What is efflorescence
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.
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Save my chimney
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.
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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
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.
- Resists water penetration for 10 years
- Highly resistant to acid rain
- Safe water based formula, water cleanup
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.
New Masonry detergent 700 is a blend of organic and inorganic acids combined with special wetting
systems and inhibitors formulated for final cleandown of new masonry. 700 detergent effectively removes excess
mortar, job dirt, and normal job stains from brick, stone tile, exposed aggregate and other types of
new masonry construction not subject to metallic stains. It is safer to handle than Muriatic acid.
700 Detergent is formulated with special wetting agents and inhibitors which allow the product to remain on the porous masonry
for longer periods of time. This provides maximum efficiency in the cleaning solutions.
700 Detergent penetrates mortar smears fast, allowing a pressure rinse to remove them completely
with minimal scrubbing . Proper application of 700 detergent leaves the masonry surface clean and uniform with no acid
burning or streaking.
700 detergent is concentrated for ease in handling and shipping. Five gallons of 700 detergent
makes up to 40 gallons of cleaner.