Register today: Slab Lifting Boot Camp

Prime Resins Slab Lifting Boot Camp Friday, July 28, 2017. Register today for the Prime Resins Slab Lifting Boot Camp. This is a one-day intensive of classroom and hands-on training that will have you ready to hit the ground running. If you've been thinking of getting into the foam lifting business as an add-on or new business, you will leave with ...

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Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic

Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic: Which to Use and Why Chemical grouts are a cost-effective solution for many leak sealing, void filling and soil stabilization projects. Choosing the right material and installing it correctly are critical to the long-term success. Chemical grouts fall into two classes: hydrophilic grouts that have an affinity for water and seek it out and hydrophobic grouts that repel water and ...

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The Cost of Doing Nothing

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Leaks in Sanitary Sewer Manholes. Next to treatment cost, chemical grouting to seal manhole infiltration is a BARGAIN! Do you know how much it costs to treat one gallon of water in your waste water treatment plant? If so, then you realize the importance of minimizing the amount of water that enters your system through ...

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Brazil bottler gets a lift

Downtime in manufacturing and distribution costs big money. Any facility repair or maintenance that can be done without interrupting normal operations is ideal. Using polyurethane foam for filling voids and lifting concrete floors in industrial settings can be a huge money saver for facility owners. Examples include warehouses, manufacturing plants, and distribution centers, Technicians can typically do this work without ...

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Interior slab lifting with Precision Lift

We often get asked about whether our polyurethane foam can be used for lifting and leveling interior concrete floors. Absolutely. We have a number of customers who do this successfully. Investing in a GPR survey in advance is a good idea. Of course, utility locates are critical as with any slab lifting job. Read here how one contractor leveled ...

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The mother of invention

Caption this! You've heard us preach the gospel of flushing your drill holes. And we tell you of the need to have water on hand to activate hydrophobic resin if the injection site is not wet. We sell ...

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Dense foam used for China rail lift

Does density matter when it comes to lifting concrete with polyurethane foam? Only if you want the slab or structure to stay in its lifted position. You can lift concrete with any density foam over about a pound. Heck, you can lift concrete with water for that matter. But it isn’t going to stay there. The density of the foam ...

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Washington seawall video overview

Here is video from the big seawall job in Washington state that we've mentioned lately. The job is done now with massive voids behind the wall filled with Prime Flex 920 rigid hydrophobic polyurethane foam. Call us to discuss your seawall project and how our products can save time, money and major disruption. If you are the property owner, we ...

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When not to use a cartridge

The number one situation I find when a customer calls with a problem doing crack injection is that he is using a cartridge to seal a hairline crack. Cartridges are a great tool to have in your arsenal. We at Prime Resins are big fans of cartridges. In fact, 30 years ago we were the first manufacturer to package polyurethane injection ...

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Industry leader tapped as GM/VP

Peter Battisti is the new general manager and VP of business development for Prime Resins Inc. Battisti oversees day-to-day operations of Prime Resins and is focused on accelerating the company’s steady year-over-year growth. “We are extremely fortunate to have Peter join us at this particular time,” said Prime Resins’ founder and president, Dave Barton. “As we were recently acquired by RPM International, ...

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Register now for April Chemical Grouting Institute

Register now for the Prime Resins Chemical Grouting Institute Register now for the next Prime Resins Chemical Grouting Institute April 11-12 at our Atlanta area headquarters. This is the only chemical grouting course that gives you training in a broad range of skills. With two days of hands-on and classroom training, you will learn soil stabilization, slab lifting with foam, and crack injection ...

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Stormwater system repair

When a sinkhole or other depression forms adjacent a manhole in a sanitary, potable or stormwater system, you can bet there is significant leakage happening out of that manhole. The exfiltration of water from the system washes away soil, creating the depression. That's exactly the situation at a military housing subdivision in Richmond, Virginia. Leaking pipe connections into a manhole ...

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Box culvert and weir repair near wetland

The City of Tallahassee had a problem with a street running over a box culvert at Black Swamp. Following several heavy rainfalls, a dip in Park Avenue developed. Eventually, the depression grew so pronounced that it became a traffic hazard. City crews attempted to fix the problem several times using different methods, including replacing a section of pavement and its subgrade, and chemically ...

