Mastermix Concrete Resurfacing and Repair
Are you looking for a solution for your damaged masonry and cementitious based substrates? At Mastermix, we stock a range of resurfacing and repair products which have been scientifically formulated to future proof your masonry and cementitious based substrates from marine and high acidity environments. In fact, we believe that our product ranges will perform better than the original solution.
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The Difference Between Concrete Resurfacing and Repair
Concrete is a tried and tested solution which has stood the test of time. Having said that, concrete can structurally fail due to a variety of factors including:
- Insufficient reinforcement
- Marine environments
- Acid damage
- Chemical damage
- Weather exposure
- Impact damage
- Excessive loads
- Structural damage
- Fire damage
- Seismic damage
While there are many risk factors which can cause significant damage you probably won’t need to remove the existing cement and start again as most of these problems can be fixed either with specialist resurfacing and repair products. Not only will this save you time and money, with Mastermix the end result could end up having a longer lifespan than the original concrete.
Types of damage
Here are some of the most typical types of damage you may be experiencing.
We would love to help you with your next project so get in touch with Mastermix before deciding on the right concrete coating or concrete repair product. We can help you save time and money by working with you to understand your requirements first. Get the job done right the first time and it will last a long time.
- The cracks are compromising the structural integrity of the substrate.
- If water is pentrentating the structure particularly when water is undermining the foundation
- The cracks are affecting the aesthetics of the structure to a sufficient degree that you are not happy with the overall look
Understanding the type of damage and what caused the damage in the first place is an important step towards finding a solution.
Depending on the extent of the damage and how the damage came about, concrete resurfacing and repair are two processes which could be used to fix the problem. As mentioned most concrete resurfacing and repair products are designed to perform in specific environments so selecting the right solution is parment to future proofing your project.
We have a range of concrete resurfacing and repair products which have been specifically designed to solve specific risk factors. To ensure you get the best solution for your concrete resurfacing and repair project please give us a call or send us an enquiry.
prepared, repaired, and overlaid
Concrete resurfacing is the process in which concrete is prepared, repaired, and overlaid with a thin cement based surface. It is applied over the existing masonry or concrete based substrate and incorporates a polymer blend which ensures there is good adhesion between the concrete resurfacing product and the original concrete surface.
At Mastermix, we take resurfacing to the next level by offering a number of products in this category which are designed to excel under different conditions:
Our hydrophobic and heavy duty barrier that is waterproof and acid resistant. Click here to see product
Our waterproof coating system is designed to be applied internally and externally to almost any stable substrate including concrete, block work and steel. Click here to see product
Concrete Resurfacing Guide
To better understand the concrete resurfacing process, here are the steps involved:
As extensive as this may sound, it is still quicker and more economical than pouring concrete for a whole new surface.
Concrete Repair Guide
While concrete resurfacing deals with the top 3mm, concrete repair is about ensuring the structural soundness of your substrate. It is fairly common to first repair a structure before applying a concrete resurfacing product for a professional finish that is consistent with the look required. Planning is essential as understanding what caused the damage in the first place is the first step towards putting a long term solution in place.
Depending on factors such as the weather all year round, environmental conditions such as acidity, load management, moisture and proximity to the ocean combined with strategic decisions like site access and will the site be closed down during the repair process.
Finding a product which can satisfy these conditions can be a real challenge. At Mastermix, we are used to working in difficult environments and working on projects which are still operational while we make the repairs. We worked with the Timaru District Council to fix an operational treatment plant where the work had to be split into two stages to ensure the plant could remain functional.
Our repair range covers a wide variety of conditions which we can help you understand how to apply to your project.
Our high stress point solution which offers fast curing times and high compression strength characteristics. Click here to see product
Our hydrophobic repair system which offers fast curing times and critical early high compression strength for load bearing repair work. Click here to see product
At Mastermix, we have a range of concrete resurfacing and repair products which have been specifically designed to solve specific risk factors. To ensure you get the best solution for your concrete resurfacing and repair project please give us a call or send us an enquiry.
Mastermix Armor is a high grade product which is hydrophobic with high adhesion characteristics which forms an extremely effective waterproof and acid resistant barrier. It is ideal as a repair solution for masonry and cementitious based substrates which have been damaged in marine or high acidity environments.
In fact, a single 10mm coat of Armor will provide a highly effective acid resistant and waterproof barrier which can withstand compressive loads of up to 14.7MPa making for a durable and hard service which will extend the life of your project.
Mastermix Armor is suitable for general use in the building and refurbishment of:
Independent laboratory tests have shown that Armor has been independently tested by AMS Labs under the following test condition EN 1348, AUS Standards 134 and NZ Standards 3112.
Mastermix Shield is a product category redefining coating system which utilises recycled glass to form a hard wearing durable top coat over most substrates, which require a waterproof coating that is inert and acid free.
Independent tests from respected international laboratories are in the process of being revamped to better understand the performance limits of this product. Shield is redefining the Industry Standard for its product category. Tests have shown a design life of better than 50 years!
Mastermix Shield is suitable for the building and refurbishment of:
Independent laboratory tests have shown that Shield has a compressive strength of better than 20Mpa. These tests were carried out in Sulphuric, Hydrochloric, Lactic acids, and Caustic soda. Compressive strength tested to ISO: 13007.
Mastermix Rapid Repair is a high performance product offering fast curing times with early high compressive strength characteristics, excellent adhesion qualities, is hydrophobic and can be trowelled to a smooth finish.
Designed to repair most concrete products including Water Treatment Plants, Water Storage Facilities and Manholes Rapid Repair will give your project a second life often longer than the first!
Rapid Repair is a safe and cost effective alternative to epoxy solutions which are dangerous to use and can cause long term health effects to the applicator:
Independent laboratory tests carried out in accordance with NZ3112 and is designed to conform to NZ Standards 4210:2001 show that compressive strengths will be achieved as follows:
Mastermix Multi-Cote has been developed to form a high performance coating system that enables it to be applied internally and externally as a render to almost any stable substrate including concrete, brick, block work and steel.
It forms a waterproof top coat that is inert and does not adversely affect the quality of stored water which can be applied to walls, ceilings and floors. As you might expect it has proven to be particularly useful in the ‘leaky homes’ era of house renovation!
Waterproof Coating for:
Independent laboratory tests show that the adhesion tensile strength of Multi-Cote was greater than 3.2 N/mm2 for both concrete and steel substrates. Tests have shown a design life of better than 50 years!
Managing high stress points can determine the long term success of your project. HSR is a high performance product offering fast curing times combined with very fast high compressive strength characteristics.
It is resistant to acid attack and is an ideal product for resetting hinges, pins and bolts that are set in concrete and, with discussion with our technical department, may be used to repair and protect concrete members in both prestressed and reinforced concrete structures.