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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

Download PDF:  

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

 

Concrete Mender on the Busan Metro Line 4

The Busan Transportation Corporation uses Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender to repair the roll-way of Busan Metro Line 4 in South Korea. Metro Line 4 is a rubber-tired line with 14 stations and runs driverless with pneumatic tires on a 6.7 mile (10.8km) concrete track. Concrete Mender is used to structurally repair the cross joints in the track approximately every ten meters.

Concrete Mender is the right product for the job because it has a long service life and cures in about 10 minutes. This allows for minimal down time and keeps the Busan Metro Line 4 running on time with minimal service interruption.

Repair crews of a very limited repair window, The train operates approximately 20 hours per day from 5am to 1am the next day. That leaves a minimal amount of time for maintenance and repair operations. Crews have to be efficient and productive. The fast cure and rapid strength gain of 10 Minute Concrete Mender is well suited for these mission critical applications.

 

 

Having a smoother roll-way saves wear and tear on the rubber tires and reduces operating costs.  Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender will keep the Busan Metro Line 4 running smooth and efficiently for years to come.

Edward Cheon of Concrete Doctor in Seoul on the concrete roll way at Busan Metro Line 4.

 

Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender is a self-injecting structural polyurethane for the permanent repair of commercial floors, decks, slabs and surfaces. The exclusive Microdoweling™ action in Concrete Mender allows it to migrate past bond lines, restore aggregate interlock and make long lasting repairs.

Crack in concrete floor ready for repair with Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender.

 

Click here to request more information of find a local Roadware distributor.

Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender™ comes in 50ml or 600ml cartridges or two and ten gallon bulk kits.

 

Warehouse floors can be repaired and open for traffic in about 10 minutes after application.

 

Click here to request more information or find a local Roadware distributor.

Roadware YouTube Channel Hits 2 Million Views

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.

Concrete Polishing and Staining Conference Free Registration

Roadware is exhibiting at the CP&S show in Milwaukee on October 20-22, 2016 in booth #119. NOW #219

The International Concrete Polishing & Staining Conference and Expo is the only event of its kind specifically designed for concrete polishing professionals. This show offers 20+ conference sessions, an Exhibit Hall featuring polishing equipment and products, slab demonstrations and more.

To take advantage of our exclusive VIP offer for free access to the CP&S Exhibit Hall, simply enter promo code RINC when registering online. We look forward to seeing you at the show! P.S. Be sure to check out the CP&S Conference, offering more than 20 technical and business management sessions geared specifically for concrete polishing professionals!

On Wednesday, October 19 … CP&S is offering Brad Humphrey’s All-Day Leadership Boot Camp for contractor owners and employee leaders in ANY construction business. With more than 35 years in the industry, Brad is a veteran construction contractor and coach who is in high demand throughout the industry. Don’t miss this intensive, all-day coaching session to help you take your company to the next level!

Stamped Concrete Patio Pop-out Repair

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.

Repairing pop-outs in stamped decorative concrete with MatchCrete™ Clear and added dry pigments.
Repairing pop-outs in stamped decorative concrete with MatchCrete™ Clear and added dry pigments.

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.