Elastideck

Elastideck is a two-component product that when applied forms a flexible cement membrane. Elastideck is available in 14 standard colors. To freshen the surface after years of service simply apply Super Color Stain.

Where to use:

Decorative coating for balconies, walkways, driveways, planters, and parapets.

How to apply:

Spray, roller, or squeegee applied. Additional Information

Performance Characteristics

Flexible
  • Able to bridge minor cracking.
Waterproof
  • Positive side waterproofing membrane requires two coats.
Decorative
  • Available in 14 colors to complement surroundings.
Durable
  • Resistant to weathering action, excellent freeze/thaw stability and abrasion resistance.
Very low permeability
  • Resistant to deicing salts, chloride, and chemical attack, and environmental pollution.
Breathability
  • Will not cause damage to structure by restricting moisture vapor flow. Ideal for slab-on- grade.
Two component
  • Pre-measured, pigmented liquid with powder in one container for consistent performance.

Surface Preparation

  • Remove loose and deteriorated material, laitance, dirt, dust, oil and any surface contaminants that will inhibit proper bond.
  • Remove a minimum 1/16 inch of surface (CSP 5) by abrasive blasting, steel shotblasting, scarifying, needle-scaling or high pressure water.
  • Avoid bruising or micro cracking during surface preparation. Refer to ICRI Surface Preparation Guide 03732.
  • Apply Conpro Start where a consolidant is of benefit.
  • Saturate substrate with clean water, (saturated surface dry/SSD),with no standing water during Priming or Application.

Priming

  • No priming is required under normal circumstances.

Mixing

  • Mechanically mix using a low speed drill (400 – 600 rpm) and mixing paddle or mortar mixer.
  • Thoroughly shake Elastideck admix to disperse the pigment.
  • Pour Elastideck admix into a clean mixing vessel and slowly add all of the powder.
  • For smaller batches, the proper mix ratio is 1 part powder to 1 part admix.
  • Mix continuously for 3 minutes to a uniform, lump-free consistency.
  • Do not over mix, as this will entrain excess air.
  • Do not re-temper.
  • Elastideck has a pot life of 10 – 15 minutes. For best results, pre-plan work to be within pot life.

Application

  • At the time of application, surfaces should be saturated surface dry (SSD) but hold no standing water.
  • Clean and pre-stripe non-structural cracks (up to 1/16 inch) with one 4 inch wide, 50 mils. application of material.
  • Dynamic cracks, joints and transitions (wall-to-slab) must be properly detailed with a closed cell backer rod and polyurethane sealant. Refer to SWRI Sealants, The Professionals’ Guide.
  • Apply 4 – 6 inch wide stripe of material over cured sealant. Embed mesh fabric while material is plastic.
  • Apply a 50 mils. coat over the entire surface with a heavy nap roller, sponge float, squeegee or spray.
  • Option: Apply two 30 mils coats using a 1/2” nap roller for waterproofing, longer service life and more consistent texture.
  • Work material into substrate to promote proper adhesion.
  • Do not exceed 60 mils. per coat.
  • Do not overwork the finish.
  • Elastideck must cure to a point that it will accept light foot traffic prior to application of Super Color Stain (approximately 24 hours @ 70°F and 50°RH).
  • Apply Super Color Stain in the same color as Elastideck to provide added protection, color uniformity and stain resistance.

Curing

  • Protect repair from direct sunlight, wind, rain and frost during curing period.

Clean Up

  • Clean tools and equipment with water immediately after use.
  • Cured material must be removed mechanically.

Coverage/Yield

  • 80 ft.²/25 lbs. kit per coat @ 50 mils.

Product Handling

Packaging
  • 5 gallon plastic pail contains 12.5 lbs. of powder and 1-1/4 gallons of admix.
Shelf Life
  • 18 months when properly stored.
Storage
  • Transport and store in cool, clean, dry conditions in unopened containers.
  • High temperature or high humidity will reduce shelf life.
  • Protect from freezing.

Limitations

  • Do not apply unless substrate and ambient temperature can be maintained at a minimum of 45°F for 24 hours. Refer to ACI Cold Weather Application Guidelines.
  • Protect application from precipitation and high wind for at least 8 hours.
  • Do not place rubber mats or equivalent on Elastideck for 14 days.
  • Do not add water.
  • Do not re-temper, polymer modified materials.
  • Avoid overworking material during placement.

Health and Safety

  • Product is alkaline.
  • Do not ingest.
  • Avoid breathing dust.
  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
  • Refer to Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for additional information.

First Aid

  • In case of skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
  • For eye contact, flush with a high volume of water for at least 15 minutes and contact a medical professional.
  • For respiratory problems, remove person to fresh air.

Disposal

  • Dispose of material in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Technical Data
  • Data Bulletin
  • CSI Spec
  • Competition
  • Curing
  • Pump & Spray
  • FAQs
  • Safety Data Sheet
  • Color Card

Physical state and appearance

 

White powder and admix.

