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Last Chance to Register for Next Week's Leak Seal and Geotech Training

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Mar 8, 2019 1:50:10 PM

Last Chance to Register for Next Week's Leak Seal and Geotech Training

Last Chance to Register for Next Week's Leak Seal and Geotech Training

Leak Seal & Geotech Products & Procedures

March 14 & 15, 2019 at Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA

Last chance to register!

Get ready for a thorough education in Leak Seal, Slab Lifting, Soil Stabilization and the Alchemy-Spetec Deep Lift™ process. You’ll get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience.

Thursday - Leak Seal

  • Leak Seal Product Line Overview
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Permeation Grouting
  • Leak-Seal Product Mixing
  • Pump & Packer Overviews
  • Leak-Seal Accessories
  • Municipal Applications
  • Live Injection Demos
  • Open Discussions

Friday - Geotech

  • Geotech Product Line Overview
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Geotech Product Mixing
  • Rig & Mobile System Overviews
  • Geotechnical Accessories
  • Slab Lifting Live Demo
  • Deep Lift™ Overview
  • Soil Testing with the
  • GPR & Penetrometer
  • Maintenance Discussions
  • Pricing / Estimating / Cost Savings
  • Open Discussions
Click Here to Register NOW!

Participants receive a Samsung tablet loaded with training material.

Your Instructors:

Stephen C. Barton (President/CEO), Jim Spiegel (VP Sales & Business Development), Andy Powell (Southeastern Regional Manager), Anthony Sandone (Eastern Regional Manager), and Charlie Lerman (Western Regional Manager). Each instructor is a seasoned professional with at least a decade of experience in the industry.

Topics: Repair Seawalls, Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, NSF Certification, Seal Leaks, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Repair Cracks, Waterstop, Deep Lift, Floor Repair

Comprehensive Leak Seal AND Geotech Training at Alchemy-Spetec HQ

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Mar 6, 2019 10:44:40 AM

Comprehensive Leak Seal AND Geotech Training at Alchemy-Spetec HQ

Comprehensive Leak Seal AND Geotech Training at Alchemy-Spetec HQ

Leak Seal & Geotech Products & Procedures

March 14 & 15, 2019 at Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA

Balance your skill set with Leak Seal AND Geotech training!

Get ready for a thorough education in Leak Seal, Slab Lifting, Soil Stabilization and the Alchemy-Spetec Deep Lift™ process. You’ll get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience.

Thursday - Leak Seal

  • Leak Seal Product Line Overview
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Permeation Grouting
  • Leak-Seal Product Mixing
  • Pump & Packer Overviews
  • Leak-Seal Accessories
  • Municipal Applications
  • Live Injection Demos
  • Open Discussions

Friday - Geotech

  • Geotech Product Line Overview
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Geotech Product Mixing
  • Rig & Mobile System Overviews
  • Geotechnical Accessories
  • Slab Lifting Live Demo
  • Deep Lift™ Overview
  • Soil Testing with the
  • GPR & Penetrometer
  • Maintenance Discussions
  • Pricing / Estimating / Cost Savings
  • Open Discussions

Click Here to Register NOW!

Participants receive a Samsung tablet loaded with training material.

Your Instructors:

Stephen C. Barton (President/CEO), Jim Spiegel (VP Sales & Business Development), Andy Powell (Southeastern Regional Manager), Anthony Sandone (Eastern Regional Manager), and Charlie Lerman (Western Regional Manager). Each instructor is a seasoned professional with at least a decade of experience in the industry.  

Topics: Repair Seawalls, Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, NSF Certification, Seal Leaks, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Repair Cracks, Waterstop, Deep Lift, Floor Repair

A Few Spots Left for 2019 Spring Training on March 14th & 15th

Posted by Stephen C. Barton on Mar 4, 2019 3:03:41 PM

A Few Spots Left for 2019 Spring Training on March 14th & 15th

A Few Spots Left for 2019 Spring Training on March 14th & 15th

Leak Seal & Geotech Products & Procedures

March 14 & 15, 2019 at Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA

Only a few spots left! 

Get ready for a thorough education in Leak Seal, Slab Lifting, Soil Stabilization and the Alchemy-Spetec Deep Lift™ process. You’ll get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience.

