Claridge Homes is known for providing residents fine quality, exceptional elegance and unparalleled value. When they advertised their new Claridge Plaza luxury condominium towers would open in May 2008, they didn’t bank on the winter of 2007-2008 having a record snowfall which significantly delayed the construction schedule. In order to deliver their promise, they not only had to select contractors and applicators able to do the quality of work, but also who could work efficiently and effectively to get the job done on time to keep the project on schedule. Any delay could cost Claridge Homes time, money and customer loyalty.
Vincent Spirito & Sons was hired to apply deck coating material to the three-level, underground parking garage. There was 72,000 square feet of deck to cover, and they were given less than three weeks under a strict Monday to Friday timeframe to get it done. In addition, low-VOC products with minimal odor were equally important to both the owner and the contractor in order to provide a comfortable and safe environment for the workers. Vincent Spirito & Sons had their work cut out for them.
For applications where time and odor are concerns, Vulkem® 360NF/950NF Deck Coating System is a dream come true. Typical basecoats on the market today require waiting until the next day before applying the topcoat. When mixed with a quick-cure catalyst, Vulkem 360NF Basecoat will cure in just three hours. This enabled Vincent Spirito & Sons’ crew to power through the entire 72,000 square feet in the required amount of time. Vulkem 950NF Topcoat provided the superior wear- and tear-resistance required for a very busy parking garage.
Because Vulkem 360NF and Vulkem 950NF are low VOC products with minimal odor, fumes encountered with other products were not an issue. Work stopping as a result of complaints was eliminated and work could proceed without delays which can wind up costly for the owner and contractor.
Vincent Spirito & Sons was able to provide a durable, neighbor-friendly deck coating system and meet the tight deadline. Claridge Homes was able to keep their promise, upholding their fine reputation, and opened Claridge Plaza luxury condominium towers in May 2008.
THE TREMCO SOLUTION
Vulkem 360NF Polyurethane Basecoat, an extremely versatile water-cured basecoat.
- Specially formulated for odorsensitive applications.
- When mixed with a quick-cure catalyst, will cure in 3 hours without pinholes or gassing.
- Can be mixed with aggregate for a leveling compound to fill deeper, pitted areas or level back-sloped areas.
Vulkem® 950NF Polyurethane Topcoat, near 100% solids, high-performance, extremely tough coating for use as an intermediate coat in a heavy-duty system or as a topcoat for interior applications.
- Low-odor, low-VOC formulation.
- Hardness comparable to epoxy 24 hours after application.
- Superior resistance to solvents, deicing salts, caustic chemicals, gasoline, oils and antifreeze.