Make Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender part of your bridge preventative maintenance program. Repair cracks as they develop when they are small. Don’t let small cracks turn into big problems. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is extremely tough and will withstand even the harshest punishment. Use all year long… may be applied at temperatures as low as -20° F with excellent results.
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender is great repairing surface cracks in a bridge deck. The flow-and-go application along with the 10 minute cure time allow repair crews to get on and off the bridge quickly. Traffic can be returned to the bridge in just 10 minutes after application. In the Philippines, crews often work at night when traffic is low and working conditions are cooler.
Crews work in teams. One person shoots the Concrete Mender from 600ml cartridges, one person applies filler sand, and one person trowels the repair smooth.
Workers repairing cracks in the Bantum Bridge in the Philippines using Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender.
What are the reasons DOT’s 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. One district in Wisconsin saved about $1500 per bridge over conventional repair methods. No overnight lane closures are needed and crews are more productive with less equipment requirements.
For many years, engineers have looked for ways to fully inject repair polymers into cracked concrete structures. The general consensus is to seal off the crack with a sacrificial epoxy and install injection ports every few inches. Then thick epoxy is injected under high pressure into the crack with expensive resin injection pumps. The process is time-consuming, the epoxy is brittle, the equipment is expensive and the skill level is highly specialized. This makes epoxy injection slow, expensive and not really effective in the field.
At Roadware, we look for ways to make concrete repair fast, effective and easy.
Fast is better. When injecting Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender into concrete, the fast gel and cure time allows you to make a full depth repair from the bottom of the crack up to the top. If the crack you are injecting has a large hidden void, Concrete Mender repairs will start to gel and plug up the void in several minutes. Injection epoxy that takes several hours to cure will sink to the bottom of your crack and pool in the base before it has a chance to cure.
Effective. Concrete Mender is a Structural Polyurethane**. It is about as hard as typical concrete with much greater tensile and bonding strength. It is super thin at 8cps with a surface tension 1/3 of water. It can to penetrate concrete cracks and surfaces. Concrete Mender does not need to be forced into cracks with high pressure pumps and extraordinary methods. Concrete Mender can easily flow into cracks and fissures with just simple manual tools and a specially designed application mixer. You can repair more cracks in less time with less waste then ever before. Repairs are structural in nature and will move with the concrete, not against it like very hard epoxies.
Easy Application. For a repair to be effective in the field, it has to be simple enough for crews to apply efficiently. Installation productivity saves money.
To start, simply drill a 3/8″ diameter hole about one inch deep into the crack at several points along the crack. Clean the crack and holes with a vacuum.* (Click here to learn how to work safely around silica dust).
Tape off the top of the crack and around the holes you just drilled with clear duct tape or Gorilla Clear Repair Tape. These tapes have a good adhesive that will stick to the surrounding concrete. Do not use packing tape or other tapes without testing them first.
Gently squeeze the handle of the gun and slowly inject Concrete Mender into the crack. Work product into several holes at a time, moving the cartridge back and forth among them. Allow time for the Concrete Mender to start gelling in the bottom of the crack. As the crack starts to fill completely, you will see Concrete Mender flow under the clear tape from one drilled hole to the other. You may see air bubbling up from one hole as you inject Concrete Mender into adjacent holes.
Once the crack is filled to refusal, move on to the next few drilled holes until the whole crack is filled.
After 10 minutes at 70 degrees or 23 C, pull the tape. You can use a razor scraper, grinder or polishing device to remove and excess material and blend in the repair.
Using Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender and Soft-tip injection mixers, you can structurally repair concrete cracks and delaminations with simple tools and methods. This unique system saves time and money and allow for a high production rate for installers. The drill hole/inject method is much less invasive than traditional cut and fill methods and creates a lot less silica dust on the jobsite. The Microdoweling properties of Concrete Mender and Soft-tip Injection promises to be a winning combination for tough concrete repair challenges.
1006-STR 24-element static mixer with Easy Injection Tip
1006-STR 24-element static mixer with Easy Injection Tip
*“Workers may be exposed to dangerous levels of silica dust when cutting, drilling, grinding, or otherwise disturbing materials that contain silica. These materials and tasks are common on construction jobs. Breathing that dust can lead to serious, often fatal illnesses.” The Center for Construction Research and Training. Click here to learn how to work safely with silica.
