FAQs: UNIQUE® Overhead Concrete Repair Mortar, Vertical Concrete Mix

Explore answers to common questions about our overhead & vertical concrete patch material

Have questions about packaging, shelf life, application, or the curing process? Get answers to these common questions, and learn more about UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar.

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What type of product is UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar?

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UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar is a volume-stable blend of pozzolanic cement, proprietary ingredients, and blended polymers.

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What are the preferred applications for UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar

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UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar can be used for non-structural repairs to concrete, mortar, brick, stone and mortarless stack-and-bond block applications.

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How deep or shallow can I use UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar?

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You can use UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar from featheredge to 4″.

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What are the placement limitations for this vertical concrete mix?

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Do not use UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar on unsound concrete or like surfaces.

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What is the curing time for UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar?

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UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar cures in approximately 2–4 hours.

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Do I need to add curing agents or other additives?

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All you need to do is add UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar to the pre-measured water.

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How can I delay or speed up the set time for UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar?

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You can extend the cure time of UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar by using cold or ice-cold water and speed up the set time by using warm or hot water.

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What is the best way to cure UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar?

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Damp cure all UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar installations. Begin curing as soon as the surface has lost its moist sheen. Keep exposed surfaces wet for a minimum of 1 hour. When experiencing extended setting times, due to cold temperatures or the use of a retarder, longer cure times may be required. The objective of damp curing is maintaining the continuously wet surface until the product has achieved sufficient strength.

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Do I need anything special to clean my tools or other items?

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No. UNIQUE® concrete patch materials are water soluble prior to drying. Clean your container and tools with water before the material dries.

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What is the coverage rate of UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar?

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Fifty pounds of UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar yields approximately 0.54 cubic ft of finished product when mixed with 6 quarts of potable water.

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What type of packaging is available for UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar?

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UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar is available in 50, 20 and 10-pound plastic pails and in 50 lb. poly-lined paper bags by special order.

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What is the shelf life for a pail of UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Patch Repair Mortar?

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UNIQUE® Overhead & Vertical Concrete Repair Mortar can last 2 years if stored in an unopened pail, according to ACI Guidelines.

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Features and Benefits

Multi Use – Interior or exterior use

Excellent Adhesion – To concrete surfaces and bond strength

Durable – Freeze-thaw resistant, Sulfate resistant, volume stable

Versatile – Applicable to virtually every vertical concrete application from featheredge to 4″

User Friendly – Self-curing, easy clean up with water

 

UNIQUE® is a registered trademark of UNIQUE Paving Materials Corp.

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With over 10 years of experience, I wear many hats at UNIQUE Paving Materials. In addition to managing our multimedia marketing efforts and coordinating trade shows and regional events, working with the sales and customer service departments has allowed me to gain a multifaceted knowledge of the industry.