Author: Mike LeMark

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Tackling Pothole Season with Max-A-Patch ACP

As the seasons change, so do the challenges faced by roads and pavements. "Pothole season," a common term in regions with fluctuating temperatures, refers to the period when potholes form due to the freeze-thaw cycle. This is where Max-A-Patch ACP…

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Concrete in Cold Weather: Challenges and Best Practices for Curing

Concrete construction doesn't stop when the temperature drops. But cold weather can introduce a host of complications to the concrete curing process. Understanding these challenges and utilizing best practices can ensure the longevity and strength of your concrete work, even…

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Choosing the Right Repair Mortar for Different Concrete Applications: A SpecChem Guide

Introduction As a professional in the concrete construction industry, it is crucial to have a deep understanding of the various repair mortars available and how to choose the right one for different concrete applications. In this quick guide, we will…

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Introducing SpecLevel PCT-AGG: A New Standard in Concrete Polishing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Cy5ZOqojQ&t=7s In the world of concrete, innovation is a constant journey. At SpecChem, we embrace this journey and are excited to introduce our latest breakthrough product: SpecLevel PCT-AGG. This high-quality, aggregate-filled cementitious topping is designed to create a stunning natural…

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Enhancing Concrete Durability and Appearance with Cures & Sealers

Introduction At SpecChem, we understand the importance of ensuring the longevity and aesthetics of concrete surfaces. Our Cures & Sealers range is designed to improve hydration, protect surfaces, enhance durability, and boost the appearance of concrete. In this blog post,…

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Maximizing the Benefits of Liquid Hardeners: Key Application Procedures and Best Practices

Introduction Liquid hardeners play a crucial role in enhancing the durability and longevity of concrete surfaces. By penetrating the concrete and chemically reacting with it, they help create a denser, more abrasion-resistant surface. In this blog post, we will discuss…

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Mastering Paving Curing Compounds: A Comprehensive Guide to Applications and ASTM C-309 Standards

As a crucial part of the concrete curing process, paving curing compounds play a significant role in ensuring that your concrete surfaces achieve the desired strength and durability. To help you make the most of these compounds, we'll walk you…

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Common Driveway Problems & How to Achieve a Gold Medal Driveway

Driveways can experience a variety of issues, such as scaling, pop-outs, dusting, and crazing. Pop-outs: Pop-outs occur when unsound materials in the coarse aggregate deteriorate due to moisture absorption. This causes swelling and produces internal pressures that rupture the concrete,…

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Guide to Epoxy and Polyurea Joint Filler Maintenance

Introduction Proper cleaning and maintenance are essential for ensuring the longevity and effectiveness of SpecChem epoxy and polyurea joint filler products. This guide offers practical advice for daily care, periodic cleaning, and repairing joint filler separation to keep your concrete…

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The Guide to Mixing and Using Epoxies in Construction

Introduction Epoxy resins are versatile and reliable materials widely used in the construction industry for patching, bonding, and coating. SpecChem's line of construction epoxies are among the best you can buy. But to ensure successful results, it's essential to understand…

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