Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cool roofs are a green alternative...

The latest trend in flat roofs is the " cool roof" design. These roofs reflect light and stay cooler vs. historically black roofs, absorbing heat, causing AC units and cooling towers to work harder.

Cool Roofs use roofing materials that are highly reflective (also called high albedo roofs) of the sun’s radiant heat. They may also have a high thermal emittance value. Emittance is a measure of how much of the absorbed radiant energy is given off into the atmosphere - keeping the surface cooler as a result.

One of the issues given enormous attention in the last few years is the usage of Cool Roofs to mitigate the Urban Heat Island effect. The Urban Heat Island effect is the creation of higher ambient temperatures in densely compacted urban areas than the surrounding suburban areas. It is a result from reduced vegetative growth as well as a higher incidence rate of black or dark colored pavement and roofing.

Typically, Cool Roofs are those with a solar reflectance value of 0.65 or higher when new. That means 65% of the total radiant heat energy is reflected back into the atmosphere.

Legacy Industrial, A Clean Seal LLC Company sells a variety of roof coatings that can be used to create a "cool roof" . 908-269-8300 or

Cool roof information was borrowed from an article posted by Centimark Corp.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Concrete Acid Stains now at Legacy Industrial

Once again, Legacy Industrial has a given it's customers what they want. Starting August 2nd 2010, Legacy Industrial will be accepting orders for the much in demand concrete acid stain.

Take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING Legacy offers on Stains and Densifiers!!

They have (2) convenient sizes:

  1. Concrete Acid Stain, one gallon
  2. Concrete Acid Stain, five gallon
Legacy Industrial also carries concrete repair products, lithium densifer and epoxy garage coating kits. Call: 908-269-8300 for more info.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Garage Epoxy Coating Kits- Free Shipping

Legacy Industrial, Port Murray, NJ, now offers free shipping on their already popular garage epoxy coating kits. Garage customization is sweeping the US and Legacy Industrial offers kits that are customizable to the users taste.

Legacy provides (4) kits:
  1. Basic 375 Epoxy Coating Kit
  2. Basic 750 Epoxy Coating Kit
  3. Pro 375 Epoxy Coating Kit
  4. Pro 750 Epoxy Coating Kit
In addition these popular kits, Legacy Industrial also offers; concrete repair kits, epoxy crack filler, joint materials, lithium densifier and much, much more.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Preparing a concrete floor for epoxy coatings

Here are the rules for applying real industrial grade epoxy floor coatings on concrete floors:

  1. You MUST prepare the floor by either acid etching, shot blasting or grinding.
  2. The prepared floor MUST have a profile equal to 80-100 grit sandpaper.
  3. You SHOULD use a primer (roll the dice on even coverage without it).
  4. You DO NOT have to top coat your second coat.
Why use a primer?

  1. Primer seals the surface allowing topcoat to flow evenly
  2. Primer maximizes topcoat hide
  3. Primer increases topcoat coverage and adhesion
  4. Primer promotes an even sheen and uniform appearance
  5. Primer seals problems, stopping them from coming up
These rules are repeated for good reason, no one wants to follow them!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Crack repair before you apply epoxy coating

We receive at least three e-mails a week from home-owners and businesses that have installed an epoxy coating and now have problems with cracks that they pre-filled.

Epoxy coatings do not like urethane, acrylic, cement based or silicone crack filler products. They will all fail (pop-out).

Therefore it is imperative that you use an epoxy based crack, joint or void filler prior to coating with an epoxy floor coating.

If you want a really good selection of these products check out:

The gel crack filler carried by Legacy Industrial is the easiest to use.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Concrete stain coming soon to Legacy Industrial

Legacy Industrial, Port Murray, NJ, will be adding a high quality line of concrete stains to a growing range of products from the concrete polishing arena. Rhonda Engle, VP Sales and Marketing, remarked that they were finishing beta testing on a complete line of acid stains, geared toward the commercial market.

"Our customers demand cutting edge products", stated Miss Engle. Decorative concrete contractors and end-users will have the ability to one stop shop for lithium densifier, concrete repair materials and now concrete stains will complete the circle.

Legacy Industrial reported that the product line will be "order ready" for late July 2010.
Inquiries should be directed to [email protected] or call 908-269-8300.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Why and where should I use concrete densifier?

Contractors, end-users and home-owners should use concrete densifier for the following reasons:
  1. Control efflorescence (salts that are left behind as moisture passes through a masonry/stone/brick object or substrate)
  2. Dustproofer (controls dusting created by contact)
  3. Increase abrasion resistance (hardens top layer, approx. 3/16"
Where should they use it?

  1. All flat concrete slabs (inside or out)
  2. Foundations
  3. Concrete counter tops
  4. Bridges and Dikes
  5. Retaining wall blocks
  6. Paving stones
  7. Masonry facing
  8. Mortar joints
  9. Brick/block
  10. Natural stone
Where can they buy it from one gallon buckets up to 50 gallon drums?

HD-7936 Concrete Densifier ships globally.

Legacy Industrial, Port Murray, NJ has announced that HD-7936 lithium based concrete densifier will ship outside the US. Rhonda Engle, VP of Sales and Marketing for the NJ based Legacy Industrial announced a new push for global markets.

"We are developing contacts and distributor partners in prosperous nations in and around the Pacific rim", stated Miss Engle. She added, "Our densifier is the gold standard in concrete densification and polishing".

HD-7936 is currently available throughout the US via Legacy's website and distributor partners.
This lithium based densifier is available in the US with free shipping to most states.