Part Online Self-Guided Training
you for your interest in our products and certification. This
certification is a very valuable and sometimes necessary tool
when bidding and starting jobs which call for our materials. The
standard charge is $600 for the certification. Please aks for
a discount when combined with larger orders.
Moving forward, the easiest way to go about online training is
to cover each product set individually. We will start with
the polyurethanes. Please refer to the following link and
read the articles for a more in depth view of these products.
link covers the differences between grout type, pumps, and packers
in greater detail.
the correct polyurethane grout for concrete injection can be difficult.
It is very important to understand the difference between Hydrophobic
and Hydrophilic grouts. Hydrophobic grouts will completely
deter water once it is in its' cured state. It may require
water to initiate the reaction, but the cured product is entirely
resistant to moisture. Hydrophilic, on the other hand, will
actually expand and contract depending on the water content in
it’s' environment. This being said, we only recommend these
materials in environments that have a constant water source.
(e.g. seawalls, or below grade basement wall repair where we can't
pinpoint a specific crack. We would inject hydrophilic in
a grid pattern to form an expanding and contracting "curtain
membrane" on the positive side of the wall.) When hydrophilic
materials become completely dry, they harden and lose some of
their properties when exposed to water again in the future.
Hydrophobic materials, however, will remain in the same cured
state for decades without needing water contact of any kind.
SealBoss 1510 Water-Stop-Foam
, 1570 Water-Stop-Foam, 1400 Line of LV-Resins, 1572 Water-Stop-Foam,
and 1600 Structural-Foam
are hydrophobic polyurethanes, while FlexGel 2 and the 2000 Line of Acrylates are hydrophilic polyurethanes. Please
continue to our ‘Online Product Catalog’ for data sheets on these
materials and email me any questions you may have.
, 1570 Water-Stop-Foam, 1572 Water-Stop-Foam, and 1600
Structural-Foam are all expanding materials.
Simply multiple (231 cubic inches) x (expansion rate in
data sheet) for the overall coverage per gallon.
Line of LV-Resins are non-expanding resins.
We get 231 cubic inches/gallon.
FlexGel 2 and the 2000 Line of Acrylates are hydrophilic polyurethanes which will
expand and contract based on available moisture. Hydrophilics are characterized by the amount
of water they will take on per volume.
(e.g. Flexgel2 will take on up to 15 parts water,
please refer to data sheets for all ratios.)
We also estimate roughly 9 square feet/ gallon for curtain
is also important to understand the pumps, packers, and operating
pressures. Most polyurethane grouts can be pumped using
a single component high pressure pump.
We supply a line of single component pumps. The hoses
couple to mechanical packers that are inserted into the wall,
floor, or any concrete structure. It is necessary to achieve
relatively high pressures as the more material we inject prior
to the reaction, the more dense product and more successful repair
we have. Some polyurethanes are 2 component mixtures.
In these cases, you will most likely want to utilize a 2 component
pump. Please keep in mind
that if the reaction time allows enough time to inject and flush
the pump, single component equipment may be used followed by immediate
cleaning procedures. Please utilize our Online Product
Catalog where you can download and print all data sheets for our
materials, pumps, and accessories.
Again, please read the articles from the link above, and revert
back with any questions concerning polyurethane injection.
We cannot possibly explain every aspect of the application in
a training document, so we will need you to ask questions if something
is not understood or unclear.
If the above link and information is understood, please continue
on to Part 2. Please keep
in mind that these details will be included on the certification
Part 2: Epoxies
on to the second section of the Online Training, Epoxies.
Our epoxies are classified by our 4000 line of products.
Epoxies are mainly used for structural repairs. Important Note: Most Epoxies should be
applied in a dry environment.
SealBoss 4000 QuickSeal
is a 1:1 ratio epoxy used as a surface sealer for most applications
as well as an adhesive for securing the surface ports to the crack
or void. QuickSeal comes in 1 gallon sizes or 22
oz. cartridges. QuickSeal is also used as an anchoring epoxy suitable for a wide range
4000 LV is a 2:1 ratio injection
resin we offer in cartridges. The LV
stands for low viscosity and this is very effective in hairline
and small crack injection. In
these applications we will surface seal the crack with QuickSeal
while also placing surface ports along the crack spaced every
4”-12” depending on crack thickness.
