1. What makes ReKRETE different from conventional chemicals and power washing?
Traditionally, commercial liquid cleaning chemicals and degreasers are used in conjunction with power equipment and very large quantities of "rinsing water" to clean or remove oil and grease on stained concrete. Chemically, degreasers emulsify oil and grease meaning they convert the oil and grease into a water soluble state. Once water soluble, the oil and grease just go right back into the porosity of the concrete. This explains why the oil and grease stains lighten, but are still present and remain trapped in the pores of the concrete.
Unlike conventional cleaning chemicals and degreasers, ReKRETE is a finely granulized dry compound containing a complex mixture of natural bio-organics that are microsized to enter the pores of the concrete. Upon contacting hydrocarbon petroleum matters such as oil, grease, gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, hydraulic fluid and diesel fuel, ReKRETE begins to break down and consume hydrocarbons leaving a clean bright surface. ReKRETE is wholly non-hazardous, non-corrosive and non-toxic to humans, animals, plants, soils, metals, paint, concrete, sewer system and underground water. Its application does not require the use of water as a carrier, catalyst or neutralizing agent whether before, during or after the cleaning process. And lastly, it eliminates the need for power scrubbing, power washing or water reclamation equipment.
2. How does ReKRETE work?
ReKRETE works with its own specific gravity by penetrating deep into the pores of the concrete where petroleum-based stains are trapped. ReKRETE then breaks down the hydrocarbon chain of the petroleum-based stains. Once the chain is broken ReKRETE decomposes and dissolves the hydrocarbons with bio-organic compounds that actually consume the stains.
3. How is ReKRETE applied?
Concrete surface must be completely dry before applying ReKRETE. Simply sprinkle ReKRETE over the oil stain area. Using a fine bristle flat tip broom, spread ReKRETE out evenly over the concrete surface going long ways and then width ways in a crossover pattern to achieve a smooth even layer on the surface of the concrete. Sweep up excess compound leaving on a very light residue.
4. How much do I use?
Our formula has been calculated on a cleaning area of 1 pound per 175 square feet. Of course this will depend on the person laying the product and the amount of hydrocarbons and the texture of the surface to be cleaned. A coarse texture will need more and a slick finish will need less.
5. Is there a reason for the light powder residue to remain after sweeping off excess compound?
The light powder residue helps resist future stains. As cars are driven and people walk over the product they help push ReKRETE further down into the pores of the concrete and thereby enable it to continue to work.
6. How often do I need to apply?
This will depend on the amount of traffic generated over the area. Once the area has been restored to its original form, ReKRETE becomes a maintenance product from that point, decreasing the amount of time and product by as much as 30% - 50%.
7. How long does it take to apply ReKRETE?
Cleaning an area of approximately 175 square feet can be achieved in less than 5 minutes. This will decrease with the continuing use and familiarizing use of the product.
8. Is there any special skill or training required to apply ReKRETE?
No. ReKRETE can be applied very easily by anyone who can follow the directions printed on the label.
9. Is there a need to clean the area before applying ReKRETE?
No, unless there is heavy oil or grease buildup, in which case the area should be scraped clean to remove the buildup until you get to the concrete. This allows ReKRETE to get into the pores of the concrete without having to eat through the surface buildup. For wet stains absorbent should be used prior to using of ReKRETE, since ReKRETE is a cleaner, not absorbent.
10. How does ReKRETE eliminate waste-water run off?
ReKRETE works on petroleum-based stains in the pores of the concrete so the oil and grease never leave the area sought to be cleaned. ReKRETE has been designed for use without water as a factor. There is no need to rinse or wash it off the area cleaned after the spreading process.
11. How long does ReKRETE take to work?
Each concrete surface is unique in many different ways, texture, condition, age, amount and chemical consistency of the hydrocarbons trapped in the pores and on the surface and frequency of traffic over the area. Certain areas may require a one time treatment to remove the stains and spills. Some heavier stains may require a second or third application. The longer ReKRETE stays in the pores of the concrete, the better the result of its performance.
12. How long before I will see the result of using ReKRETE?
After applying ReKRETE you will see some immediate improvement to the concrete and keeping in mind that ReKRETE is a “time driven” process you will see significant improvement in 24 hours.
13. How long before I can walk on ReKRETE after it has been applied ?
Immediately. One of the greatest benefits about ReKRETE is that it is safe to walk or drive on while it is being applied. Gas stations, parking lots/garages, sidewalks and the like can remain open for business during and immediately after the cleaning process without worrying about splashing dirty water over nearby buildings, cars and people.
14. Will ReKRETE damage painted lines, landscaping, metal or other surfaces or plants?
No. ReKRETE consists of all natural ingredients that are environmentally friendly. It is completely safe. It is designed specifically to brighten and clean concrete as it removes petroleum soils and stains.
15. How long can ReKRETE be stored on the shelf?
Indefinitely, as long as storage conditions are favourable and stable.
ReKRETE and CAAPS are better products to protect your environment, your natural resources and your further generation.
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License no: HK 02048 (ReKRETE)