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Learn About the Deep Lift Process

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Jan 16, 2019 5:34:39 PM

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Alchemy-Spetec offers a unique combination of high quality structural lifting foams along with the equipment and training needed to address deep soil issues. Now you can achieve soil densification and lifting on large projects with the smallest footprint and least amount of heavy equipment required.

The Deep Lift™ process is powerful, painless, and rapid. Deep Lift™ gets to the root of the problems in the soil, it brings the structure back to level, and accomplishes this with minimal imposition or downtime to the property owner.

Alchemy-Spetec will be at World of Concrete 2019!  You can learn more about the Deep Lift™ process at our exhibit space.  Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year).

There will be a LOT to see and do at our booth this year: 

Want more information on the Deep Lift™ process?

Download an Info-Packed Deep Lift Brochure!

Topics: Lift Slabs, Deep Lift, All Posts

Mix Foam Samples at Our Live Mixing Station!

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Jan 14, 2019 5:31:05 PM

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MIX FOAM SAMPLES AT OUR LIVE MIXING STATION!-blogSee first-hand how chemical grouts react and set up when mixed at our Live Mixing Station at World of Concrete 2019

Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year). 

There will be a LOT to see and do at our booth this year: 

Want to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a rep at World of Concrete?

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Topics: All Posts, Seal Leaks

See Leak Seal and Curtain Grouting Displays

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Jan 11, 2019 5:19:30 PM

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See Leak Seal and Curtain Grouting Displays-blogLeaking concrete structures can be permanently repaired with concrete crack injection by using a water activated flexible foam. Pressure injection of these liquid polyurethane resins forces the material into leaking cracks, joints, and other defects. After the polyurethane crack injection is complete, the polyurethane resin rapidly reacts with water to form a flexible, watertight seal.

Curtain wall grouting is a leak seal method that is often required when cracks cannot be identified, when walls are made of material that does not respond well to crack injection (such as masonry, stone and CMU), and when previous leak seal methods have failed. Curtain wall grouting is the process of injecting water reactive resin behind the leaking wall in a widespread grid pattern. The water on the other side mixes with the grout and cures to a solid mass covering the surface of the wall on the other side.

See crack injection and curtain wall grouting displays at World of Concrete 2019!  Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year). 

There will be a LOT to see and do at our booth this year: 

Want to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a rep at World of Concrete?

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Want more information on our Leak Seal products?

Download the Info-Packed Leak Seal Product Catalog!

Topics: All Posts, Seal Leaks

Visit Us At WOC 2019 with a Discount Registration Offer

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Jan 7, 2019 4:30:18 PM

On behalf of the International Concrete Repair Institute, Alchemy-Spetec would like all of you attending the World of Concrete 2019 show in Las Vegas to take advantage of the source code A36 upon registration at the checkout line below for a discount worth as much as $50 upon registration checkout.

On behalf of the International Concrete Repair Institute, Alchemy-Spetec would like all of you attending the World of Concrete 2019 show in Las Vegas to take advantage of the source code A36 upon registration at the checkout line below for a discount worth as much as $50 upon registration checkout.

On behalf of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), Alchemy-Spetec would like all of you attending the World of Concrete 2019 show in Las Vegas to take advantage of the source code A36 upon registration at the checkout line below for a discount worth as much as $50 upon registration checkout.  There is no catch to this offer.  If you are attending the World of Concrete, simply click here to register, and enter the source code A36, and receive your discount.

We invite all of you to come see the live chemical grouting demos offered at the top of every hour during the show at the Alchemy-Spetec exhibit in Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year)

We would also like to draw attention to the ICRI kick-off party at the Paris rooftop club, Chateau on Monday night.  To all of those planning on attending, safe travels and we look forward to seeing you soon.  

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Topics: All Posts, Business Tips

See a Live Slab Lifting Demo at World of Concrete 2019

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Jan 2, 2019 1:26:12 PM

See a Live Slab Lifting Demo

See a Live Slab Lifting Demo

Alchemy-Spetec manufactures polyurethane lifting foams for slab jacking and structure lifting. Among the most dependable products for jacking and leveling concrete slabs, these two component, high-strength, hydro-insensitive structural foams serve as an extremely effective solution for contractors.

See these amazing lifting foams in action at World of Concrete 2019!  Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year). 

There will be a LOT to see and do at our booth this year: 

 Want more info on slab lifting?

Download an Info-Packed Slab Lift Brochure! 

Want to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a rep at World of Concrete?

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Topics: All Posts, Lift Slabs

Get an Alchemy-Spetec Pocket Knife

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Dec 19, 2018 5:43:03 PM

Get a complimentary Alchemy-Spetec pocket knife at World of Concrete 2019!  Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year).  Show us a social media post you made with the hashtag #AlchemySpetecWOC and you'll receive one absolutely free!

Get a complimentary Alchemy-Spetec pocket knife at World of Concrete 2019!  Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year).  Show us a social media post you made with the hashtag #AlchemySpetecWOC and you'll receive one absolutely free!

Get a complimentary Alchemy-Spetec pocket knife at World of Concrete 2019!  Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year).  Show us a social media post you made with the hashtag #AlchemySpetecWOC and you'll receive one absolutely free!

There will be a LOT to see and do at our booth this year: 

Want a personlized one-on-one meeting at World of Concrete?

