October 2018 Meeting

Oct 8, 2018 - 05:00 PM

October 2018 Meeting


***Please RSVP HERE by Noon on October 8th***

Monday, October 8th, 2018


SSPC Headquarters

800 Trumbull Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Directions To_SSPC_From_Airport


Dustin Young

Training Development Manager

Dustin Young is the Training Development Manager of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.  Dustin graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2010, with a Bachelors in Biology and a Minor of Chemistry. He recently finished his Masters of Business Administration from CALU in 2017. Dustin joined SSPC in May of 2017 from Impact Guard, LLC. where he was the Quality Manager. Dustin has held a variety of positions in the coatings and linings industry. He previously held a Technical Adviser position at the PPG Architectural Coatings Headquarters located in Cranberry, Pa. Dustin has also served as a quality control/laboratory technician for Ferro Corp, a glass coatings manufacturer. Dustin is a member and participant of multiple committee organizations that include SSPC, NACE, ACI, and ICRI.


“Preparing concrete for coating application: A tale-tale story of not judging a substrate by its surface”

How do you prepare a living; breathing substrate for coating application? Concrete poses many challenges for coating applicators. With most other substrates, the surface will tell the majority of the story when assessing a structure. With concrete, the surface is only half the battle. What lies beneath the concrete surface is often why concrete coatings fail! According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, US infrastructure currently scores a D+ on their infrastructure report card. With concrete being a large component of US infrastructure, more and more concrete will need to be rehabilitated both presently and in the future. It is important to bring awareness to the issues of coating concrete now, to prevent concrete coating failures and the costly time of rework. By bringing this awareness, we can make progress on improving our nation’s infrastructure and improving the safety of our fellow Americans who use the infrastructure on a daily basis.

In this presentation, I will explain why it is important to understand and to test the pH of concrete, understand MVT/MVE and perform various types of moisture testing, and the importance of determining the soundness of concrete prior to coating installation. All three of these factors will have a significant impact on the longevity of protective coatings applied over concrete substrates.