07 18 00 Traffic Coatings

07 18 00 Traffic Coatings

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8.5" x 11"


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07 18 00 Traffic Coatings

Free downloadable 07 18 00 Traffic Coating specification for fluid-applied, traffic-bearing, waterproof coating for pedestrian and vehicular traffic areas.


Traffic coatings are applied over solid concrete or plywood decking to provide both weatherproofing and a wear surface.


Since polyurethane can be extremely slippery when wet, sand must be added to the wet coating to provide slip resistance.


Traffic Coating vs. Pedestrian Coating

The only difference between pedestrian and vehicular traffic coating systems is the thickness at which it is applied and an additional layer applied in turning areas for vehicular systems.


Traffic coatings provide only a single weatherproof barrier that is exposed to weather and traffic and are not effective as concealed waterproofing systems or systems incorporating multiple barriers.


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