Spotlight: Repair & Rehab August 2006

With millions of square feet of existing concrete out there, offering repair services can be a great way for a contractor to grow his business.

Quikrete FastSet
Quikrete FastSet Repair Mortar is a Portland cement-based high-strength mortar specially formulated to make structural repairs to any surface.

  • 30-minute working time
  • Provides low sag for vertical, curved and overhead repairs
  • Achieves a compressive strength of 2,000 psi in three hours and 6,000 psi in 28 days
  • Available in 20-lb. pails or 60-lb. bags

White Lightning Stop Gap
Krylon Products Group offers White Lightning Stop Gap triple expanding insulating foam for use in cracks and gaps in concrete walls, masonry and exterior sheeting.

  • Dries tack-free in 30 minutes
  • Cures in eight hours
  • Forms an airtight and waterproof bond
  • Can be applied from 60 to 100 degree F

Dayton Superior Sure Finish
Dayton Superior's Sure Finish is designed to simplify the leveling of imperfections in new and old concrete surfaces.

  • High polymer-modified, cement-based product
  • Can be applied from a true feathered edge up to 1/2 in. thick for skim coating and flash patching

Mapei Planitop X
Mapei Planitop X is a one-component, shrinkage-compensated, fast-setting, polymer-modified cementitious repair mortar.

  • Suited for vertical, horizontal and overhead applications
  • Can be applied in thicknesses of featheredge to 4 in.
  • Cures within three hours and can be sculpted during curing time in order to customize repairs

Scofield Texturetop
Scofield Texturetop is a cementitious topping for restoring and texturing concrete hardscapes.

  • Can be imprinted to replicate appearance of stone, wood or other textures
  • For commercial, industrial or residential, interior or exterior use
  • Available in a full range of colors
  • Offers durability and abrasion resistance

Devcon Ultra Quartz
Devcon Ultra Quartz is a heavy-duty, premium floor-patching system that is resistant to chemicals as well as abrasion.

  • Trowelable to a smooth, nonporous finish
  • Compression strength of 9,000 psi
  • Can be built up to a thickness of 1 in. on damaged or pitted concrete floors
  • Can also be used to repair overhead and vertical surfaces
  • Achieves full cure within 16 hours of application

Roadware 10-minute Concrete Mender
Roadware's 10-minute Concrete Mender repairs cracks and spalls in concrete by penetrating deep into concrete surfaces and clinging to aggregate within the concrete.

  • Applies at a viscosity less than 8 cps and will absorb into concrete faster than water due to a surface tension one-third of water
  • May be applied at a wide temperature range — from below 20 degrees to more than 100 degrees F — without modification