Bonders, Admixtures, Accelerators, Sealers
It’s important to evaluate and plan for any need of bonding agents, set accelerators, admixtures for curing and fortifying or sealers when project planning. In many cases, the mention of use for some of these material types are more than just suggestions, they could be required.
Depending on the project, material and method being used, the lack of use on some of these items can make or break the success of the project.
Sakrete offers many products that are often suggested in conjunction with concrete work or repairs and in many cases, required for a successful installation and repair projects.
Cement Mix Accelerator – A calcium chloride based product designed to accelerate the set time of concrete, mortar or any portland cement based product. Use when a rapid set or quick return to the area is required.
Concrete Bonder & Fortifier – A latex copolymer material used as a paint-on bonding agent when applied straight from the bottle or as a fortifier when used as an admixture.
Concrete Glue – A liquid latex bonding adhesive used for bonding new concrete, mortar or gypsum plaster to existing surfaces. Eliminates the need for roughing or scoring old surfaces.
Concrete Paver Sealers, Natural & Wet Look – 100% acrylic based waterproofing paver sealers. They require no special solvents, is non-toxic to humans, animals and vegetation.
Cure ’n Seal – A highly water-resistant, water-based clear liquid acrylic copolymer coating that dries to a semi-gloss finish.
Polyurethane Construction Adhesive – A strong polyurethane adhesive that bonds many materials together, such as block, brick, wood, metal, roofing tiles, ceramic tiles, masonry, etc.
Set Accelerator – A powder form accelerant used as an admixture to bagged cement based materials to shorten the initial set time.
Tips for using Bonders, Accelerators, Admixtures & Sealers:
Preparation is key to any project
- Research and evaluate the product needed for the project.
- Determine in advance any additional products needed for a successful installation or repair.
- Read the products technical data sheet for feature and use information.
- Follow material instructions for preparation, use and placement.