Published Wednesday 11th of December 2013 // Updated Wednesday 8th of February 2017
Aircraft hangars are one of the oft-overlooked aspects of concrete sealing and protection. As few people own aircraft hangars independently, the instructions and proper steps to take to care for these structures often fall by the wayside, leaving the owner and/or builder of the aircraft hangar unable to find information on how to protect his/her investment. Fortunately, the process is fairly straightforward even easy and cost-effective for the average consumer and for the experienced professional.
Aircraft hangars tend to be massive structures made large enough to house some amount of airplanes. Whether jumbo jets or private aircraft, these structures need to be big enough to protect the vehicles from weather damage and threats from the elements. The planes are important investments that can cost millions of dollars you wouldnt want any damage marring your craft, or the craft of anyone else, when such damage is so easily avoidable. Just as you want to protect the aircraft, shouldnt the hangar itself be protected from the elements as well?
The steps to ensure this level of protection are fairly easy. First, you need to use a product like the Epoxy 325 as a priming coat that acts as a base layer. The Epoxy 325 is a product that will feature a strong bond and level of adhesion to the concrete substrate of the aircraft hangar. This strong bond will last for a significant amount of time, often for over a decade, offering such benefits as water resistance, abrasion resistance, and UV resistance from the suns powerful rays. The Epoxy 325 should be applied to the hangars floor to help ensure the concrete does not crack and degrade under the weight and traffic from airplanes. These vehicles are incredibly heavy, which makes the concrete under them liable to crack and corrode. The Epoxy 325 base layer is the first step to ensuring adequate protection.
Next, you need to apply either another layer of Epoxy 325, depending on the level of traffic and risk of cracking your hangar has. Finally, you should apply a topcoat of the Urethane 645, which will provide comprehensive and thorough surface-level protection, bonding to the epoxy base layer(s) to enhance the concrete sealing shield. The Urethane 645 is a product that offers some of the most comprehensive protection possible in any type of concrete sealer. It is a clear topcoat that will protect against extreme levels of water exposure, abrasions, chemical spills, UV radiation, heat exposure, and so on. The Urethane 645s protection is complemented by the Epoxy 325, which makes the High Build Epoxy System found on GHOSTSHIELDs website the right choice for any airplane hangar with a high level of traffic and potential damage.