CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp. has introduced a new formulation for one of its products, Rapid Set Cement All Plus. The product is a blend of Rapid Set hydraulic cement, additives designed to match the color of typical existing portland-cement concrete and specially graded fine aggregates.
It is non-metallic and no chlorides are added. To use, mix with water to produce a workable material.
Like Rapid Set Cement All, Rapid Set Cement All Plus is a single-component (just add water) multipurpose general and structural concrete repair material that can be used in anchoring and doweling, formed work and vertical and horizontal trowel applications.
Its durability in wet environments means it can be used in marine areas as well as airports, highways and construction projects.
Both products can be applied from featheredge to 4 in. (10 cm) thick. Both adhere to stone, brick, block and stucco in addition to concrete. Both provide freeze and thaw performance for long-lasting repairs in areas that experience temperature fluctuations. Both are installed using traditional placement methods and can be floated or broom-finished in addition to troweled.
Rapid Set Cement All Plus Features
- Colored gray to match existing concrete
- Self-curing which eliminates the need for water curing or a curing compound
- Slow setting
“We’re very excited about this brand extension,” said vice president of product development Matt Sambol. “With about 20 minutes of working time, it’s more user-friendly – especially in warm weather. And, at 4000 psi in 3 hours, it still exceeds the early strength requirement of ASTM C928 R3 [Standard Specification for Packaged Dry Rapid-Hardening Cementitious Materials for Concrete Repairs].”