FAQS: UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Concrete Repair Mortar
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What type of product is UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar?
This concrete patching material is an easy-to-use, polymer-modified mortar. It is a non-shrink, volume-stable, and trowel-grade mortar.
What are the preferred mortar repair applications for UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar?
Use it to repair roadways, curbs, shallow utility cuts, pre-cast, sidewalks, parking garages, industrial floors, and loading docks.
How deep or shallow can UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar be used?
This concrete mortar repair mix can be used from featheredge to two inches deep.
What are the placement limitations for UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar?
Do not use UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP on unsound concrete surfaces. It is not intended for applications over 2 feet deep. For deeper applications, use UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® 25 Polymer-Modified Concrete Mix.
What should I do before using this repair mortar for an overlay?
For overlay applications, at least one section should be prepared to evaluate the suitability of the materials and procedures.
What is the best way to cure UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar?
Damp cure all UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP mortar repair installations. The objective of damp curing shall be to maintain the continuously wet surface until the product has achieved sufficient strength. Begin curing as soon as the surface has lost its moist sheen. Keep exposed surfaces wet for a minimum of one hour. When experiencing extended setting times due to cold temperature or the use of retarder, you may need longer cure times.
Do I need to add any curing agents or other additives to UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar?
All you need to do is add UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP polymer modified mortar to the pre-measured water.
What is the curing time for UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar?
UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP can be opened to foot traffic in 4–6 hours and vehicle traffic in 8–12 hours.
How can I delay or speed up the set time for UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar
You can extend the cure time by using cold or ice-cold water. Speed up the set time by using warm or hot water.
Do I need anything special to clean my tools?
No, UNIQUE® concrete patching products are water soluble prior to drying. Clean your container and tools with water before the material dries.
What is the coverage rate of UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar?
Fifty pounds of UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP yields approximately 0.54 cubic feet of finished product when mixed with 4.4 quarts of potable water.
What is the shelf life for a pail of UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar?
The shelf life is approximately two years if stored in an unopened pail, according to ACI Guidelines.
What type of packaging is available for UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP Polymer-Modified Mortar?
UNIQUE FLEXICRETE® XP is available in 10, 20, and 50lb. plastic pails and in 50lb. poly-lined paper bags by special order.
Features and Benefits
Stable – Non-shrink, volume stable
Excellent Adhesion – To concrete surfaces
Durable – Freeze-thaw resistant, resistance to deicing salts and compatible with the thermal expansion of concrete
Versatile – Applicable to virtually every horizontal concrete application from featheredge to 2″
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