​Online "Tech Talks" Scheduled for March 24-April 3

Webinars will feature technical guidance, application tips, and best practices

Master Builder Solutions is  pleased to offer the following upcoming customer “Tech Talks”.  Over the next few weeks we will be delivering live webinars to our customers delivered by technical experts. There is no need to register for webinars. Webinar links will go live 15 minutes prior to each scheduled webinar. 

March 24, 2020, 11:00 AM EST

Concrete Deterioration, Cause and Effects
Discussion of the causes of concrete deterioration and how to identify these issues in order to recommend the proper repair products and procedures.   What causes concrete to deteriorate?  This presentation shows how, in order to address the effects of concrete deterioration with a repair material, you must first identify the cause of this deterioration.

March 25, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Traffic Bearing Membranes, A System Approach
Discussion on the importance of choosing the right traffic membrane for a project.   It also addresses the overall function of a traffic bearing membrane system, as well as the individual components that comprise a system.  This training will introduce you to the wide range of Master Builders Solutions traffic systems and their proper uses.

March 26, 2020, 11:00 AM EST

The Fundamentals of Sealants 
A discussion on the principles of joint sealants.  The talk will address the need for joint sealants as well as the basics of joint design, joint types, and physical properties required for a high-performance joint sealant to function properly.  It will also cover projects where Master Builders Solutions joint sealants were the ideal solution for the customers’ needs. 

March 27, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

The Proper use of High Build Acrylic Coatings on Concrete Structures 
Addresses the use of High Build Acrylic Coatings on concrete structures.  What is the difference between paints and coatings? Are elastomeric coatings always the best choice? This presentation will clarify some of the common misconceptions in the industry and discuss when and where to specify these materials.

March 31, 2020, 2:00 PM EST 

Specifying Appropriate Concrete Repair 
Solutions When confronted with repairing a distressed concrete structure, it is critical to assess the visual symptoms as well as thoroughly investigate the root cause(s) that led to the visual symptoms. This presentation highlights many of the common symptoms requiring repair such as cracking and corrosion of steel reinforcement and discusses the typical root cause for these types of deterioration. Comprehensive solutions are presented that support designing serviceable and long-lasting repairs. 

April 1, 2020, 2:00 PM EST 

Installation of Traffic Bearing Membranes 
Construction schedules, ambient conditions, and other variables can impact the installation of traffic bearing membranes. This discussion will focus on proper surface preparation and installation techniques of traffic bearing membranes. From the necessary installation tools and techniques, to the impact of ambient conditions on the process, this discussion will allow participants to understand how to achieve a long-lasting membrane with a consistent texture under various project conditions. 

April 2, 2020, 11:00 AM EST 

Proper Installation of Sealants 
A discussion on the proper practices involved in installing various types of sealants. With new building materials being used, construction schedules being shortened and new sealant technologies coming to market, installers need to understand the impact on sealant installation and performance. Surface preparation, mixing techniques, tooling and destructive and non-destructive adhesion testing will all be covered. 

April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM EST 

The Important Aspects of Color 
This webinar focuses on the different aspects of color. We will discuss how pigments work and the impact of these important components to the performance of coatings. This discussion will provide a better understanding of use of organic and inorganic pigments, how these materials affect weathering and overall coating stability, and basic tinting information from a top industry expert.