TACM Announces New Licensing Agreement with ICRI

TACM Announces New Licensing Agreement with ICRI
Agreement brings new CSP samples to concrete repair industry

May 2021 - Technical Applications for Concrete Materials (TACM) is pleased to announce a new licensing agreement with the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration. This agreement gives rights to the usage of the industry standard trademarked ICRI Concrete Surface Profiles, CSP®. Referencing ICRI Guideline 310.2R-2013, TACM has developed a process to manufacture concrete samples that are comparative to ICRI’s “rubber chips.”

The ICRI CSP® chips were introduced to the repair industry in 1997. They have gained world-wide adoption for being the method of concrete surface profile identification and remain the industry standard when referring to concrete surface profiles. Guideline 310.2R-2013 defines the CSP® numbers ranging from CSP® 1 (nearly flat) through CSP® 10 (very rough; amplitude greater than 1/4 in. [6 mm]).

The TACM concrete samples are mechanically (or chemically) processed by an actual method used to obtain the ICRI CSP® profiles on a construction jobsite. While these profiles can be achieved utilizing various methods, the TACM samples will be produced specifically using the following methods: CSP®1 Acid Etched, CSP®2 Ground, CSP®3 Light Shotblast, CSP®4 Light Scarification, CSP®5 Medium Shotblast, CSP®6 Medium Scarification, CSP®7 Heavy Shotblast, CSP®8 Surface Retarder, CSP®9 Heavy Scarification, CSP®10 Breaker/Abrasive Blast.

The TACM CSP® samples will be available in sets of ten different profiles, and boxes of one profile containing a quantity of twelve in each box. As no two concrete surfaces are created the same, the new TACM concrete samples will depict a range of prepared surface profiles that could be produced on a jobsite as a complement to ICRI’s CSP rubber chips.

Release of this new product is anticipated for Summer 2021. ICRI Guideline 310.2R-2013 and rubber chips are available at www.icri.org.

About TACM
Technical Applications for Concrete Materials (TACM) produces concrete test substrates for various International (ISO) and Domestic (ASTM, ANSI) standard tests.  TACM is the sole Domestic source approved by the (MMSA) Materials and Methods Standards Association for any ANSI or ASTM concrete test product.  In addition to concrete test products, TACM produces customized concrete sample programs with a wide range of amplitudes (textures), finishes and coatings for manufacturers and industry associations.

About ICRI
The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) is an association of concrete repair and restoration professionals and is a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structures in accordance with consensus data. Founded in 1988, ICRI is made up of contractors, design professionals, and manufacturers that work together to improve the education and training of the concrete repair industry.