SCP Company Profile
Spray-Lock Concrete Protection (SCP) was founded to help provide concrete solutions for the concrete industry. Understanding that the number one problem impacting concrete is moisture movement through the concrete matrix, SCP got our start in the market that the management team knew best - the flooring industry. As SCP grew, the company began looking outside of the flooring industry and into other market segments to help solve significant concrete problems associated with moisture movement. Witnessing how the base technology reduces the permeability of concrete like nothing else on the market, effectively stopping moisture movement, the company created a product line to use this advantage and our understanding of spray-technology to provide enhanced concrete durability, protection, and performance.
SCP strives to be on the cutting edge of concrete solutions. Solutions that save owners and general contractors time and money are a driving force behind product innovation. SCP is driven to produce environmentally friendly products with health and safety of all stakeholders as a top priority. From our material sourcing, to manufacturing, to distribution, to delivery at the jobsite; SCP works diligently to both keep up with today’s needs without overlooking tomorrow’s impacts. We’re actively engaged in protecting concrete to extend its lifecycle, providing products that increase durability, and developing better ways to protect concrete today that will lead to a better, more sustainable future for us all. Longer-lasting concrete can reduce the global impact of construction on today’s world and for the future.
A REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY IS INVENTED
In the early 70’s, Bill Ward received a call from his previous employer about an offshore oil well that had blown out. Backpressure build-up was forcing oil to leak through the casing and the pressure build-up could not be stopped. The company was in danger of losing the offshore well.
At the time, there was no known solution.
The company looked to Ward, a known problem-solver. He said he had something that might work. Ward had invented a technology that could plug pores in concrete to stop bleed water migration. The company had enough confidence in Ward to try it.
The oil company barged in loads of concrete and about 300 drums of Ward’s product. They pumped the product down one side of the dual line pipe and poured concrete down the other side.
When the chemical and the concrete merged, the concrete quickly hardened. The pipe was permanently sealed. This was a significant accomplishment, especially because of the extreme pressure build-up. Shortly thereafter, Bill used this procedure to save another offshore well.
Using the funds received for saving the wells, Ward began refining the product, concentrating on an environmentally clean technology that penetrated the pores in the concrete. Ward focused his attention in the laboratory to perfect the manufacturing process. Without any marketing efforts, the product was sold and used worldwide.
The Spray-Lock team will stand by this product, not only because it is built on unique technology — it is built on a team of extraordinary individuals who have not only learned how to make and apply the product, they care about the person or company who has the problem. We are here to solve concrete problems based on the technology created by Bill Ward over 40 years ago.