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RE: Epoxy (et al) Injection

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For epoxies, I generally specify conformance with ASTM C881.  Also consider
Sika products for epoxy injection.  
If cracks are shrinkage cracks and don't negatively impact structural
integrity, I use chemical grout injection (urethanes).  Consider Avanti and
Deneef products for potable water.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Rollo [mailto:rrollo(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 3:25 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: Epoxy (et al) Injection

in repairing a potable water treatment gravity filter for minor seepage
cracking, i am needing to inject something. 

i am tripping over literature for adhesive materials other than epoxy. 

urethanes from MasterBuilders, vinyl terploymers and vinylesters from
Absolute Waterproofing Systems, and traditional "epoxy" from Aboject

coupla Q's: 
1) is it just me or does our industry misuse/overuse the term epoxy and has
that become the Kleenex equivalent in the facial tissue realm or is epoxy
really the correct "generic" term for all of these 2 component adhesive

2) having used "epoxy" satisfactorily in the past for similar applications,
should i consider using some of these other materials (with all due
parameters (tensile and compressive strengths, viscosity appropriate for
crack width, etc) or shall i go with old standby.

3) what are pros and cons of other materials in your experiences. 
4) are there any other commonly available mfrs so that i don't get too
proprietary with my specification. 

any info appreciated and as always, tia 

robert rollo 
Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. 
Lubbock, Texas 
(806) 761-7539vox 
(806) 747-7146 fax