How To Clean A Dirty Swimming Pool
Mar18

How To Clean A Dirty Swimming Pool

  One of the biggest mistake that owners of swimming pools do to clean  dirty pools from winter leaves, mold, mildew is to use muriatic acid. The pool doesn’t require an etch to remove the dirt, it really requires a cleaner which can dislodge and loosen the attached dirt from masonry plaster  or from  pool paint without doing damage to the surface. AC-3 Cleaner works great at doing this without burning your smooth finish or...

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Efflorescence Removal From Masonry Surfaces
Mar18

Efflorescence Removal From Masonry Surfaces

  One of the most stubborn stain to remove off masonry surfaces is efflorescence or commonly called salt deposits. Efflorescence is generally formed when masonry absorbs water and then when it wicks out, it leaves behind the soluble salts which are present in alkaline masonry surfaces. Sometimes this salt washes off easily with the next rain storm and other times it doesn’t wash off and starts to change from a soluble salt...

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How To Stop Radon Gas in Basement Foundation Walls
Mar04

How To Stop Radon Gas in Basement Foundation Walls

PRODUCTION: Radon is not produced as a commercial product. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and comes from the natural breakdown (radioactive decay) of uranium. It is usually found in igneous rock and soil, but in some cases, well water may also be a source of radon. The images above are just a small part of where can radon gas enter into a home. Cracks in the floors or walls are prime areas that gas enters from. The...

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Leaking Basements From Spring Thaw Runoff
Mar04

Leaking Basements From Spring Thaw Runoff

Its that time of the year when the snow starts to melt and rather than getting snow we start to get rain. The ground takes longer to thaw and every rain storm brings on more trouble to those who have cracks in their basements. When rain water and snow melt cannot be absorbed by the ground because it is still frozen water can enter foundation cracks and leak into homes. A good inspection of the concrete walls and floors can save you a...

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How to Repair Chatahoochie Stone Decks
Mar01

How to Repair Chatahoochie Stone Decks

The proper repair and maintenance of pebble stone decks is critical if you are planning on keeping your deck for a long time. Neglecting these decks is a sure path to future failure and disastrous results. Many of the calls that we take in our technical services department concerning stone decks are always at the point where the stones are loose and popping off. A good preventative program and not to loose stones is to seal the deck...

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Bridge Deck Membrane Waterproofing
Feb28

Bridge Deck Membrane Waterproofing

  The Laser Bridge Deck Waterproofing system is designed to waterproof bridge decks prior to the application of bituminous blacktop wearing surface. This system has approval of many DOT’s and has a tremendous track record. Wayne Lovett Managing Technical Director offers years of experience in the proper surface preparation, and installation. There are 4 million square yards currently installed and references can be submitted...

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Don’t Be Afraid of Epoxy
Feb24

Don’t Be Afraid of Epoxy

A town public works department employee told me a contractor had quoted him $ 50,000 dollars to apply a two part Epoxy Waterproofer to the town fountain which was leaking. When I asked him why he and his crew did not do the job , he replied they had never worked with two part Epoxy and were afraid of mixing it wrong and applying it wrong. I offered to go to his job, show them how to mix and apply the Epoxy coating. To make a long...

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Masonry Water Repellents
Feb13

Masonry Water Repellents

How do you choose a masonry water repellent when there are many different types available. Siloxanes, Silanes, Silane Siloxane blends, Silicones, Acrylics. Siloxanes are available in a water based solution and what is important is the solids content of a individual formula. Siloxanes generally work best when the percentage of solids is 10% and up to 40%. Once the water evaporates, you want the active solids to react within the masonry...

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Leaking Fish Pond
Feb11

Leaking Fish Pond

Many fish ponds are constructed of cement plaster over concrete blocks. From thermal movement sometimes these ponds will develop and hairline crack which will then leak water out. Many will chip the crack out and do the usual hydraulic cement patch, and within a short period of time it cracks again. The Chargar Corporation  has developed a 100% Epoxy Thick coating that can bridge the crack, waterproof it and prevent further cracking...

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Epoxy Injection made easy
Jan31

Epoxy Injection made easy

There are a lot of companies selling their systems for injecting Epoxy into concrete cracks either to waterproof them or to structurally weld the concrete. All of these companies sell you everything you need but by the time you are finished purchasing everything the cost runs into the hundreds of dollars. We have devised a proven system that utilizes nothing more than grease fittings and bushings used in the automotive industry. For...