After the surface seal has completely cured, we can then
connect the cartridge static mixer to the surface port through
a series of quick disconnects and nylon tubing, all of which we
4040 is our injection
resin offered in 5 gallon bulk containers. It is also a
2:1 ratio product. For the aaplication of this product we
recommend the SealBoss PA3000 epoxy pump. This pump comes set at a 2:1 ratio,
but can easily be changed to 1:1 for other materials by changing
the piston assembly. The same application of surface seal
and surface ports apply here. You can find all data sheets for the materials
and pumps in the Online Product Catalog.
4000LV, and 4040
are all non-expanding products.
These are all estimated on a coverage of 231 cubic inches/gallon.
4000 QuickSeal: 40 cubic inches
4000LV: 70 cubic inches
with the first section, please take a look at the above links
and look over anything in reference to epoxy injection.
If you have any questions about the links or data sheets, please
let me know.
Part 3: Polyureas
third section of the Online Training covers Polyurea Products
which are classified by our 6000 line. Polyureas are offered
in cartridge form as well as 5 gallon and 55 gal. bulk containers.
The very short cure time makes them very convenient for quick
SealBoss 6000, 6060
& 6200 are 2 component, fast-set, rigid 1:1 ratio polyurea. These
products are used for for cracked and chipped concrete referred
to as spall repair. The viscosity of this product is very
low, which makes it only useful for horizontal applications.
It is most commonly used in warehouse floors where heavy fork
lift traffic is present. Because of the quick cure time,
repairs can be made and traffic over that area can resume in a
matter of minutes. Sand can also be added to cut down on
material cost, increase compressive strengths, and provide longer
SealBoss 6500 is a
2 component, fast-set, flexible polyurea. It is also a 1:1
ratio material. We typically recommend this product for
control and expansion joints where movement will be experienced.
It is also available in cartridge and bulk containers. It
is most commonly used in control joint filling in new construction.
Similar to 6000/6060,
these joints can be filled, and the floor can be finished the
same day, saving the contractors valuable time and money.
6000 and 6500 bulk systems
are pumped with the SealBoss
JointMaster Pro2 polyurea pump.
Data sheets can again be found in the Online Product Catalog
for the materials as well as the pump.
SealBoss 6500 HM is
a hand mix material which provides the applicator additional working
time to mix and apply the materials. It is extremely convenient
in hot temperatures and areas which cannot be applied by cartridges.
recently introduced 6060.
This low viscosity product is 100% solvent free and odorless. 6060 is Slightly thicker than 6000 which
makes it suitable for most cracks.
6060 is available
in a ‘2xt’ grade as well, which has a slightly
longer working time. Please
call one of our knowledgeable representatives for more information
on this product.
Polyureas are gaining popularity in the United States as well as world wide.
The convenience of the fast-set nature of the product saves a
lot of time and money. Please let us know if you have any
questions about the polyurea line or the pump.
Part 4:Coatings, Pumps,
next and final section of the online training covers the FlexCoat
coating systems, pumps, and accessories. This section does
not involve any products, rather how we apply each product.
One of the most important aspects of our system is not only knowing
what material to use, but also knowing what pump to use for each
We offer several pumps for the polyurethane injection, such as
HP100, IP495, P1001,P2002, as well as smaller hand-guns
and economy pumps. These pumps work with our complete line of
We offer the SealBoss PA3000 epoxy injection machine for our line of epoxy resins.
The IP2C is designed
for use with the 200 Line of Acrylates.
The JointMaster Pro2 is used for joint filling with 2 part epoxies and
contact us with any questions. The data sheets are available in the Online
Catalog under ‘Pumps.’
As for the accessories, we carry one of the largest selections
of injection packers. We these mechanical packers in diameters
from 1/4" to 1" and lengths from 2" to 12"
in a variety of materials such as brass, steel, aluminium,
zinc, platics. Custom order sizes are available.
We offer a full line of specialty drill bits proven to ease the
drill job when placing packer holes in concrete. Along with
the surface ports, pump parts, and cartridge systems, we offer
a one stop shop for many concrete repair and waterproofing needs.
Please take a look at the last couple of links below, and if you
have no questions, please proceed to the certification exam which
will be returned and kept on file.
We take pride in our customer service, so please feel free to
call or email anytime with questions or needs.
Good luck with the exam, and we look forward assisting
you on all of your upcoming projects!