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Field Notes: Washington State Seawall Stabilization

Technical services manager David Dingler is on his way back from Washington state. He’s been providing on-site technical support for a massive residential seawall stabilization project on Padilla Bay, southwest of Bellingham. A team from Nicholson Construction out of California is pumping Prime Flex 920, a rigid structural polyurethane foam, into voids behind the seawall. In ...

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Void filling under a flooded culvert

Filling a void underneath a box culvert with expansive polyurethane foam is an increasingly common practice. It's another matter when flood waters create a massive void below a triple box culvert underneath busy I-95 and flood waters remain chest high. That's that challenge that Applied Polymerics faced after hurricane-related flooding undermined such a culvert near Lumberton, N.C. Read how they did ...

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Seawall repair options

Winter weather can take its toll on seawalls and bulkheads. Each wave or tidal cycle washes away more soil, creating larger voids behind the wall. Maybe a depression or even a sinkhole grows behind the wall. If you are the owner or the contractor hired to fix it, you've got options. There's replacement, which is expensive and disruptive though sometimes necessary. ...

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Updated product guide

Our updated product guide is online for your convenience. The individual product pages on this site have the most up-to-date information, but if you prefer to browse a catalog, this is for you. You can also access just the product application grid as a quick reference.

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RPM acquires Prime Resins

Prime Resins is pleased to become part of the RPM International Inc. family (NYSE: RPM). RPM, based in Medina, Ohio, announced the acquisition today. Prime Resins becomes part of the USL Group, and continues under the leadership of Prime Resins founder and president, David L. Barton. Production and operations remain based in Conyers, Ga., just east ...

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Undersealing an Ocean Pool

Several weeks ago we shared a field note from Sydney, Australia, where one of our customers repaired the Bronte Beach Ocean Pool. The concrete pool built at the base of a cliff desperately needed repairs, including resurfacing. Naturally, all the work had to be done at low tide. Removing the old surface and dewatering the pool revealed leaks through cracks ...

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See us in Las Vegas

If you are in Las Vegas for World of Concrete 2017 as we are, come see us. Our team would love to talk to you about our excellent solutions for slab lifting, leak sealing, soil stabilization, structural repair and concrete protection. We've got a couple of show specials too, so stop by booth S10721. Just look for the big Prime Resins blimp!...

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Michael Vargo talks I&I

It's Throwback Thursday, so we're taking you all the way back to WEFTEC 2011 in Los Angeles. Water Online Radio hosts interviewed our senior technical consultant, Michael Vargo. They discussed Prime Resins' solutions to tackling infiltration and inflow, or I&I. While it's a few years old now, this still hits the nail on the head. Polyurethanes are a cost-effective way to ...

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Happy holidays from Prime Resins

Happy Holidays! Best wishes to all for a healthy, happy and safe holiday season. In observance of Christmas and New Year's, we will be closed Friday, Dec. 23; Monday, Dec. 26; and Monday, Jan. 2. In case of emergencies, our technical support is still available 24/7.

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Revolution hose storage

Procedure: Storing Revolution heated hoses The Revolution pump itself cannot be winterized or otherwise stored long-term because of the reactive nature of the A-side material. We do, however, offer a flushing procedure for your heated hoses that allows you to remove and store them. This may save you from replacing a $600 ...

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Q&A on using 900 XLV cartridges

By Michael Vargo, senior technical consultant I recently had an email conversation with a customer about crack injection leak sealing with Quick Mix cartridges of Prime Flex 900 XLV that I think would be helpful for others to see. Nick asks: Q: “I have recently used your 900 XLV in 2:1 cartridges for residential foundation crack repairs. I have experienced failures in the ...

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Field Notes: The Land Down Under

Field Notes: The Land Down Under Michael Vargo is just back from a long, successful trip to meet with clients in Australia and New Zealand. He shares before and after photos of this public ocean pool at Bronte Beach in the Sydney suburbs. ...

