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Interview with Meric Selvi at Alchemy Inject

Posted by Jim Spiegel on May 14, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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Body-Interview with Meric Selvi of Alchemy InjectOne of our geotech customers in Australia, Meric Selvi at Alchemy Inject, was recently interviewed about his concrete repair business.

Alchemy Inject's parent company Antidote Remedial is a remedial building company which was established in 2007. Over the last decade the business has grown to become a team of licensed skilled trades including builders, tilers, painters, plumbers and concreters with a diverse background and a common passion for delivering the best results for their clients.

Antidote/Alchemy Inject is dedicated to providing exceptional levels of service to their clients. Their team is made up of skilled licensed tradespeople, plus admin staff and certified project managers to make sure the projects are completed on time, on budget and to a high quality.

Based in Manly, Australia, they operate throughout the Sydney metro area. They recently posted a great 10 minute video interview with Alchemy Inject owner Meric Selvi.  Enjoy this profile of their slab lifting business, Alchemy Inject.

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Topics: All Posts, Lift Slabs

Hand Sanitizer Online Pre-Ordering Now Available

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Apr 17, 2020 11:03:46 AM
Banner Hand Sanitizer Pre-Ordering Now Available
 
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Please Note: This message is not intended as a sales tactic.  We are genuinely trying to educate the construction industry on the current state of hand sanitizer scarcity and to let them know that we are a source - as long as our current suppliers provide us with raw materials and packaging.
 
As all of you know, Hand Sanitizer is very scarce, and we're thrilled to offer our customers a source for it during these unprecedented times. We have secured stock to produce the isopropyl-based WHO-formula (Made in USA - Tucker, GA), and are fully registered with FDA as a manufacturer with a National Drug Code (NDC) of 74826-812. It is also important to note that this formula does not include gel thickening agents. It can be used with a small amount applied to the palm, or as a spray or wipe.  
 
We have our first production run tentatively available to ship on or before April 24th. Despite challenging market conditions, we have been able to secure raw materials and packaging for future supply as well, and as they are received, we will do our best to reflect market pricing changes in our pricing. For our limited first production run, we are streamlining the pricing as detailed below in an effort to supply all of you with solutions for not only your business interests, but for your family, friends, and neighbors. Our first objective is to supply each and every one of you with high quality and reliable sanitizer. Secondary to this, is to provide those who expressed distribution interest a few volume options as listed.  
 
We strongly encourage pre-orders through the link here as the stock is moving quickly. (Note that Ground / LTL freight to the lower 48 states is included in these prices. There are volume packaging options available in the drop down menu for 1-gallon cases.) 
 
Click Here to Buy Hand Sanitizer NOW
 
Available Sizes:
  • 1/2 Gallon Pack (2 Quarts)
  • 1 Case (4 Gallon Jugs)
  • 1 Pallet (256 Gallon Jugs)
  • 5 Pallets (1,280 Gallon Jugs)
Additional packaging options may become available, but we are focusing on 1/2 gallon and gallon volumes to allow us to ensure continued supply of packaging. As other options become available, we will update you all. If you have any questions about your order, please email orders@Alchemy-Spetec.com.  
 
Thank you all for your overwhelming interest in this product. And, as always, we appreciate your support in allowing us to continue offering products you need. Please stay safe and well through these difficult times, and we genuinely look forward to when we can thank all of you in person much sooner than later.  
 
Jim Spiegel
V.P. Sales & Business Development

Topics: Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Sanitizers

Quantifying Chemical Grouting Effectiveness with The QP Factor

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Feb 13, 2020 3:24:16 PM

Quantifying Chemical Grouting Effectiveness

Quantifying Chemical Grouting EffectivenessThis blog post features Episode 2 of Alchemy-Spetec's The Injection Connection podcast.

This is a presentation given to an engineering firm regarding the new patented leak seal QA/QC system The QP Factor: the first patented method to quantify leak seal grouting and leak seal effectiveness.

As mentioned in our previous post on this system...

The method of testing requires additional drill holes to be placed at pre-determined locations along the crack, joint, or substrate being sealed. Prior to injection of chemical grouts such as Spetec PUR F400, Spetec PUR HighFoamer, or Spetec PUR GT500, the test hole is connected to a digital touch-screen device that is calibrated to provide water pressure, flow, and flow/pressure information that is extractable in excel format from a convenient USB port.  Following initial testing, the test port is then plugged during chemical grouting operations to avoid false-positive results after injection. 

The presentation was first unveiled at the International Concrete Repair Institute, National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2019. Due to the context, there may be some points that seem a little abstract to the average viewer. If you have questions or need more details, please call Alchemy-Spetec at 404-618-0438.

Want more information on The QP Factor?

