October 23, 2017
and Base Coat
Epoxy.com Product #100
Can be Used as a Primer Over Concrete as New as 5 Days
Epoxy.com Product #100 Moisture Tolerant Primer and Base Coat consists of a unique water based epoxy technology which allows the contractor to install epoxy resin floor systems and other moisture sensitive floor coverings on new concrete (5 days old) without fear of moisture entrapment. Epoxy.com Product 100 Moisture Tolerant Primer and Base Coat is applied in a two coat application. Epoxy.com Product 100 Moisture Tolerant Primer and Base Coat is the primer/basecoat used in various Epoxy.com Products
Epoxy.com Product #100 Moisture Tolerant Primer and Base Coat is a unique two-component, moisture tolerant, extremely high density, chemically enhanced epoxy based product which reduces the passage of water vapor and moisture through slabs on, above or below grade, thus eliminating delamination and blistering of adhesives, floor coverings, resin floor systems, epoxy terrazzo and coatings.
Epoxy.com Product #100 Moisture Tolerant Primer and Base Coat controls water vapor transmission levels for the installation of most floor covering systems, including VCT, sheet vinyl, carpets, wood, laminates, epoxy resin flooring and epoxy terrazzo.
- Vapor and water barrier.
- Can be placed on new concrete in as little as 5 days.
- Water based – low VOC.
- Highly moisture tolerant
- Barrier against radon and other gasses
- Compatible with most flooring systems – conventional, and seamless epoxy flooring systems.
- Does not support the growth of mold.
- Easy to install with little down time.
- Substrate must be at least 50° F during installation and curing
- Substrate must be free of dirt, sealers, waxes, and other foreign materials that would interfere with proper bonding.
- Must be installed a minimum of 1/8 for use with moisture sensitive floor coverings.
Surface preparation is the most critical portion of any successful resinous flooring system application. All substrates must be properly prepared as outlined in Epoxy.com Surface Preparation Procedures. Epoxy.com Technical Support Department is pleased to answer any questions.
Epoxy.com Product #100 Moisture Tolerant Primer and Base Coat is a two-component material. Do not alter mixing ratios in any way. Part I and Part II are supplied in the correct mixing ratios. Always mix a complete unit in the proportions supplied.
Stir material for approximately 3-4 minutes to form a homogeneous consistency using a slow speed drill and “Jiffy” blade. Do not entrap excessive air. Scrape all sides and bottom of container to ensure thorough mixing.
Prime using Epoxy.com Product #100 Moisture Tolerant Primer and Base Coat thinned 10% with one (1) pint of potable water per 1.25 gallon unit for good
penetration. Apply with a squeegee and short nap roller to the properly prepared substrate. Back roll with the short nap roller to achieve a uniform coverage. Allow to cure hard enough for foot traffic, about 3-4 hours at 75 degrees F.
Apply one (1) Part of Epoxy.com Product #100 Moisture Tolerant Primer and Base Coat to 4 parts of B. Thoroughly mix with a low speed drill and Jiffy blade until uniform. Mix with low speed drill until uniform and no lumps. Apply with trowel, or squeegee. Allow to self-level and backroll with a looped roller. A 1.25 gallon unit will
cover 30 sq. ft. @ 1/16″.
Broadcast surface with broadcast sand to excess (30-50 lbs./100 sq. ft.) with Epoxy.com Product #77 to achieve 1/8 inch. Sweep and vacuum excess or loose sand after hardening (16-24 hours, depending on temperature).