Thursday - Leak Seal

  • Leak Seal Product Line Overview
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Permeation Grouting
  • Leak-Seal Product Mixing
  • Pump & Packer Overviews
  • Leak-Seal Accessories
  • Municipal Applications
  • Live Injection Demos
  • Open Discussions

Friday - Geotech

  • Geotech Product Line Overview
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Geotech Product Mixing
  • Rig & Mobile System Overviews
  • Geotechnical Accessories
  • Slab Lifting Live Demo
  • Deep Lift™ Overview
  • Soil Testing with the
  • GPR & Penetrometer
  • Maintenance Discussions
  • Pricing / Estimating / Cost Savings
  • Open Discussions

 Click Here to Register NOW!

Participants receive a Samsung tablet loaded with training material.

Your Instructors:

Stephen C. Barton (President/CEO), Jim Spiegel (VP Sales & Business Development), Andy Powell (Southeastern Regional Manager), Anthony Sandone (Eastern Regional Manager), and Charlie Lerman (Western Regional Manager). Each instructor is a seasoned professional with at least a decade of experience in the industry.  

Topics: Repair Seawalls, Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, NSF Certification, Seal Leaks, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Repair Cracks, Waterstop, Deep Lift, Floor Repair

Contractor Safety Tips

Posted by Andy Powell on Mar 1, 2019 2:49:08 PM

Contractor Safety Tips

Contractor Safety TipsDon’t Be Complacent When It Comes To Safety

For many years I have been a Technical Consultant for Alchemy-Spetec.  Prior to that, I ran a small crew doing polyurethane, and in some cases epoxy, injection for infrastructure repair.

All of the products I have worked with have some similar things in common both in terms of the product, and the application.  First of all, everything we work with is sticky and secondly, most everything we work with is pumped under some kind of pressure.

Sometimes on-the-job events remind you to always think things through, and to never be complacent or take anything for granted when it comes to safety.

Know Your Equipment

Although Alchemy-Spetec sells turnkey equipment systems for installing all of our products, often I am consulting in the field working with a contractor’s equipment.  Once on a seawall injection job, we started pumping and it became clear that material was not moving; somewhere there was a restriction.  Typically I work from the injection gun back to find out where the problem is.  On the Titan pumps I usually work with for leak seal jobs, you can switch the pump from “Spray” mode to “Prime” mode and it will relieve the pressure on the main line.  This wasn’t a Titan though, and after making that switch I thought I had relieved the pressure.  The injection gun was locked up and I thought material had set up in it causing the lock up.  Disassembling a fitting on the gun informed me otherwise as it blew off and shot high pressure resin onto my arms and elsewhere.  High pressure fluid wounds can cause long term complications and should be treated immediately if the skin is penetrated.  I made out okay with only wounded pride and a lesson learned. 

Think It Through

The old rule of thumb for carpenters is measure twice and cut once.  That is good to keep in mind for a lot of things in life, but it especially applies to our industry.  Sometimes we are pumping one-component resin and sometimes we are pumping two-component.  Other times we might be flushing out equipment or doing maintenance.  Think through everything you’re doing at all times.  Two-component equipment may have a lot of different valves and controls that need to be turned on or off in a certain order.  If you’re not sure consult the manual or pick up the phone and ask us.  Doing things out of sequence may not create a problem but there are times when it can.  That can lead to a mess or an injury.  When doing maintenance always follow appropriate lock-out tag-out procedures (LOTO).

Always Wear Your Safety Gear

When I had that high pressure blow out on my arms, it was a July day in FL.  Extreme heat and humidity were prevalent so I was wearing short sleeves as is common in the Sunshine State.  I had my safety glasses on which did prevent material from splashing in my eyes; however as I had to shave my arms later that day to remove resin, I wished I had been wearing a Tyvek suit.  Don’t cut corners on the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).  Additionally, make sure you always have a first aid kit, eyewash station, fire extinguisher, and a safety plan in place.  For confined spaces, mandatory training and certification is not an option; it’s the law.  Don’t let your Christmas bonus evaporate because of a heavy OSHA or MSHA fine.

Pay Attention

There is plenty more to cover in a blog on safety; this one was really more of a reminder to both myself and everyone else to keep it in the forefront of our minds.  Safety is a group effort and requires everyone to be on the same page.  If you have more experience than the other person; pay attention to them and offer instruction and correction as necessary.  Watch out for each other and for your surroundings and you will establish the proper culture to succeed in this business.

Have More Questions About Contractor Safety?

