Use this CSI 3-part SimpleSpecs™ template to specify traffic coatings; fluid-applied, traffic-bearing, waterproof coating for pedestrian and vehicular traffic areas.
What are traffic coatings?
Fluid-applied systems applied over solid concrete or plywood decking as a protective coating and wear surface. The coatings provide both weatherproofing and a wear surface to the concrete or plywood decking. They are highly durable and resistant to wear and tear caused by traffic, weather, and other environmental factors.
When applied over solid concrete or plywood decking, traffic coatings provide a durable and slip-resistant surface that can withstand the weight and movement of vehicles and protect the underlying decking from weather-related damage such as water infiltration and UV exposure. They also help to increase the visibility of road markings, crosswalks and other traffic signs.
The most common traffic coatings used over solid concrete or plywood decking are epoxy and polyurethane coatings. Typically applied in multiple layers, the first layer acting as a primer and the subsequent layers providing the wear surface. They are also available in different colors to match the design of the parking lot or other areas.
In summary, Traffic coatings are applied over solid concrete or plywood decking. To provide both weatherproofing and a wear surface, which is essential for the durability and longevity of the surface. Highly durable and resistant to wear and tear caused by traffic, weather, and other environmental factors. Available in different colors to match the design of the parking lot or other areas. It’s important to consult with a professional to determine if a traffic coating is the best choice for a specific surface.
Traffic Coating vs. Pedestrian Coating
The difference between pedestrian and vehicular traffic coating systems is the thickness—also, an additional layer is applied in turning areas for vehicular systems.
Traffic coatings provide only a single weatherproof barrier exposed to weather and traffic. They are not effective as concealed waterproofing systems or systems incorporating multiple barriers.
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