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How to Use Polyurea Coatings for Disaster Restoration

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If you’re from the Houston area, you know we get a fair share of natural disasters. When Hurricane Harvey hit last August, it wasn’t exactly an anomaly. And, weather forecasters are predicting at least one hurricane will hit Houston in 2018. No doubt polyurea coatings prevent at least some storm damages. But, how are they useful after the fact when it comes to disaster restoration?

At Marvel Coatings, our products are used throughout the United States. In fact, contractors working on structures destroyed by both Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy are pleased with how polyurea coatings have added to repairing and maintaining massive damages.

You may wonder what’s so unique about polyurea. If it sounds somewhat magical, that’s because it is. First, there’s that old adage that “an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.” (Of course, that also means you might want to think about industrial coatings before any major storms hit.)

Polyurea and Disaster Restoration

Before you can understand how polyurea works with disaster restoration, you’ll need to know why there’s all the hype about it. You can easily guess that it involves a chemical mix and reaction.  More specifically, it’s the result of an isocyanate component and a resin blend component. There are a few variations on the basis of the isocyanate piece. Technical experts can provide you with information on how this pertains to your project.

Without question, the fact that polyurea coatings are waterproof is monumental. It’s one of the major reasons they are used in large-scale tanks and enormous infrastructures. The fact that polyurea acts as a sealant is a significant plus. When it comes to disaster restoration, a number of contractors are using polyurea for the following:

  • Roofs: High winds can certainly blow off roofs. However, water can also infiltrate in the smallest of crevices. Polyurea coatings are ideal for sealing off damage and waterproofing the roofs of any structure.

  • Basements: When water seeps into basements, it is great cause for concern. Polyurea coatings are superior for patch jobs. More often than not, mold forms if nothing is done to cure the area. As you know, mold represents major health issues.

  • Building Foundations: Were building foundations cracked as a result of a natural disaster? Count on polyurea coatings to fix hairline fractures to prevent further damage.

  • Flooring: Adding polyurea coatings to floors is a definite asset when it comes to waterproofing.

Of course, these are just some of the times that polyurea is useful. However, the benefits are not just waterproof related.

Other Benefits of Polyurea Coatings for Disaster Relief

An interesting journal article actually discusses the structural enhancements of using polyurea in coatings. It goes as far as saying that polyurea may be more valuable than hurricane ties. Of course, the fact that the chemical mix wards off corrosion is extremely valuable.

Disaster restoration shouldn’t just be about repairs. Something that happens once can occur again. For that reason, polyurea coatings should be thought of with a prophylactic approach.

Strong. Hard shell. Fasting curing. Elastic qualities. These are just some of the attributes that make polyurea coatings a fantastic solution for disaster relief.

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No matter where you are in the country, you know there’s no stopping natural disasters. Want to provide solid recommendations to your customers? Give us a call at Marvel Coatings to gain some expert advice.