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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.

www.alchemco.com

2020 “CRSI HONORS” Design and Construction Awards Program Call for Entries Opens

March 17, 2020

 

2020 “CRSI HONORS” Design and Construction Awards Program
Call for Entries Opens

 

(SCHAUMBURG, IL – March 16, 2020) The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the kickoff of the popular and structures recognition program. The window for submitting entries is open from March 16 to June 1, 2020.

For 50 years CRSI has recognized excellence in the design and construction of concrete buildings and bridges. Project achievements will inspire prospective clientele and tomorrow’s design and construction leaders.

The 2020 CRSI HONORS program is open to all project team members including owners, designers, builders and structural material suppliers.

Eligible structures utilize reinforced concrete as the primary structural system, are located in the United States, Canada, or Mexico and must be completed between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2019.

HONORS submittals are reviewed for the ways steel reinforced concrete is leveraged in an innovative or exceptional manner to improve the structure’s value, sustainability, appearance and durability. Design and/or construction approaches to which ultimate outcome objectives are achieved are also considered.

Project categories include:

 

  • Residential & Hotel
  • Commercial & Mixed-Use
  • Cultural & Entertainment
  • Transportation
  • Educational
  • Federal/State/Municipal
  • Healthcare

 

 

Due to their entry in the HONORS program, many of the projects receive exposure in Institute promotions for steel reinforced concrete design and construction. Many entries become case studies on the CRSI website, as well as referenced in our popular university and professional development programs.

Submitting an entry for this respected award is quick and convenient! Visit the CRSI HONORS website at honors.crsi.org for complete details. Participation is FREE for Members. Non-members pay $150 and receive complimentary Professional membership for one year. Professional membership benefits include the opportunity to participate in the Institute at the national, regional, and local levels; CRSI’s experts offer daily technical assistance; the chance to join any of the CRSI committees; and attending CRSI Region Managers’ presentations and workshops. There is no limitation on the number of project entries you can submit.

 

Share the success and innovation of your project for the chance to receive some well-deserved recognition and possible CRSI membership. Enter early and often!

 

 

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

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, 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

www.alchemco.com

 

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