** Structural Polyurethane: A polyurethane based material that restores structural integrity and aggregate interlock to distressed concrete by using low surface tension and low viscosity to penetrate concrete surfaces and cross-linking polymer chains to bond directly to the concrete-aggregate matrix. This bonding action utilizes capillary forces to self-inject polymer chains into the surrounding concrete. This material should have a modulus of elasticity less than the surrounding concrete and should not become brittle over time. This material may be combined with manufactured sand to form a PCC compatible polymer concrete that can structurally repair concrete cracks and spalls.
Bill Neal of Neals Design recently repaired spalled and cracked concrete on the fly at a service station in Washington. A customer had broken an ankle stepping out of a truck into the badly spalled concrete. Bill was able to make the repair in minutes, eliminating the safety hazard without major disruption to the service station.
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender is your go to product for making long-lasting repairs with minimal downtime. At 70 degrees F or 21C, A Concrete Mender repair can be ready for heavy truck traffic in about 10 minutes.
The ultra low viscosity Concrete Mender mixes very easily with manufactured sand or quartz. A tough and durable polymer concrete mortar can be mixed in a bucket by hand with simple tools. No expensive pumps or power mixers needed. See how it is done here. Concrete Mender™ Bulk Application Instructions
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 Milan-Malpensa MXP International Airport in Ferno, Italy handles nearly 20 million passengers per year and over 500,000 tons of international freight annually. Crews are using Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ to repair cracks in taxiways. The deep penetration of Concrete Mender and the 10 minute cure helps keep the historic airport running at top efficiency.
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is a tough high penetration polyurethane quickly soaks into small cracks and repairs them before they become big problems.
The MXP Airport saves time and money by repairing cracks early when they are small. The Concrete Mender cures in just 10 minutes. This is perfect for repairing taxiways that have to remain open 24 hours per day.
Crews use Concrete Mender supplied in self-mixing 600ml cartridges to quickly apply material exactly where it is needed. No material is wasted. Manufactured sand is added to extend the product volume and control how much Concrete Mender flows into the crack.
Repairs are ready for airport service in about 10 minutes at 70 degrees F (23C).
The GCCE covers all aspects of cold storage warehousing and logistics. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is the go-to product for repairing cracks, joints and spalls in all kinds of refrigerated and freezer warehouse applications.
The cold environment and heavy weight traffic in a freezer warehouse represents the ultimate challenge for a concrete repair material. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ has been used for over 20 years in tough cold storage environments.
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.
See the Roadware booth at the World of Concrete 2023 in Las Vegas.
Bulk Concrete Mender for small cracks and spalls
Squeeze bottles are a good alternative application system for Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender when twin 600ml cartridges are not available.
See more at https://concretemender.com
Roadware Concrete Mender VO™ Easy Injection
Enduser video of Roadware Easy Injection being used with Concrete Mender VO™ repair material in a facility that would not allow excess dust or odor in the area. Application temperature was about 35 degrees F. Concrete Mender VO™ is virtually odorless and will make a tough repair without cutting or heavy grinding.
World of Concrete 2022 in just two weeks.
The show is going on live. We hope to see you at the Roadware booth C5923. We will try to post live videos from the show if you can't make it to Las Vegas.
Less Invasive Crack Repair for Concrete Floors and Structures
Less Invasive Crack Repair for Concrete Floors and Structures ICRI 2020 Virtual Fall Convention. Presentation by Kelton Glewwe and Roadware Incorporated. Featuring Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender and the Easy Injection System. Easy full-depth crack injection without pumps, ports, or cutting. See more at https://concretemender.com
How to Buy:
Can I inject Flexible Cement II?
Let's see how the Roadware Easy Injection System will work with Roadware Flexible Cement II polyurethane.
Roadware Flexible Cement II™, the advanced concrete repair material that is easy to apply and stays in place permanently under thermal or shock movement.
This moisture tolerant two-part urethane is great for repairing cracks and control joints subject to deflection, movement, and thermal expansion or contraction. Flexible Cement is perfect for protecting saw-cut control joints in new concrete construction or repairing failed polyurea or epoxy joint fillers. Cartridge applied Flexible Cement II™ has a slower gel time than polyurea so spot repairs can be made throughout a facility with one cartridge.
