Oil and Flooring don't mix!
Neither does Grease, Hydraulic Fluid, Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Blood, Fat and Cooking Oil.
Hydrocarbons and other organic chemicals are bond breakers for flooring adhesives and floor coatings.
AC•Tech’s Oil Buster System™ (OBS) offers a cost-effective solution for removing hydrocarbons and organic chemical contaminants from deep within a concrete slab ... and then sealing it for safe installation of your final flooring system. Using this 2-Step process, a contaminated and unusable concrete slab can be cleaned, sealed, and ready to receive floor covering within days.
Backed by a 10-year materials and labor warranty (and the always offered / always available technical support of the AC•Tech Team), the AC•Tech Oil Buster System™ offers a long-term solution to oil, hydrocarbon and organic chemical contamination in concrete.
NO JACKHAMMERS REQUIRED !
Concrete slab contamination is a vexing issue for remodeling & renovation contractors, flooring contractors, facility owners, maintenance engineers and risk management officers.
Until now, the only reliable solution was to demolish the contaminated concrete and replace it with a new concrete slab. Obviously, the "Jackhammer Method" incurs tremendous costs in terms of labor, materials, work interruptions, and hazardous material removal and disposal.
The AC•Tech Oil Buster System™ Detergent (OBS-D) is a biodegradable cleaner that is sprayed onto mechanically prepared concrete with cold water. Mechanical preparation (via shotblasting) creates the porosity necessary for the cleaner to penetrate deep into the concrete substrate.
Once the OBS-D has turned clear (usually within an hour) the concrete is cleaned with a high-pressure, high temperature washer with a floor spinner attachment. This allows the OBS-D to bind with the hydrocarbons and other organic contaminants deep within the slab and "float" them to the top for removal. This cleaning process may need to be repeated several times, depending on the level of contamination.
Most floor spinners have vacuum attachments so that the waste-water can be vacuumed-up for disposal in accordance with federal, state and local hazardous material regulations.
- AC•Tech Oil Buster System™ - Detergent Binds With Organic Contaminants In Concrete
- ACTech Oil Buster System™ Rescues Contaminated Concrete Slabs -- Without A Jackhammer
- Several Applications of OBS-D May Be Required To Remove Contaminants Deep In Slab
- ACTech Oil Buster System™ Is Cost Effective For Small And Large Contaminated Slabs
The AC•Tech Oil Buster System™ Coating (OBS-C) is applied immediately following the cleaning of the contaminated slab with the (OBS-D) Detergent.
The OBS Coating is a dense, zero VOC, two-part epoxy which effectively seals any remaining hydrocarbons and organic contaminants within the concrete and prevents them from causing future bonding issues and flooring failures.
The OBS-C is mixed, spread via a notched squeegee, and back-rolled to ensure even, consistent coverage. After 15 minutes, the OBS-C receives a silica sand broadcast to prevent possible amine blush and delamination of subsequent coatings.
Once the AC•Tech Oil Buster System has fully cured, a self-leveling underlayment, patch or feather finish can be installed directly to the cured system.
At this point, flooring installation can proceed as normal without worry of oil-related failure.
Backed by a 10-year materials and labor warranty, the AC•Tech Oil Buster System™ offers a long-term solution to oil, hydrocarbon and organic chemical contamination in concrete. NO JACKHAMMERS REQUIRED !