(11-16-2012, 01:52 AM)Rubensgt40 Wrote:(11-15-2012, 10:47 AM)ILLENTINC Wrote: Of course the adhesive/mitigation manufacturers are highly dismissive of it. It is a competitive product to the standard mitigation systems. When QUALITY products of this nature are PROPERLY used, there is no need for the several dollar a square foot mitigation systems. Do you really think the mitigation manufacturers are going to sing the praises of such a product?
An adhesive is the manufacturer's bread and butter- you need it whether the slab is wet or not. They can live without selling mitigation systems. They need to know that a product is not going to cause their adhesive to fail, and it's not their responsibility to put the R & D into it. By the way, the silicate-based product I'm talking about is as pricey and in some cases more expensive that "standard mitigation systems".
Yes Sir. And that is why contrary to what JD chooses to believe, the system I represent has done mechanical shear bond testing with many of the big name manufacturer's of adhesive with fantastic results. I am personally getting ready to do testing with one of the big boys on one of the projects I have going in my geography, at their request.
On to another note. Unless I am mistaken, the system you are talking about is the system I represent here in the midwest. The admixture is certainly not more money than the standard mitigation systems. It can't be. It would surprise me if the topically applied integral is. However I have no idea what the market is in your geography, (although I did love the time I spent there a few years back). Part of our pitch is that we are less expensive than "traditional" methods, less labor, less negative impact on your construction schedule.
I'd like the opportunity to touch base with you off the board if you don't mind?