Lakewood, Washington State (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
After substantial R&D and successful field testing, Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) has unveiled the innovative Synergy Series Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3™ elastomeric bridging polyurea. This cutting edge technology provides a cost-effective, one-step solution for concrete waterproofing and resurfacing. Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3™ forms a seamless, monolithic surface that seals and protects concrete, eliminating the time-consuming and costly process of applying a concrete primer, mortar filler or dry sacking. This provides a key benefit by reducing surface preparation time and material cost. Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3™ can be utilized across a variety of industries, from the rehabilitation of water and wastewater infrastructure to the restoration of historic structures.
Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3™ was recently applied to a wastewater digester in a Midwestern town that is updating its wastewater infrastructure. “Sewage waste produces hydrogen sulfide gas that contributes to the rapid deterioration of concrete surfaces. To mitigate this challenge, city officials opted to find a coating solution that will protect and extend the structure’s service life,” said Dan Helton, President of SPI. Sixty mils of Synergy Series Aquaseal Hi-RiseX3™ was spray applied through the Synergy Series LPG™ proportioner as a base coat. “Because Aquaseal Hi-RiseX3™ bridges and seals surface imperfections to form a seamless membrane, the application crew saved a week of prep time, and in turn, this saved the city a week’s worth of associated labor costs, not to mention the savings in materials,” explained Helton.
Not only can Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3™ be used as a base coat, but it can also be used on its own to rehabilitate and waterproof aging concrete. Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3™ was recently applied to the porous, uncompacted concrete basement of a historic home in Washington State. “The concrete had numerous bug holes and surface imperfections. The unique combined technology of the LPG™ equipment and Synergy Series chemistries provided complete coverage in a one-step application,” said Helton. Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3™ can be applied through both traditional Graco® high-pressure and SPI’s Synergy Series LPG™ low-pressure fluid proportioning equipment.
Until the advent of the Synergy Series Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3™ elastomeric bridging polyurea, coating concrete was a tough challenge for the polyurea industry. Polyurea applied through traditional high pressure, high heat, plural component equipment typically experiences blow holes. These blow holes are caused by air that is trapped within the pores (bug holes) and capillaries of the concrete. Preventing and/or repairing pinholes is extremely labor intensive, typically involving the use of a plasticized mortar or urethane foam to fill surface irregularities and act as a buffer layer between the concrete and polyurea. “These blow holes are like mini-moon craters,” said Dan Helton, President of SPI. “There can be hundreds per square foot and they take a lot of time and money to repair. Coating concrete without Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3™ can be extremely time consuming and costly. Now contractors have a user friendly, fast curing, one-step concrete waterproofing or resurfacing solution that helps improve their bottom line.”
Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3™ is the most recent example of SPI’s commitment to serve the specific needs of their clients through innovative products. “SPI’s primary focus for over 39 years is to provide non-commodity, cutting edge products that offer unique solutions to the industries we serve,” stated Helton.
About Specialty Products, Inc.
Headquartered in Lakewood, Washington, Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) is widely recognized as a global market leader and innovator in the manufacturing of polyurea elastomeric coatings, polyurethane foam systems, and plural-component application equipment. Founded in 1974 and privately-owned, SPI also has operations in Rowlett Texas, Chicago Illinois, and Anchorage Alaska. Specialty Products offers advanced, hands-on applicator training classes that are taught by a NACE certified instructor and coatings inspector. SPI clients receive the industry’s best 24/7 tech-support from a technical staff with over 180 years of combined industry experience. Additional information about SPI is available at specialty-products.com
To learn more about SPI’s advanced polyurea protective coatings, please contact:
Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
VP of Marketing
Specialty Products, Inc.
2410 - 104th St. Ct. S., Suite D
Lakewood, WA 98499