Roofing: Extend the life of asphalt and tar roofing systems
I wanted to get you this information regarding your Seal-It products. We have been using your concrete sealant to make our new colors, using mineral life, completely permanent. Using 4,000 psi of water will not remove the color.
However, I wanted to tell you about some other areas that we have used “Top Seal” in a different way. Southwest America is also a property management company, so We have used the product on our own asphalt shingles, which has taken care of any leaks That we had. A friend of mine used it on his garage roof two years ago to stop all the bad leaking. It’s two years later and no leaks, except he just put on a new roof because the Previous leaking had destroyed the wood base.
In another instance we had a 10,000 square foot building with a flat, rock/gravel,Tar roof that had a 10 square foot x 10 square foot area that was leaking water inside. We Did not want to replace the entire roof so we tried the “Top Seal” on this area, spraying over the rocks and tar where we felt it was leaking. After the next rain there was no more leaking, and now 1-1/2 years later, still no leaks.
I believe your product has exceptional uses in other areas you have not even tried,this being two of them.
I had a friend who used your “Top Seal” on his new restaurant tile that had already been stained by syrup from pancakes. It took him one hour to clean it then he applied “Top Seal” to the entire restaurant floor. Guess what? No more stains, plus an easy cleanup each night.
I would highly recommend “Top Seal” to anyone who would appreciate a one-time application on something that works. I’ve got another 10 gallons in our storage area for the apartments and I’m sure that I’ll have more uses for the product shortly. Thanks again for all your help and support. You’ve got a great product. You only need to let more people know what you have.
Vernon C. Johnson, SWACSOUTHWEST AMERICA CORP. Albuquerque, New Mexico
Manufacturing? Insure a dry environment
At the Manville facility in Innisfail we manufacture fiberglass insulation. Raw materials used for glass making are stored in silos approximately 18 ft. in diameter and 50ft. high. These silos are constructed of insulated concrete blocks that are installed with no mortar and are held together with steel hoops. The outside and inside surfaces are coated with a thin, brushed on water/cement mixture in several layers. The original and subsequent coatings had a water sealing additive intended to make the coating watertight. Our raw materials are dry granular products which in nearly all cases will take up any moisture present and form into lumps. Both the lumps and the increase in moisture content cause problems in our process.
Soon after the silos were put into service, moisture problems began. Filling of visual cracking and several recoats of the outside failed to stop the water penetration. Each year we randomly test for water tightness by applying a water spray at the top of the silo wall, allowing the water to run down the wall for a minimum of 12 hours. The normal result was darkening of the outside surface followed after a number of hours by darkening of the inside surface starting at the lines of the joints between blocks, and spreading from there. If there is a surface crack on the outside that has not been filled, the migration is quick and usually results in beads of water on the inside.
In the summer of 1987 we were introduced to the Seal-It products and looked at Top Seal as a possible sealant for our silos. Top Seal was applied to an area of one silo wall and a spray test done. The immediate observations were that in the treated areas the water would bead up and run off. The treated areas did not discolour and at the end of the test there was no general discolouration on the inside. Some surface cracks were found as a result of the test. Based on that test we decided to coat all of the silos and did so in the late fall of 1987. Water testing in the spring of 1988 had good results but showed areas that the contractor had missed. The difference in colour of the wetted surfaces made those areas obvious. Water testing in 1989 gave the same good results.
The application of Top Seal has not been an end-all solution to our problems, but it has greatly improved our situation. The Top Seal is not intended to and will not fill cracks. Any visual cracks must be filled with a suitable material. But areas without cracks have remained watertight. Based on the results we have seen up to now and the 10 year warranty you have given us, I feel we have spent our money wisely.
T.L. Jevne, P.Eng.Plant Engineer, MANVILLE CANADA INC. TLJ/gl
Powdering and Dusting Tiled concrete;
powdering and dusting concrete no longer makes adhesion a problem
Thank you for your prompt service! Please note that your product worked beyond our expectations. It saved us over $4000 in resurfacing costs.
Thank you again for your immense help and for creating such a terrific product!
Mr. Rotundo used Seal-It Concrete Sealant to control concrete powdering and dusting to insure successful adhesion of a floor covering.
Tony Rotundo15530 B Rockfield Blvd. Suite 4 Irvine, CA 92618 949-830-1623 x35
Easier Maintenance, Non-slip Surface, Durability Dairy Barn;
easier clean, harder concrete, traction
Five years ago we upgraded our milking parlor. Concrete pads were poured for the cow platform, and holding area. We used a broom finish on all pads, and our equipment supplier recommended having Seal-It apply their sealant. The sealant was only applied on the cow platform, not the holding area.
