What To Do With Concrete Slurry?

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Concrete Slurry is a mixture of water and concrete solids that result from grinding, cutting, or coring concrete using water. This concrete & water mixture is prohibited from being dumped directly down drains due to its harmful tendencies. The construction industry is faced with the increasing regulation for concrete slurry waste water so we provide a few solutions for managing concrete slurry during your next wet sawing, core drilling, or grinding project.

The Importance of Concrete Slurry Cleanup

There are many regulations and laws in place that govern the disposal of concrete slurry. These aim to prevent water pollution and help maintain our ecosystem. Proper concrete slurry cleanup will help you avoid any fines or legal consequences.

Concrete slurry typically contains cement particles, fine aggregates, water, and sometimes chemical admixtures. If left unattended, it may find its way into storm drains, rivers, or lakes, causing pollution and may harm aquatic life.

By cleaning up concrete slurry, we prevent the contamination of water sources and help protect the environment.

Keep A Clean Worksite

Concrete slurry left on surfaces can harden over time, leading to unsightly stains and deterioration of the infrastructure. It can discolor concrete, asphalt, or other materials, reducing their lifespan and aesthetic appeal. By promptly cleaning up the slurry, we maintain the longevity and appearance of roads, sidewalks, driveways, and other structures.

Accumulated concrete slurry can create slip and fall hazards, especially when it dries and becomes slippery. This poses a risk to both pedestrians and workers. The hardened slurry can obstruct drainage systems, leading to standing water and potential accidents. Proper cleanup ensures safe and accessible pathways for everyone.

Additionally, proper cleanup is essential for maintaining a positive reputation. Clean worksites enhance the company's image and can lead to increased customer trust and satisfaction.

Esch Slurry Magic

Slurry Magic is a product we developed to help contractors tackle their concrete slurry messes. Slurry Magic is a slurry solidifier agent used to absorb concrete slurry, turning the slurry into a solid, easy-to-dispose powder. Slurry Magic encapsulates the heavy metals and keeps the slurry from emulsifying, allowing easy cleanup! Check out this quick video on how slurry magic works:

Gelmaxx Eco-Qick Gel Solidifier

Gelmax Eco-quick Gel absorbs any slurry or liquids into a safe material that can be disposed of in any standard trash container, which allows for a quick cleanup. 20 grams per gallon of treated material will create a gel like substance within minutes that is safe to disposed of in any standard waste container. It is also safe for the environment and meets the EPA Method 9095B Paint Filter Test and EPA regulations for proper disposal methods.