Top Coatings and Overlays
Apply top coatings or resin floor system directly over broadcast surface. Prime surface with appropriate Epoxy.com primer as required. For vinyl flooring and other floor coverings consult with manufacturer of floor covering.
|VOC Content, Mixed
||< 1 g/L
|Solids by Volume
|Flash Point: Part A
||1:4 by Vol.
|Pot Life, Approximate
||60 minutes @ 75°F (24°C)
|Open to Foot Traffic
||After 16 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
|Full Cure and Maximum Resistance
|Hardness, Shore D ASTM-D-2240
|Compressive Strength ASTM-C- 579
|Flexural Strength ASTM-C-580
-New concrete (5 days)
-Moist concrete (28 days)
-Dry concrete (28 days)
-High pressure water
After completing the application of Epoxy.com Product #100 Moisture Tolerant Primer and Base Coat and the topcoats or floor covering system, the installer should provide the owner with maintenance instructions relevant to the specific topcoats or floor covering. If floors become slippery due to animal fats, oil, grease, or soap film, clean and rinse thoroughly.
For more information please visit our website at http://www.Epoxy.com, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Epoxy.com Technical Support Department at 352-533-2167.
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Posted by Norm Lambert
July 27, 2015
Mechanical Room Floors are very unique in their use and conditions. You have to consider the installation environment and the function of the floor. Our Mechanical Room Floor will protect the concrete, and contain any liquids that spill.
Systems used in mechanical rooms should be zero VOC. You do not want solvent evaporating from your material. Evaporated solvent could be picked up by your air handling unit sending it through your building. The best way to prevent this is with a VOC free 100% solids resin system. A resin system that is 100% solids has no solvent (or water) in it. It also means when you spread a gallon of material on your floor after it hardens you still have a gallon of material. With water-based and solvent based materials you lose half the material to evaporation.
Mechanical rooms should be chemical resistant. Typically they are top coated with Epoxy.com Product #2 Chemical Resistant Epoxy – www.epoxy.com/2.aspx. If it is a chemical feed room you can supply a list of chemicals and concentrations to the technical support department so you can make sure the #2 is chemical resistant enough.
The systems used for mechanical rooms are impact resistant. The limiting factor is the strength of the concrete substrate. Properly installed the epoxy will stay bonded to the concrete. The only way the epoxy can chip is if you chip the concrete from underneath the epoxy. You can install a thicker epoxy floor for an additional cost if you think you need still additional protection.
The systems recommend for mechanical rooms are highly abrasion resistant and will easily handle traffic up to heavy fork lift traffic. The system can be made even thicker if you have an unusual amount of abusive traffic.
When the mechanical room is over a finished space, it is suggested that a crack isolation membrane be integrated into the system. This can be done with Product #32 Epoxy Membrane System. The advantage of #32 Epoxy Membrane Resin as part of the system is 100% solids and has zero VOCs.
If the mechanical room is shut down and you can handle solvent and want something still more flexible you can use Epoxy.com Product #459 a two component, high solids, elastomeric urethane instead of or in addition to the Product #32 Epoxy Membrane above. Product #459 exhibits excellent elongation properties along with high tensile strength and tear resistance to make it an ideal crack resistant membrane for use under Product #2 and all of our other epoxy mechanical room floor coatings.
One of the primary reasons you need a mechanical room floor over finished space below is to waterproof it. The above methods accomplish the waterproofing in the center of the floor. The edges of the floor can be protective with a coving material up the wall and around pipe penetrations. That can be accomplished with Product #720 Epoxy Coving Resin System which can be used to install an integral cove base for all of our epoxy based mechanical room flooring and most of our other epoxy flooring and coating systems. This provides seamless wall to floor protection.
For more information on seamless water and chemical resistant mechanical room flooring, contact Epoxy.com Technical Support Department at 352-533-2167, or email me at email@example.com.
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Posted by Norm Lambert
September 4, 2014
Many homes and businesses experience leaky basements year after year. The worse time is in the spring after winter accumulation of snow. There are a number of prudent things that you can do to improve drainage against your foundation like roof gutters, grading and improvement of drainage. The recommendations here do not replace that conventional wisdom. It is designed to augment and improve upon these conventional methods.
The following article will be 1 of 2. This one deals with Block wall foundations. The next one will deal with poured wall foundations.
