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Protecting Your World

Protecting Your World

Responding To Disaster With Polyurea

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration tracks and records the frequency of hurricanes through time. During the most recent 30-year period, 1991 to 2020, there has been an uptick in the number of named storms and the frequency of major hurricanes of category three intensity or greater in the Atlantic. Polyurea coatings have become the go-to product for protection against the devastation left in these hurricanes’ wake.  Today we will discuss Polyurea’s major benefits for disaster restoration.water restorations ArmorThane products are broadly used in the United States. Everyone from independent applicators to contractors working on damaged structures due to major storms each year is happy with the results they get from ArmorThane’s polyurea coatings. Polyurea may be a mystery to you as it sounds almost magical to those who have not. A protective rubber-like material that is sprayed on and lasts a lifetime. Read on to learn how these unique characteristics are achieved and how they are achieved in creating Polyurea Coatings.  

Disaster Restoration and Polyurea

To understand why Polyurea is so popular in disaster restoration, we must look deep into the actual chemical composition of Polyurea. Polyurea is not a specific coating system – it is a polymer technology with a wide variety of product formulations, offering a wide range of solutions. It involves a chemical reaction and a chemical mixture. It’s a combination of isocyanate and resin blend components. There are many variations of the isocyanate component. No other coating system compares to Polyurea when it comes to attainable physical properties. Polyurea is the greatest protective coating material on earth from high elongation to superior tensile strength from hard abrasion resistance to soft impact resistance.  ArmorThane’s technical experts can help you understand how this pertains to your project and the benefits you stand to gain by incorporating it.


It is undisputed that polyurea coatings are the ultimate waterproof coating material. This is why they are so popular in large-scale tank projects as well as huge infrastructures. Polyurea is an ultimate sealant that offers an air-tight seal. Many contractors around the world use Polyurea in disaster restoration every year.
  • Roofs- Powerful winds can unquestionably blow off roofs. Water can also infiltrate in the smallest of crevices. Polyurea coatings are ideal for sealing off damage and waterproofing the roofs of any structure.
  • Basements- When water seeps into basements, it is time to start worrying. Mold forms if nothing is done to cure the area. Polyurea coatings are excellent for patch jobs. As you know, mold presents major health problems if not taken care of.
  • Building foundations- Natural disasters cause cracks in building foundations. Polyurea coatings can be used to repair hairline fractures and prevent more damage.
  • Flooring-  Adding polyurea coatings to your current flooring is a definite asset when it comes to waterproofing.
These are just a few of the countless uses for Polyurea. Polyurea’s benefits go well beyond waterproofing. Polyurea Coatings are also great for disaster relief. Disaster restoration should never be about repairs. Something that happens once can always occur again, and for that reason, polyurea coatings should be approached with a preventative strategy. Hard-shelled, Solid, Fast curing, and Flexible qualities. These are just some of the characteristics that make polyurea coatings a fantastic solution for disaster relief.

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