We are pleased to introduce the GRAY version of Pli·Stix™ Permanent Concrete Crack Filler. This product, like it’s black version Pli Stix that has been available since 1999, is the same, hot applied, patented, permanent joint and crack filler…but now it’s GRAY! After many requests for gray to fill concrete or faded blacktop…here it is and you don’t need a 200 gallon melter to apply it!
Pli·Stix™ are furnished as a gray solid “rope” in ½” thickness. It is an elastomeric, self-leveling sealant, which liquefies quickly and can be used in concrete and asphalt pavements. When properly applied, it combines tenacious adhesive power with extraordinary resiliency to protect against the infiltration of moisture or incompressibles through repeated thermal cycles of expansion and contraction.
Pli·Stix™ exhibit superior low temperature ductility, weather resistance, low oxidation breakdown and is non-tracking. It is the only sealant available which is designed to be inserted into the crack or joint cavity first and then melted with direct heat process. The patented modifier system contained in Crack-Stix™ allows the material to withstand direct heat without experiencing degradation.
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Clean it... Take a screwdriver & scratch out all debris from inside the crack, then sweep it clean with a whisk broom. Crack must be dry. Pack it... uncoil & cut the appropriate size stix & shape/pack into crack with fingertip pressure. Using the screwdriver, press the stix into the crack approximately 1/16" to 1/8" below actual pavement surface level. To achieve a neat overall appearance, do not overfill crack. The material seals In It...Not On It. (*Note: If the crack is not as wide as the 1/2" Crack-Stix™, we recommend stretching the Crack-Stix out...you can leave it in the sun for a while to make it easier to stretch. You can also splice it with a razor blade. You can also use a rubber mallet to help form the strip for the pavement cracks & also helped in the "wedging in" effort). If you have VERY narrow crack you may have to heat a knife with your torch so that it splices the Stix like a butter knife! Melt it... NOTICE! For concrete pavement repairs, follow these instructions: Portland cement (‘concrete’) can contain trapped moisture, which can cause "popping or spalling" when heated. To minimize this condition, dry concrete prior to applying Pli-Stix™. Pre-warm the concrete surface by moving the torch flame back and forth approximately 12" from the surface, until concrete is completely dry (about 30- 40 seconds). Do NOT overheat concrete or asphalt pavement adjacent to crack or joint to be repaired. Excessive heat can cause discoloring and may break down pavement composition. It is best to heat for a short period of time per instructions to prevent excessive heating to adjacent surfaces. Note: Save time and purchase either our CSX-900 Cane Torch extender our really speed up application with our NEW walk behind CSX-1000 PRO MELT TORCH!
Melt-it: Once the Pli-Stix™ are packed into the crack or joint, light the propane torch, adjust the flame until the total flame is 3-4” long and the blue tip is approximately 1” long. Follow manufacturer’s instructions when using torch. Hold the flame at a 45 degree angle 3” from the Pli-Stix™ and begin heating by moving the flame back and forth, in a slow, even motion (DO NOT HOLD FLAME IN ONE PLACE OVER Pli-Stix™ – KEEP MOVING BACK AND FORTH). Heat approximately 1’ (one foot) at a time. The “melt-away” plastic wrapper will burn off Pli-Stix™ will start to immediately liquefy. Continue heating for approximately 1-2 minutes (the type and size torch, along with wind and temperature conditions, will effect melting time). If not completely melted, Pli-Stix™ can be reheated to complete seal at anytime. Move on to other cracks or joints until job is completed.
Pli-Stix™ is traffic-ready in approximately 20 minutes.
STORAGE RECOMMENDATION: PLI-STIX™ have an excellent shelf life…keep in a dry cool place, between 35-70 degrees.
NOTE: Pli-Stix™ can be reliquefied at any future time if necessary. To re-bond or reseal the sealant to the sidewalls follow the original Pli-Stix™ instructions.
CAUTION: Liquefied crack filler is extremely HOT and will burn…DO NOT TOUCH until completely cooled, 10-15 minutes. While it is cooling, you can continue with your repairs to other cracks/joints. Once filling/sealing and cooling are completed, check your work. If you did not apply enough sealant, or used the wrong size, correct by adding more Pli-Stix™
Awesome! I ordered 60 ft of Pli-Stx from your web site on Monday, received it yesterday, awesome ship time. I installed about 20 feet last night. The product is excellent!!!! My patio looks terrific. Filling the joints which had old decayed material in them, with Pli-Stix makes it look new again.
You have a first class company, producing American Made Products, and giving back to the community. Thank you,
R.S. Clifton, NJ
Next best thing to Peanut Butter! I just had to tell you that your product "Pli Stix" is the next best thing to Peanut Butter. It does exactly what you explained it would accomplish. It was easy to use and performed to expectations. Thanks and congratulations on manufacturing a fine product. Very satisfied customer
WB, East Northport, NY
Remarkable Product! What a remarkable product Pli Stix is. Had used it on my asphalt driveway to fill many "nuisance" cracks. That was 3 years ago - they are still sealed. I can't say enough about your product.
FF, Eagan, MN
Remains Flexible! In the past I have used liquid crack fillers however, the liquid fillers harden in one season. PLI-STIX seems to be more resilient. It also remains flexible with temperature change.
I am a 79 year old engineer. I recently used some of your Plistix I have to congratulate on a product of superior usefulness (unusual)! Thank you,