The Environment is Eating Your Building

March 20, 2013

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  Corrosion control for industrial facilities

  Nature can be unkind to your industrial facility. Any surfaces that are exposed to sunlight, water or salt water, heavy or abrasive winds, or extreme temperatures are at risk for damage that ranges from faded paint to weakened structural integrity.

Did you know that a good coat of paint can not only make your facility look great, but with the right paint type and proper application, can protect your investment from environmental damage?

How the elements harm your facility

Water and humidity lead to rust and weakening in steel structural components. Salt water exposure, a potential problem for many California industrial facilities, can lead to even greater damage due to the corrosive effects of salt. This effect is not limited to steel—concrete, masonry, and drywall are also adversely affected through exposure.

Sunlight, wind, and extreme temperatures are often primary factors in the fading and deterioration of paint. This may seem inconsequential, but when paint is damaged to the point of cracking and peeling, moisture can make its way to the substrate and begin to break down structural integrity.

Industrial painting solutions for corrosion control

The primary goal of corrosion control is to seal the structural substrate in a protective coating that keeps out damaging elements. To this end, many industrial painting contractors prefer to use epoxy coatings in corrosion control solutions.

Two-part epoxy coatings have superior adhesion properties, making them ideal for most industrial substrates, including steel, concrete, cement, drywall, and masonry. These coatings are virtually impermeable against water, heat, and chemicals. Epoxy coatings form a durable, bonded shell that protects your industrial facility from the elements.

When properly applied with the right surface preparation and attention to mixtures and drying times, epoxy coatings will continue to preserve your investment for years—while maintaining a high level of aesthetic appeal.

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