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Chemical grouting stops manhole infiltration

Heavy groundwater infiltration threatened the timeline to complete a new sewer mainline project in Stratford, Ontario. Thousands of dollars in dewatering costs threatened the project's budget. A few hours of work and 10 gallons of Prime Flex 920 solved the problem and helped get the project back on track. Read the case study here from the Sept./Oct. 2016 Canadian Underground Infrastructure ...

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Chemical grouting stops SSOs

Trenchless Technology magazine features a case study on using Prime Resins chemical grouts to tackle I and I and sanitary sewer overflows. Foundation Professionals of Florida works with several municipalities to tackle I/I with sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation. They do this with chemical grout injection. "Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida’s Gulf Coast during 2016. Unfortunately, it's havoc that continues in ...

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Securing a lighthouse foundation

The brick Georgetown Lighthouse near Charleston, S.C., has weathered more than 200 years of waves, wind and rain relatively well. Its foundation, however, showed deterioration during routine inspection by its owner, the U.S. Coast Guard. Read how curtain grouting with polyurethane stabilized the base of this historic structure. Case study

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Field Notes: Culvert Repairs After Hurricane Matthew

Record flooding hit North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The state is faced with the worst flooding since Hurricane Floyd in 1999. In some parts of the state, water levels continued to rise in the days following the storm as flood waters receded elsewhere, draining to other parts of the watershed. That’s the case in Lumberton, N.C. All that ...

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Palm Beach seawall repair

Cracks in a seawall at the Port of Palm Beach caused major voids to form behind the wall. The voids would eventually compromise the integrity of the wall. The port is a busy base of operations, so taking the time to replace the seawall or otherwise do an invasive repair was an option port officials hoped to avoid. The port engineer ...

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Leaks sealed in tieback anchor system

When one is excavating a pit 80-feet deep and several acres in area, it is necessary to create a temporary perimeter wall of concrete caissons. A post-tensioned cable tieback anchor system then holds these in place. If water is gushing out of the cable sleeves, however, it becomes impossible to weld the anchor plates to the walers. That is exactly the ...

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Filling voids under giant fiberglass tanks

Paul Wright of Python Corporation needed a solution for a client. The client is a fiberglass company with 28 enormous fiberglass tanks for material storage that had irregularly shaped bottoms. This resulted in voids under the tanks. Wright recommended using structural polyurethane foam to ensure full bearing coverage. He turned to Prime Resins to develop a lifting and void filling foam ...

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Register now for Oct. Chemical Grouting Institute

Register now for the Prime Resins Chemical Grouting Institute Mark your calendars and register now for the next Prime Resins Chemical Grouting Institute Oct. 18-19 at our Atlanta area headquarters. This is the only chemical grout training that gives you training in a broad range of skills. With two days of hands-on and classroom training you will learn crack injection to ...

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Sinkhole repair saves money, disruption

A leaking sewer line and storm water main drain caused a sinkhole in a high traffic area at the busy Port of Palm Beach. A traditional excavation to repair the pipes, fill the voids and replace the asphalt was an expensive and highly disruptive option that port officials hoped to avoid. Seawall Doctors of Boca Raton, Fla., seal the leaks, ...

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Dam and Lock Repair

Polyurethanes and epoxies from Prime Resins have been used for leak sealing and structural repair of locks and dams for nearly 40 years. These repairs include dam structures, power stations, pumping stations and lock chambers. Age and nature take their toll on structures that are often more than 50 years old. Newly poured concrete is susceptible to leaking as well ...

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Coating Coverage Chart

Coverage for Coating or Membranes Thickness of coating applied (1000 mils = 1 inch) Coverage per U.S. gallon 100% solids system 250 mils = 1/4" 187.5 mils = 3/16" 125 mils = 1/8" 100 mils 62.5 mils = 1/16" 50 mils 31.25 mils = 1/32" 20 mils 15.625 mils = 1/64" 10 mils 5 mils 1 mil...