Base

   Powder

   Liquid

   Polymer

 

 

Portland cement

Milky, liquid emulsion

Styrene acrylic

pH

Wet mix

>12

VOC

ASTM D3960

Less than 0.15 lbs./gal. (per mixed kit)

Setting time

ASTM C953

Initial 120 minutes – Final 300 minutes

Elongation

ASTM D2370

180%

Water vapor transmission

ASTM E96

8-10 perms

Resistance to hydrostatic pressure

CRD-48-73

100% reduction

Accelerated weathering

ASTM C1519

2000 hours – no effect

Taber abrasion resistance

ASTM C1353

2000 cycles, less than 0.8% weight loss (H22 wheel with 500 grams of weight)

Tensile strength – psi

ASTM C307

810

Mandrel bend test

ASTM D522

1/8 in. @ 68°F and 27°F

Vertical

Conproco
Sika
BASF
Sto
Tamms
Keim
Sikagard 670W
Sika Color
Parkcoat
Super Colorcoat
Sealcoat
Thorocoat 200
Thorosheen
Thoro 35
Concrete Coating
232 and 230
Maxicryl 201
Tammosheen
Tammscoat
None
Elastocolor 550W
Thorolastic
Thorogard
Colorflex
Flexcoat
Stolastic 211
Stolastic 212
Tammolastic
None
None
None
None
None
Soldalit TDS
None
None
None
None
Soldalit TDS
None
None
None
None
Soldali-Dilution
Skiaguard 740W
Master Protect H107
None
Baracade 40/100
None
None
None
None
Aquastain T-96
None

Horizontal

Conproco
Sika
BASF
Sto
Tamms
Keim
None
None
Texture Coat 510
None
None
None
None
None
Aquastain T-96
None

Cementitous Products

Product
Minimum Temperature
Minimum to 55° F
55°F – 70° F
70° F and above
Minimum Time to Coat
ISR CM
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
ISR VO
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
ISR AG
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Conpro Set
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Quick Shot
40°
8 Hours
2 Hours
1 Hour
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Forment (remove forms)
40°
72 Hours
48 Hours
24 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Gun Shot LPS
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Injection Grout (remove clay)
40°
24 Hours
24 Hours
24 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
One Shot
40°
24 Hours
12 Hours
6 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Matrix
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Matrix TR
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Repoint
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Plastermix
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Structural Skin
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Conpro One Coat
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Conpro Stucco
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Foundation Coat
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Super Seal
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature

Liquid Products

Product
Minimum Temperature
Minimum to 55° F
55°F – 70° F
70° F and above
Minimum Time to Coat
Conpro Start
40°
18 Hours
12 Hours
6 Hours
Refer to temperature
ECB
40°
8 Hours
1 Hour
30 Minutes
Dry to touch
Primer
40°
8 Hours
1 Hour
30 Minutes
Color change to orange
Shield MX
40°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
M3P & M3P-X
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
M3P Overcoat
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Conpro Lastic
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Color Coat
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Super Color Stain
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Elastideck
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Terra Color
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Terracotta Finish
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch

Plaza decks, balconies, walkways, driveways and other horizontal concrete surfaces are subject to wear, physical damage, staining and discoloration. These concrete surfaces need protection from water entry and environmental contaminants to prevent spalling, cracking and ultimately, failure. Elastideck bridges minor cracks, prevents water entry, protects against environmental contaminants, and provides a stain resistant textured decorative surface.

Elastideck is an acrylic based product and can be cleaned with warmer water and soap.   If that is not adequate, apply Super Color Stain in the same color as the Elastideck.  Other than ensuring that the surface is clean of contamination, there is no surface preparation necessary.

Remove the damaged Elastideck.  The repair area should be a geometric shape for aesthetic purposes.  Ensure the substrate is clean of contaminants.  Mix and apply Elastideck.  If the color of the new material is different from the existing surface apply Super Color Stain to make uniform.

How to use this chart

Choose the 3 or 4 most important characteristics from the Performance Criteria. Determine which product is best suited to the specific application by adding the value numbers for each product and comparing the totals.

5 = Best Available; 4 = Excellent; 3 = Above average; 2 = satisfactory; 1 = Not a characteristic of the product.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA – VERTICAL APPLICATIONS

 
M3P 
M3P Overcoat
Conpro Lastic
Color Coat
SuperColor Stain
Terra Color
Breathable/Vapor transmission
5
5
3
3
4
3
Flexible
1
1
5
2
2
2
Weather and Water Protection
4
4
5
3
3
3
Long-Term Durability
5
4
4
3
3
3
Carbonation Mitigation
5
5
5
3
2
3
Fade Resistance
5
5
4
4
4
4
Crack Bridging
1
1
5
1
1
1
Dirt Pick-up
5
5
3
4
5
4
Stain Resistance
5
5
3
4
5
4
Abrasion Resistance
2
2
4
4
4
4
Fugus and Mildew Resistance
5
5
4
4
4
4
Maintenance Requirement
5
5
4
3
4
3
Opacity / Hiding Power
2
4
5
4
3
4

M3P: An inorganic mineral silicate based paint that provides long-term protection and water repellency without changing the natural appearance of the substrate.
Best Suited: Protection from water and carbonation for structures that are difficult to maintain or impractical to recoat in the future. Provides a natural “not painted” appearance. Use when the object is to blend the color of the substrate to be more uniform

M3P Overcoat: Highly breathable hybrid mineral silicate/acrylic coating for application over painted or unpainted surfaces providing a natural non-gloss finish.
Best Suited: Previously painted substrates, particularly silicone and elastomeric coatings which after multiple application reduce vapor transmission to low levels. On unpainted surfaces to preserve natural appearance while hiding significant color variations in the substrate.

