Repairing Roads and Bridges with Roadware

Roads and Bridges

What are the reasons the bridge foremen chooses Roadware?

1) “Safety for the driving public.” Roadware repairs are ready for traffic in 10 minutes. Lane closure time is dramatically reduced.

2) “Safety for my crew.” The interstate is a dangerous work environment, the quicker repairs are made, the less exposure to the hazards of working on a heavily traveled interstate.

3) “Saves a lot of money.” Quick cure times, easy mixing, straight forward application, and good long-term performance makes Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender a good value. After a few days of training, the crew was able to repair a bridge in half a day. The district saved about $1500 per bridge over conventional repair methods. No overnight lane closures are needed and crews are more productive with less equipment requirements.


 

Roadware Flexible Cement II

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Mixing and Pouring

See data sheet for repair preparation requirements.

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Side “B” material is pre mixed prior to application.

 

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One gallon of side “B” is poured into mixing can.

 

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One gallon of side “A” is poured into mixing can.

 

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The material is mixed with a drill mixer until the color is a uniform gray (about 30 seconds).

 

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The mixed Flexible Cement II is poured into the sandblasted and cleaned repair area.

 

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Clean and dry aggregate is seeded into the repair at one inch intervals. The repair is finished with a top coat of material.

Repairs are ready for traffic in 15 minutes after application at 70 degrees F. Repairs can be made at temperatures ranging from 0 degrees F to 100 degrees F.


Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is perfect for fast highway and bridge repairs where minimal down time and lane closures are required.

State department of Transportation

Spall repair with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™.

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Concrete spall in Interstate I-94 showing rebar.

The State DOT uses Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ to repair spalls on I-94.

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This repair was made with 10 Minute Concrete Mender™, brown manufactured sand and aggregate. The brown sand gave the patch a brown appearance. This repair used about 3.5 gallons of Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ plus sand and aggregate.

 

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Gray spray paint way used to give the repair a concrete appearance but is not required.

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The repair was fully cured in 10 minutes and the crew had extra time for a picture.