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Topics: All Posts, Seal Leaks

World of Concrete 2020 Begins

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Feb 4, 2020 4:26:14 PM

World of Concrete 2020 Begins

World of Concrete 2020 Begins - Alchemy-SpetecGreetings from World of Concrete 2020!  Today marks the beginning of the show and we're going the extra mile this year to make sure both Leak Seal and Geotech interests are served to the fullest extent possible.  We have an entire booth dedicated to the Leak Seal Division & Product Line in the South Hall at location S11307.  We have entire outdoor exhibit space dedicated to the Geotech Division & Product Line in the Silver Lots at location O40551.  Each booth is staffed by product and application experts ready to talk to you about infrastructure repair!

The Leak Seal Division

The Alchemy-Spetec Leak Seal Product Line combines a full-system offering of polymer chemical grouts and equipment with the most experienced technical team in the industry. For any concrete leak seal application, lean on the Alchemy-Spetec team for phone, field, or engineering support. Our growing network of Regional Managers, Independent Representation, and Nationwide Distribution offers industry professionals many levels of opportunity worth discussing with our team. Consultants at Alchemy-Spetec pride themselves on rapid, powerful, and painless scheduling of field and technical support. We invite all attendees to inquire about our bi-annual factory training held at the Tucker, GA-based manufacturing facility where they can learn from the 20+ year average industry experience of our Regional Management and Technical Team.

The Geotech Division

The Alchemy-Spetec Geotech Product Line offers industry-leading quality, full chemical grout lifting rig training and support, and unmatched contractor support in the field and with sales and marketing. Stop by our outdoor booth to see live slab lifting demos and to learn about some of the tangible benefits of joining the Alchemy-Spetec network of geotech contractors. The Alchemy-Spetec MixMaster Pro Gun is a maintenance and production cost-saver for any lifting contractor, while the flagship lifting foams have helped many contractors reduce volume usage while eliminating call-backs. From the Polybadger machine that fits into a pickup truck, to custom boxtruck and trailer rig buildouts, Alchemy-Spetec has successfully positioned themselves as an industry-leading geotechnical chemical grout supplier. With the additions of ground penetrating radar and penetrometer equipment and support, Alchemy-Spetec is truly on the cutting-edge of the chemical grouting industry.

Want more info on Alchemy-Spetec products?

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Consult with Infrastructure Repair Experts at World of Concrete 2020

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Jan 30, 2020 3:18:33 PM

Consult with Infrastructure Repair Experts at World of Concrete 2020

Consult with Infrastructure Repair Experts at World of Concrete 2020World of Concrete 2020 is next week - February 4th through 7th, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV. 

Consult with the industry's premier infrastructure repair experts at our Leak Seal Division Exhibit in the South Hall at location S11307 and our Geotech Division Exhibit in the Silver Lots at location O40551.  Each exhibit will be staffed by experienced professionals in each respective product line.  

Leak Seal Division Booth - South Hall

The Leak Seal exhibit features a presentation/demo stage with comfortable chairs for audience members and a separate meeting area for in-depth discussions with knowledgeable experts.  You can look forward to the following educational activities:

  • Polyurethane Leak Seal Overview Presentation
  • Crack Injection Demos
  • Crack Injection Presentations
  • Curtain Grouting Demos
  • Curtain Grouting Presentations
  • Polyurethane Product Mixing Demos
  • Acrylic Grout Presentation & Demo

Geotech Division Booth - Silver Lots

The Geotech exhibit features a fully equipped 20-foot lifting rig, a Polybadger compact slab lifting system, and a row of concrete slabs for live lifting.  You can look forward to the following educational activities:

  • Slab Lifting Demos
  • Lifting Foam Product Mixing Demos
  • MixMaster Gun Cleaning Demos
  • Fully Equipped Rig Tours
  • Polybadger Demos

We look forward to discussing infrastructure repair with you!  If you want, you can even schedule a consultation in advance.

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Announcing QP Factor™ - A Leak Seal Quality Assurance System

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Jan 21, 2020 12:59:26 PM

Announcing QP Factor™ - A Leak Seal Quality Assurance System

Announcing QP Factor™ - A Leak Seal Quality Assurance SystemIn a breaking industry event, Alchemy-Spetec is the first chemical grouting manufacturer to offer the patented Leak Seal quality assurance system, QP Factor.  Currently, the new system is offered only through the Alchemy-Spetec Leak Seal Division.  The QP Factor system offers quantifiable water flow, pressure, and flow/pressure metrics before and after leak seal injection that will provide clients, contractors, and design professionals the industry’s first patented method for proving Leak Seal success. 

The method of testing requires additional drill holes to be placed at pre-determined locations along the crack, joint, or substrate being sealed. Prior to injection of chemical grouts such as Spetec PUR F400, Spetec PUR HighFoamer, or Spetec PUR GT500, the test hole is connected to a digital touch-screen device that is calibrated to provide water pressure, flow, and flow/pressure information that is extractable in excel format from a convenient USB port.   Following initial testing, the test port is then plugged during chemical grouting operations to avoid false-positive results after injection. 

