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ALCHEMCO’S TECHCRETE 2500® WATERPROOFING AGENT EARN NOTICE OF APPROVAL FROM MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT

July 21, 2021

 

 

 

ALCHEMCO’S TECHCRETE 2500® WATERPROOFING AGENT EARN NOTICE OF APPROVAL FROM MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Richmond, VA – On May 13, 2021 Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing Agent was granted a Notice of Approval from Miami-Dade County Building Department.

The Miami-Dade County’s Product Control Approval System is a renowned high standard testing that establishes an excellent protocol to assess building products. Further, the products are approved and designed to comply with the building code including the High Velocity Hurricane Zone which means that rigorous tests were carried out to determine the quality of the products before it can earn Notice of Approval.

As per Mario Baggio, CEO of Alchemco, “Receiving an NOA from Miami-Dade County Building Department is an achievement. They are known internationally for giving high standard processes and thorough assessments. It’s difficult to receive approval, that’s why we are very glad to be in partnership with Miami- Dade in providing prime services to our valued customers.” Alchemco is committed to provide a solution with a unique technology that has proven its waterproofing capabilities for over 40 years.

What makes Alchemco TechCrete 2500® Unique?

In early February of 2020, Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® was voted as “Most Innovative Product during the World of Concrete Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. It marked one of the company’s achievements over the past 40 years of providing world-class service. What makes TechCrete 2500® different from other waterproofing products is its one-of-a-kind formula that penetrates below the surface of the concrete to create a continuous barrier against long-term water entry and enhances concrete durability. Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® allows calcium silicate gel to form within the pores, cracks, and capillaries to continually reactivate barriers and seal future cracks for sustainable protection.

Moreover, TechCrete 2500® is easier and faster to apply than any traditional waterproofing products you can find in the market. It is designed to seal existing 2mm non-structural cracks watertight and seals future 0.4mm non-structural cracks. Thus, it is a cost-effective solution that protects the concrete through the highest level of performance.

TechCrete 2500® High-Class Performance Over 40 Years

Concretes have an impression to be the most durable and widely used construction material. Apparently, because of weather and traffic, concrete can deteriorate over time. However, Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® is well-proven in delivering high-class performance around the globe throughout the years. It has been protecting a wide range of exposed concrete structures since 1975. Over the past 40 years, this product has been a great choice for clients who wants an affordable long-term solution to preserve, protect, and waterproof concrete.

About Alchemco

Alchemco is a full-line global manufacturer of products used to clean, repair, protect, and waterproof concrete & masonry structures. It became a world leader in concrete waterproofing systems through innovation, education, and professional implementation of its propriety waterproofing formula. With TechCrete products sold in 75 countries over the past 40+ years, Alchemco is relentless in improving its technology and manufacturing capabilities for the convenience of its clients. As the company’s slogan states: Today’s solution, for tomorrow’s problems.

 

Media Contact:
Tanya Herrera
Alchemco Public Relations
+1 804.330.6438 Tanya.herrera@alchemco.com

CRSI’s David Shepherd Awarded at American Concrete Institute Convention

April 01, 2021

 

CRSI’s David Shepherd
Awarded at American Concrete Institute Convention

 

 

 

SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is pleased to announce Midwest Region Manager, David Shepherd, AIA, has received the Concrete Sustainability Award by The American Concrete Institute (ACI). He was selected for the recognition for his “…exemplary achievement, groundbreaking research, and service to ACI and the concrete industry.”

In his role at CRSI since 2019, David is responsible for the processes and promotion of the benefits of reinforced concrete in the Midwest Region. A licensed architect, Mr. Shepherd has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to CRSI, he spent 18 years at the Portland Cement Association where he most recently held the position of Director of Sustainable Development, and previously as Residential Technology Program Manager.

Mr. Shepherd also worked for a commercial general contractor, was a construction manager for a leading real estate investment/management company, and a principal of a residential design/build business. Mr. Shepherd received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Architecture from the University of Illinois.

ACI annually recognizes select professionals, groups, and companies for their outstanding contributions and dedication to ACI and the concrete industry.

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Virtual Concrete Convention, March 28-April 1, 2021.

Awardees are recognized at the ACI

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About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI): 

 

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the Nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.

The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.

 

Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing Agent Voted the Most Innovative Product of 2020 in the Concrete Materials Category 

April 15, 2020

 

 

Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing Agent

Voted the Most Innovative Product of 2020

in the Concrete Materials Category 

 

 

 

Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing Agent was voted Most Innovative Product in the Concrete Materials Category, at the 2020 World of Concrete Convention. 

