Comparing and Explaining Polymers in Concrete Construction, Protection and Repair

Posted by John Bors on Thu, Aug 8, 2019 @ 18:08 PM
Examples of polymer uses:                            Joint materials                      Waterstops                          Membranes                            Bearing pads     ...

Cold Weather (Low Temperature) epoxy tips

Posted by John Bors on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 @ 20:12 PM
  What happens when the ambient air temperature drops by an interval of 18°F (10°C)? You smart guys know that the pot life and cure time of epoxies doubles for temperature drops ...

Did you know?

Posted by John Bors on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 @ 06:02 AM
If you occasionally encounter a challenging repair task that requires an epoxy or polyurea product not found in the ChemCo catalog, don't despair. Call us with your challenge and ...

Find answers to questions you didn't ask

Posted by John Bors on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 @ 06:02 AM
Could you use a free training program to refresh or upgrade your field crews' skills in structural concrete repair or crack injection? Call us—we might be able to help. Assuming ...

StripSEAL: Tips for Guys Used to Epoxies

Posted by John Bors on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 @ 06:02 AM
StripSEAL is different than epoxy surface seals since it's a polyurea. The trouble is, some field techs use it the same way as an epoxy, which may lead to frustration.If your guys ...

Baby Carrots and Fighter Jets

Posted by John Bors on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 @ 06:02 AM
What do F-16's, F-18's and baby carrots have in common? They have all landed on CCS Patch, Nosing, Slurry Binder (PNSB). PNSB is our popular lo-mod epoxy binder-grout for use in ...

Insulating Polymer Concrete Overlay for Cryogenic LNG Terminal Spills (Secondary Containment)

Posted by John Bors on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 @ 06:02 AM
Stemming from research conducted in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory, ChemCo Systems is proud to announce a recent large scale installation of CCS InsulPOX™ at an ...

When to call a professional to repair cracked concrete

Posted by John Bors on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 19:09 PM
Concrete cracks. It's a fact of life. Some cracks might not need attention while others could have serious structural consequences. How can you tell the difference? "It is ...

Epoxy adhesive and coating safety tips

Posted by John Bors on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 18:09 PM
Hot epoxy What is the safest course of action if you just heard that one of your crew mixed up a large batch of epoxy and accidently left it in a pail in bulk long past its pot ...

Cure rate (Strength development) of Epoxy Injection Resins

Posted by John Bors on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 15:08 PM
We receive frequent calls from customers, owners and engineers to inquire how fast our structural epoxy injection resins cure. However, there is no accepted universal definition ...

Epoxy Asphalt Paving in South Korea: Ulsan and Dan-deung Grand Bridges

Posted by Columbus Leonard on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 @ 10:09 AM
When Bus (Columbus) last checked in (White Water Epoxy) he had just gotten back from the Rogue River where he used a Carlson pump made with KEMKO glue.  Now he and John are ...

White Water Epoxy

Posted by Columbus Leonard on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 @ 13:09 PM
  ChemCo Systems materials are frequently used in large infrastructure projects; they are used in manufacturing, on interstate highways, or they might be part of a reservoir ...

Crack hiding tips (following epoxy injection)

Posted by John Bors on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:04 PM
Can you make epoxy injection repaired cracks in concrete disappear? This is a difficult challenge, but you can take steps to reduce their visibility. Architectural precast panel ...

Polyureas vs Epoxies for Floor Control Joints

Posted by John Bors on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 @ 18:04 PM
Polyureas vs. Epoxies Polyureas are now a popular choice for filling and repairing control joints on commercial, industrial and warehouse floors, as well as some public areas ...

StripSEAL™ tips: Epoxy Injection made quicker, easier and cleaner

Posted by John Bors on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 18:04 PM
Probably the most popular surface seals for epoxy injection are pastes based on epoxy formulations. StripSEAL is different than epoxy surface seals since it is based on polyurea ...

10 Things Not to do with Concrete Repair Epoxy

Posted by John Bors on Thu, Aug 2, 2012 @ 13:08 PM
  1.      Leave Large Quantities of Mixed Epoxy in Bulk Epoxies that cure at room temperature generally give off heat (are exothermic) when the two components react. Most products ...

Stitching for Structural Concrete Repair

Posted by John Bors on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 @ 18:07 PM
After concrete is placed in service, unforeseen uses or conditions can affect its performance or cause damage, especially across cold joints or control joints. If the overload or ...

Litigation and Structural Concrete Repair

Posted by John Bors on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 @ 13:06 PM
It’s an unfortunate fact of building construction that legal disputes can occur.  When a claim involves a major structural defect or the partial failure of a building, litigation ...

We offer the "how-to's" of Concrete Restoration

Posted by John Bors on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 @ 16:06 PM
We are an employee owned corporation formed in 1993. Our founders were six previous technical managers of Adhesive Engineering (AE), a pioneering company in the development of ...

When do you need a professional for Concrete Crack Repair?

Posted by John Bors on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 @ 19:06 PM
Concrete cracks. It’s a fact of life. Some cracks might not need attention while others could have serious structural consequences. How can you tell the difference?  “It is ...

Consider Lifecycle Costs for Concrete Restoration or Replacement

Posted by John Bors on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 11:06 AM
It seems obvious on the surface that repair or restoration of cracked or spalled structural concrete in a stadium, parking deck, bridge, tunnel, dam, dock or runway will reduce ...

Baby carrots, F-16's and flexible epoxy

Posted by John Bors on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 @ 12:06 PM
What do F-16’s, F-18’s and baby carrots have in common? They have all landed on CCS Binder Patch, Nosing, Slurry (PNS) which is our low modulus (flexible) epoxy. PNS is our most ...

Injection Ports for Concrete Crack Repair

Posted by John Bors on Fri, Jun 8, 2012 @ 16:06 PM
  Do you always consider alternative porting methods as you prepare to execute an epoxy crack injection repair project?  Maybe not. Yet the method selected by your field ...

Why your concrete repair epoxy is out of stock

Posted by John Bors on Fri, Jun 1, 2012 @ 18:06 PM
  To our industry friends, On behalf of ChemCo Systems, we hope that your summer is off to a great start! We are hearing a number of sad stories from concrete repair contractors ...