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K-Set – SpecChem | The Duke Company

The Duke Company is proud to carry SpecChem products including K-Set. K-Set is a non-corrosive, non-chloride accelerating admixture.K-Set is a non-corrosive accelerating admixture which contains no calcium chloride. K-Set accelerates the hydration of cement resulting in shorter setting times and high early strength. K-Set provides improved workability, helps prevent segregation and is a substantial aid in early stiffening for mortar and stucco mixes. K-Set is an aqueous solution of organic and inorganic compounds that produces a rapid heat development of the mortar that protects it from freezing during its early life at low temperatures. K-Set is V.O.C. compliant.

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BENEFITS

K-Set is specifically formulated for use in cold weather or wherever it is desirable to reduce the setting time, increase early strength and improve mortar workability. Use K-Set to prevent the corrosive effect of calcium chloride admixtures.

  • Speeds setting times one to three hours
  • Helps protect against freezing by accelerating early strength
  • Improves production time by improving workability and reducing set time
  • Increases protection for reinforcing
  • Produces high early strength
  • O.C. compliant

 

APPLICATION

Add K-Set to water. K-Set can be added to the sand, in the water or to the complete mix. Do not add to dry cement. Do not allow K-Set to contact other additives before entering the mortar. Add K-Set at the rate of 10 to 25 oz.(283-707.5 gm) per bag of masonry cement depending upon the degree of acceleration required. For Portland Cement, add 18 to 46 oz.(509-1302 gm) of K-Set. It is recommended that the exact rate of addition be determined by testing the actual materials to be used on each job. The rates of additions given are guidelines based upon a variety of conditions and materials.

Temperature Per 94 lb bag of Portland Cement Per 94 lb bag of Masonry Cement
+50oF 18 oz. 10 oz
40-50oF 26 oz 12 oz
30-40oF 36 oz 18 oz
20oF 46 oz 25 oz
  • K-Set Weight per Gallon: 11 lbs
  • K-Set will decrease water requirements 4% to 8%.

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Packaging

K-Set is packaged in:

  • 55 gallon drums (208.2 L)
  • 5 gallon pails(18.9 L)
  • 1 gallon jugs (4 to a case)(3.8 L)


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IntraCon – SpecChem | The Duke Company

The Duke Company is proud to carry SpecChem products including IntraCon. IntraCon is a crystalline waterproofing Material.IntraCon is a cement-based, crystalline waterproofing material used to waterproof, protect, and repair above grade and below-grade concrete.IntraCon (integral crystalline waterproofing admix) is added to the concrete mix at the time of batching.IntraCon’s unique formulation prevents liquid penetration by creating a nonsoluble physical barrier over the concrete. IntraCon is recommended for any concrete structure, especially foundations,swimming pools ,underground structures,Pre-Cast, Cast-in-Place and Shotcrete applications.

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BENEFITS

  • Waterproofs interior, exterior, above & below grade masonry & concrete surfaces.
  • Deeply penetrates to seal pores, capillaries, and shrinkage cracks.
  • Resists toxic chemicals and hydrostatic pressure.
  • Applicable to positive or negative side of concrete.
  • Becomes an integral part of the concrete
  • Added to the concrete at time of batching and therefore is not subject to climatic restraints.
  • Non-toxic (NSF 61 certified for potable water applications)

 

APPLICATION

Surface Preparation: The surface must be structurally sound, clean and free of dirt, release agent, efflorescence,curing compounds, laitance, and other contaminates.Remove form marks and other protrusions to prevent “show through”. Surface must have an open capillary system to provide grip for the IntraCon. If concrete has a smooth finish sandblasting is recommended to lightly roughen the concrete surface. Repair all surface defects with IntraCon mixed to a mortar consistency.Allow to dry for 10 minutes. IntraCon requires a water saturated surface during application. Wet concrete surface thoroughly with potable water, and remove excess water (ponding) before IntraCon is applied. It is essential that the concrete surface does not dry before IntraCon is applied if concrete surface does dry rewet the area.

