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Joint Fillers vs Joint Sealers

Joint Fillers vs Joint Sealers

Concrete joint sealants and joint fillers are different in both chemical formulation and intended use. Elastomeric Joint Sealants are cold-applied elastomeric single or multi-component materials used for sealing, caulking, or glazing operations on buildings, plazas,...

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Why Grout Pumping Beats Pouring

Why Grout Pumping Beats Pouring

Traditional grouting has long been a labor intensive task that most people don’t look forward  to doing. While its clear that grouting is a crucial step in the installation process, it doesn’t always get the same attention as other steps in the installation process....

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Preventing Rapid Evaporation When the Heat is On

Preventing Rapid Evaporation When the Heat is On

When placing concrete and cementitious concrete repair mortars, especially in hot and dry weather, evaporation rate is one of the most critical factors to take into consideration. The evaporation rate is the rate at which moisture is being lost from the concrete or...

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Making Repairs to Large Areas Made Easy

Making Repairs to Large Areas Made Easy

Sometimes you just don’t have the time to repair your floors and keep up with your production schedule. Especially if the damage is extensive and spread over a larger area than what you’d “patch” on a regular basis. In most cases, it’s more cost and time effective to...

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Why Grout Pumping Beats Pouring

Step-by-Step Guide to 2 Common Foundation Repairs

There are far too many repair options to cover them in a single email. So, we’ve picked two options for a very common issue. Look around the mill and you’re sure to see this one. A large piece of concrete cracked off the corner of a foundation. It may be on the floor...

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Product Selection Guide for Equipment Foundation Repairs

Product Selection Guide for Equipment Foundation Repairs

Material Return to service time Application Type Ease of use 1-3 SR 30 Structural Repair 8 hrs Mix and trowel 1 Form and Pour 2 SR 15 Structural Repair 2 hrs Mix and trowel 1 Form and Pour 2 SR Deep Pour Epoxy Grout Fast Set 6 hours Form and Pour 2 Crackbond CSR 1-2...

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Step-by-Step Guide to Equipment Grouting

Step-by-Step Guide to Equipment Grouting

So, you’ve determined that you need to re-grout a pump, but it’s not something you do very often. Refresh your memory with the guide below. 1. Make sure you choose the right grout for your application. Utilize available application guides or call an expert to have...

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Reduce SLU Scheduling Headaches and Labor

Reduce SLU Scheduling Headaches and Labor

Owners, designers and general contractors demand high quality, along with rapid installation. For contractors installing self-leveling underlayment (SLU), this means new approaches are needed to complete work faster and more efficiently. With ever-growing pressures to...

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Product Comparison Guide to Quick Turn-Around Grouting

Product Comparison Guide to Quick Turn-Around Grouting

Product Vibration Chemicals Yield Max thickness Start-up Time SR Deep Pour Fast Set Epoxy Grout excessive General resistance to mild acids and caustics 0.5 cubic feet per unit 3” Neat 12” Extended 6-8 hours SR Thin Pour Epoxy excessive General resistance to mild acids...

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Tips to Making Sure Your Concrete Repair Will Last

Tips to Making Sure Your Concrete Repair Will Last

Your concrete isn’t just exposed to general wear and tear like a plant floor or warehouse. Your concrete takes a beating from steam, traffic, metal totes and the chemicals you’re processing. You need repair materials that can take it. Here a few things to consider...

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The Key to Ensuring Long-Term Success of Your Joint Sealant

The Key to Ensuring Long-Term Success of Your Joint Sealant

We all know that the key to the long term success of your joint sealant is it’s ability to stay bonded to the concrete sidewalls of the joint. But how do you make sure you have the best chance at superior bond in an existing joint. In one word, Prep. Preparation of...

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Maintenance

Patching Your Concrete Floors Quickly Can Make Sure They Last

Patching Your Concrete Floors Quickly Can Make Sure They Last

Your concrete takes a beating every day. The traffic, the dropped tools, the dragged pallets, they have your floors under constant attack. The result is seen in a wide range of damage. Some areas have minor spalling or chipping, some have scrapes and grooves and...