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Chargar’s “LDPE” Soft Type Backer Rod
Jan30

Chargar’s “LDPE” Soft Type Backer Rod

Chargar’s Soft Type Backer Rod is a soft, non-gassing, liable, bi-cellular backup material for construction joints and applications that require sealants.  It performs as a depth control for most known cold applied sealants and also helps sealant to assume the optimum hour-glass shape.  Sealant will not adhere to it; no bond breaker is...

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Pecora Primers
Jan30

Pecora Primers

Selecting the correct primer for your caulking application is a vital part of achieving a long lasting, water and air tight bond when using Pecora caulking products. P-75 – Masonry Primer for use with Dynatrol I, Dynatroll II and Dynatred P-120 – Primer for non-porous surfaces for use with Dynatrol I, Dynatrol II, NR-200 and NR-201 P-150 Primer for Non-Staining applications of Dynatrol I or Dynatrol II P-200 Primer for use...

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Energex Stucco System Finish Coat
Jan29

Energex Stucco System Finish Coat

The Energex Finish Coats are durable coatings which provide surface color and textre for the Energex Stucco System.  These finishes can be applied as well over exterior masonry, stucco, precast or cast-in-place concrete, cement block, and other approved substrates.  These finishes are also suitable for interior applications. Choose from a variety of colors and...

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Energex Stucco System Figerglass Mesh
Jan29

Energex Stucco System Figerglass Mesh

Use a stainless steel trowel to apply ENERMIX DRY Base Coat to the surface in  a uniform thickness as recommended for the type of reinforcing mesh being installed.  Immediately, place the reinforcing mesh against the wet Base Coat. The surface of the Base Coat is smoothed with a trowel until the reinforcing mesh is fully embedded. The pattern of the mesh must not be...

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Energex Stucco System – Base Coat

          ENERMIX DRY base coat is used to adhere insulation board to an approved substrate and to embed reinforcing mesh as part of the base coat of the ENERGEX System. The mixture can also be used as a skim coat to produce a smooth level surface on masonry or...

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How to smooth out a rough concrete waterslide
Jan29

How to smooth out a rough concrete waterslide

Customer asked us what type of product could he use to take the roughness out of a concrete waterslide. Our answer was our Epoxy Seal MV. Two applications gave him a glassy very smooth surface. It made the surface very smooth and allowed the owners of the slide to use it for their...

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Leaking containment tanks
Jan29

Leaking containment tanks

You see it in the news a lot where a chemical tank leaks a hazardous material into a river, a body of water or in the ground.  You would think that if you are going to have storage tanks with hazardous chemicals, someone within the company should be responsible to check that the secondary concrete or block walls which are supposed to contain any accidental spillage are in good shape. A simple spot check could have saved that company a...

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Pecora 898NST- A Sanitary Mildew Resistant Silicone Sealant
Jan29

Pecora 898NST- A Sanitary Mildew Resistant Silicone Sealant

Pecora 898NST is a single component, very low odor, neutral curing silicone sealant with excellent aesthetic characteristics in that it will not stain sensitive porous natural stones such as granite or marble.  Reduction in long term dirt pick up on sealant surface is also a feature of the Pecora NST line of silicone architectural grade sealants.  Pecora 898NST is expressly developed for those interior applications requiring a high...

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Hydro-Set Non-Chloride Accelerating Integral Admixture for Concrete and Mortar
Jan29

Hydro-Set Non-Chloride Accelerating Integral Admixture for Concrete and Mortar

Hydro-Set is a non-chloride concentrated liquid solution to be added to concrete or mortar. It contains no calcium chloride or added chloride ions. Hydro-Set improves mixing, pouring, placing, speed in seeting and final strength of all types of concrete and mortar. When added to concrete and mortar it reduces original water requirements by 5% to 7% while still improving workability. Hydroset is specifically designed to be used in cold...

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Hydro-Crete Accelerating Integral Admixture for Concrete and Mortar
Jan29

Hydro-Crete Accelerating Integral Admixture for Concrete and Mortar

Hydro-Crete is a concentrated liquid chemical solution which is to be added to concrete of mortar. It is a time tested proven formula designed to greatly improve mixing, pouring, placing, speed in setting and final strength of all types of concrete and mortar. When added to concrete and mortar it greatly reduces original water requirements, while still improving workability, slump, waterproofing quanlities and strengths at all ages....

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Plas-Tex Concentrate Concrete and Mortar Bonding Agent and Admixture
Jan29

Plas-Tex Concentrate Concrete and Mortar Bonding Agent and Admixture

Plas-Tex Concentrate is to be diluted with one to three parts water before using. Plas-Tex is a water dispersion of acrylic polymers. It is specifically designed to be used as an integral admixture to modify Portland cement compositions; as, concrete, mortar and stucco. It’s use offers many distinct advantages when compared to unmodified concrete, such as, greater Tensile Strength, Compressive Strength, Flexural Strength, Impact...