Mixing: Mix IntraCon with potable water to reach a thin cake batter consistency. Recommended ratios for brush application is 5 parts powder to 2 parts water. For spray application use 5 parts powder to 3 parts water. IntraCon needs to be applied within 20 minutes after mixing. For patching or repair applications use 19% of water/50 lbs bag of IntraCon results.

Admixing:IntraCon must be added to the concrete at the time of batching . Dosage Rate: 1.7-2.0% by weight of cement.

Ready Mix Plant -Dry Batch Operation: Add IntraCon in powder form to the drum of the ready-mix truck. Drive the truck under the batch plant and add 60% – 70% of the required water along with 300-500 lbs (136-227 kg) of aggregate. Mix the materials for 2-3 minutes to ensure the IntraCon is distributed evenly throughout the mix water. Add the balance of materials to the ready-mix truck in accordance with standard batching practices.

Ready Mix Plant-Central Mix Operation: Mix IntraCon with water to form a very thin slurry (e.g. 50 lbs (22.7 kg) of powder mixed with 7 gallons (26.5 l) of water). Pour the required amount of material into the drum of the ready-mix truck. The aggregate, cement and water should be batched and mixed in the plant in accordance with standard practices (taking into account the quantity of water that has already been placed in the ready-mix truck). Pour the concrete into the truck and mix for at least 5 minutes to ensure even distribution of IntraCon throughout the concrete.

Placement: If IntraCon is being applied by a hand brush or broom make sure Nylon bristles are used. Apply a thin uniform thick coating no thicker than 1/16th of an inch. If the project requires a second coat of IntraCon wait until the first coat has set before applying the second. A second coat should not be applied after a time period of 2 days. IntraCon should not be applied in rainy or cold conditions (below 40°F).

Application: A fine tip sprayer should be used to lightly wet the surface of the IntraCon once it has set. Typically the surface should be wetted with water multiple times a day. In cases of high temperatures, winds and low humidity more applications will be necessary. IntraCon must be protected from weather and cold subzero temperatures as during the first 48 hours. No covering should be in contact with the surface of the IntraCon during this time as well. If the structure is used to retain a liquid a curing length of 3 days is required and two weeks should pass before the structure is required to hold liquid.

 

 


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Packaging

IntraCon is packaged in:

  • 50lb pails
  • 50 lb bags.


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 can assist you with your construction needs. We offer expert advice from our highly rated customer service. Furthermore, we offer the best values and fast delivery.

         

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By David Szydlowski

Form Seasoning WB SpecChem | The Duke Company

The Duke Company is proud to carry SpecChem products including Form Seasoning WB. Form Seasoning WB is a water based treatment for new aluminum forms. Form Seasoning WB is a water based treatment for new aluminum forms. It oxidizes the elemental aluminum on the surface of new aluminum forms to properly season and prepare them for use. Once seasoned, use a quality reactive form release agent like Spec Strip to produce a clean release. Properly seasoned aluminum forms are required to reduce the chemical sticking that can take place between aluminum and fresh concrete.

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APPLICATION

Ready to use. Do not dilute. Mix well prior to each use. Forms should be free from dirt, hardened concrete or other foreign matter. FORM SEASONING WB can be used at temperatures as low as 40°F but best results are achieved if air and form temperatures are above 70°F.

FORM SEASONING WB can be applied with sprayer, roller, or brush. Spray product on side rails while forms are still in stacks. Lay forms on ground, face up. Apply FORM SEASONING WB to the point of rejection, typically 300 sq. ft./ gal. Uniform bubbling on the form surface indicates that the product is properly reacting with the aluminum. Average reaction time is 30 minutes to 1 hour depending upon the form temperature. Do not allow the FORM SEASONING WB to dry on the form; lightly mist with water or more FORM SEASONING WB if necessary.