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Polyurethanes in hot weather

4 Tips for Injecting Polyurethane Grouts in Hot Weather We often get asked about how polyurethane resins will react in cold weather or in the presence of cold water. In that case, both typically slow reaction times. Less common are questions about chemical grouting in hot weather. There are, in fact, some things you should keep in mind when temperatures are soaring ...

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Repairing an historic landmark

The Daytona Beach Bandshell has been a destination for concertgoers for nearly 80 years and is on the U.S. Register of Historic Places. But age can take its toll, especially since the venue is constructed of coquina stone, a sedimentary rock composed of fossilized seashells and coral. The porosity of this stone was one challenge that had to be overcome when ...

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Field Notes: Lifting floors of a single-story home

Our technical services staff is back from on-site training for a customer in Nevada. The project is a ranch-style single-story home that serves as a seniors’ residence. The whole building has settled, as much as 4 inches in some places. The crew used helical piers around the foundation but needed to lift the interior floors to match. It is a big, ...

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Video: Eye level view of slab lifting

Lots of people know about mudjacking to level concrete, but doing concrete leveling with polyurethane foam is still a new concept to many. They are skeptical. They can't wrap their heads around how a polyurethane foam, stuff that looks like spray insulation, can be strong enough to support a driveway. Not only can it support a driveway, but ...

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Is I&I washing away your bottom line?

Are you the superintendent or engineer for a water system with an infiltration and inflow problem? Treating I&I can be a budget killer. Prime Resins offers several solutions for stopping I&I whether it is caused by cracked pipes, leaking lateral joints or leaking manholes. Learn more.

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Estimating lifting foam

How to Estimate Material for Concrete Leveling With Foam When I talk to mudjackers who want to get into foam lifting, they almost always want to know the difference in estimating how much material is needed. In fact, anyone new to slab lifting with polyurethane foam will ask how to estimate material, not just people experienced in mudjacking. If you use a ...

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Lifting foam complements piers

Using Lifting Foam With Piers Polyurethane structural lifting foams can be the perfect complement to helical or push piers for foundation or structural raising and stabilization. The foams can be strong enough to do the lifting themselves in many cases, but if piers are required for structural reinforcement, polyurethane foam is the perfect choice to fill the voids created by lifting ...

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Stopping a sanitary sewer infiltration

You've had infiltration into your sanitary sewer system for years. You've tried to stop it, but short of replacement, nothing did the trick. There is another solution, however: sealing the leaks with polyurethane grout. Chemical grouting has a proven track record dating back decades to repair concrete and masonry infrastructure, yet it is still a relatively unknown practice in many circles. Sometimes ...

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Stopping a persistent leak at last

The Niagara Parks Commission has spent a lot of money over many years attempting to seal persistent leaks in a pedestrian tunnel to the Niagara Falls Voyage to the Falls boat dock. Cracks were injected and repainted just about annually for years, but still the leaks persisted. It appears that a combination of wrong material and improper installation doomed past ...

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Undersealing an LNG pit in Texas…at 124 degrees

When the Sabine Pass (Texas) liquid natural gas facility was built, the concrete contractor needed to stop leaks in an emergency maintenance pit so a special overlay material could be installed on the floor. The concrete floor is 4 feet thick and sits on top of a 6-foot mud mat. The facility sits adjacent to a shipping channel, so the groundwater ...

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Cross-sell services to boost revenue

Watching for opportunities to offer additional services to your customers can translate into significant new business. Take the example of Richard Ross, owner of Manicured Concrete Solutions in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a concrete contractor who was asked to bid on a driveway sealing project for a spacious riverside home in Edmonton. He gave an estimate, but also noticed the damaged decorative ...

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Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic

Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic: Which to Use and Why Chemical grouts are a cost-effective solution for many leak sealing, void filling and soil stabilization projects. Choosing the right material and installing it correctly are critical to the long-term success. Chemical grouts fall into two classes: hydrophilic grouts that have an affinity for water and seek it out and hydrophobic grouts that repel water and ...

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Permeation grouting, void filling and lifting at a wastewater treatment plant

The Quakers Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sydney, Australia, has a pump pit that houses several pumps that transfer water from the digesters to other tanks. The pit is sloped and has a sump pump so that rainwater doesn't collect in the pit. The other corner at the same end of the pit as the sump had settled, however, causing ...

