Civil Engineering Crack Repair

Structural Polyurethane

A polyurethane based material that restores structural integrity and aggregate interlock to distressed concrete by using low surface tension and low viscosity to penetrate concrete surfaces and cross -linking polymer chains to bond directly to the concrete-aggregate matrix.  This bonding action utilizes capillary forces to self-inject polymer chains into the surrounding concrete. This material should have a modulus of elasticity less than the surrounding concrete and should not become brittle over time. This material may be combined with manufactured sand to form a PCC compatible polymer concrete that can structurally repair concrete cracks and spalls.

Advantages– Due to the very low surface tension of the material and low viscosity, complete saturation bonding of cracks can be easily achieved. Minimal prep to remove lose debris is all that is normally required.  This can be considered a structural repair if the material is allowed to gravity flow to the full depth of the crack. Manufactured sand or quartz may be introduced into the repair as necessary to prevent under slab ponding and material waste. For repair greater than 0.125 inches, specified sand may be added at a ratio of two parts sand to one part mixed polyurethane as the crack is filled to extend the material and add strength. The sand also brings the thermal coefficient of expansion of the repair material closer in-line with surrounding concrete. Polyurethanes of this nature may be applied in a wide range to sub-straight temperatures making them useful in frozen and cold storage warehouse applications or cold weather application below -20F (-23C). Repairs are typically ready to accept traffic in approximately 10 minutes at 72F (22C).

 

Limitations- The surrounding concrete must be surface dry, cured for at least 60 days. Finished repairs may, “yellow” in appearance over time when exposed to UV sunlight. In exterior conditions, only low to non-movement cracks should be repaired.

ALL ABOUT ROADWARE FLEXIBLE CEMENT II™.

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.

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.

Air Canada Hanger- Toronto

PARKING DECK CRACK REPAIR WITH CONCRETE MENDER™

Before

After

Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is flooded deep into the crack and self-injects into the concrete like water into a sponge. Silica sand is added to the surface and excess material is wiped away with a trowel or even a piece of cardboard. The brushed finish is retained. The repair is fully traffic ready in 10 minutes.

Repair penetration revealed in core sample under UV light.

DEEP PENETRATION LOCKS UP THE SUBSTRATE!

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.

RAISE & LEVEL CONCRETE ~ REPAIR & PATCH CONCRETE CRACKS

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