 

The MIP2020 is the only annual award program honoring innovative new products designed for all segments of the concrete and masonry industries.

Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing Agent was voted the Most Innovative Product winner (in the Concrete Products Category) by all members of the concrete industry.

 

But… Why is TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing Agent so popular and unique?

Is it the state-of-the-art 30-year labor & material watertight warranty?

 

For starters, it’s a two-fold time saver. Not only is it one-time application (don’t have to reapply it every 5 to 10 years like most waterproofing products), but it’s also easier and faster to apply than more traditional waterproofing products. One treatment lasts the design life of the concrete structure. TechCrete 2500 is non-toxic, 100% trafficable, and tolerates thermal stresses. This environmentally friendly waterproofing solution can qualify for either a 15-year or 30-year labor & material watertight warranty, when applied by an Alchemco Certified Contractor.

 

 

HOW DOES THE CHEMISTRY WORK?

 

“Water is almost always involved in the premature deterioration of concrete” says Peter Kesser, Alchemco’s Global Sales Director, “however TechCrete 2500’s unique formula works with water to continually reactivate our waterproofing products inside the concrete. That is one of the features that makes TechCrete 2500 a truly unique product in the marketplace”.

 

UNBEATABLE CONCRETE WATERPROOFING PRODUCTS

 

With over forty years of high-level performance history in the field, Techcrete 2500® has a first-rate reputation.  What makes our concrete waterproofing products so unique, is also what makes them the most effective waterproofing system on the market. Our solutions protect the concrete from the inside, so you never have to worry about the surface wear & tear so prevalent with coatings or sealers. The 30-year watertight labor & material warranty that Alchemco offers, can be confidently offered because of the superior performance that TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing Agent has exhibited for 40+ years around the globe.

 

 

 

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS?

 

Coatings or sealers act as a top-coat solution. These solutions sit on the concrete surface, simply acting as a barrier, trying to keep moisture from getting into the slab. The problem with this approach is that surface applied membranes deteriorate over time due to weather and traffic, leaving the concrete exposed after just a few years. They are also compromised and begin leaking water when new cracks form in the concrete over time.  TechCrete 2500®, however, penetrates into the concrete and forms a waterproofing gel. This solution quickly fills in cracks, pores, and capillaries to provide maximum concrete waterproofing and protection from the inside, so it can’t be worn away.  Just as importantly, it seals future cracks that appear over time as well … truly a lifetime waterproofing solution.

 

Used as part of the factory warranted TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing System (and applied by factory trained contractors), this cutting-edge, spray-applied product is revolutionizing the concrete waterproofing world.

 

Concrete is the world’s most utilized construction material.  Because of its cost effectiveness, and perceived durability, we use concrete to build most of our long-term infrastructure projects: from bridges, to dams, to ports, to buildings, to stadiums, to parking structures.  “A common misconception among owners and facility managers, is that concrete will last forever … without needing any additional protection!  However, concrete structures just like anything else, must be properly protected & maintained in order to survive for the full-term of their designed lifespan.” says Kerston Russell, Alchemco Technical Director.

 

The ‘environmentally friendly’ TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing System is designed to replace traditional membrane coatings, and all of the maintenance challenges that go along with them.  “Our product penetrates the structure’s surface and creates a gel in the pores and cracks that expands to form a waterproof barrier inside the concrete.  In addition to sealing existing cracks of up to 2 mm wide at the time of application, it also seals future cracks as they form, creating a self-healing effect.” says Mario Baggio, Alchemco CEO.  This ensures full protection for the design life of the concrete structure … a one-time application!

 

 

This very affordable waterproofing system is also completely biodegradable (non-toxic …VOC free) and approved for use with drinking water (potable), which helps protect the environment.  The clear & colorless TechCrete 2500® Waterproofing Agent does not change the exterior appearance of the concrete surface.  As a result, it is a great solution for protecting historical structures.

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Alchemco, a Henrico-based company has one of their main waterproofing products nominated for Most Innovative Product of 2020

February 11, 2020

 

 

 

Alchemco, a Henrico-based company has one of their main waterproofing products nominated for Most Innovative Product of 2020

 

 

Alchemco, a Henrico-based company, recently had it’s TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent nominated for the Most Innovative Product of 2020 award, at the World of Concrete Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Used as part of the factory warranted TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System, this cutting-edge, spray applied product is revolutionizing the concrete waterproofing world.