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Field Notes: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Passengers going on the Hornblower Cruise at Niagara Falls (formerly Maid of the Mist), expect to get wet. What they don’t expect is that they will get wet walking through the pedway to the boats. Several leaks in the tunnel ceiling are in the midst of being sealed this week with injection of Prime Flex 900 XLV, our super ...

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You CAN lift a radiant heated floor

Contrary to popular opinion, it is possible to lift an unlevel concrete floor that has an in-floor heating system using polyurethane foam injection. It does, however, require you to do your homework in advance so that you know exactly where the heating elements are located within the floor. A Prime Resins customer in Edmonton, Alberta, just completed such a job ...

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Drainage collapse causes mass sinkhole: What could have happened?

Our own Michael Vargo, Senior Technical Consultant for Prime Resins, took a moment to discuss a story that recently made national headlines. Many of you likely saw the photos and videos of the massive drainage collapse—i.e. sinkhole— at a restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi. The images are amazing. There is a massive opening large enough to swallow several cars in the ...

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Our Revolution compact slab lifting system

The Revolution compact slab lifting system from Prime Resins remains the only truly portable system for slab lifting with polyurethane foam. When you are tackling lifting jobs in hard-to-reach places, the Revolution is the ideal solution. This includes sites such as pool decks, back patios, and sidewalks in the middle of office parks and apartment or condo complexes. To ...

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Sealing a high-rise basement with acrylate resin

Polyurethanes are popular choices for curtain grouting below-grade structures for waterproofing. They are popular because they work. In some situations, however, you want to avoid the expansive pressure of a polyurethane. For example, behind a retaining wall with a very hard substrate that won't absorb the grout or behind a structurally weakened wall. Or, behind a wall where an old ...

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Oregon culvert repair with 985 LX20

Contractor uses 985 LX20 for culvert repair Failed joints are frequently the culprits when erosion around a culvert results in a compromised road or other potentially dangerous situation. That was the case for a culvert under Hwy 101 in coastal Oregon with a tidal estuary flowing through it. A.C.C. Spray Foam & Coatings was contracted by Oregon DOT to fill the ...

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What you need when you need it

Our technical support and customer service are what set us apart. Yes, our chemicals and equipment are outstanding. But we hear again and again from our customers that they use Prime Resins because it works and because of the support they receive. A big part of that is getting orders out quickly. Many orders go out the same day they ...

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Chemical Grouting in Cold Weather

With frigid temperatures gripping much of the U.S. and Canada, here are a few reminders regarding chemical grouting in cold weather. Avoid allowing your materials to remain at or below freezing temperatures for an extended period. See the technical data sheet or call your technical consultant for specific product information, but most products will at least have their viscosity affected. ...

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How do you seal a leaking dam?

It's no surprise that a hydro electric dam in New York state that is more than 100 years old might have a few leaks that need sealing. That was definitely the case with the Curtis Palmer Dam in Corinth, N.Y., which had both gushing and weeping leaks. Some of the leaks were so bad that the walkway inside the dam ...

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How do I repair a seawall?

Your seawall or bulkhead is failing and you’ve decided to have it fixed. What approach should you take? It depends on the nature of the failure, but leaking joints, cracks and soil erosion are primary issues. You can excavate and back fill the wall, but if it's leaking, this is only a temporary fix. Injection of the soil behind the wall with ...

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Can I winterize a Revolution pump?

We had a query from a customer who owns a Revolution pump system for slab lifting. He is in a cold environment and asked about winterizing the system. Q:  How do I winterize my Revolution compact slab lifting system if I won’t be using it for a few months? A:  There is no way to winterize or otherwise put the Revolution ...

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Field Notes: Fixing floor cracks with polyurea

Field Notes: We stopped in to observe Floor Consultants doing floor repair of a big box retail warehouse facility south of the Atlanta airport. They are repairing spalls, cracks, voids and joint nosings (the edges of concrete slabs). It's a pleasure watching true masters of their craft in action. They are using a combination of Prime Resins products to address ...

