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Alchemy-Spetec Seeks Midwest Regional Manager

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Mar 11, 2019 4:01:32 PM
The quickly-growing Alchemy-Spetec team is seeking a Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest to manage and promote the A-S Leak Seal and Geotech product lines in the construction industry. Please contact Jim Spiegel via LinkedIn message and/or email at jspiegel@alchemy-spetec.com for job descriptions or questions.
The quickly-growing Alchemy-Spetec team is seeking a Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest to manage and promote the A-S Leak Seal and Geotech product lines in the construction industry. Please contact Jim Spiegel via LinkedIn message and/or email at jspiegel@alchemy-spetec.com for job descriptions or questions.
 
The quickly-growing Alchemy-Spetec team is seeking a Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest to manage and promote the Leak Seal and Geotech product lines in the construction industry.  Ideally, this candidate would be based in Chicago or Minneapolis.  Relevant chemical grout experience in Leak Seal or Geotech is preferred.  Competitive packages offered.
 
Please contact Jim Spiegel via LinkedIn and/or email him at jspiegel@alchemy-spetec.com for job descriptions or questions.  
 
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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

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

How to Seal a Persistent Footer Leak

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Feb 15, 2019 1:40:12 PM
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How to Seal a Persistent Footer LeakThe dreaded floor/wall leak. Anyone who has seen enough leaks in their time knows that the wall/floor detail can be an injection contractors arch-nemesis. But it doesn't have to be so difficult. Please take a look at the basic detail depicted in the graphic which shows a common mistake as well as a couple of ways to remedy this situation with chemical grouting. Alchemy-Spetec has several products that can be used for this application. For an explanation of when and why you would use Spetec PUR H100, Spetec PUR F400, Spetec AG200, or Spetec PUR GT500, please call us at 404-618-0438, or click the button at the bottom of this article to schedule a consultation with a technical consultant.

See a close up of the graphic and an overview of the drilling methods below:
 
Top Arrow: The location of the top arrow in the graphic represents a good drilling technique, but it requires depths that many contractors are not used to drilling for joint injection.  Drilling here is very effective when grout is delivered to the positive side of the footer joint.
 
Middle Arrow: Drilling a shallow hole that does not reach the joint here (see how the arrow stops mid-wall?) is the most common mistake when doing footer details. The contractor thinks they are hitting a wall/floor joint that is not there. Often they damage existing waterstops in good condition if they do reach the joint. However, drilling here can be effective if the joint is actually reached and the grout is injected successfully.
 
How-to-Seal-a-Persistent-Footer-LeakBottom Arrow: This is the least commonly used drilling location, but when done correctly it seals the under-slab leak path as well as the wall/footer leak path. It's the least intuitive because it requires specific knowledge of the footer construction. 

Want to schedule an appointment with an Alchemy-Spetec tech consultant to learn more about this process? 

Sign Up for a Consultation Now!

Topics: All Posts, Seal Leaks

Remember to Schedule a Personalized Meeting with Your Alchemy-Spetec Rep at World of Concrete 2019

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Jan 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Reminder!  Book your personalized meeting with an Alchemy-Spetec rep at World of Concrete! 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).

Reminder!  Book your personalized meeting with an Alchemy-Spetec rep at World of Concrete! 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).Reminder!  Book your personalized meeting with an Alchemy-Spetec rep at World of Concrete!

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?

Sign Up for a Consultation Now!

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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: All Posts, Lift Slabs, Deep Lift

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?

Sign Up for a Consultation Now!

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?

Sign Up for a Consultation Now!

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.  

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

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Topics: All Posts, Business Tips