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Amazon Warehouse – Full depth crack repair without sawing.

Full depth crack repair in warehouse floors usually involves cutting open the cracks with dry diamond saws. This is a slow process and creates a lot of hazardous silica dust that needs to be mitigated. Repair contractors at an Amazon Warehouse project are using an innovative way to repair cracks in the floor without the traditional cut and fill methods. 

The problem:

Some people question why these types of cracks should be repaired. Cracked floors in industrial and commercial settings are a liability.  The cracks will continue to get larger as wheeled traffic starts to crush the sidewalls. (More) Cracks will also fill with dirt and debris creating a hard to clean surface. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is a structural polyurethane that will restore load transfer and can bring a floor back to original serviceability. 

Thre level Amazon Warehouse with cracks in the floor.

This three level Amazon Warehouse developed thousands of linear feet of shrinkage cracks prior to being places into service. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender will be used to repair them.

 

Crack in warehouse floor.
This floor presented thousands of feet of shrinkage and stress cracking. The cracks were all fairly clean without excessive foreign debris or dirt at time of repair. 

The Plan:

Use sacrificial vinyl weatherstrip to make a dam parallel to the cracks that will hold Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ in place while it soaks down into the cracks. Concrete Mender™ is nearly water thin when mixed and will flow easily deep into open cracks. Since Concrete Mender™ will start to gel up in 5-7 minutes, it will naturally self-seal the bottom of the crack as it cures. It sometimes takes three of four light pours of material, but it will fill the crack completely and start the structural Microdoweling™ process. Microdoweling™ is how Concrete Mender™ uses low surface tension and molecular attraction to penetrate concrete surfaces and locking into the aggregate and rock matrix. 

 

No cut full depth crack repair with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™.
No-cut crack repair with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ uses removable peel-and -stick weatherstrip to form a temporary well that holds the Concrete Mender in place while it soaks down into the crack.

 

Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender injected deep into cracks using the Roadware Easy Injection System.
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender injected deep into cracks using the Roadware Easy Injection System.

 

Amazon Warehouse full depth crack repair without cutting.
Wehtherstrip is used to hold Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender in place while it soaks deep into cracks.

Application:

With Concrete Mender™, expensive pumps and equipment is not needed. Once cracks are vacuumed and the surface is cleaned. The weatherstrip dam can be applied. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ can be mixed on one gallon batches by hand in a bucket and poured directly into the cracks.  Additional manufactured sand can be added for larger cracks, but it is not recommended for this type of repair.  See more here: Concrete Mender Bulk Application Instructions 

Pour equal parts A and b into a mixing container and mix for about 15 seconds with a mixing stick.

 

Amazon Warehouse full depth crack repair without cutting.
Crack repairs are filled with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender to refusal and the excess is removed.

When the Concrete Mender™ cures in about 10 Minutes at 72 degrees F (21C) , the weather stripping and excess material can be shaved clear or ground smooth with standard equipment. 

Amazon Warehouse full depth crack repair without cutting.
Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender filles hairline cracks completely using the dam and flood method. No cutting is needed.

 

After buffing and clearing excess material, floors can be returned to service immediately. 

Amazon Warehouse full depth crack repair without cutting.

Finished concrete crack repair blend in nicely at an Amazon warehouse using full depth Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™.

Additional buffing and service traffic will blend the repairs even more into the surrounding concrete. 

Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender Technical Data Sheet

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Concrete Mender™ TDS

Product used in the project:

80020 Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender Two-Gallon Kit
80020 Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender Two-Gallon Kit

80020 Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender Two-Gallon Kit

80050 Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender Ten-Gallon Kit
80050 Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender Ten-Gallon Kit

80050 Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender Ten-Gallon Kit

 

Broken Step Repair with Concrete Mender™

Vertical concrete repair with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ is simple if you use a few basic techniques. The following is a repair to a spalled out concrete step. As with any concrete repair, the first step is to remove any loose concrete with a chisel and clean the repair area with a wire brush and a shop vacuum. Remove all dust, dirt and loose materials. Any moisture on the concrete surfaces should be allowed to dry. On occasion, I will use a heat gun to dry the concrete.

Click here for Concrete Mender Bulk Application Instructions.

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Use Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ to repair concrete statuary.

In October 2014, Roadware was exhibiting at the Concrete Decor Show in Ft Worth, Texas. After the first day of the show, I received a phone call from an exhibitor working in the Decorative Concrete Competition at the show. A decorative art piece cracked in half as it was removed from its mold. The piece was intended to be a giant leaf shaped chair. The question now was, can it be fixed and would Concrete Mender™ work?

I walked back over the show at the Ft Worth Convention Center and this is what I encountered.

The “Chair” was broken into two parts right at the critical stress point in the middle.
We carefully pushed the two pieces together using care to mate the surfaces as closely as possible and supported the chair with wood 2×4’s and some shims. I then place duct tape on the bottom of the break to hold the Concrete Mender™ in place while it cured.

I used two 50ml cartridges of Concrete Mender and 4030 silica sand to make a full depth repair.

This is how the repair looked when I was finished.

The next morning, we came back and removed the wooden supports and the duct tape. The repair held perfectly. The Concrete Mender has structurally repaired the high strength concrete back together. 

William Reynolds with element7concrete continued with the project by scoring veins in the leaf with a diamond blade.
A high gloss glaze was added to the surface.

You could barely see the break when the glaze cured.

The repair was strong enough the hold together when moving the chair into the exhibit.

The finished work help together for the duration of the show and the move out process after. Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ with its Microdoweling™ structural bonding really saved the day.
Thank you to William Reynolds with element7concrete in Granite Shoats, Texas for their masterful artistic skills and all their hard work.
Once work got out that I repaired the chair, I was call on to repair other projects at the convention like   this long horn steer.
I use 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ to repair the tip of the horn.

You would never know it was broken.