Presenter: Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, NPCA
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Precast concrete structures possess many desirable attributes, including durability, that lead to a long service life in a variety of applications. Most times, no additional treatment is necessary to maintain that inherent durability trait. However, there are situations when anticipated exposure can be deemed aggressive enough to require some additional protection. Using coatings is one way to enhance precast’s resistance to harmful elements, but there are many different coatings on the market for very different applications. During this course, we will look at the different types of coatings used in precast manufacturing. We will discuss which coatings are best for which type of environment. We will also explain how coatings should be applied to maintain its performance potential.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the main types of coatings used in precast.
- Differentiate between coatings, sealers and penetrants.
- Determine the appropriate coating for various environments.
- Explain best practices for coating application.