 

Concrete is the world’s most utilized construction material.  Because of its cost effectiveness, and perceived durability, we use concrete to build most of our long-term infrastructure projects: from bridges, to dams, to ports, to buildings, to stadiums, to parking structures.  “A common misconception among owners and facility managers, is that concrete will last forever … without needing any additional protection!  However, concrete structures just like anything else, must be properly protected & maintained in order to survive for the full-term of their designed lifespan.” says Kerston Russell, Alchemco Technical Director.

 

Water and the damage that it causes, is concrete’s Achilles heel.  There is no greater danger to the longevity of your concrete structure, than the damage that water can cause.  This includes: cracking & spalling due to freeze/thaw issues … corrosion of steel reinforcement … chloride ion migration … etc.  Repeatedly applying surface coatings or membranes to the concrete is only a temporary fix for a long-term problem.  The correct long-term solution is to waterproof the concrete itself.

 

Effectively protecting any concrete structure against water, is the single most important step one can take to ensure that it lasts decades instead of years.  The U.S. government is budgeting over $1 trillion dollars to repair our crumbling infrastructure (most of which was built using concrete), largely because the proper waterproofing steps were not taken when erecting these structures.

 

The ‘environmentally friendly’ TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System is designed to replace traditional membrane coatings, and all of the maintenance challenges that go along with them.  “Our product penetrates the structure’s surface and creates a gel in the pores and cracks that expands to form a waterproof barrier inside the concrete.  In addition to sealing existing cracks of up to 2 mm wide at the time of application, it also seals future cracks as they form, creating a self-healing effect.” says Mario Baggio, Alchemco CEO.  This ensures full protection for the design life of the concrete structure … a one-time application!

 

This very affordable waterproofing system is also completely biodegradable (non-toxic …VOC free) and approved for use with drinking water (potable), which helps protect the environment.  The clear & colorless TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent does not change the exterior appearance of the concrete surface.  As a result, it is a great solution for historical structures.

 

You can vote for TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent or see the other products that were nominee in this website: https://www.concreteconstruction.net/products/vote-mip-2020-materials-for-concrete-construction_o

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Michael A. Johnson Takes the Helm for the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s Illinois and Wisconsin Chapter 

December 19, 2018

 

Michael A. Johnson Takes the Helm for the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s Illinois and Wisconsin Chapter 

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CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2018 – Today, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute of Illinois and Wisconsin board of directors announced Michael A. Johnson, P.E., has taken the helm as the new executive director for the organization. Johnson has more than 13 years of experience working in the precast/prestressed concrete industry in Illinois, with prior roles in sales, marketing, and quality control. 

“Mike is a great fit for our vision of PCI of Illinois and Wisconsin, and he will certainly help grow the precast industry,” said PCI IL-WI Board President Joe Lombard. “We are very pleased to welcome him to this important leadership position in our industry.” 

Johnson’s precast experience includes prestressed bridge beams, soundwalls, retaining wall systems, double-tee beams, and precast building systems. He has additional related experience with concrete, having worked in materials testing for seven years and being the owner of a small contracting business. Johnson most recently worked as a research engineer at the Illinois Center for Transportation, part of the University of Illinois Department of Civil Engineering, where he worked on transportation and pavement research projects. 

He has a bachelor’s degree in general engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and will soon earn a master’s degree in civil engineering, specializing in construction materials, from the U of I. He also has several industry certifications, including PCI Level III Quality Control & Assurance, IDOT Level III Portland Cement Concrete, and IDOT 5-day Aggregate Technician. 

“I am excited to start this new chapter in my professional career,” said Johnson, “I look forward to renewing the relationships that I already have in the industry and in forging new ones in my role as Executive Director of PCI of Illinois and Wisconsin.” 

“The success of PCI chapters is a key strategy in our goal to increase awareness and use of plant- produced, precast, prestressed concrete systems and to be stewards of the built environment,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “Our partnerships with chapter executive directors are vital to that success. Mike is an excellent addition to the team, and we look forward to working with him to grow the market and advance our members’ interests.” 

PCI IL-WI is one of 11 regional PCI-affiliate organizations throughout the United States that supports its members at the local level. The organizations provide several services, including continuing education, marketing, precast design assistance, and resources and university support. 

About PCI 

Founded in 1954, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is a technical institute for the precast concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the body of knowledge for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast structures. PCI provides technical resources, certification for companies and individuals, continuing education, as well as conducts research and development projects, conventions, conferences, awards programs, and much more. PCI members include precast concrete manufacturers, companies that provide products and services to the industry, precast concrete erectors, and individual members such as architects, consultants, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, materials suppliers, service providers, and students. To learn more, visit www.pci.org, or email Tom Bagsarian at tbagsarian@pci.org.