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Plas-Tex Concrete and Mortar Bonding Agent and Admixture
Jan29

Plas-Tex Concrete and Mortar Bonding Agent and Admixture

Plas-Tex is a water dispersion of acrylic polymers. It is specifically designed to be used as an integral admixture to modify Portland cement compositions; as, concrete, mortar and stucco. It’s use offers many distinct advantages when compared to unmodified concrete, such as, greater Tensile Strength, Compressive Strength, Flexural Strength, Impact Strength and Abrasion Resistance. Plas-Tex modified concrete or mortar is...

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Pecora AC-20 + Silicone – Non-Sag, Acrylic Latex Caulking Compound

AC-20 is a pure acrylic latex sealant for general purpose interior and exterior caulking in architectural applications where slight to moderate movement is anticipated.  Formulated with the highest quality ingredients including a silicone additive for greater adhesion and weather ability.  AC-20 is completely compatible with premium-grade latex and oil paints and will not stain adjacent surfaces. AC-20 has superb color stability and...

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Pecora Dyna Flex Security Sealant – Flexible Polyurethane Security Sealant
Jan28

Pecora Dyna Flex Security Sealant – Flexible Polyurethane Security Sealant

Dynaflex SC is a unique one part, non-sag, tamper resistant elastomeric STPU ( Silyl-terminated polyurethane) joint sealant with many of the strengths of two-component security sealants but with the user-friendly ease-of-application properties of a one-component sealant.  Dynaflex SC is designed to achieve high tensile and tear strengths, abrasion resistance and an average ultimate hardness of at least 55, yet still withstand 25%...

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Geocel 2300 Construction Tripolymer Sealant

Geocel 2300 Construction Tripolymer Sealant is a single component, high-performance elastomeric sealant for use in a wide variety of roofing, trim, architectural metal, manufacturing, underdeck system, solar roof system and general construction applications....

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How to repair foundation wall crack
Jan27

How to repair foundation wall crack

The old method was to chip out the crack patch it with hydraulic cement but Epoxy Waterproofer eliminates the chipping out on small hairline cracks. Simply brush apply a nice even coat over the crack, allow it to cure and water will no longer penetrate the foundation wall.  For larger and structural cracks try Chargar’s Epoxy Injection...

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Metallic Waterproofer Metalic Powder Waterproofing System
Oct28

Metallic Waterproofer Metalic Powder Waterproofing System

The metallic powder can be added to a clear coating resin binder to obtain a variety of uniquely variable flooring appearances.  This floor system creates a stunning look that can resemble a marbled three dimensional surface. Numerous effects can be created with different application techniques.  The colors can be intermixed to create unlimited color variations.  Metallic floors are more of an artistic application, with no two floors...

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MFM SubSeal 40 Waterproofing Membrane
Oct28

MFM SubSeal 40 Waterproofing Membrane

SubSeal 40 is a prefabricated self-adhering sheet-type waterproofing membrane. It is composed of tough muti-layer high-strength polymer film that is coated with a layer of specially formulated rubberized asphalt adhesive. A release sheet protects the asphalt and is removed as the membrane is installed. SubSeal 40 is engineered to be a multi-purpose waterproofing sheet suitable for use under roofing materials, siding, exterior plaster,...

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MFM SubSeal 60 Waterproofing Membrane
Oct28

MFM SubSeal 60 Waterproofing Membrane

SubSeal 60 is a professional self-adhering sheet-type waterproofing membrane. It is composed of a tough multi-layer high-strength polymer film that is coated with a layer of specially formulated rubberized asphalt adhesive. A release sheet protects the asphalt and is removed as the membrane is installed. Mastic selvedge on both edges for improved sealing. SubSeal 60 is engineered to be a multi-purpose waterproofing sheet suitable for...

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Enviro-Shield 40% – Alcohol Based Water Repellent
Oct28

Enviro-Shield 40% – Alcohol Based Water Repellent

Enviro-Shield is an alcohol based, VOC compliant, high performance, clear, penetrating water repellent sealer. It is designed to provide long term protection for brick, blocks, Jersey barriers, vertical or horizontal concrete and natural stones and other porous surfaces. Enviro-Shield repels water on masonry surfaces for up to 10 years and can be sprayed with a low pressure sprayer, allowing it to thoroughly soak the surface up...

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