Acrylbond can be added to the mortar mix for patching or re-surfacing concrete floors, pipe, box culverts or other precast products, driveways, terrazzo floors and masonry. It can also be used as a mortar admix for setting stronger, more flexible tile floors and in making glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC). Acrylbond provides the following additional benefits:
For Eliminating Cracking (Crazing) and Shrinking in Precast Products:
For most applications, Acrylbond should be added at the rate of 15 to 30 ounces per 100 lbs. (975 to 1950 ml per 100 kg) of cementaceous material. If the aggregate is porous or the cement ratio is low, then more Acrylbond will be required. Acrylbond is compatible with most other additives; however, if you intend to use other admixtures, please contact us at the number listed below for consultation.
For Surface Bonding:
Remove all dirt, curing compounds, sealer, loose paint, rust and other foreign material. Etch the surface with a 20 part water and 1 part muratic acid solution. Flush the surface with water and while still damp, coat the surface with concentrated Acrylbond directly from the container. Application can be by means of a brush, roller or spray. Coverage normally is 200 s.f. per gallon. Pour the new concrete on the treated surface immediately. Acrylbond can be air cured, but avoid temperature extremes below 45ºF or above 95ºF. Do not apply Acrylbond where there is hydrostatic pressure on the concrete.
For Use as an Admix When Patching Mortar:
Premix the sand and cement. Mix equal parts of water and Acrylbond in a separate container. Add the diluted Acrylbond blend and mix for 2-4 minutes. Continue adding the diluted blend until you obtain the desired slump and consistency; then apply the modified mortar over the bonding surfaces as a topping and feather the edge at least one inch.
For Use in Making GFRC:
The recommended mix design is as follows:
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