What do you do when your pool has cracks and spalls and it has to be open is three days? Back in 2001, the City of South Saint Paul, Minnesota had a problem with their new splash pool. Just before opening the pool for its second season, cracks and spalls were discovered in the concrete pool bottom and along corner where the floor meets the wall. The damaged was probably caused by the first Minnesota winter for this neighborhood splash pool facility. The repairs needed to be done fast. The pool was scheduled to be open in just three days. Any delay would be a disappointment for local families and political problem for the City who spent a lot of money to build this water recreation facility.
The call went out to see if anyone could come up with a solution. Roadware Incorporated, also located in the City of South Saint Paul, received a call from the Parks and Recreation Maintenance Department to see if we had any ideas. It turns out, Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is a great product for repairing concrete pools. The cross-linked polyurethanes in Concrete Mender and very resistant to water, chlorine and other pool chemicals.
Roadware personnel were at the pool within a few hours and repairs were made using a mixture of Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender and manufactured sand.
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender is flooded into the spalled ares and seeded with manufactured sand.
The Concrete Mender and sand bland can be troweled in place and will cure in about 10 minutes.
Vertical surfaces can be repaired by mixing Concrete Mender with fine manufactured sand and troweled in place.
Repairs can be painted using standard methods in 10 minutes after application at 70 degrees F (23C).
All the repairs took just a few hours to complete and the pool was ready for a fresh coat of paint in minutes. The pool was painted and filled with water the next day. The Concrete Mender repairs have largely been forgotten, but continue to perform to this day.
The Roadware YouTube Channel hits TWO MILLION VIEWS. Roadware maintains a YouTube video channel that shows Roadware products in action. This month our channel surpassed two million views. The YouTube channel currently has over 50 in-house produced videos showing simple concrete crack repair to advanced decorative and exposed aggregate concrete repairs. Check it out here. Two million views accounts for about 3.8 million watched minutes. That’s about 63,000 hours of watch time.
Here is a gallery of Roadware videos from the Roadware YouTube Channel.
Contraction or control joints are cut into new concrete to control the cracking process of the concrete as it cures. If the joints are filled within the first few months, the joint filler will split as the concrete continues to shrink and crack. Use Concrete Mender after the first year to eliminate the joint problem one and for all.
Exposed aggregate crack repair in Virginia with MatchCrete Clear
How contractors repir cracks in an exposed aggregate concrete patio using Roadware MatchCrete™ Clear.
How to assemble the Roadware #5150 50ml application tool and prepare a Roadware 50ml cartridge for use.
Repair stamped concrete in one minute.
How to repair a hole a stamped concrete patio condensed down to one minute. We use Roadware MatchCrete™ Clear plus some silica sand and colored grout to make a color and texture matching repair to a stamped concrete patio.
Fresno Convention Center, Roadware Flexible Cement II™
Exterior crack repairs at the Fresno Convention Center
Roadware at Pinkberry
Using Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ to create a rapid setting pebble-crete floor at a Pinkberry Store in Bahrain.
Decorative Concrete Repair with MatchCrete Clear
How to use Roadware MatchCrete™ Clear to repair cracks and spalls in decorative, stamped, colored or exposed aggregate concrete. See more at http://www.matchcrete.com
FSTR-30 Pull-off Test
FSTR-30 Tackless strip adhesion pull-off test.
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ Countdown
Top 5 features in Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™. See more at www.roadware.us.
Roadware MatchCrete Clear Countdown
Top 5 features in Roadware MatchCrete™ Clear concrete repair material. See more at www.roadware.us
Mission Briefing One - Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ 300x300ml cartridge assembly instructions and crack repair application. For mission critical concrete repair. See more at www.roadware.us.
Broom finished concrete repair with MatchCrete™ Clear.
Use Roadware MatchCrete™ clear to repair broom finished concrete cracks. Add portland cement to blend the repair to the surrounding area. Cures in about an hour. See more at the Roadware website. http://www.concretemender.com.
Repair cracks and spalls before decorative coating application.
Use Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ to repair cracks and spalls prior to installing decorative concrete overlays. Re-bond cracks and spalls. Prevent concrete problems from reflecting through. Cures in just 10 minutes. Repair and coat in the same day.
The Microdoweling™ action of Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ can structurally, “glue” concrete back together. Pictured here is a concrete break-out caused by a forklift hitting an anchored steel bollard.
Concrete Mender™ was used to re-attach the broken concrete piece and repair the crack.
After about 10 minutes, the repair was buffed smooth and open for traffic.
About a week later, the bollard was again hit with a forklift and at the same angle. The repaired concrete held in place. The concrete broke on the other side of the bollard this time. Concrete Mender can’t stop forklifts from hitting bollards. It can help minimize the damage and make lasting repairs.
The Hong Kong International airport HKG is home to the world’s busiest cargo gateway airport. In 2015, HKG moved over 4.38 million metric tonnes of air cargo. It is also one of the world’s business passenger airports accommodating over 68 million passengers that same year.
Operations at the world’s busiest cargo airport run 24/7/365 without stopping. Maintenance crews need a crack and joint repair material that can be applied in a wide range of conditions and be ready for service in minutes. Roadware Flexible Cement II is a tough polyurethane crack repair material that can be applied at any ambient temperature. It bonds very well to distressed concrete and forms a tough semi-elastic polymer that will withstand heavy airline traffic in about 15 minutes. Crews at HKG airport have relied on Roadware Flexible Cement II to make repairs whenever and wherever needed for over 5 years.
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Use Concrete Mender™ to repair cracks, joints and curling slabs under VCT or tile floors. The permanent performance and 10 minute cure turns this 2 day job into a one day (or one night) job. Keep business running with minimal down time.
For spalled or failed control joints that are reflecting through the tile and the slabs are not curled, clean out the joints with a dust collecting diamond grinder.
Repairing seasonal pop-outs in stamped and colored concrete is easy with MatchCrete™ Clear. Just add some powered pigment or grout to the clear MatchCrete™ aliphatic polyurethane and you can match most any color. Come back after 24 hours and give the repairs a light sanding to blend them in. See the short video below.