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Register for Alchatek 2024 Spring Training

Posted by Kreg Thornley on Mar 1, 2024 2:31:13 PM

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Dates/Pricing

Slab Lifting Masterclass: April 15th & 16th, 2024 – $685.00
Public Works Infrastructure Repair: April 18th & 19th, 2024 – $685.00

Location

Spray Foam Systems
1502 Airport Rd.
Greensboro, GA 30642
Click Here for Directions

Discounts

Register for both classes - 25% discount
Register by 5:30 pm Eastern on March 15th - 10% discount

Slab Lifting Masterclass: April 15th & 16th, 2024 – $685.00

The concrete lifting master is an intensive opportunity to learn what it takes to start a concrete lifting business and then take it to the next level. The training you will receive will include Safety, Site Evaluation, Estimating, Product Selection, Sales, Equipment, Concrete Lifting Techniques, and Deep Lift / Deep Lock. You will also learn about taking your concrete lifting business to the next level. You will learn about other tools we have to help you land bigger jobs and how to engage the engineering community to gain access to unique markets. Join the industry’s top team of concrete lifting professionals for training, learning, and fun.

Public Works: April 18th & 19th, 2024 – $685.00

The public works course is two days dedicated to training and teaching Public Works professionals and specialty grouting contractors. You will learn how to utilize polyurethane technology to solve problems that municipalities and public works departments commonly face and how to do it at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. There will be a heavy emphasis on sealing underground infrastructure and stabilizing and lifting roads. We will cover the full spectrum of our product line including Leak Seal, Permeation, Soil Stabilization, and Slab Lifting. Join the industry’s top team of infrastructure specialists for training, learning, and fun.

Click Here to Register NOW!

Topics: All Posts, Lift Slabs, Seal Leaks, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Fill Voids, Deep Lock, Crack Injection, Training, Curtain Grouting, Municipal Resources, Events

Register for Alchatek 2024 Spring Training

Posted by Kreg Thornley on Feb 21, 2024 10:00:00 AM

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Dates/Pricing

Slab Lifting Masterclass: April 8th & 9th, 2024 – $685.00
Public Works Infrastructure Repair: April 11th & 12th, 2024 – $685.00

Location

Spray Foam Systems
1502 Airport Rd.
Greensboro, GA 30642
Click Here for Directions

Discounts

Register for both classes - 25% discount
Register by 5:30 pm Eastern on March 15th - 10% discount

Slab Lifting Masterclass: April 8th & 9th, 2024 – $685.00

The concrete lifting master is an intensive opportunity to learn what it takes to start a concrete lifting business and then take it to the next level. The training you will receive will include Safety, Site Evaluation, Estimating, Product Selection, Sales, Equipment, Concrete Lifting Techniques, and Deep Lift / Deep Lock. You will also learn about taking your concrete lifting business to the next level. You will learn about other tools we have to help you land bigger jobs and how to engage the engineering community to gain access to unique markets. Join the industry’s top team of concrete lifting professionals for training, learning, and fun.

Public Works: April 11th & 12th, 2024 – $685.00

The public works course is two days dedicated to training and teaching Public Works professionals and specialty grouting contractors. You will learn how to utilize polyurethane technology to solve problems that municipalities and public works departments commonly face and how to do it at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. There will be a heavy emphasis on sealing underground infrastructure and stabilizing and lifting roads. We will cover the full spectrum of our product line including Leak Seal, Permeation, Soil Stabilization, and Slab Lifting. Join the industry’s top team of infrastructure specialists for training, learning, and fun.

Click Here to Register NOW!

Topics: All Posts, Lift Slabs, Seal Leaks, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Fill Voids, Deep Lock, Crack Injection, Training, Curtain Grouting, Municipal Resources, Events

Precision in Polyurethane Grouting: A Look at Modern Injection Equipment

Posted by Jacob Bryant on Sep 14, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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Body - Precision in Grouting A Look at Modern Injection EquipmentPolyurethane grouting is an essential process in construction and infrastructure projects with the need to lift structures, fill voids, and stabilize soil. While polyurethane grouting has been utilized for decades, advancements in technology and technique have enabled a new level of precision and control in modern grouting applications. Innovations in polyurethane injection methods and equipment allow design and construction teams to achieve highly accurate, consistent injections for maximum strength and longevity. 

Precision is critical in polyurethane grouting applications. Inadequate filling of voids or inconsistent distribution of grout can lead to structural instability, settlement, and even collapse. Precise injections ensure that soil is saturated, voids are filled, and slabs are leveled accurately. This provides uniform load distribution and protection against shifting, vibration, and erosion. Precision also prevents wasted materials and rework due to incorrect amounts or placement of grout. 