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Field Notes: Florida lake seawall repair

Foundation Professionals of Florida is in the midst of a seawall repair project on Lake Harris in Lake County, Florida. The lake is very large and popular, host to bass fishing tournaments and the like. The homeowner returned from vacation recently to find a section of her yard adjacent to the seawall caving in, so she was afraid her ...

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Field Notes: Crack injection at a water treatment plant

Tech services was in Virginia this week to train a crew on crack injection with polyurethane grout to seal leaks in concrete. The crew is working at a water treatment plant and is using Prime Flex 900 XLV, our super low viscosity polyurethane grout. It was a perfect example of how a hydrophilic—water loving—chemical grout is a great option in ...

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Reflections on chemical grout training

Prime Resins has offered training at our Atlanta area headquarters a few times a year for 20 years. We’ve just completed another sold out course, the Prime Resins Chemical Grouting Institute, so our instructors—members of our technical sales and service staff—reflected on this course and trends over time. Here are a few of their observations. There is a lot of chemical ...

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Field Notes: Grouting electrical conduit in NYC

Our technical services staff is back from a quick trip to New York City to do on-site training with one of our customers there, who is doing a project for the Metro Transit Authority of New York City. The project is to seal the annular space around 25 or so electrical conduits inside am MTA utility vault in the Bronx because ...

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Seawall repair provides valuable lessons

Seawall repair or replacement can be a hugely expensive undertaking. Sealing leaks and filling voids left by erosion can be done more economically and with far less disruption than with excavation in most cases. A Prime Resins customer specializing in seawall repair recently used chemical grouting for the first time to seal a badly compromised seawall, fill massive voids behind the ...

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Learn chemical grouting hands-on

Our next Training Course, Oct. 20-21, 2015: the Prime Resins Chemical Grouting Institute is SOLD OUT. To get on the waiting list, email kanthony@primeresins.com. Learn how to use chemical grouts for sealing leaks in concrete, stabilizing soil, filling voids, and lifting concrete slabs. Hands-on and classroom learning will teach you about the products, equipment and methods for using chemical grouts ...

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Field Notes: The Netherlands & Germany

Constant R&D and innovation is at the heart of Prime Resins, which keeps things fast-paced and interesting for our product development team. Last month it was Brazil, this month it is the Netherlands and Germany for our intrepid David Dingler. His first stop was in the Netherlands to oversee the mixing of our new polyurethane lifting foam at our toll ...

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Case Study: Foam lifting an industrial floor

"This method was a success and broke paradigms in Brazilian engineering," says the contractor and distributor who did the job in Brazil that lifted a sinking concrete floor — and two 3300-gallon tanks along with it. Following up on our Field Notes from this job in Porto Alegre, where Precision Lift 4.0# and Prime Flex 920 polyurethane foams were used for void ...

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Field Notes: Seawall and pool deck repair

A quick dispatch from the field, where we are providing on-site technical support to the great guys at Ideal Construction. They are in the midst of repairing a seawall — including void filling and leak sealing — and the pool deck of a home in West Palm Beach, Fla. The job is going well, the Prime Flex 920 is filling the voids ...

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Lifting tanks with Precision Lift 4.0

Just in from the field, these pictures show before (L) and after (R) of 3300-gallon tanks that were listing dangerously close together. The concrete slab they sit on had settled, causing the dangerous tilt. The tanks were successfully lifted back into level, vertical position with our Precision Lift 4.0# polyurethane foam. This is a beverage manufacturer in Brazil. We'll ...

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Prime Flex 920 showcased in Canadian magazine

The current issue of Canadian Underground Infrastructure magazine prominently features a profile of a project in Kingston, Ontario, led by strataWORKS. The contractor on the job was Dynamite Contractors. The City of Kingston had tried several other methods to seal stubborn gushing leaks in a manhole. By the city's own measure, this manhole had 12 million liters of infiltration a ...

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Come work with us

We are looking for a handful of exceptional people to meet the needs of our growing business.  Current positions: Flint in technical services • Technical Services Specialist: After 5 great years, our fabulous Flint is cutting his daily commute from hours to minutes, so we seek ...