All about Roadware Flexible Cement II:
How to Buy:
Roadware Presenting at the Virtual 2020 ICRI Fall Convention
Join me, Kelton at Roadware at @ICRIorg’s Virtual Fall Convention #ICRIFall20, I’ve been selected to present in a product demonstration, Less Invasive Crack Repair for Concrete Floors and Structures on October 13, 2020. https://www.icri.org/page/convention-agenda-fall-2020
Needle Tip Crack Repair from AT Specialty Cements in Puerto Rico.
Needle Tip Crack Repair with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender. Sent in from AT Specialty Cements in Puerto Rico.
Breaking the Rules for Concrete Repair
The Roadware Easy Injection breaks the rule for crack repair in floors and structures. You can repair cracks as small as 20mil without pumps, ports, or cutting with the Roadware Easy Injection System. Find out more at: https://concretemender.com/new-full-depth-hairline-crack-injection-brakes-the-rules/
Roadware Concrete Repair Live Stream
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Roadware Product Estimator
Use the Roadware Estimator to calculate how much Concrete Mender and manufactured sand needed to repair a concrete crack, spall or joint.
Roadware Concrete Mender One Page Pitch
Things you need to know when recommending, specifying, and using Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™. Download the PDF here: https://concretemender.com/products/roadware-10-minute-concrete-mender-2/concrete-mender-one-page-pitch/
Here is the Roadware Concrete Mender One Page Pitch.
Featuring things you need to know when considering, recommending, specifying, and using Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™.
Why most repair product fail.
The Concrete Mender Way
Key Roadware Markets
Use this video and One Page Pitch document to get a basic understanding of when to recommend Concrete Mender and the key benefits for your customers.
10 Things you probably didn't know about Concrete Mender
Here are ten things you probably didn't know about Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender. See more here at: https://concretemender.com/products/roadware-10-minute-concrete-mender-2/
1- A little Concrete Mender goes a long way. A gallon of polyurea or epoxy makes a gallon of repair material. A gallon of Concrete Mender mixed with 2 gallons of manufactured sand makes 2.2 gallons of repair material. That makes polyurea and epoxy more expensive to use even at half the price.
2- All Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender is manufactured and packaged in South St Paul, Minnesota, USA. We do not private label the product to other companies. The, “patent” did not run out allowing other companies to make Concrete Mender. That was a just an amusing rumor we heard at the World of Concrete put out by an unscrupulous exhibitor.
3- Microdoweling™ is more than a funny word. Microdoweling™ is the process of using very low surface tension materials, that penetrate the surface of damaged concrete and bond to the aggregate within the concrete mix. It’s an exclusive Roadware technology. Check out these scanning electron microscope photos.
4- Concrete Mender is a structural repair. Concrete Mender is the flagship product for a new class of materials called structural polyurethanes. It’s tough enough to be a structural repair, but will never be brittle like epoxy.
5- The color of a finished Concrete Mender repair is more influenced by the sand color than anything else. White silica sand will make a light grey repair. Brown sand will make a darker and warmer tone. We do offer Concrete Mender in Grey, Off-white, Safety Yellow, Target Red, Ikea Black and WalMart red/brown.
6- Concrete Mender is sold all over the world and much of the exported product is shipped via air. When your concrete needs to be fixed in ten minutes, you don’t want to wait eight weeks for ocean freight.
7- When repairing polished concrete floors, you can use polishing dust from the floor, sand and aggregate to give your repairs the same, “texture,” and look of the surrounding concrete.
8- Contractors in New Zealand developed simple techniques to repair hairline cracks in walls damaged by earthquakes near Christchurch.
9- In Japan Concrete Mender is known as, “Crack Bond.”
10- Every cartridge of Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender is packaged by hand and each case is inspected by Amanda.
How to buy? Find your local distributor at this link. https://concretemender.com/contact-roadware/find-your-distributor/
4 Specialty Mixers
Four specialty mixers you can use to get the most out of the Concrete Mender 600ml cartridge. Click this link to find out more: https://concretemender.com/products-category/mixers-and-accessories/
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.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Roadware. We will be closed at noon CST on Friday, December 23rd and Monday the 26th for the Christmas Holiday. We will also be closed Friday, December 30th and Monday January 2nd for New Years. Shipping and service will be limited during these times.
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.