Modern polyurethane grouting equipment and techniques enable accurate monitoring and adjustment of grout injection rates, depths, pressures, and consistency. Some examples of modern technology include: 

  • Hydraulic and Electric Pumps: Modern polyurethane injection equipment includes hydraulic or electric pumps. These pumps provide precise control over pressure and flow, ensuring a more uniform injection of grout material.
  • High-Pressure Injection: Modern equipment can handle high-pressure injection, making it suitable for stabilizing deep structures and addressing challenging soil conditions. High-pressure injection ensures better penetration of the polyurethane grout.
  • Remote Monitoring and Data Logging: Advanced systems come with remote monitoring and data logging capabilities when necessary. Operators can monitor the injection process remotely and collect data on pressure, flow, and other parameters for quality control and documentation.
  • Compact and Portable Systems: Some advanced injection grouting systems are designed to be compact and portable, making them easier to transport to job sites and set up quickly.
  • Safety Features: Modern equipment includes safety features such as shut-off valves and pressure relief mechanisms to protect both operators and the equipment itself.

Modern polyurethane grouting equipment has revolutionized construction and infrastructure project challenges, offering engineers and design teams an array of precision-driven advantages. The evolution of polyurethane injection equipment, including hydraulic pumps, pneumatic pumps, and computerized control systems has empowered design teams and application technicians to achieve precise outcomes.

For more information...

Download the Info-Packed Geotech Product Catalog!

Topics: Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, Stabilize Soil, Fill Voids, Engineer Resources

Case Study - Abandoned Pipe Grouting at Carrington Woods Lake Dam

Posted by Colt Hullander on Aug 22, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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Body - Abandoned Pipe Grouting Carrington Woods Lake DamCarrington Woods Lake Dam is located in Baldwin County, Georgia. A consulting firm collaborating with a general contractor called in geotech specialists Atlas Structural to stabilize an abandoned below-grade culvert pipe that had deteriorated over time. The pipe ran underneath a spillway. With supporting soil migrating into it, its unstable condition threatened the integrity of the structure.

Powerful Polymer

The technicians chose single-component AP FIll 720 for the job. The deteriorating pipe was 100 feet long, and due to the circumstances at the site, grouting could only be done from one end. Getting a two-component foam 100 feet up a pipe before it cured would have been impossible. AP Fill 720, featuring a very flexible set time adjustment range with the catalyst, allows technicians to pump the material for great distances before it starts to react and cure.

AP Fill 720

Painless Procedure

AP Fill 720 does not have to be heated and only needs moisture for reaction. The crew had two electric injection pumps, one pumping AP Fill 720 with an accelerator and the other pumping water. They had 150-foot lines on each pump. Both pump lines were run through a 100-foot PVC tube. The technicians used a video camera, mounted five feet back from the end of the PVC tube, to monitor the fill. The crew pumped both water and poly in unison for a good reaction. As the pipe filled up, they slowly withdrew the PVC and continued pumping until the pipe was full. The process basically consisted of pumping, extracting the tube a foot, and repeating - until the entire 18" x 100' pipe was filled.

Rapid Result

The deteriorated pipe was completely filled and stabilized. Soil migration was stopped and the threat to the structure of the spillway above was eliminated. This job was completed in only three hours. Complete removal or filling with concrete would have taken days. In addition, concrete does not expand, so a 100% fill would have been impossible. AP Fill 720 expanded to fill 100% of the pipe. The consulting engineer and general contractor were very happy with this result.

Want more information on geotech products and equipment?

Download the Info-Packed Geotech Product Catalog!

Topics: All Posts, Fill Voids

Polyurethane Estimating Calculator & Leak Seal Material Selection Guide

Posted by Kreg Thornley on Jul 25, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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The Alchatek app includes a Leak Seal Material Selection Guide and a Polyurethane Estimating Calculator.  The Leak Seal Product Selection guide asks you a series of Yes/No questions about your job and then provides product recommendations.  The Polyurethane Estimating Calculator takes the guesswork out of estimating material for Geotech and Leak Seal jobs. Here's a step-by-step guide...

Install the Alchatek App and Create an Account

1. Search the name Alchatek in your Apple App Store or Google Play Store to install the app. 

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2. After installing the app, create an account by clicking "Sign Up" at the bottom and following the prompts.

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Polyurethane Estimating Calculator (Estimate Material Quantities for Your Job)

1. Tap the three lines in the top left corner to display the application options. Choose Material Estimation Calculator, then choose Geotech (Slab Lifting & Void Fill) or Leak Seal for your job type.

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2. Select the measuring system you want to use.

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3. Fill out the required fields.

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4. View the recommended material quantities.

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Leak Seal Material Selection Guide (Choose a Leak Seal Product for Your Job)

1. Tap the three lines in the top left corner to display the application options. Choose Leak Seal Material Selection Guide.

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2. Answer a series of Yes/No questions about your leak seal job.

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3. Review the product recommendation screen (and/or click the Start Over button at the bottom to begin again).

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Want more information on Alchatek products?

Download the Info-Packed Geotech Product Catalog!

Download the Info-Packed Leak Seal Product Catalog!

Topics: All Posts, Lift Slabs, Seal Leaks, Business Tips, Fill Voids

Alchatek Specialty Geotech Pumps

Posted by Kreg Thornley on May 9, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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Body - Alchatek Specialty Geotech PumpsAlchatek offers world-class custom-built pump systems for both slab lifting and soil stabilization applications. If you're looking for a full-sized trailer rig system, click here to read more on that subject. In this blog post, we'll take a look at two propriety systems designed by the professionals at Alchatek. 