Sign Up for a Consultation Now!

Topics: All Posts, Business Tips

Presentations and Group Discussions at 2019 Spring Training

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Feb 27, 2019 2:54:56 PM

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Leak Seal & Geotech Products & Procedures

March 14 & 15, 2019 at Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA

The best classroom learning in the business! 

Informative presentations and group discussions packed with practical application instructions, business tips and more.

Get a thorough education in Leak Seal, Slab Lifting, Soil Stabilization and the Alchemy-Spetec Deep Lift™ process. You’ll also get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience.

Thursday - Leak Seal

  • Leak Seal Product Line Overview
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Permeation Grouting
  • Leak-Seal Product Mixing
  • Pump & Packer Overviews
  • Leak-Seal Accessories
  • Municipal Applications
  • Live Injection Demos
  • Open Discussions

Friday - Geotech

  • Geotech Product Line Overview
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Geotech Product Mixing
  • Rig & Mobile System Overviews
  • Geotechnical Accessories
  • Slab Lifting Live Demo
  • Deep Lift™ Overview
  • Soil Testing with the
  • GPR & Penetrometer
  • Maintenance Discussions
  • Pricing / Estimating / Cost Savings
  • Open Discussions

Click Here to Register NOW!

Participants receive a Samsung tablet loaded with training material.

Your Instructors:

Stephen C. Barton (President/CEO), Jim Spiegel (VP Sales & Business Development), Andy Powell (Southeastern Regional Manager), Anthony Sandone (Eastern Regional Manager), and Charlie Lerman (Western Regional Manager). Each instructor is a seasoned professional with at least a decade of experience in the industry.  

Topics: Repair Seawalls, Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, NSF Certification, Seal Leaks, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Repair Cracks, Waterstop, Deep Lift, Floor Repair

Geotech Curriculum for 2019 Spring Training

Posted by Andy Powell on Feb 25, 2019 1:36:46 PM

Geotech Curriculum for 2019 Spring Training

Geotech Curriculum for 2019 Spring Training

Get ready for a thorough education in polyurethane slab lift/soil stabilization geotech products and applications on Friday, March 15th (March 14th is leak seal day), 2019 at Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA. You’ll get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience. Registration includes both days, but we’ll take a close look at the geotech curriculum in today’s blog post…

The schedule on Friday, March 15th includes education on the Alchemy-Spetec geotech product line, soil stabilization, slab lifting, the Deep Lift™ process, rig & mobile lifting systems, geotech accessories, soil testing (ground penetrating radar, penetrometer), pricing and estimating. There will also be live geotech demos, product mixing demos, and open discussions for sharing job related tips and solutions from the field.

Your instructors have years of experience providing technical support for contractors across the country. You can look forward to presentations, demos and/or discussions lead by Stephen C. Barton (President/CEO), Jim Spiegel (VP Sales & Business Development), Andy Powell (Southeastern Regional Manager), Anthony Sandone (Eastern Regional Manager), and Charlie Lerman (Western Regional Manager). 

Participants will receive a Samsung tablet loaded with leak seal training material.

The registration deadline is February 28th.

Sign up while there's still space available...

Click Here to Register NOW!

Topics: Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Deep Lift

Product Mixing Demos at 2019 Spring Training

Posted by Anthony Sandone on Feb 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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Leak Seal & Geotech Products & Procedures

March 14 & 15, 2019 at Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA

Alchemy-Spetec Spring Contractor Training 2019 Mixing-Demos-Body-GraphicSee live product mixing demos!

Get a thorough education in Leak Seal, Slab Lifting, Soil Stabilization and the Alchemy-Spetec Deep Lift™ process. You’ll also get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience.

Thursday - Leak Seal

  • Leak Seal Product Line Overview
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Permeation Grouting
  • Leak-Seal Product Mixing
  • Pump & Packer Overviews
  • Leak-Seal Accessories
  • Municipal Applications
  • Live Injection Demos
  • Open Discussions

Friday - Geotech

  • Geotech Product Line Overview
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Geotech Product Mixing
  • Rig & Mobile System Overviews
  • Geotechnical Accessories
  • Slab Lifting Live Demo
  • Deep Lift™ Overview
  • Soil Testing with the
  • GPR & Penetrometer
  • Maintenance Discussions
  • Pricing / Estimating / Cost Savings
  • Open Discussions
Click Here to Register NOW!

