surfaces for bacterial growth despite the use of aggressive power washing and chemical sanitation techniques. In addition, Listeria not only continues to grow at low temperatures, it can aerosolize and attach to equipment and people, and is therefore difficult to control in the processing environment.

It should also be noted that in older plants, other sources of contaminants are of real concern, such as chipping paint and spalled and cracked concrete. The aggressive cleaning protocols used in food processing plants only hasten damage to coatings and other surfaces, thus leading to the need for frequent maintenance and repainting and or complete replacement. Not only is this approach labor-intensive and very costly, in some cases plant shutdowns are required, having a further negative impact on profitability.

One of the keys to the prevention of bacterial contamination is the maintenance of smooth surfaces throughout the plant, including walls, ceilings, floors, and food preparation surfaces, which are easy to clean and sanitize. To keep production safe and on track, you’ll want protective coatings on key areas of your food processing plant. Sprayed on polyurea can reduce maintenance costs because it’s easily cleaned by pressure washing without fear of it being damaged by the cleaning process. Our polyurea is applied as a liquid that turns solid in 6-8 seconds. It is incredibly durable and able to easily withstand extreme temperatures from -28°C to in excess of 150°C.

Healthcare and Polyurea

In a hospital environment, ideally, the floor and wall coverings would be resistant to viruses and bacteria because there is a constant risk of patients acquiring a secondary infection. Crack, crevices and scratches on the floor can cause moisture seepage and spread dangerous diseases.

Polyurea coatings seal cracks and prevent scratches that might otherwise occur due to frequent scrubbing, thus minimizing the risk of bacterial propagation. These coatings can help maintain sterile conditions in surgical areas, intensive care units and neonatal care units.

Polyurethane

Westeco Coatings provides a complete line of polyurethane materials, such as cold-applied liquid waterproofing membranes, floor coatings, joint sealants, impregnations, varnishes and primers.

Polyurethane systems are the perfect solution for applications that have higher requirements in UV resistance, weather protection and ageing resistance. These include waterproofing and the protection of, terraces and balconies, coating of parking decks, as well as waterproofing of commercial kitchens, public showers, fountains, industrial and storage areas, refrigerated and freezer rooms.

ISOMAT-PU TRAFFIC SYSTEMS are modified polyurethane traffic deck coating systems composed of a primer, base coat membrane, and a heavy duty topcoat. With superior bond adhesion, good impact and abrasion resistance, chemical and optional UV resistance, the elastomeric properties of the complete system allow the flex with concrete slab, as well as the ability to bridge shrinkage cracks that occur.

Fields of Application

 

  • Bridge decks
  • Plaza decks
  • Stadiums
  • Tunnels
  • Balconies
  • Mechanical rooms
  • Parking garages
  • Walkways
  • Suspended slabs

© 2022 Westeco Coatings | Log in | Website by EDGE Marketing & Design Inc.