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Freeze/Thaw Climatic Results

Freeze/Thaw Climatic Results

As we see the trees begin to bud and the early flowers blooming we also begin to receive phone calls that go like this: “My plaster/stucco is having additional cracking and white stuff (efflorescence) dripping down the walls in a number of areas on my...

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Pump Aids Equal Admixture

Pump Aids Equal Admixture

We just returned from visiting some job sites in California. On one project we were meeting with the plastering contractor to introduce him to our Kel-Crete admixture. He was using Gibco's PRF and a pump aid. A project inspector came up and I asked him about the...

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Pump Aid Admixture

Pump Aid Admixture

Re: Kel-Crete Premium Liquid Admixture vs. Gibco's PRF/MRF admixture (pump aid admixture) We recently received a phone call from a material supply company (dealer). He said, "Chuck, a contractor came into our place and wanted to purchase Kel-Crete...

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Pump aids vs. admixtures

Pump aids vs. admixtures

 What is the difference between a pump aid for pumping of stucco, plaster, shotcrete, etc. mortars and admixtures for water reducing, air entraining, plasticizing, etc.? There is no difference at all. If one cannot take the pumping aid out of the mix design that goes...

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New Look

New Look

Most of you who go to our web site may notice the new labels on our Kel-Crete Premium Liquid Admixture, and our Kel-Prime curing/hardening/sealing/bonding agent. The new labels have more job-site information and directions. The 54 years and...

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The Bonsai Tree

The Bonsai Tree

We, as you may imagine, are very proud to have clients such as Disney Corp. specify our Kel-Crete products. It's also very rewarding to have a special friend give us a bonsai tree that is cemented in our Kel-Crete product, and will last forever without any...

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AVATAR – Land of Pandora

AVATAR – Land of Pandora

Jane Green, Vice President, and Chuck Green, President, just returned from Disney World that included a visit to “Animal Kingdom”.  The sights in the photos were breathtaking, and to think our Kel-Crete Premium Liquid Admixture was used in all of the rock...

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Kel-Prime

Kel-Prime

Kel-Prime is a multi-purposeful product.  It got its name 53 years ago as a very good primer for paint application as well as a good paint additive.  As a primer only one would mix the Kel-Prime 50/50 with water at the job site.  As a paint additive 8 ounces would be...

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New Plaster/Stucco Wall

As a former lath and plastering contractor I drew up the plans and specifications for our new lath and plaster/stucco wall.  I acted as owner/builder, and hired a contractor to remove the existing wood fence (see "Before" photo), and construct new wood studs, metal...

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