Are Epoxy.com 100% Solid Products Green?

April 30, 2010

How Environmentally Friendly Are Epoxy.com Products?

Q: I am looking for information on the environmental impact of epoxy products, and since there seems to be very little useful information on the internet, I thought I should just ask a professional.

Epoxy.com’s 100% solid products (which are most of your product line) are included in many “Green” buildings.  The logic for that is this:

  1. Epoxy.com 100% solid products have 0 VOCs.  So you are reducing the carbon emissions. 
  2. Typical Epoxy.com 100% solid systems have done their job for decades, and there is no reason to believe they will not last for decades more.  I personally have jobs that I installed with them that go back as much as a third of a century, that are not even starting to show signs that they will need replacement.  That is the ultimate in reuse.
  3. There is no need to recycle a product that can be reused for decades.

 
Epoxy.com encourages our customers to order material as they need it and to use all their materials before their expiration.  That is why we do not require large stocking orders from new dealers, like most other companies.  We want our customers to use up material they buy from us and not have any for it run out of shelf life.  However, if Epoxy.com products do run out of shelf life, they are typically mixed and cured before disposal as inert common trash.   

Thank you for your interest in our products.  Please contact me with your questions.

Epoxy Systems, Inc.

Norm Lambert
President & Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Florida & Vermont USA
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Epoxy Stone Overlay – How Much Material Do I need

April 27, 2010

Q: How Much Epoxy.com Product #17 Do I need?

I am interested in your Epoxy  Product #17 – www.epoxy.com/17.htm – to overlay a patio and walkway.  I live in Michigan – is there a dealer or will you ship to Michigan?  My patio of 600 sq. ft. – how much epoxy #17 is required? 

You did not say what size stone you are using or how deep you are looking to install it at.

Each stone will take a different amount of resin to bond it in place, depending on the size, shape and how clean it is.  Also each stone size will have a different yield.  But here is how it is calculated (to a theoretical area and coverage).

The recommended starting point is 1.5 gallons of resin plus or minus to each 150 lbs of stone.

I measured a stone that I had that was 1/8 x 1/16,  and got about 0.6 cubic feet per 50 lbs.

So a yield of 3 gallons of #17 and 300 lbs of stone would produce about 0.6x 6 bags or 3.6 cubic feet.

600 square feet at ½ inch thick is (144/2)x600 or 43,200 cubic inches or 25 cubic feet (43,200/1728)

25 cubic feet /3.6 = 6.9 units

The unit size is 3 gallons or ( 7×3)  21 gallons.

Thank you for your interest in our products.  Please contact me with your questions.

Epoxy Systems, Inc.
Norm Lambert
President & Director of Technical Support
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM – 1 PM Pacific Time)
352-533-2167 (Voice)
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How to Epoxy inject Very Large Cracks – How Large a Crack can be Epoxy Injected

April 22, 2010

What is the Largest Crack that can be Repaired with Epoxy Injection

A reader writes:“What is the largest concrete crack that can be injected with an Epoxy Injection repair?”

For concrete outdoors and/or is going to see extreme temperatures, you
would typically want to limit your injection to about 1/4 inch.  If the
crack is larger than that you may experience some thermal coefficient issues, if
injected using normal epoxy concrete injection techniques. 
Thermal coefficient is the rate that materials expand and contract due to
temperature changes. Neat epoxy resin expands at a rate greater than
concrete. In small cracks this is not important, but as the mass of epoxy
gets greater, the potential for differential movement gets greater.When I have been forced to epoxy inject these cracks larger than 1/4 inch
I like to use Epoxy.com Product #301 – www.epoxy.com/301.htm.. 
Epoxy.com Product #301  is is a low mod (more “flexible”) injection
material and is less likely to create a thermal co-efficient problem than a
high modulus material.

If the crack is still bigger, I try to pack as much Epoxy.com Product
#703 – www.epoxy.com/703.htm
Low-Mod Epoxy Gel Adhesive as I can into the crack.  First I place
copper tubing as far back into the crack as I can.  Then I fill out to
the surface with the Epoxy.com Product #703.  If the crack is large
enough you can also mix up to 1 part silica sand with 1 part of mixed
Epoxy.com Product #703.  Mixing in the silica sand saves material
costs, and makes the Epoxy.com Product #703 easier to trowel. Most
importantly the thermal coefficient of the Epoxy.com Product #703 and silica
sand is much closer to that of concrete than the Epoxy.com Product # 703 alone.

After the Epoxy.com Product #703 has hardened, you can pump the Epoxy.com
Product #301 into the copper tubes that were inserted earlier.  This
results in a very effect, well designed and engineer solution for larger
cracks. When in doubt how to proceed with larger cracks, please contact me
at Epoxy.com Technical Support – 352-533-2167 or by email at
norm@epoxy.com.


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