Chemical grouting is then performed per Alchemy-Spetec Field Services Department recommendations.  After grouting is completed, the plug is removed from the test hole, and the water tests are taken again for comparison to the initial test.  The difference in results represent the quantifiable performance increase in leak seal capacity within the substrate. 

For more information on the QP Factor™ system, or for licensing options for use of the patented method in the field, please contact one of our knowledgeable representatives at 404-618-0438. 

Want a list of key features?

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Topics: All Posts, Seal Leaks

Announcing Spring 2020 Infrastructure Repair Training

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Jan 16, 2020 4:11:01 PM

Announcing Spring 2020 Infrastructure Repair Training

Announcing Spring 2020 Infrastructure Repair Training

Leak Seal & Geotech Products & Procedures

March 18th & 19th, 2020 at Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA

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.

Wednesday - 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

Thursday - 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

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

Alchemy-Spetec and Bayset Host Geotech Training in Australia

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Dec 17, 2019 3:35:32 PM

Alchemy-Spetec and Bayset Host Geotech Training in Australia

Alchemy-Spetec and Bayset Host Geotech Training in AustraliaAlchemy-Spetec's Geotechnical consultant Andy Powell and Bayset Specialist Trade Suppliers recently conducted Geotechnical concrete repair training programs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Australia. 

The training agenda included:

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

We'd like to thank Bayset and Andy Powell for working together to get contractors down under trained in the use of polyurethane for slab lifting, soil stabilization and the Deep Lift™ process!

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Alchemy-Spetec Welcomes New Regional Geotech Lead - Northeast, Tony Alfano

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Dec 10, 2019 1:26:29 PM

Alchemy-Spetec Welcomes New Regional Geotech Lead - Northeast

Alchemy-Spetec Welcomes New Regional Geotech Lead - NortheastContinuing with our tradition of hiring the most technically adept professionals in the industry, we're proud to announce the arrival of Tony Alfano as Regional Geotech Lead - Northeast. As a project engineer, Tony Alfano been very effective in a variety of industries including soil improvement, infrastructure/environmental remediation, renewable energy, small business consulting, co-generation, manufacturing and biomedical. Tony joins Alchemy-Spetec as an experienced ground improvement project engineer. Tony also has professional experience in installations of commercial and residential solar electric systems, and solar hot water systems, as a senior project engineer.

Tony began his career as a mechanical engineer for Ingersoll Rand, Inc. and managed installation projects for their Northeast territory. Tony’s background with highly technical RFQ and RFP response will help provide quick turnaround on project bids with the details required to ensure successful project completion. Tony holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, is OSHA 10 Certified, OSHA Confined Space Entry, SWAC Card Holder, a TWIC Card holder, and is MTA NYC Track Safety Certified.

An avid outdoorsman, Tony gives back to the Engineering Community by spearheading STEM outreach programs, contributing best practices to the coastal, ports, oceans, and river engineering community, and by serving as Chair of the North Jersey ASCE COPRI Institute. Jim Spiegel, VP Sales and Business Development, adds, "Tony's technical knowledge of, and experience in, geotechnical grouting will provide immense value to our own team as well as customers.  We're excited to add such a strong team member to our Geotech Division and are looking forward to not only working with, but also learning from Tony."

Tony will be covering the following states: PA, WV, MD, DE, NJ, NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, CT, RI, DC

He can be reached at 917-588-0832 or talfano@alchemy-spetec.com.

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

Posted by Jim Spiegel on Dec 3, 2019 11:18:36 AM

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

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

World of Concrete 2020 is scheduled for February 4th - 7th, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.  Alchemy-Spetec will feature the Leak Seal Division & Product Line in the South Hall at location S11307 and the Geotech Division & Product Line in the Silver Lots at location O40551.

Leak Seal Division Booth - South Hall

The Leak Seal booth features a presentation/demo stage with comfortable chairs for audience members and a separate meeting area for in-depth discussions with knowledgeable experts.  Look for the following educational activities:

  • Polyurethane Leak Seal Overview Presentation
  • Crack Injection Demos
  • Crack Injection Presentations
  • Curtain Grouting Demos
  • Curtain Grouting Presentations
  • Polyurethane Product Mixing Demos
  • Acrylic Grout Presentation & Demo

Geotech Division Booth - Silver Lots

The Geotech exhhibit area features a fully equipped 20-foot lifting rig, a Polybadger compact slab lifting system, and a row of concrete slabs for live lifting.  Look for the following educational activities:

  • Slab Lifting Demos
  • Lifting Foam Product Mixing Demos
  • MixMaster Gun Cleaning Demos
  • Fully Equipped Rig Tours
  • Polybadger Demos

Respecting YOUR time is important to us.  So, in addition to the action-packed lists 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.

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