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.
Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit of salts often seen on the surface of concrete, brick, stucco, or natural stone surfaces. It occurs when water is present on or in the masonry surface. It sparkles. It’s white, sometimes with a grayish tint.
How do I stop it?
These deposits, which are often a byproduct of the manufacturing process, are carried to the surface by water within the masonry. AC-3 Cleaner removes efflorescence from masonry without the use of Muriatic Acid. Sealing the masonry surface with one of our sealers will prevent water from entering and carrying more salts and minerals to the surface.
Any exposed porous surface such a concrete, brick or natural stone is susceptible to staining and discoloration. Stains can come from water, oil, organic and food based substances. Our customers expect their masonry to stay clean and pristine and often turn to clear sealers to provide protection and reduce maintenance costs. However not all sealers are the same when it comes to oil and staining. Many of the penetrating type sealers are silane /siloxane sealers (silicone based). These penetrating sealers are effective in sealing out water but do not protect against oil based stains from petroleum products or from fat grease found in foods. Acrylic based sealers can offer oil stain protection but are “film forming” and darken the surface and often times have a glossy finish.
The Chargar Corporation has introduced a new and unique masonry sealer formulated with patented stain blocking resins prevents staining on surfaces as well as water and oil repellency. Ultimate Stain Repellent has unique qualities, doesn’t change the appearance of the surface and is not a film forming type sealer. It resists motor oil, transmission fluids, diesel fuel, wine, ketchup, grease from grilling foods, soft drinks. Many sealers do a great job repelling water and moisture intrusion but fail at blocking the buildup of oil and staining type soils.
Ultimate Stain Repellent penetrates into porous materials, creating a long-lasting barrier that “locks-out” oils, water and soil. This barrier forces liquids to bead up on the surface, allowing them to be picked up more easily, and preventing them from causing a stain. The penetrating sealer will not only provide improved chemical and oil resistance, but it will also prevent dusting, spalling and inhibit efflorescence.
This picture is an example of a neglected chimney which over the years has been allowed to absorb water and the results are the damaged joints and the destruction of the whole chimney. This chimney will require a professional to set up staging, cut out loose and bad mortar joints and then apply new mortar to the joints. There are many clear sealers on the market, they all proclaim to be the best, use my product, but when you read the fine print they all work best when applied to a sound surface. Clear sealers cannot take the place of mortar and sound solid bricks. Clear sealers, the active solids left behind in the pores of the masonry can only work properly when the mortar joints are tuck pointed tightly and the bricks don’t have spalling faces and the roof cap cannot have mortar missing. The roof flashing must be in good shape or sealing your chimney will only stop some of the water.
Our products are always made with the highest quality resins and powders. A technician is always available to offer assistance and guidance in using our products.
A neglected brick chimney will look like one of these pictured here within a few years of neglect. The Chargar Corporation under the trade name of Florok, manufactures brick sealers that are clear, odorless, and non toxic. The Chargar Corportion has been manufacturing clear masonry sealers since 1950. The experts at The Chargar Corporation can suggest the best method of repair for your brick chimney as well as suggest the best sealer for your particular application. 1-800-922-4623 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is what a brick chimney will look like with a few years of neglect. The Chargar Corporation manufactures a clear professional grade water repellents that will prevent much of what you see in this picture . Many owners of single family homes think that it requires special equipment to seal bricks. This is not true, Klere-Treat WB can be applied with what many call bug sprayers or hand pump up sprayers. A good saturating application of Klere-Treat WB will protect your investment and save you in hundreds of dollars in repointing work or complete rebuild. Klere -Treat WB is non toxic and non hazardous, it lasts as much as 10 years. Klere-Treat WB works by soaking into the pores of the masonry chimney and chemically reacts from the alkalinity within the masonry to form a water repellent barrier and is completely breathable. For more information on Klere-Treat WB go to www.chargar.com and click on water repellents or call one of our technical advisors at 1-800-922-4623
Ultimate Stain Repellent is a clear penetrating sealer, breathable, non film forming and VOC compliant water based solution. The main benefits of Ultimate Stain Repellent are resistance to automotive fluids, food products such as mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, wine. Can be used on vertical or horizontal applications. Ultimate Stain Repellent is also an excellent water repellent.
De-Icings salts such as rock salt, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and other salt related products all do damage to concrete surfaces. The resulting slurry of melted ice and salt is absorbed into the concrete causing spalling and general erosion of the surface. Salt Block WB does not allow the salty slurry created by the de-icing salt from soaking into the concrete and destroying your concrete surface. A chemical reaction occurs within the pores of the concrete creating an invisible barrier which prevents absorption into the surface. A treatment of Salt Block will save you hundreds of dollars in future concrete repairs.
What if the damage is already done?
Concrete that has pitted and spalled needs to be repaired using a concrete repair mortar such as Plas-Tex Powder. All broken and loose concrete needs to be removed prior to patching to ensure the patch gets a strong, permanent bond. Once all patching has been completed and allowed to cure the surface can now be sealed with Salt Block WB to protect and prevent future damage from de-icing salts.
Klere-Treat WB is a masonry water repellent based on a silane and siloxane. Under the influence of atmospheric humidity, it chemically reacts with and bonds to masonry, forming a highly effective poly-siloxane repellent. It is highly alkaline resistant and designed for use on brick, concrete block, precast concrete, stucco, limestone, fieldstone and many other natural stones.
Kleare-Treat WB provides superior protection against moisture penetration, thereby preventing the deleterious effects of efflorescence. The deep penetrating application retains it’s natural appearance with no surface build up or darkening effects. The masonry remains completely breathable.
Klere-Treat WB can also be applied to parking garages and flat concrete or masonry surfaces to reduce attack from deicing salts.
The advantages of Klere-Treat WB include:
Deep Penetration into surfaces
Does non contain wax, gum resins, silicas or silicones
Unlike many water repellents Klere-Treat WB does not break down due to alkali in masonry.
Enviro-Shield 40WB is a water 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 40WB 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 1/2″ deep.
Enviro-Shield is easy to use. Overspray can be washed off with soap and water. Sprayers and tools can be washed with soap and water.
Enviro-shield is available in formulas of 20% solids and 40% solids. Enviro-shield is an excellent cold weather water repellent since it will not freeze.