Water Proofing

Water proofing exterior wall with coatings provides a great barrier between the interior of the home and the exterior from high levels of moisture. Protection from this happening will be beneficial in the long run from the following:

  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Algae
  • Dampness
  • Stains
  • Corrosion

This is also a great low maintenance solution with the potential to save a lot of money in the long run.

Waterproof coatings cover the masonry of your building with a waterproof substance, stopping water from getting inside and wreaking havoc. The coating can be part of the masonry itself, a liquid coating (such as a spray or paint), or an additional sheet covering.

What We Use

Polyurea is a type of elastomer that is derived from the reaction product of an isocyanate component and a synthetic resin blend component through step-growth polymerization. The isocyanate can be aromatic or aliphaticin nature. It can be monomer, polymer, or any variant reaction of isocyanates, quasi-prepolymer or a prepolymer. The prepolymer, or quasi-prepolymer, can be made of an amine-terminated polymer resin, or a hydroxyl-terminated polymer resin.

The resin blend may be made up of amine-terminated polymer resins, and/or amine-terminated chain extenders. The amine-terminated polymer resins do not have any intentional hydroxyl moieties. Any hydroxyls are the result of incomplete conversion to the amine-terminated polymer resins. The resin blend may also contain additives or non-primary components. These additives may contain hydroxyls, such as pre-dispersed pigments in a polyol carrier. Normally, the resin blend does not contain a catalyst(s). via Wikipedia

Polyaspartic chemistry was first introduced in the early 1990s making it a relatively new technology. The patents were issued to Bayer in Germany and Miles Corporation in the United States. Pure polyurea reacts extremely quickly making them almost unusable without plural component spray equipment. Polyaspartic technology utilizes a partially blocked amine to react more slowly with the isocyanates and thus produce a modified polyurea. The amine/diamine or even triamine functional coreactant for aliphatic polyisocyanate is typically reacted with a maleate. Polyaspartic esters (PAE) as they are often called, initially found use in conventional solvent-borne two-component polyurethane coatings. Info provided via wikipedia.

This is general information on what can be done for waterproofing. For more information on specific work regarding our waterproofing service, please contact us.