Successful Deck Coatings Projects

November 9, 2009

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Knowing the vulnerabilities of decks is the first step in implementing a successful deck coatings project. What are these common deck problems? The first is exposure to the elements, considering that decks are commonly located outside the facility. Next is the danger of water damage due to the flat surface of decks that holds moisture and is often slow drying. The last is physical impact from mechanical and foot traffic, given that decks are meant to be trod on constantly.

The deck’s epoxy coatings are usually the first to take damage, and need to be repaired as soon as damage has occurred. Upon the onset of damage, the repair of deck epoxy coatings will restore the much-needed maximum protection needed by decks, and that lasts for long periods of time.

Launching a deck coatings project entails the identification of the major general and technical requirements for an epoxy coatings project. General issues such as compliance to building codes and funding project, among others need to be considered. Technical issues may involve identification of the most suitable epoxy coatings product to use, or the function of the deck, or even the deck condition. Application methodology is also an important factor to consider, such as the appropriate surface preparation, mixing, curing, application, and post-project activities that need to be carried out to completely attain success in the deck epoxy coatings project.

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