Remove the product with a hose or low pressure (100 psi or lower) sprayer. Do not use a high pressure washer or the newly formed oxides on the form surface can be disturbed. Once dry, the oxides will be bonded to the surface. Forms will be dull and almost grey in color. If shiny areas are still present, a second application will be necessary. Allow forms to dry. Once forms are dry, use a quality reactive release agent like Spec Strip to achieve a clean.

COVERAGE

Coverage of 40 lbs: approx 120 sq-ft @ 1/16”

 


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Packaging

Form Seasoning WB is packaged in:

  • 55 gallon drums
  • 5 gallon pails.


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 can assist you with your construction needs. We offer expert advice from our highly rated customer service. Furthermore, we offer the best values and fast delivery.

         

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By David Szydlowski

Final Finish™ – SpecChem | The Duke Company

The Duke Company is proud to carry SpecChem products includingFinal Finish. Final Finish is a Concrete resurfacing mortar. FINAL FINISH™ is a one-component, rapid hardening, polymer modified concrete resurfacing mortar for smoothing, resurfacing, rubbing, and restoring concrete surfaces. FINAL FINISH™ offers a unique long pot life but rapid hardening performance on the substrate to minimize
waste and labor.

FINAL FINISH™ offers superior durability for all interior and exterior, horizontal, vertical and overhead concrete applications.
Ideal as a trowel down underlayment and for repairs from a true feather edge up to 1/4.” FINAL FINISH™ can also be used as a skim patch or trowel-down underlayment for horizontal repairs subjected to light traffic.

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Features and Benefits

• Ultra Fine – no sand
• Single Component – Just add water
• Rich smooth consistency
• Long Pot Life
• For Interior or Exterior use

 

APPLICATION

Surface Preparation: The concrete must be sound and free of all foreign material, including oil, grease, dust, laitance or other surface contaminants. For best results, porous, or very dry/hot substrates should be predampened with no standing water on the surface (SSD).

Mixing: Mix by hand or with a low speed drill. Add recommended amount of water into the container, followed by slowly adding the FINAL FINISH™ powder. Suggested water addition for FINAL FINISH™ is approximately 30% by weight or 11 to 11.5 pints per 40 lb pail.
Mix 2-3 minutes until a uniform, smooth consistency is achieved. Covering the mixing container with a damp rag will extend the pot-life up to 3 hours @ 72F. Do not over mix or retemper.

Placement: When placing with a trowel or sponge float, it maybe necessary to use pressure to force FINAL FINISH™ into cracks, voids and honey-combed areas. FINAL FINISH™ retains its moisture and will spread easily. For applications in excess of 1/4” use SpecSmooth.

Placement – Walls: When applying FINAL FINISH™ to walls, first build up low areas and fill voids with SpecPatch or SpecSmooth. Allow to harden. Apply a thin application of FINAL FINISH™ over entire surface area. Work in with a sponge float or trowel. If necessary, a second coat maybe applied before the first coat has cured fully. Extreme weather conditions should be avoided, especially heat and wind.

Curing: FINAL FINISH™ will reach its final cure in twenty-four hours. Protect from rain or excess water until cured.

COVERAGE

Coverage of 40 lbs: approx 120 sq-ft @ 1/16”

 


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Packaging

FINAL FINISH is packaged in:

  • 15 lb pails
  • 40 lb bags (60 bags per pallet)
  • 40 lb pails (36 pails per pallet)

 



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 can assist you with your construction needs. We offer expert advice from our highly rated customer service. Furthermore, we offer the best values and fast delivery.

