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Freeze/Thaw Mitigation of Exterior Concrete with SCP

Spray-Lock Concrete Protection (SCP) Technology closes concrete capillary void space within the interaction zone, significantly reducing permeability to liquids. Because of this action, SCP mitigates liquid water’s ability to enter the concrete, subsequently freeze and cause freezing/thawing damage. For concrete in freeze/thaw exposure conditions, SCP can extend the service life when used as a remediation […]

Is SCP a Bond Breaker?

“Are Spray-Lock Concrete Protection (SCP) products bond breakers?” To answer this question, we need to define a bond breaker and examine how SCP reacts in the concrete matrix. A bond breaker is a product that forms varying layers of separation between contact surfaces. SCP is a penetrating concrete treatment that does not change the surface […]

Commentary on ASTM E96 Testing of SCP Products

ASTM E96-10 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials is an umbrella standard that allows the user to choose the most appropriate method to test a material for water vapor transmission.  ASTM E96 is written to allow for multiple products to be covered by a single standard, and it is appropriate for materials […]

Waterproofing Concrete: One-time Treatment vs Topical Treatments

Most waterproofing sealers can be grouped into two categories: topical and penetrating. Before examining treatment options, however, the difference between waterproofing and dampproofing should be established. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Terminology Committee (TAC 90-02) has changed the definitions of these terms: Waterproof: an idealized property of a material indicating imperviousness to water in either […]

The SCP Solution to Fast Tracking without Sacrificing Performance

  Some may wonder how the concrete is affected when SCP allows contractors to install coatings and coverings on concrete in only 14 days? Is SCP technology good or bad for concrete? The answers will surprise many. Spray-Lock Concrete Protection (SCP) Technology achieves the results of curing by working differently than a membrane system. Unlike […]

SCP Accelerates Schedule with a Superior Cure for Tukwila’s First High-Rise

The city of Tukwila, WA, just outside of Seattle, has experienced significant growth over the past decade. Washington Place, slated to be complete in 2017, will be the city’s first high-rise. Construction began on the 19-story, 418,000 ft2 building in 2014, and to accelerate the schedule of this large project, Absher Construction chose SCP Treatments […]

SCP is a Home Run for Parties at Cheney Stadium

Peanuts, popcorn, crackerjacks, and more are a big part of baseball culture.  But much of the food and drinks land on the concrete in a baseball stadium, creating ongoing maintenance and safety issues.  And, on ballpark party decks, there’s a greater variety of spillage, including BBQ sauce and grease, creating major cleanup challenges.  That’s why […]

SCP 327 Saves Time And Money On Maintenance At ALSCO Laundry Facility

With more than 16,000 employees and over 150 branches, ALSCO is one of the world’s largest laundry companies.  As in any industrial facility, commercial-grade equipment creates an occasional mess.  In a laundry facility, cleanliness is critical.  That’s why BCPI Construction selected SCP 327 to protect the exposed concrete floor in the company’s newest 70,000 square […]

SCP Technology Saves Maintenance Costs at Southern Adventist University

Located in Collegedale, Tennessee, Southern Adventist University consistently ranks in the top tier among Southern Regional Colleges in the United States.  Its beautiful campus boasts a landscape well known for its design and impeccable maintenance.  In 2010, the Landscape Services team selected Spray-Lock Concrete Protection Technology (SCP) as part of its maintenance system. Landscape Services Director […]

SCP 327 Prevents Moisture Intrusion at University of Washington’s New YMCA Student Center – Tacoma

Much of Tacoma, Washington is built on a hill overlooking beautiful Puget Sound. While the view is spectacular, Tacoma averages more than 37 inches of rain a year, creating a surface and subsurface water challenge for the business district below. During construction planning, Mortensen and University of Washington-Tacoma Facilities teams addressed the challenge by installing […]