- April 16, 2013
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A concrete expansion joint serves a great purpose in concrete flooring. It is a cut in the concrete that is designed to expand and contract so that it will not crack even in the most extreme heat and cold. Here are a few tips to correctly fill an expansion joint.
1. Make sure you have the right material. Do not use a material that does not expand or contract as the slab will be likely to crack. Delta Chemicals recommends STAR-FLEX a unique and complete expansion joint repair material. It is specifically designed for use in low temperature areas where a quick fix is required. STAR-FLEX cures to a strong and long lasting seal in only 60 minutes.
2. Clean the joint thoroughly before applying STAR-FLEX. Sweep out the joint to remove dirt, pebbles and any other debris. If there are any oils that have seeped into the expansion joints, use a cleaner such as Citra Crystal W-d Limonene. Make sure it is completely dry before applying the filler.
3. Replace the backer rod if necessary. You can use a foam backer rod or wooden boards. Pour STAR-FLEX into the expansion joint. It will set in only 60 minutes. It does not require heat lamps or propane torches. STAR-FLEX can also be used as a crack filler.
- April 8, 2013
If you have existing wood floors in your home or business, you may have noticed some wear and tear over the years. Whether you need a touch up or complete makeover on your wood surfaces, you are probably considering which product is the best choice in re-sealing it. There are so many choices on the market today in keeping your wood floors durable, clean, dust free, and stain resistant. If you are looking for a long lasting surface to apply to your hardwood floors then an epoxy sealer will be your best bet. There are many uses for Delta Chemicals Epoxy Floor Sealer # 7300. It can be used outdoors on wooden decks and other wooden surfaces as it is waterproof. It is also designed for use on concrete, metal and steel surfaces. It can even be used on brick and stone to prevent staining.
Delta Chemicals Epoxy Floor Sealer # 7300 is the strongest sealer you can use on your wood surfaces. It is fast drying and scratch resistant as well as stain resistant and dust proof. It won’t yellow or crack over time as it is a hard yet flexible material. Epoxy Floor Sealer #7300 is easy to work with as it comes ready to use with no mixing. All you have to do is apply with a brush, roller, lambs wool applicator or spray.
Compared to other floor sealers such as polyurethane for example, Epoxy Floor Sealer #7300 has less of an odor and it hardens quickly. It has a low VOC level so it is better for the environment. For any high traffic foot or vehicle areas, Epoxy floor Sealer #7300 is ideal.
- February 18, 2013
If the concrete floor in your warehouse or home has stubborn grease stains and oil residue from spills and leaks, Delta Chemicals has a complete line of cleaners and de-greasers that can get your floor in top shape. If you are planning to repair, seal, paint or slip proof your concrete floor, it is always best practice make sure you have a clean surface that is free of debris to start with.
Delta Chemicals recommends Citra Crystal W-d Limonene. It can be used concentrate or diluted. The fresh orange scent will not be unpleasant to the senses when applying. It’s a rinse-free, biodegradable solution that has no caustic soda and can be used on multiple surfaces. The following steps will help guide you in making sure your floor is clean and ready for any application that you need to administer.
1. Gather the tools you will need to start the process such as a brooms, mops, dust mops and/or shop-vac.
2. Thoroughly remove all debris with the above listed tools as needed. If you are cleaning an outdoor concrete floor, you may want to use a spray hose to remove debris easily.
3. With a sponge mop, clean the floor with Citra Crystal W-d Limonene and let dry.
By sticking to a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule, you will extend the life of your concrete flooring. For more information call us or visit our website.
- February 8, 2013
Many people in the Northeast Region and surrounding areas are still experiencing the cleanup and aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. According to weather experts, this may not be the last of devastating storms to come throughout the country. If you are in a location where you are vulnerable to these types of weather conditions, you want to be as prepared as possible in protecting your basement.
If the basement of your home or office has been exposed to flooding in the past, you want to ensure proper waterproofing to prevent water from penetrating in the future. Without proper waterproofing a variety of problems can ensue, such as toxic mold and fungi, as well as musty odors creating an unhealthy living condition. Here is where Delta Chemicals can help in a cost-effective way to keep you prepared should a storm or heavy rain come your way.
Delta Chemicals recommends using Tuff-Cote. This very effective product will stop water leakage and penetration from occurring in your basement. Tuff-Cote comes in a kit that is packed with 3 gallons of liquid. It’s a simple process of mixing and applying with a roller. What makes this product superior is that after mixing, it has the consistency of honey for an effortless application and providing a very tight seal for floors and walls. Tuff-Cote is available in clear or gray.
For more information please call or visit our website.
- January 25, 2013
If you are a business owner, you know how important it is to keep both employees and customers safe when they are on your property. Being proactive in preventing slip and fall accidents is critical. The cost of not having all of your work force in place should someone fall and get injured due to slippery flooring can set back production and increase insurance costs. If you are at home, you want to make sure your family and friends are safe when walking across your floors.
The best solution in keeping your floors accident proof is to apply a non-slip flooring treatment. Delta Chemicals’ non-slip flooring treatment is suitable for cement, concrete, metal, and wood flooring. Our non-slip flooring treatment is resistant to burning and corrosion caused by chemical substances and can withstand general abrasions. Dry time is only 5-6 hours making it a quick and easy process. There is virtually no downtime so business can happen as usual.
