Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ Top Applications

Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ top applications:





General full depth crack repair:

Use the high-penetration abilities of Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender to make full depth crack repair.


 

CRACK REPAIR

1. Clean out with diamond grinder and remove dirt and dust.
2. Flood with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
3. Add a fine graded silica sand and additional liquid to grade.
4. Strike off excess material and allow to cure for 10 minutes at 70° F.
5. Open to traffic. Finish and blend with a grinding stone if desired.



SPALL REPAIR

1. Clean out with diamond grinder and remove dirt and dust.
2. Flood with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
3. Add a fine graded silica sand and additional liquid. Work in one inch lifts to grade.
4. Strike off excess material and allow to cure for 10 minutes at 70° F.
5. Open to traffic. Finish and blend with a grinding stone if desired.


HAIRLINE CRACKS

1. Score the top of the crack with diamond blade or wire brush.
2. Remove dust with a vaccume.
3. Flood with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete
Mender™ supplied in twin cartridges and optional needle tip mixer.
4. Add a fine graded silica sand to larger areas and allow to soak in.
5. Strike off excess material and allow to
cure for 10 minutes at 70° F.
6. Open to traffic. Finish and blend with a
grinding stone if desired.



SPALLED CONTROL JOINT

(Fully cured non-moving)
1. Clean out with diamond grinder and remove dirt and dust. Score back spall with blade for a finished look.
2. Flood with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
3. Add a fine graded silica sand and additional liquid to grade.
4. Strike off excess material and allow to cure for 10 minutes at 70° F.
5. Open to traffic. Finish and blend with a grinding stone if desired.



DELAMINATED SLAB

1. Drill hole into void.
2. Remove dust with a vacuum.
3. Flood with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete
Mender™ supplied in twin cartridges.
4. Add a fine graded silica sand and
additional liquid to fill holes to grade.
5. Strike off excess material and allow to
cure for 10 minutes at 70° F.
6. Open to traffic. Finish and blend with a
grinding stone if desired.



THRESHOLDS AND
UNEVEN SLABS

1. Clean out with diamond or wire grinder and remove dirt and dust. Score lower edge with diamond blade for a finished look.
2. Flood with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™
3. Add a fine graded silica sand and additional liquid to a mortar consistency.
4. Shape with a clean steel trowel and allow to cure for 10 minutes at 70° F.
5. Open to traffic. Finish and blend with a grinding stone if desired. Maintain existing expansion joint if necessary.



Monday, March 30, 2015

Contractor uses 10 Minute Concrete Mender to make pebble-crete floor.

Basic SYSTEM in Bahrain is using Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ to make rapid curing pebble-crete flooring in Bahrain. The easy mixing Concrete Mender combines with the pebbles and acts as a binder in seconds. The mixture is easy to apply and trowel flat without getting sticky until the final minutes of curing. See the video here.






Pebble floor application at a Pinkberry Store in Bahrain. 



600ml of Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is combined with about 6kg of 3-5mm pebbles. The components are mixed be hand, spread out on the floor about 3cm deep and troweled flat. 600ml






The pebbles are completely coated and help in place by the Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™. The floor performs well and creates the look specified by the designer. The floor does not need further sealing. Daily maintenance consists of vacuuming and mopping.


When I first saw this application, I had some questions:


Hello George at Basic SYSTEMS in Bahrain.

Your application has not been tried before with Concrete Mender.
How does the surface look?  

It's giving a wet look / looking really nice.. they have used resin in the past in other outlets, but the problem it was not strong enough and was smelling due to cleaning process.


Are the rocks coated completely?

We have mix it with in a bucket with the Concrete Mender / pebbles size was 3 to 5mm, we have used 600 ml of CM and an average of 6 kg of pebbles, it was completely coated


Do any of the rocks come loose? 

Yes some, but it was superficial, we brush it out with hard brush the next day and fill the few areas where the pebbles was removed with same mix materials...


Will the floor be easy to clean?

Well vacuuming and mopping was our instruction to follow...

Do you use a clear sealer after the application?

The pebbles are completely coated/ by sealing it, will loose the natural look as required in the concept design.


See the video here:





Monday, March 2, 2015

Concrete Mender Animated GIF file.

I made an animated GIF today.



Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is nearly water thin so it penetrates quickly and blends with silica sand instantly without getting sticky until it sets.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The 15" deep concrete crack repair in Indonesia with Concrete Mender™.



Nick Dryer of Inservica Flooring in Jakarta demonstrates how a small amount of Roadware 10 Minute Mender can penetrate 15 inches deep into cracked concrete.









Monday, November 3, 2014

Warehouse Floor Repairs in the Dominican Republic.

Franklin Gutierrez in the Dominican Republic is using Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™  to repair multiple spalls in a warehouse floor that were causing damaged forklifts and damaged backs.


"We did 87 repairs for this client, it is a tin can production plant, they work 24/7 so there was no time to close areas for repairs , also lots of equipment very sensible to dust in the air. The major problem was that those small holes were damaging the wheels of the forklifts, damaging the back of the operators and creating possible dangerous situations for the forklift operators, because they manage very heavy loads and even a small hole could make it unstable.

We did all in two days and the client is very very happy, the problems were solved and there was no interruption for them.
This is a big plant that produces for the local market and export, its called Troquedom."




Loose materials are removed from the spall.




Bulk Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ mixed with sand is troweled into the spall. See instructions here.









Heavy forklift traffic can be restored in about 10 - 20 minutes depending on the temperature.


Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ with Microdoweling™ performance creates structural concrete repairs that will hold up under the toughest warehouse floor applications. Even if the warehouse is for frozen food and -20F or colder. 




Friday, October 31, 2014

Use Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ to repair concrete statuary.

In October 2014, Roadware was exhibiting at the Concrete Decor Show in Ft Worth, Texas. After the first day of the show, I received a phone call from an exhibitor working in the Decorative Concrete Competition at the show. A decorative art piece cracked in half as it was removed from its mold. The piece was intended to be a giant leaf shaped chair. The question now was, can it be fixed and would Concrete Mender™ work?

I walked back over the show at the Ft Worth Convention Center and this is what I encountered.


The "Chair" was broken into two parts right at the critical stress point in the middle.





We carefully pushed the two pieces together using care to mate the surfaces as closely as possible and supported the chair with wood 2x4's and some shims. I then place duct tape on the bottom of the break to hold the Concrete Mender™ in place while it cured.





I used two 50ml cartridges of Concrete Mender and 4030 silica sand to make a full depth repair.






This is how the repair looked when I was finished.






The next morning, we came back and removed the wooden supports and the duct tape. The repair held perfectly. The Concrete Mender has structurally repaired the high strength concrete back together. 





William Reynolds with element7concrete continued with the project by scoring veins in the leaf with a diamond blade.







A high gloss glaze was added to the surface.





You could barely see the break when the glaze cured.





The repair was strong enough the hold together when moving the chair into the exhibit.





The finished work help together for the duration of the show and the move out process after. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ with its Microdoweling™ structural bonding really saved the day.





Thank you to William Reynolds with element7concrete in Granite Shoats, Texas for their masterful artistic skills and all their hard work.





Once work got out that I repaired the chair, I was call on to repair other projects at the convention like   this long horn steer.




I use 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ to repair the tip of the horn.






You would never know it was broken.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014