Conpro Lastic: An elastomeric waterproof breathable membrane for vertical exterior surfaces.
Best Suited: Structures that require a membrane waterproofing treatment because of cracks, mortar joints, porosity and other physical characteristics that allow water, carbonation and other contaminants into the substrate.

Color Coat: A water-based acrylic coating for concrete and masonry substrates.
Best Suited: Ideal for weather protection of concrete and stucco. High vapor transmission makes this coating well suited for nosing and underside of balconies. Good performance to cost ratio.

Super Color Stain: A penetrating opaque water-based stain that provides uniform color to concrete and masonry.
Best Suited: Horizontal and vertical surfaces that require water repellency as well as uniform color.

TerraColor: Formulated to match colored glaze finishes.
Best Suited: Repairing and restoring terracotta and brick.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA – HORIZONTAL APPLICATIONS

 
Elastideck
SuperColor Stain
Breathable/Vapor transmission
4
4
Flexible
5
2
Weather and Water Protection
5
3
Long-Term Durability
3
3
Carbonation Mitigation
5
2
Fade Resistance
4
4
Crack Bridging
5
1
Dirt Pick-up
2
5
Stain Resistance
2
5
Abrasion Resistance
4
4
Fugus and Mildew Resistance
4
4
Maintenance Requirement
4
4
Opacity / Hiding Power
5
3

Elastideck: A flexible, breathable waterproof membrane for horizontal surfaces.
Best Suited: Balconies, walkways and slab -on-grade surfaces. Excellent for pedestrian and light vehicular traffic.

Super Color Stain: A penetrating opaque water-based stain that provides uniform color to concrete and masonry.
Best Suited: Apply to Elastideck in the same color to provide resistance to dirt pick up and staining.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN CHOOSING A COLOR AND COATING

The actual color of the coating and stain may vary from the color samples in this card.
Always order a wet sample to be applied to the intended substrate. Allow to cure for a minimum of 24 hours before evaluating.
Stains are generally used in a color similar to the substrate and tend to be more natural looking compared to paints.
Paints are generally used to change the color of the substrate.
Elastomeric coatings are used to waterproof substrates that have movement (cracking or when carbonation is a concern).
The curing rate will affect the final color of Conpro Stucco. Substrate absorption, temperature, wind, moisture and the changing angle of the sun or obstructions that block the sun while curing will contribute to color variation of cementitious coating.
Always apply a sample of the material to the structure to determine actual coverage and the degree of adhesion (ASTM D3359). Allow one week curing before conducting adhesion test.
Plastermix applied to concrete prior to a coating will dramatically improve the overall appearance by creating a uniform, bug-hole free surface.

Projects Showcase

Walt Snyder Stadium

Project History

The entire Walt Snyder Stadium grandstand structure is composed of precast concrete. The project’s budget focused on filling bugholes for a specific square footage and taking proactive measures to extend the life of the structure. Plastermix was used on the stair risers at eye level to provide a very uniform texture for the most visible areas. D & A Masonry addressed bugholes on the higher level risers by using a hopper sprayer to apply Elastideck, a cementitious membrane, and then driving the Elastideck into the bugholes with drywall knives. This technique provided a very smooth surface. Elastideck was also used on the stair treads, and to mask the cold joints which were left visible after a previous phase. Super Color Stain, a water based acrylic coating, was used over the Elastideck to provide dirt and stain resistance. Both products are breathable and provide waterproofing to protect the underlying concrete. Color Coat acrylic coating was used on the undersides of the bleachers, the press box and utility shed to provide preventative waterproofing.

BASD Stadium

Project History

The Bethlehem Area School District Stadium Grandstands were built in 1939. Seating over 13,000 fans, and serving 3 high schools, the grandstands sustain heavy pedestrian traffic. Each steel grandstand is anchored in place by 2 long concrete structures which include the steps and lowermost walkways. The steel grandstands expand and contract a great deal, even in the course of a single day. Years of freeze/thaw cycling had taken a toll on the concrete elements, which serve as concrete “curbs” and keep the structures from moving forward. Concrete repairs were completed using Conpro Primer as a bonding primer for repair materials to hardened concrete, Conpro One Shot 2C, a resurfacing material, and Conpro Set repair mortar. A breathable waterproof pedestrian deck coating system, consisting of Elastideck and Super Color Stain, was then applied. Conpro Lastic elastomeric paint was applied as a protective waterproof coating to the vertical surfaces. A concrete retaining wall was also repaired and recoated.

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