Wednesday, February 26, 2014

When the busses have to keep rolling, Concrete Mender gets going.


When a city bus garage in the Pacific Northwest needed a fast concrete repair solution, crews turned to Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™.

January 18, 2014

Dear Roadware,

"I am writing this letter in regards to Roadware Incorporated, in particular their 10 minute
mender concrete repair product. I have been involved in the concrete industry for 28
years. I am a former Certified American Concrete Institute field testing technician and
have been an ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician for more than 10 years.
For the past 15 years, I have been working to perfect the art of concrete rehabilitation on
structural concrete and Architectural concrete. Other repair textures include masonry,
slate. granite, clay artworks and architectural stone works.

At the 2011 World of Concrete Convention, I met with The Roadware sales staff. I was
quite intrigued and impressed with their 10 minute concrete mender product line. I was
given some test samples which ultimately persuaded me into using Roadware product

Our first project using Roadware products was a complicated repair contract with a bus
transit authority and I had to include a two-year warranty. There would be limited time
access during the repair and I needed a product that would withstand heavy bus traffic
within hours of application. I submitted my bid using the specifications and MSDS for
the 10 minute mender product line and believe this may have been the reason I was
awarded the job. End result 10 minute mender works! Fractured concrete, spalled
concrete, cracked concrete. Concrete deficiencies e.g. all surface and deep restoration
repairs. Microdoweling works period!

While I was confident in the product, it is always reassuring to experience it first hand. I
am quite familiar with what it takes to provide world class service to demanding
customers. Roadware Employees deliver excellent customer service and unmatched
product support."

Sincerely,

William F. Neal
Bothell, WA




Repairing concrete cracks with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™

Mission critical concrete repairs is what we do here at Roadware. Facilities like city bus garages have areas that are required to be open and operational 24/7 365 days per year. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is your best choice for fast repairs that have to last.


Repairing concrete cracks with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
The process starts with removing dirt and debris from the cracks and preparing them for repair.

Repairing concrete cracks with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
Sometimes, remove and replace is not an option. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ can have this back in service in minutes, not hours or days.

Repairing concrete cracks with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ mixed at a one to one ratio and blended with two parts sand. Each gallon of Concrete Mender makes about 2.2 gallons of repair material.


Repairing concrete cracks with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ can be mixed in bulk with simple tools and equipment.

Repairing concrete cracks with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
Manufactured sand or quartz is added to the Concrete Mender to make a trowel-able mortar. 

Repairing concrete cracks with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is available in 10 gallon kits or convenient 2 gallon jug kits.

The Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ blended with silica sand is poured into the cracks and troweled flat.


Repairing concrete cracks with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
Repairs can be made in all seasons with an ambient temperature range of -20F to 100F.

Repairing concrete cracks with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ repairs are ready for bus traffic in about 10 minutes at 70 degrees F. 

Repairing concrete cracks with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
Customer letter to Roadware







Tuesday, January 14, 2014

World of Concrete 2014 is next week.

The World of Concrete in Las Vegas is next week! Come see us in booth S11249.


I'm adding lots of new video to the booth this year. 
Here is the Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ Top 5!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mission Critical Concrete Repair

Mission Briefing: Cartridge Assembly and Use

Your mission briefing for Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ Cartridge Assembly and Crack Repair Application is below.  



Monday, December 9, 2013

Matching repairs to exterior concrete with a broom finish.

Use Roadware MatchCrete™ Clear, quartz sand, and portland cement to repair cracks in exterior concrete sidewalks and decks with a broom finish. MatchCrete™ Clear is a non-yellowing polyurethane bland that sets fast, bonds very well and can accommodate exterior conditions.


Click here to see the video:







Thursday, October 3, 2013

New videos showing MatchCrete™ Clear.

Last week I posed two new videos on the Roadware YouTube Channel showing Roadware MatchCrete™ Clear in action repairing cracks in an exposed aggregate concrete sidewalk and patio. I also posed a video on how to repair a hairline crack in a driveway or sidewalk.