         

Quote for Rock Salt & Packaged Ice Melts from the Duke Company         

           (585) 292-9870  (Rochester NY)

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The Duke Company ships nationwide and throughout New York, or contact us for convenient pick-up locations including:

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By David Szydlowski

E-Cure – SpecChem | The Duke Company

The Duke Company is proud to carry SpecChem products including E-Cure. E-Cure is a concrete curing compound. E-Cure is a leading edge technology, clear concrete curing compound that was developed to cure concrete as well as resolve compatibility issues related to flooring adhesives. E-Cure is a spray applied concrete cure, hardener and dustproofer. E-Cure penetrates and forms a temporary membrane to cure, densify, harden and dustproof concrete essential for proper strength development. E-Cure meets the moisture retention of ASTM C-309 Type 1D, Class B on hard-troweled concrete surfaces. May contribute to LEED credits.

  • Non-yellowing, does not alter natural color of concrete
  • Non-flammable/odorless/VOC Compliant
  • Will not inhibit adhesion of secondary coatings, topping, or adhesives designed for concrete
  • Resists acids, oils, greases, salts and tire marks
  • USDA accepted
  • Certified for use to cure potable water structures
  • Contains 0 VOC’s
  • Tested and certified to the performance requirements of NSF/ANSI 61

 

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Quote for Rock Salt & Packaged Ice Melts from the Duke Company         

           (585) 292-9870  (Rochester NY)

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Features and Benefits
  •  Non-yellowing, does not alter natural color of concrete
  • Non-flammable/odorless/V.O.C. Compliant
  • Will not inhibit adhesion of secondary coatings, topping, or adhesives designed for concrete
  • Resists acids, oils, greases, salts and tire marks
  • U.S.D.A. accepted
  • Certified for use to cure potable water structures
  • Contains zero V.O.C.’s
  • Tested and certified to the performance requirements of NSF/ANSI 61

 

APPLICATION

Over application and puddling may leave white crystals, which must be removed immediately by flushing the surface with water, scrubbing and squeegee clean. May be applied with sprayer, brush or roller. Spraying provides superior results. Application temperatures 40oF to 90oF. Application up to 100°F can be achieved if high humidity and ACI Hot Weather procedures are followed. Protect metal, glass, painted and brick surfaces from ECure. If accidentally misapplied, wash with clean water at once.

COVERAGE

Curing, Hardening and Dustproofing:

  • Hard Troweled Finish: 600-800 sq ft / gal
  • Broom or Float Finish: 300-400 sq ft / gal
  • Rough Finish: 200-300 sq ft / gal
  • Vertical Surface: 400-500 sq ft / gal

The above rates are approximate. Exact coverage depends upon the porosity of the concrete as well as the job requirements. Extend application rate to 1000 sq-ft per gal with the use of a micro-fiber applicator on extremely hard trowelled, burnished concrete floors (ie Wal-Mart, Kohl’s Projects)

Apply immediately after final finishing operations and after the bleed water had receded. The use of a micro-fiber applicator will aid when applying at 800-1000 sq-ft per gal . Over application and puddling may leave white crystals, which must be removed immediately by flushing the surface with water, scrubbing and squeegee clean. May be applied with sprayer, brush or roller. Spraying provides superior results. Application temperatures 40o F to 90o F. Application up to 100°F can be achieved if high humidity and ACI Hot Weather procedures are followed. Protect metal, glass, painted and brick surfaces from ECure. If accidentally misapplied, wash with clean water at once.

 


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Packaging

E-Cure is packaged in:

  • 55 gallon drums
  • 5 gallon pails.


The Duke Company
 can assist you with your construction needs. We offer expert advice from our highly rated customer service. Furthermore, we offer the best values and fast delivery.

         

Quote for Rock Salt & Packaged Ice Melts from the Duke Company         

           (585) 292-9870  (Rochester NY)

          (607) 347-4455  (Ithaca NY)

          (585) 335-5970 (Dansville NY)


The Duke Company ships nationwide and throughout New York, or contact us for convenient pick-up locations including:

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Industries we serve:

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High Rises,
Bridges,
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high-rise construction, power plants,
tunnels,
mining
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By David Szydlowski

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