Waterproofing Block Wall Foundations with Epoxy
One of the nicest features of most of our epoxies are that they are virtually 100% waterproof. Water simply cannot pass through a good healthy layer of properly applied concrete, block, wood etc. Epoxy also has an incredible bond to concrete, cement, wood and many other construction materials. The bond strength of epoxy to concrete and cement is greater than the tensile strength of the concrete. That means on properly prepared concrete, epoxy cannot be removed without pulling concrete with it. The same is true about wood.
Considerations in Waterproofing with Epoxy
All this gives you the perfect combination to make a block wall watertight. There are limitations however:
In an ideal world the epoxy should be applied on the positive pressure side of the wall, the outside. This way the pressure of the water is pushing it into the wall. That helps to mitigate the likelihood that you get so much pressure on the concrete block that you fracture the block. Typically by the time you know you have a leak you are already backfilled and landscaped so 95% of the time it is not practical to do on the outside of the wall. So you do it on the inside instead.
Water exerts a pressure of less than ½ psi per foot of water depth and most basement walls are only 8 foot high, so you would typically only see 4 psi. So it is unlikely that you have a pressure greater than the tensile strength of the block. So doing it on the inside is typically the only economical alternative.
- The Product #1W Epoxy is much more flexible than the concrete block and mortar, but if the mortar or concrete gets any significant cracks in it, it will crack through the coating. On the other hand, the system is very easy to patch if it does crack. We also make a wall grade version of our crack isolation membrane Epoxy.com Product #32 – www.epoxy.com/32.htm – which can reduce the potential for small cracks (which are the most common).
- A clean substrate is required for maximum effectiveness – www.epoxy.com/surfaceprep.aspx. For technical support contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-533-2167
Installation of Epoxy Waterproofing on Block Walls
Once the wall is clean, you need to point-up (fill) any cracks, bad mortar joints, and larger holes that are in the block. Some people use conventional mortar and wait 28 days for it to cure as per the American Concrete Institute. This is a very inexpensive way to do it, but can be affective if done properly. A more effective way to insure the right results is the use of Product #2005 Epoxy Gel Adhesive – www.epoxy.com/2005.aspx. That insures that you have a tight bond over the cracked areas and have already produced a tight waterproof seal in that area. Also the #2005 Gel Epoxy is semi flexible and allows more movement before cracking that conventional grout. The #2005 allows your coating to be installed the day after the #2005 is applied.
Once the cracks and holes are repaired, much of your work is done. You simply apply 1 coat of Epoxy.com Product #899 – www.epoxy.com/899.aspx – Epoxy Primer and allow to dry overnight.
After the primer has cured overnight you can apply the optional crack isolation membrane Product #32W – Wall Grade, or proceed to the coating below. If you do apply the crack isolation membrane 2 coats of the membrane are best. One advantage of the two coats of membrane is that typically you can reduce the number of coats of top coating that is required to seal the block. As you put on the membrane be sure to check to see that the holes in the block are being filled as you go.
Depending on the porosity of your concrete and if you used the crack isolation membrane above you will want to apply 2-4 coats of 1W epoxy wall coating. As you put on each coat check to see that the holes in the block wall are being filled.
Summary of Waterproofing Basement Walls with Epoxy
In conclusion: Leaking basements are a major problem to many structures in the spring. The easiest time to repair them is during the winter when there is little or no leakage. Epoxy.com epoxy coating systems can affectively and economically solve most basement leaking problems. The final product is a hard attractive ceramic like finish that does not require additional painting or other finishes over it.
Next Issue: Waterproofing Poured Wall foundations with Epoxy.
Additional Information on Epoxy Coatings
Product #1W (Wall Grade) Epoxy Wall Coating – a general purpose epoxy wall coating
Product #2W (Wall Grade) Cemical Resistant Epoxy Wall Coating
Product #32 (Wall Grade) Flexible Epoxy Membrane
Where to Start when installing epoxy.
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Posted by Norm Lambert