Our non-slip flooring treatment comes in clear or colors (Gray, Green, Red, Yellow, Black, White) and is effective for both indoor and outdoor use. Whether your non-slip flooring needs are for light traction or heavy traction, Delta Chemical’s non-slip flooring treatment is the best solution in the prevention of slipping and falling accidents.
- January 18, 2013
If you have large cracks in your concrete driveway, you may be hesitant to repair them because you think you may have to tear it apart and start new. While it is certainly costly to tear up and replace an entire driveway, you don’t have to. There is a cost effective solution to your problem. Delta Chemical’s All-Krete concrete floor repair is an easy, permanent and inexpensive way to restore and extend the life your concrete driveway.
Small cracks become big cracks, so if you spot a lot of small cracks you may want to nip it in the bud. All-Krete is a great option for the smaller concrete repair tasks as well. Using All-Krete will prevent them from getting larger and creating a bigger problem for yourself in the long run.
All-Krete cures at room temperature down to 30° in 30 minutes, so there is minimal downtime. When you are ready to get to your concrete repair project, follow these steps:
- Clean driveway area of all debris
- For your safety, always wear a face mask and gloves.
- Follow the mixing instructions that are included with the All-Krete packaging. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area when mixing.
- For best results, on smaller or thinner cracks, chisel out to about ½ inch wide to be able to really get the All-Krete set deep down in the cracks.
- Power wash the cracks after chiseling to remove any loose dirt and leftover concrete debris.
- After pouring All-Krete into cracks, work it in to blend with the existing concrete by using a trowel for a smooth, level surface.
- Warehouse floors
- Expansion joints
- Loading docks
- Walls & Ceilings
- Spalled, pitted areas
- Processing areas
- Thresholds of coolers
- Freezer walls
- Re-build drains
- Parking lots
- Dry or damp areas
Contact Us today for more information or to place an order!
- January 8, 2013
If you have porcelain or ceramic tile flooring in your home or business, you may be faced with a potential slip and fall accident. Any oily spill, liquid spill or water on the floor can cause someone to get seriously injured.
To eliminate the potential for slips and falls, Delta Chemicals offers “Grip-It,” a non-slip treatment specifically designed for porcelain tile, ceramic tile, travertine, granite tile, quarry tile and unsealed concrete. “Grip-It” is a great solution to a slippery bathroom floor, wet shower areas, outdoor pool areas and anywhere else you may have porcelain or ceramic tile.
“Grip-It” is an easy to apply clear solution. This effortless process is both time and cost effective. Simply mop the surface with “Grip-It, let it set for 30 minutes and then removed. Your ceramic or porcelain tile floor will now have a microscopic film thread pattern that creates a grip when wet.
“Grip-It” is suitable for outdoor use as well. Apply to pool areas, walkways, and more. “Grip-It” will not yellow or discolor your ceramic and porcelain tile floors. After using “Grip-It” your floor will not only be slip-proof, but the treatment cleans your floor as well.
Contact Us today for more information or to place an order!
- June 8, 2012
Millions of dollars are spent yearly on payouts for slip and fall casualty claims. Protect your business by using non slip floor coatings by Delta Chemicals. We offer an entire line of user friendly non slip floor coatings to safely coat practically any surface!
In most cases they are applied simply buy using a roller or even a cloth map. So if you have safety issues, please call Jess Warren at 1-800-473-3796.
- June 28, 2011
If you just had your concrete floor repaired of cracks or if your concrete floor is brand new, giving your floor some attention on a regular basis can not only save you time and money, but can also help in keeping your concrete floor lasting longer. Regular maintenance can minimize cracking among other problems and reduce the need for repairs.
A common misconception is that a concrete floor is a material that can stand on its own without any type of preventative maintenance. The truth is that concrete floors take a beating on a regular basis. High traffic areas and in places of chemical production are especially vulnerable. These problems can reduce productivity if a vehicle needs to slow down to navigate on the surface. If your floor needs repair, Delta Chemicals recommends the use of All-Krete, an easy to use one step, ready to use, repair kit for any size crack or hole. All-Krete cures within 1 hour providing a cost effective way to repair your concrete floor and eliminates costly shut down time.
Sustaining a cleaning schedule will help to reduce deterioration. Along with keeping the concrete floor clean and free of debris on a regular basis, Delta Chemicals recommends Epoxy Floor Sealer #7300. This one step, fast drying kit is ready to use and will stand up to the common problems associated with chemical spills, dust, moisture, oils, stains and more. There is no mixing required and is easily applied with a brush or roller.
With proper housekeeping and an application schedule of Epoxy Floor Sealer #7300, you can keep your concrete floor in long lasting, tip top shape and keep repair costs to a minimum.
- September 1, 2010
Up until a few years ago, the dangerous slip and fall problems in tubs and showers and floor areas, were just that-problems.
Delta is proud to announce the arrival of the newest addition to our product line… GRIP-IT – Non Slip treatment for ceramic tile, porcelain tile, tubs and showers.
Applied easily with a cloth, this clear liquid will not change the decorative look of porcelain and ceramic finishes..It just chemically creates friction under foot to prevent dangerous slips and falls. The treatment will last up to 2 years and is excellent around swimming pool areas, walkways, hospitals, nursing homes, residences, restaurants, and plant facilities. Can even be use on very smooth cement.
So, to prevent accidents and potential lawsuits, our sales of grip-it have sky-rocketed…We welcome the chance to answer any questions you may have.
Please call Jess Warren at 1-800-473-3796