The PolyBadger: Compact Lifting System on Wheels

The wheel-mounted PolyBadger two-component pump system is an extremely valuable addition to any slab lifter's arsenal. It is perfect for new contractors looking to make an initial investment and for experienced contractors looking to add a portable option for those hard-to-reach locations. Small enough to fit in the back of a pickup truck, this simple system requires minimal equipment.

  • Lower Initial Investment
  • Less Equipment Needed
  • Easily Fitted to a Truck, Trailer, or Cart

The PolyShark: Skid-Mounted Soil Stabilization System

The skid-mounted PolyShark single-component pump system is essential for large-scale soil stabilization and void-fill projects. The PolyShark system includes a gas-powered high-pressure injection pump, two hose reels, and flow meters. The entire skid-mounted system can easily be fitted to a flatbed truck for efficient transport.

  • Ideal for Large-Scale Jobs
  • Complete System (Pump, Hose Reels, Flow Meters)
  • Easily Fitted to Flatbed Truck

Want more info on Alchatek geotech products and equipment?

Download the Info-Packed Geotech Product Catalog!

Topics: Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, Stabilize Soil, Fill Voids, Deep Lock

Last Chance to Register for 2023 Spring Training (Deadline April 15th)

Posted by Kreg Thornley on Apr 13, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA

Registration Deadline - April 15th

AS Geotech Training Spring 2023 - RegistrationMay 2nd - May 4th
$745 Registration Fee

$665 for each additional participant from
the same company.

Get ready for a thorough education in Slab Lifting, Soil Stabilization, the Deep Lock® process, Crack Injection, and Curtain Grouting. You’ll get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience.

Agenda Items

  • Geotech Product Line Overview
  • Geotech Applications & Case Studies
  • MixMaster Pro Slab Lifting Gun
  • Slab Lift Rig Demonstration
  • Pump Demos & Training
  • PolyShark® / Soil Stabilization
  • Deep Lock® 
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • PolyBadger® Mobile Slab Lifting System
  • Crack Injection
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Estimating Material for Jobs

Topics: Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Fill Voids, Deep Lock

The Clock Is Ticking! Secure Your Training Spot Now!

Posted by Kreg Thornley on Apr 6, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA

AS Geotech Training Spring 2023 - RegistrationMay 2nd - May 4th
$745 Registration Fee

$665 for each additional participant from
the same company.

Get ready for a thorough education in Slab Lifting, Soil Stabilization, the Deep Lock® process, Crack Injection, and Curtain Grouting. You’ll get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience.

Agenda Items

  • Geotech Product Line Overview
  • Geotech Applications & Case Studies
  • MixMaster Pro Slab Lifting Gun
  • Slab Lift Rig Demonstration
  • Pump Demos & Training
  • PolyShark® / Soil Stabilization
  • Deep Lock® 
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • PolyBadger® Mobile Slab Lifting System
  • Crack Injection
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Estimating Material for Jobs

Topics: Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Fill Voids, Deep Lock

Secure Your Spot Now for Spring Geotech & Leak Seal Training

Posted by Kreg Thornley on Mar 30, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA

AS Geotech Training Spring 2023 - RegistrationMay 2nd - May 4th
$745 Registration Fee

$665 for each additional participant from
the same company.

Get ready for a thorough education in Slab Lifting, Soil Stabilization, the Deep Lock® process, Crack Injection, and Curtain Grouting. You’ll get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience.

Agenda Items

  • Geotech Product Line Overview
  • Geotech Applications & Case Studies
  • MixMaster Pro Slab Lifting Gun
  • Slab Lift Rig Demonstration
  • Pump Demos & Training
  • PolyShark® / Soil Stabilization
  • Deep Lock® 
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • PolyBadger® Mobile Slab Lifting System
  • Crack Injection
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Estimating Material for Jobs

Topics: Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Fill Voids, Deep Lock

REMINDER: Geotech & Leak Seal Training (May 2nd - 4th, 2023)

Posted by Kreg Thornley on Mar 21, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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Alchemy-Spetec HQ in Tucker, GA

AS Geotech Training Spring 2023 - RegistrationMay 2nd - May 4th
$745 Registration Fee

$665 for each additional participant from
the same company.

Get ready for a thorough education in Slab Lifting, Soil Stabilization, the Deep Lock® process, Crack Injection, and Curtain Grouting. You’ll get hands-on training from a technical staff with decades of on-the-job experience.

Agenda Items

  • Geotech Product Line Overview
  • Geotech Applications & Case Studies
  • MixMaster Pro Slab Lifting Gun
  • Slab Lift Rig Demonstration
  • Pump Demos & Training
  • PolyShark® / Soil Stabilization
  • Deep Lock® 
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • PolyBadger® Mobile Slab Lifting System
  • Crack Injection
  • Curtain Grouting
  • Estimating Material for Jobs

Topics: Equipment & Accessories, All Posts, Lift Slabs, Stabilize Soil, Business Tips, Fill Voids, Deep Lock