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AR 800 in action

Here's what a curtain grouting job looks like mid-way. This is the basement of a high-rise apartment building in NYC that is having voids filled behind the wall and leaks sealed with our AR 800 acrylate grout. Why did they choose AR 800 vs a polyurethane foam like Prime Flex 920? There is an old heating oil tank ...

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Sinking weigh station fixed with 920

The fine folks at Martech - Driving Strategic Sales share a case study on stabilizing soil with Prime Flex 920. Spring rains in the Calgary (Alberta, Canada) area caused erosion underneath the scales of a truck weigh station. Calgary-based Concrete Specialists came ...

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New to the team

Casey Pieczonka, a 15-year veteran of underground construction in Florida, is our new business development manager for Florida. He is based in the Tampa area and began work in mid-May. Casey is a licensed, certified underground utility and excavating contractor in the state of Florida. He has managed hundreds of ...

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Field testing an acrylate grout

We do a lot of in-house testing of our products during and after development, as do most R&D operations, and we want to share some of those results from time to time. One of our newest products, AR 800, is an acrylate chemical grout used for soil stabilization and sealing leaks. We recommend it for geotechnical applications in wet or ...

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Don’t forget to flush (drill holes)

By Michael Vargo, senior technical sales consultant One of the best parts of my job is going into the field to observe or advise on the use of our chemical grouts for concrete crack injection leak sealing. It’s rewarding to see our products provide solutions and I’m always learning more myself. One thing I’ve noticed with concrete injection, however, is that often ...

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Box culvert repair in St. Louis military cemetery

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is one of the nation's largest military burial sites, and it sits on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis. A planned expansion in 2011 revealed that two box culverts adjacent to the expansion area were experiencing significant groundwater infiltration. More than 100 joints needed repair, with some of the joints having separated as ...

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Some things just can’t wait. Like sinkholes.

By Michael Vargo, senior technical consultant We at Prime Resins talk a lot about being solutions-oriented, about our consultative approach, about superior 24/7 technical support. But what does that really mean? I’ll show you exactly what we mean. About 10 p.m. Tuesday I got a call on my cell from Scott at Applied Polymerics, one of our customers in North Carolina. ...

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Rebonding steel topping to concrete floor

A powdered steel topping is one of the hardest, and most expensive, surfaces available for industrial flooring. So what do you do when the bond fails between the topping and the concrete subsurface? After all, removing this hard surface is no easy feat. That was the task before T. Luckey Sons at an INTEK/INKOTE steel manufacturing facility. So how did ...

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Fall 2015 Contractor Training Course

The Prime Resins Fall Contractor Training Course will take place Oct. 20-21, 2015, at our Atlanta area headquarters. Learn the art and science of using chemical grouts and resins for leak sealing, slab lifting and soil stabilization. Participants will learn this advanced skill set with two days of hands-on, in-the-field workshops, presentations, discussions ...

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Injecting life back into precast

Michael Vargo, Prime Resins Senior Technical Consultant I had the privilege of presenting a course on pressure injection of concrete to repair cracks and seal leaks at the NPCA Precast Show 2015 Orlando. I explained pressure injection and the techniques, equipment and accessories needed to perform pressure injection of epoxy and polyurethane resins. If you’d like a copy of my presentation, email ...

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Epoxy grout injection keeps hydrofoil floating

Caterpillar uses an air-powered hydrofoil to move their massive diesel engines on a cushion of air. For this to work, steel plates are attached to the production facility floor. Years of wear and tear resulted in the cement grout under those plates failing. In some places "it was like crushed potato chips," according to Randall Brooks, GM of contractor T. Luckey Sons ...

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Sealing massive gushing leaks

In the words of customer Owen Suchar of Martech, “Sometimes a complex problem can have a simple solution.” Owen was referring to a job done by Ken Kane and Precision Chemical Grout for a municipality in Alabama. Due to gushing leaks from faulty connections in sliplined reinforced concrete pipes, the city was dealing with infiltration to the tune of 3.5 million ...