We were expecting to create a surface that would be easier to clean. The platform is easy to clean, but we also noticed that the sealed surface was not becoming smooth. The concrete that was not sealed became so smooth and slippery that three years ago we had to groove the holding area floor to prevent the cattle from slipping.
Both the sealed and not sealed areas of the floor are cleaned using the same method, so the only explanation we can come to is that the sealant has created a harder, more resilient concrete.
Albert LeyenhorstLeyenhorst Farms Dalmeny, Saskatchewan, Canada
Corrosive Chemicals Liquid fertilizer no longer penetrates or destroys concrete
In our business, we produce and package Ammonium Thiosulfate, Ammonium Bisulfite, and Ammonium Sulfide as liquid. Concrete floors in our plant don’t last long. The concrete is simply “eaten away”. We have also experienced areas of concrete that look “sound”, but have been “eaten away” from beneath. We assume that the liquid fertilizer has soaked into the concrete at some point, and began to destroy from within.
We first tried your Concrete Sealant in late 1999. We knew that one year later we would know if your sealant was as good as you said. It is now about 1 and a half years later and we are ordering more sealant, for another area, as the area treated in 1999 shows no sign of failure.
Daril Alexander & John ShaverTessenderlo Kerley Inc. 1360 Ironhorse Road McPherson, Kansas, U.S.A. 67460
Concrete longevity in liquid fertilizer storage
Although some things about our business have changed, others have not. We still work with liquid fertilizers and our concrete floors are still standing up to the punishment since we applied Seal-It Concrete Sealant.
We would have to admit that we have been taking our concrete floor for granted until we received the follow-up call from Seal-It. As we had stated in our comments to Seal-It back in 2001, we would need a year to prove to ourselves that their product performed as they claimed. Since we are now 7 years from application, we would suggest that the Seal-It product has surpassed our expectations, still no signs of failure.
Congratulations on a great product.
Daril AlexanderMcPherson Agricultural Products (formerly Tessenderlo Kerley)
Multi Level Parking; Cleaner, more stable, more inviting Parking Structure Seepage, Mineral Salts
The National Park Service has a two level concrete parking structure at Yosemite National Park, which, because of salt and mineral leaching problems, people were reluctant to use.
Following rain or snow melt, white mineral deposits would appear on the ceiling of the lower level, and on any vehicles parked there. The Park Service purchased Seal-It Concrete Sealant in October of 1999; applied the sealant amidst skepticism, which has since disappeared (the skepticism, not the sealant). There are no signs of leaching salts or minerals, and people are happy to be able to park underneath again.
Thank you for your product.
Tony BrochiniMaintenance Supervisor, National Park Service
Sealant longevity, Multi Level Parking follow-up
I would like to update you on the success of the parking structure repair we undertook in 1999. As you may recall we purchased your Seal-It Concrete Sealant to stop the leaching of salt and minerals through the upper level to the lower levels. There is still no sign of leaching and no complaints from vehicle users parking in the lower level.
Something I had not told you before is that after the sealing of the parking garage there was some sealant remaining, which I used on an outdoor wash bay concrete slab. The Park Service uses this area to clean its garbage trucks. This slab had begun to “peel” and “spall”. The slab was cleaned and Seal-It Concrete Sealant applied. Now there are no problems there either. I believe the concrete has “hardened and solidified” even more.
If I may say, I believe it to be very important to follow Seal-It’s application instructions to get these results. Also, I have been made aware that Seal-It has products for wood and metal which I will be looking into to be used by the Park Service Historical Dept.
Tony BrochiniMaintenance Supervisor, United States National Park Service
Animal Housing; Kennels, animal waste, odor control
In February of 2000 we used your Concrete Sealant in our kennels. We wanted to prevent urine etc. from entering the concrete. Animal waste would soak into the concrete, preventing a thorough cleaning. When we did try to clean, the water would “re-activate” the urine rather than clean it up.
We are very happy with the performance of your Concrete Sealant. The odor has been greatly reduced, and our kennels are much more pleasant to work in and around. We have not noticed any negative effects in the well being of our “guests”, they seem very happy!
Guy BillyeuDirector, Humane Society of Williamson County
Animal Waste Odour Control
Last year we purchased your Concrete Sealant to use on our dog runs
After reading on one of Yahoo Lists [Kennel] that it was better than sliced bread!!!
We were having an odour problem with our runs, even though we power washed them and fan dried them each day. We also have powerful exhaust fans running – Our so-called outside runs were now indoor runs because we had enclosed the whole building.
The concrete runs were about 20 plus years old. We applied the sealant and let it Thoroughly dry – waited a couple days and applied again.
Now a year later, we find that we are practically odour free even with the fans shut off, and there have been no adverse effects to the animals housed.
We recommend this product wholeheartedly.
Ralph ReaburnManager, The Paw Shoppe & Kennels Ltd.