Decorative Epoxy Flakes System is a decorative and extremely durable concrete resurfacing system. It is used for environments requiring an attractive, aesthetically pleasing, high performance floor. Available in endless colors and patterns to suit any environment. Also known as decorative vinyl color chips, flakes or fleck are specially formulated paint aggregates used to enhance the aesthetic qualities of seamless, resin-based chip/flake flooring systems. This unique product is random in shape, sized within a standardized range and custom blended to match any décor.
Epoxy Flake floorsare continuing to gain popularity amongst architects, designers, contractors and consumers, because of their unique properties that deliver complete customization to commercial, residential and industrial floors with an endless range color-styles, texture, size and blending options.
Epoxy waterproofer is a specially formulated heavy bodied thermo setting Epoxy resin. When mixed with it’s activator it becomes self curing and hardens to a ceramic like, non porous, impermeable clear film. If you would prefer a color Epoxy Water proofer is also available with
color packs offering up to 35 different color combinations.
Since it is 100% solids, it can be applied from a thin brush application to 1/16th or 1/8th inch thick claddding that can withstand tons of hydrostatic pressure.
Epoxy Waterproofer is designed to be a heavy duty waterproof protective coating that seals porous surfaces, fine cracks and voids. (Sand may be added for wide crack filler)
It is also highly suitable for coating and lining tanks, submerged concrete units, troughs, pipe, utility ducts, etc. Also excellent to seal off leaks in below grade basement wall areas.
Epoxy Waterproofer is also used to waterproof Koi Fish ponds, Waterfalls, Fountains, bird Baths, Water Cisterns for potable water. Coverage rate for qt. units 25 sq. ft .
Available Color Chart
The colors shown here are a digital representation of the colors available. Because of variances in color representation from one monitor to the next they should not be relied on if color matching is required in your project.
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 every 2 years. A good maintenance schedule is:
1. Wash the deck with 1 part of Fabulene biodegradable detergent cleaner and 1 part of bleach and 2 parts of hot water.
2. Use a spray bottle or pump sprayer to wet out the surface. Allow this mixture to saturate the surface for 5-10 minutes.
3. Rinse the detergent, bleach solution off the stones with a garden hose. Using a powerwasher can loosen stones, so don’t even try it. For stubborn stains use a stiff broom to scrub stained surfaces and rinse with a garden hose.
4. Allow the stone deck to completely dry, generally 24- 48 hours depending on the air temperature and humidity.
5. If there are no repairs to be made now you are ready to seal the deck. Here is the tricky part. What do I seal the deck with? From experience, we have found that our 100% Epoxy Seal MV is the best, and the reason is that this product will bond the stones back down to the subsurface and to each other. Acrylic sealers don’t have the adhesive quality as 100% epoxies. Acrylic sealers make the surface shiny but offer no adhesion to the stones.
6. Solvent modified Epoxies also offer adhesion and do also hold the stones in place but these products don’t last as long as a 100% solids Epoxy. For more info call 1-800-922-4623 or go to www.chargar.com See our other post on how to repair a damaged stone deck. Written by: Giulio Fraenza
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 under a $ 100.00 you can do your own Epoxy Injection without spending a ton of money. To do a 8 foot crack you need 8 grease fittings, 8 bushings and a bulk loading grease gun and a 1/2″ masonry bit 1 quart of HV Epoxy and 1 quart of low viscosity Epoxy. The directions on our site are very easy with a little mechanical ability a complicated job is made easy and inexpensive. 1-800-922-4623 go to www.chargar.com
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 texures.
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 visible.
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 concrete.
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 lot of aggravation. If the containment wall has cracks in it, then fix it! Chargar’s Epoxy Waterproofer would be a fast and inexpensive solution to any containment wall or floor cracks which as you have seen in the news can leak chemicals. Chargar’s Epoxy Waterproofer is a heavy bodied Epoxy which can be brushed over a crack, bridging it and not allow any chemical to leak out. Maybe a few dollars can or could have saved a particular company from having to file bankruptcy. This could have been done as an emergency repair as soon as the crack became visible to an inspector within the company. Most importantly that chemical could have been kept out of the local water supply.
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 system.