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More products meet NSF/ANSI Standard 61

Three additional Prime Resins products are now proven to meet NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for contact with potable water. In fact, they meet Standard 61-5, a more stringent standard than the original. Prime Flex 940, Prime Flex 985 and AR 800 are now tested to that standard. These products join our Prime Coat 4000Prime Flex ...

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Cleaning grout off hands

Adam Goldstone, technical consultant When you call Prime Resins with a question or a problem, chances are good that you’ll talk with me. In addition to fielding calls during normal business hours, I am part of the 24/7 technical support team at Prime Resins. After “I’ve got a crack...” one of the most popular calls I get is, “How do I get ...

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Soil Stabilization with Prime Flex 920 Saves Time/Money at Miami International Airport

Once again it’s time to offer our thanks and blessings to our incredible contractor partners who continue to impress with success stories. Congratulations on a job well done to NEC Keystone out of Tampa, FL. Click here to read about their successful soil stabilization job at Miami International Airport using Prime Flex 920.  Thanks to all our partners for teaming up with us ...

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Intelligent Use of Chemical Grouting to Reduce I&I and Prevent Structural Damage

This excellent white paper, by Angus W. Stocking, details how chemical grouts play an important role in the quality and longevity of rehabilitating Sanitary Sewer Systems. This article highlights many misconceptions about chemical grouts, where they excel and their limitations. This white paper is a must read for anyone who is in the process of or considering using ...

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Is Your Business Growing at 64% a Year?

If not, maybe you should take a closer look at the North American polymeric concrete repair market.  This is the annual growth projected in an online article by Richard Jones at the Adhesive and Sealants Industry website.  According to Jones – “polymeric reactive resins are estimated to be $1.1 billion of the overall construction chemicals market.” Infrastructure spending overall in the U.S. is ...

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Winning Entry for ASCE’s Concrete Canoe Competition includes Precision Lift from Prime Resins

It was in January at World of Concrete 2011 when Prime Resins was approached by 7 college students from southern California with a material challenge.  We love to solve problems—even if it’s not our product. The engineering students from California PolyTech State University–San Luis Obispo were looking for very specialized material to fill the bulkhead of their concrete canoe.  It had to be ...

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Hairline Cracks Require High-Pressure Injections

LESSONS LEARNED – Wisdom from 24/7 Tech Support This blog entry is the first in what will be an ongoing series called LESSONS LEARNED–Wisdom from 24/7 Tech Support.  As the frontline point of contact for most incoming support calls, I’ve helped a great deal of customers face a wide variety of challenges over the years.  Every challenge is a learning experience.  From ...

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Save Time & Money by Flushing Resin Pumps After Use

The other day a contractor who had just purchased a pallet of material and pump from our distributor in NJ called me with a technique issue.  He got his answer, but then I asked him a simple question, “How do you intend to flush out the pump afterwards?”  There was dead silence on the phone. Grouts and epoxies can clog ...

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No Dig Infrastructure Repair and Preventative Manhole Maintenance

A midwest municipality, experienced in the art of chemical grouting, has recently decided to take it to the next level. The Problem:  Poorly installed, cast concrete manholes.  Poor, due to the fact manhole rings were installed without any form of joint seal or infiltration protection for the chimney, yielding some pretty nasty I & I issues. Solution 1:  “Let’s dig them up” and then ...

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Why Use Limited Funds on New Infrastructure while Neglecting Potentially Catastrophic Infrastructure Repair Issues?

Just recently, the Governor of New Jersey canceled a new tunnel project that was projected to cost up to 14 billion dollars on grounds that the state cannot afford it.  This was most likely a very tough decision, and it undoubtedly has adverse effects on a great number of people in the construction industry.   But it illustrates a point that I’ve ...

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Spring Training 2011

The new year is here and contractors are gearing up for the upcoming Spring construction season.  I speak with contractors daily and I’m hearing a common theme.  Contractors struggling to set themselves apart from the crowd in order to create new opportunities. The past four years have brutal to the economy, the housing market is nearly non-existent and the commercial and industrial ...

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