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Restore Your Damaged Floor Joints Quickly and Easily

Restore Your Damaged Floor Joints Quickly and Easily

All those little chips in your floor joints weren’t a big deal at first. Now after years of traffic impact, they have gotten larger and now you have to address them. The rough travel is killing your forklifts but you don’t feel like you can shutdown traffic for an...

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Filling Spalling Joints Can Prevent More Damage

Filling Spalling Joints Can Prevent More Damage

You’ve noticed that the joints in your higher traffic areas look like they’re getting wider. The edges of the concrete seem to be “chipping away.” Now is the time to prevent any further damage to these joints. Afterall, you need the concrete floors in your plant to be...

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Address Problem Cracked Areas While You Still Can

Address Problem Cracked Areas While You Still Can

“Fixing small cracks in the concrete didn’t seem to be worth the effort. I mean, they’re just cracks. What real harm could they do?” Now those small cracks are wide enough to cause issues. You’re having to put down steel or plywood to cover areas to prevent tripping....

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Repair Cracks in Concrete Before They Become a Problem

Repair Cracks in Concrete Before They Become a Problem

“Concrete Cracks. It’s Really Not a Big Deal.” Of course, concrete cracks. We all know it. But like most problems, it only gets worse if you don’t address it. If you have a bearing on the brink, worn belt or broken sprocket, you’d change it to prevent any potential...

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Common Myths About Repairing Trenches That Stay Wet

Common Myths About Repairing Trenches That Stay Wet

Maintaining your trench drain in your facility is a necessity. Damaged trench drains could lead to unpleasant odors and allow bacteria to grow. With all the USDA regulations, cleaning, flooding, or rinsing your trench is a daily routine. This means there is not a lot...

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Common Myths About Reducing Slip Hazards on Wet Floors

Common Myths About Reducing Slip Hazards on Wet Floors

As you know, industrial environments can be filled with hazards just waiting for someone not paying attention. And your Food and Beverage plant even has some unique challenges of its own. On a daily basis, your floor is exposed to hot oils, blood, sugars, food acids,...

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Engineering

Concrete Replacement

Concrete Replacement

Replacing concrete with concrete makes perfect sense. It’s just not always the best choice given your schedule and the clients expectations.

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You Don’t Have to Wait to Repair Tank and Pit Linings

You Don’t Have to Wait to Repair Tank and Pit Linings

Discovered damage in your pit or chest linings? Regular inspections are key to planning work for mill outages. Once you’ve made an assessment, you have an idea of what you’ll need to plan for on the schedule and for your budget. Most people still wait to perform the...

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Product Selection Guide for Containment Coatings

Product Selection Guide for Containment Coatings

SR Epoxy Sealer Long Term Immersion (LTI): the coating will be immersed in the solution for extended periods of time. Short Term Immersion (STI): the coating will be immersed for up to 72 hours. Splash Zone (SZ): the coating will be exposed to the solution for only...

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Make Sure the Coating You Choose is Up to the Task

Make Sure the Coating You Choose is Up to the Task

With the wide range of chemicals and compounds used in Chemical Production these days, there’s no way to use one product. You need to consider a few things before you decide what you’ll use. 1. What’s the basic chemistry of your product in this containment or...

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How Quickly Can My Equipment Return to Service After Grouting?

How Quickly Can My Equipment Return to Service After Grouting?

Let’s face it, nearly every installation of process equipment is time sensitive these days. Ultra-competitive markets and slim profit margins force most companies to limit even planned down-time to the bare minimum. Saving the cure time for conventional grouts could...

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Versatility of Urethane Cements

Versatility of Urethane Cements

There is a wide variety of material on the market designed to be applied to concrete floors to seal and protect. The best know are Epoxy Based and come in many grades. They can be poured to self-level, squeegeed, rolled, troweled or placed as a grout topping. While...

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OSHA’s New Regulations for Silica Dust

OSHA’s New Regulations for Silica Dust

Proper dust collection systems for mixing operations are important not only for the health and safety of your crew, but also the health of your business. If you fail to meet the OSHA standards, you could receive a serious and extremely costly violation. OSHA's...

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