alligatoring definition

  • noun:
    • The formation of cracks at first glance of paint layers.
    • A pattern of cracking of paint on a surface making approximately hexagonal areas of uncracked paint.
    • The cracking of the surfacing bitumen on a bituminous roofing or finish on a SPF roof, producing a pattern of cracks much like an alligator's conceal.

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