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Stopping Leaks with Spetec PUR GT500: Concrete Crack Injection with Polyurethane Resin

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Dec 14, 2018 5:02:32 PM

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This video demonstrates how concrete crack injection works for leak seal problems. Leaking concrete structures can be permanently repaired using a water activated flexible polymer. Pressure injection of these liquid resins forces the material into leaking cracks, joints, and other defects. The resin rapidly reacts with the moisture to form a flexible, watertight seal. From hairline cracks to gushing leaks, virtually any defect can be corrected with our leak seal resins, optimized for stopping water flow.   

In this case the concrete wall in the basement of an apartment complex was leaking water, slowly flooding the area at the base of the structure. Needless to say, these types of situations can eventually present a fairly serious issue for property owners. Fortunately, they can attack the problem head on by hiring a contractor skilled in the application of Spetec PUR GT500 (formerly known as AP Seal 500).

Spetec PUR GT500 is a single component, low viscosity, flexible hydrophilic polyurethane injection resin. This grout is a proven industrial concrete crack sealant. A powerful polyurethane resin that is optimal for sealing hairline cracks, pipe penetrations, joints and larger defects in concrete structures.

Want in-depth info on leak seal procedures and products?

 Download an Info-Packed Leak Seal Brochure!

Topics: All Posts, Seal Leaks

Learn About Preventative Waterproofing

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Dec 12, 2018 5:01:02 PM

Are you familiar with our Waterstop line of preventative waterproofing products? Make sure to ask us all about them when you visit our booth at  World of Concrete 2019!

Are you familiar with our Waterstop line of preventative waterproofing products? Make sure to ask us all about them when you visit our booth at  World of Concrete 2019!Are you familiar with our Waterstop line of preventative waterproofing products? Make sure to ask us all about them when you visit our booth at  World of Concrete 2019! Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year).

A Brief Overview of the Waterstop Line

Newly constructed floor/wall joints with no waterstop lining can be vulnerable to water infiltration. Neglect to line the joints, and water will seep into the structure and out onto the floor. Needless to say, water on the floor can be an inconvenience, it can be a safety hazard and it can damage property. In addition, floor/wall joint leaks can cause the concrete to decay and spall over the long run.

Spetec ITS Kit
The Spetec ITS Kit is a complete injection tubing system for sealing of construction joints in concrete. It can also be used to seal cold joints, expansion joints, pipe penetrations, and tunnel segment joints. In addition, this kit can be used as a primary waterstop system.

Spetec R-ITS
The Spetec Re-Inectable Tube System is a primary waterstop in cold joints and pipe joints. When used with acrylates like Spetec AG 200, it can be flushed with water at a pre-determined set time, creating a clean tube ready for subsequent use. It can also function as a standard single-use injection tube system with polyurethane injection resins like Spetec PUR H100 and Spetec PUR F400. The Spetec R-ITS is compatible with combination grouting techniques involving microfine cements.

Spetec SST500
This is a black hydrophilic synthetic waterproofing strip. Spetec SST500 swells up to 500% of its original size upon contact with water and is used to seal pipe penetrations as well as wall/floor joints. This is a caulk designed to swell and/or expand in the presence of water. It is safe for marine environments and can be applied under water. Spetec WT400 is used to seal pipe penetrations, wall joints, and sheet pile joints.

Learn more about the Waterstop line in our booth at World of Concrete 2019!

Want to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a rep at World of Concrete?

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Want more info on the Waterstop line?

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Topics: All Posts, Waterstop

See the PolyBadger Compact Lifting System in Action

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Dec 7, 2018 5:01:50 PM

Learn all about the PolyBadger at World of Concrete 2019!  Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year).

Learn all about the PolyBadger at World of Concrete 2019!  Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year).Live PolyBadger lifting demos at World of Concrete!

Learn all about the PolyBadger at World of Concrete 2019!  Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year).

The Alchemy-Spetec PolyBadger lifting system is tough and compact. This system is an affordable entry-level option for new contractors, as well as an extremely portable addition to the experienced contractor’s arsenal. The PolyBadger is a lot less expensive than your standard 20 foot trailer rig.

The genius of the PolyBadger is the auto calibrator. It keeps the flow of A and B on ratio, eliminating the possibility of a crossover in the gun or the whip hose. The two low-pressure transfer pumps and auto calibrator are literally the only moving parts in the whole system. That means less downtime, less maintenance, and more productivity on the job. The cart set up is very simple to use, even when compared to the few other compact lifting units on the market.  The entire system can easily fit in the back of a pickup truck!

Want to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a rep at World of Concrete?

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Want more info on the PolyBadger system?

Download an Info-Packed PolyBadger Lifting System Brochure!

Topics: All Posts, Lift Slabs

Schedule a Personalized Meeting with Your Alchemy-Spetec Rep at World of Concrete

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Nov 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Alchemy-Spetec will be at World of Concrete 2019!  Drop by to see us at Booth # O40551 in the Silver Lots (same location we were in last year).

There will be a LOT to see and do at our booth this year: 

Respecting YOUR time is important to us.  So, in addition to the action-packed list above, you can schedule a one-on-one consultation with your regional rep for personalized product or equipment demos, tips and advice on building your business, etc.

Want a personlized one-on-one meeting at World of Concrete? 

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Topics: All Posts, Business Tips