Participants receive a Samsung tablet loaded with training material.

Your Instructors:

Stephen C. Barton (President/CEO), Jim Spiegel (VP Sales & Business Development), Andy Powell (Southeastern Regional Manager), Anthony Sandone (Eastern Regional Manager), and Charlie Lerman (Western Regional Manager). Each instructor is a seasoned professional with at least a decade of experience in the industry.  

Topics: Repair Seawalls, Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, NSF Certification, Seal Leaks, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Repair Cracks, Waterstop, Deep Lift, Floor Repair

Sunshine Supply Hosts Alchemy-Spetec Grout Lab in Anaheim

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Feb 21, 2019 1:45:51 PM

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Leak seal product distributor Sunshine Supply, headquartered in California, hosted a well-attended Alchemy-Spetec Grout Lab today for local contractors in the Anaheim area. The curriculum included…

Classroom Polyurethane Leak Seal Training

  • Safety Considerations for Polyurethane Leak Seal Work
  • Crack Injection Products and Application Procedures
  • Curtain Grouting Products and Application Procedures

Live Polyurethane Leak Seal Demos

  • Concrete Crack Injection
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Pump Startup and Maintenance

Watch this brief clip (from a demo at the grout lab) of a crack cross section showing off-gassing pressures creating full depth repair... 

Want an Alchemy-Spetec leak seal grout lab in your area? Find your local product distributor and ask them to call us!

Don’t want to wait? Travel to the Atlanta area for the next Alchemy-Spetec contractor training on March 14th and 15th at our headquarters. Click here for more information on the Atlanta-area training program!

Want more info on Alchemy-Spetec leak seal products?

Download the Info-Packed Leak Seal Product Catalog!

Topics: All Posts, Seal Leaks

Sunshine Supply Hosts Alchemy-Spetec Grout Lab in San Diego

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Feb 19, 2019 4:06:01 PM

Sunshine Supply Hosts Alchemy-Spetec Grout Lab in San Diego

Sunshine Supply Hosts Alchemy-Spetec Grout Lab in San Diego

Leak seal product distributor Sunshine Supply, headquartered in San Diego, hosted a well-attended Alchemy-Spetec Grout Lab today for local contractors in the area. The curriculum included…

Classroom Polyurethane Leak Seal Training

  • Safety Considerations for Polyurethane Leak Seal Work
  • Crack Injection Products and Application Procedures
  • Curtain Grouting Products and Application Procedures

Live Polyurethane Leak Seal Demos

  • Concrete Crack Injection
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Pump Startup and Maintenance

Want an Alchemy-Spetec leak seal grout lab in your area? Find your local product distributor and ask them to call us!

Don’t want to wait? Travel to the Atlanta area for the next Alchemy-Spetec contractor training on March 14th and 15th at our headquarters. Click here for more information on the Atlanta-area training program!

Want more info on Alchemy-Spetec leak seal products?

Download the Info-Packed Leak Seal Product Catalog!

Topics: All Posts, Seal Leaks

Leak Seal Curriculum for 2019 Spring Training

Posted by Charlie Lerman on Feb 18, 2019 4:37:39 PM

Leak Seal Curriculum for 2019 Spring Training

Leak Seal Curriculum for 2019 Spring Training

Get ready for a thorough education in polyurethane leak seal products and applications on Thursday, March 14th (March 15th is geotech day), 2019 at Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA. You’ll get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience. Registration includes both days, but we’ll take a close look at the leak seal curriculum in today’s blog post…

The schedule on Thursday, March 14th includes presentations on the Alchemy-Spetec leak seal product line, crack injection, curtain grouting, permeation grouting, pumps & packers, leak seal accessories and municipal applications. There will also be live injection demos, product mixing demos, and open discussions for sharing job related tips and solutions from the field.

Your instructors have years of experience providing technical support for both contractors and distributors across the country. You can look forward to presentations, demos and/or discussions lead by Stephen C. Barton (President/CEO), Jim Spiegel (VP Sales & Business Development), Andy Powell (Southeastern Regional Manager), Anthony Sandone (Eastern Regional Manager), and Charlie Lerman (Western Regional Manager). 

Participants will receive a Samsung tablet loaded with leak seal training material.

The registration deadline is February 28th.

Sign up while there's still space available...

Click Here to Register NOW!

Topics: All Posts, Seal Leaks, Business Tips