APF Epoxy Blog

Understanding ASTM E 96 and Moisture in Concrete

Posted May 16th, 2017 by Jim Essig

There are many misnomers when it comes to truly understanding the moisture content of concrete slabs and the movement of moisture vapor through the slab. Conducting due diligence with testing is vital, especially since the testing processes can vary greatly.

 

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Understanding the Cold Weather Impact on Floor Coatings

Posted November 22nd, 2016 by Ray Gutoski

When it comes to epoxy and urethane coatings, it takes more than just knowing your surface and how to apply the materials. It’s vital to understand that cold weather during the fall and winter seasons can affect coatings. There are a few rules of thumb when preparing to apply a coating as the weather cools

 

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The Inevitable Situation: Repairing Cracks Under Resinous Coatings

Posted October 24th, 2016 by Paul Scheidmantel

Although there are few guarantees in life, one guarantee a contractor can always count on is concrete cracks. Despite the quality of the materials and workmanship, cracks happen. The bigger question is how to fix them, especially when that concrete is hidden under a beautiful resinous coating

 

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Using Fumed Silica for Thixotropy

Posted September 14th, 2016 by Peter Collins

Fumed silica (also known as pyrogenic silica because it is produced in a flame) consists of microscopic droplets of amorphous silica fused into branched, chainlike, three-dimensional secondary particles, which then agglomerate into tertiary particles

 

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