How to repair a crack in an exposed aggregate concrete patio using Roadware MatchCrete™ Clear in a 600ml cartridge.





How to repair an exposed aggregate concrete sidewalk using Roadware MatchCrete™ Clear in the 50 ml cartridge. 




How to repair a hairline crack in a driveway, sidewalk, patio, or pool deck with Roadware MatchCrete™ Clear.







Tuesday, September 10, 2013

MatchCrete™ Clear preview.

Coming soon!  All about MatchCrete™ Clear...

Exposed Aggregate Repairs with MatchCrete™ Clear


Driveway Repairs with MatchCrete™ Clear

Hairline Crack Repair with MatchCrete™ Clear




Thursday, July 11, 2013

All about Roadware Flexible Cement II™.

Roadware Flexible Cement II™ Explained



Roadware Flexible Cement II™ is semi-ridged polyurethane for creating flexible bonds between concrete surfaces and other materials.  This versatile material may also be used to protect contraction joints from traffic deterioration.


  • What is Flexible Cement II? Proprietary Polyurethane Blend
  • Formulation: Classified
  • Manufacturing: South Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Origin: Designed for creating flexible bonds between concrete surfaces and dis-similur materials.
  • Function: To flow into concrete cracks and joints. Filling the void with a semi-flexible polyurethane the will accommodate heavy traffic.
  • Military Use: Classified
  • Civilian Use: Fill cracks, joints and spalls in commercial, industrial and civil applications.
  • Service Life: Indefinite
  • Cure Time: 10 Minutes at 70°F (21°C) 
  • Distribution: Worldwide Distributor Network





Exterior Repairs
Use Flexible Cement II™to repair cracks and protect control joints in parking structures, bridge decks, loading docks, and many types of structural concrete.

Control Joints
Use on industrial floors to protect saw-cut control joints from wheel traffic damage.

Cove joints
Use Flexible Cement II™ to seal cove joints where the floor meets a structural wall.

Electrical Podding
Seal electrical loops and embedded lighting systems.

Thresholds
Repair concrete thresholds with high thermal differentials.

Moisture
Flexible Cement II™ is tolerant of surface moisture when applied. Concrete should be as dry as practical to insure a good bond. 

Concrete Bonding
Flexible Cement II™ is an excellent flexible adhesive for bonding metal, wood, and synthetic materials to concrete. Use to bond moldings and tack strips to concrete floors. 
Bond asphalt to concrete.
Bond wood to concrete.
Bond metal to concrete.
Bond carpet nail strips to concrete.
Bond carpet molding to concrete.

High Traffic
Repairs are tough and can handle heavy industrial traffic.



Use Flexible Cement II™ to protect joints and cracks in concrete bridge decks and pavement where heavy traffic is anticipated.  This polyurethane is about as hard as a roller blade wheel and will prevent debris from filling cracks and causing further deterioration of the concrete.  


Flexible Cement II™ is recommended for low movement crack repair. This tough material will hold up to forklift and industrial traffic while allowing for some movement.  For high movement areas and expansion joints, we recommend a softer caulk type material.


Flexible Cement II™ repairs are ready for traffic in just 10 minute at 75 degrees F (24C).  


Bulk mixing Flexible Cement II™:





The passenger tram at this airport gilds on pillows of air. Flexible Cement II is used to prevent the expansion joints from damaging the air pillows.

One of the 12 air pillows that support each car. Flexible Cement II™ prevents metal expansion joints from lifting up and cutting the air pillow as the car passes.



Flexible Cement II™ is used to protect the interface between the metal expansion joint and the concrete. This allows for a smooth surface for the air lift cars to glide over.




Use Flexible Cement II™ to repair sawn contraction joints and cracks








Packaging:

Roadware Flexible Cement II™ 91050 10-Gallon Kit
91020 2-Gallon Kit (not shown)

Roadware Flexible Cement II™ 91105 50-ml Kit


Roadware Flexible Cement II™ 91300 600-ml Kit