Seal the Deal

ChemMasters Newsletter: Vol 1 Issue 1

 
Seal the Deal is intended to be an informative and educational publication for ChemMasters’ network of independent manufacturer’s representatives, distributors and contractors. We don’t want to make you chemical engineers, but we do want to help you feel better informed and more comfortable discussing construction chemicals. If there are specific products or topics you would like to see addressed in a future issue, please contact John Fauth.










How Cold is Too Cold?


A look at the calendar tells us we’re firmly in the grip of winter and many states have that familiar blanket of snow across the landscape. Others may not have the same familiarity with snow shovels, but their temperatures are dipping pretty low, especially at night.


It’s the time of year when end- users should be asking themselves, “Is it too cold to use this product?” Always consult the Product Data Sheet to determine minimum temperature requirements before use. Here are a few general rules to keep in mind when working in cold weather:


  • Water-based sealers generally require minimum 50° F air and slab temp
  • Solvent-based sealers generally require minimum 40° F air and slab temp
  • Repair mortars generally require minimum 50° F air and slab temp
  • Do not allow products to freeze after application
  • When necessary, choose products with specialized low temperature characteristics Condition substrates, build wind breaks, provide indirect heating, etc.


Taking the time to know a product’s temperature limitations, and choosing those with the ability to function in low temperature conditions, is essential to meeting your customer’s needs, and helping you seal the deal!

FreezbanFreezBan™

Calcium Chloride Admixture/Accelerator
FreezBan™ Liquid and FreezBan Beads are multipurpose admixtures for use with portland cement/lime mortar & prepared masonry mortars & non-reinforced concrete. This exclusive formulation combines an effective & time proven chemical accelerator, calcium chloride, with a powerful wetting agent.

FreezbanFreezBan™ NC

Non-Calcium Chloride Set Accelerating Admixture for Concrete
FreezBan™ NC is a set accelerating/water reducing liquid admixture for concrete and mortar and is formulated without calcium chloride or chloride ions.

FreezbanChemSpeed 75

Rapid Setting, Low Temperature High Strength Structural Concrete Repair Mortar
ChemSpeed 75 is a one component, high performance structural repair mortar. It produces high early strengths at a wide range of temperatures.

FreezbanDurapatch mMA

Calcium Chloride Admixture/Accelerator
FreezBan™ Liquid and FreezBan Beads are multipurpose admixtures for use with portland cement/lime mortar & prepared masonry mortars & non-reinforced concrete. This exclusive formulation combines an effective & time proven chemical accelerator, calcium chloride, with a powerful wetting agent.

PolyTops mMA Grout

Calcium Chloride Admixture/Accelerator
FreezBan™ Liquid and FreezBan Beads are multipurpose admixtures for use with portland cement/lime mortar & prepared masonry mortars & non-reinforced concrete. This exclusive formulation combines an effective & time proven chemical accelerator, calcium chloride, with a powerful wetting agent.