Impact and crack resistant floor repair
Watco Concrex® Flex has been specially developed with a new blend of resins, to enable expansion joints, ramps, guide rail surrounds and any other areas commonly subject to vibration and movement to be repaired. Areas like these may have been badly affected by cracking and spalling in the past, but Watco Concrex® Flex will provide a permanent repair where a rigid mortar might fail.
|Suitable for||Repairing damaged concrete around expansion joints, ramps and machinery.|
|Surfaces||Concrete, sand and cement, metal.|
|Interior or Exterior||Interior and exterior.|
|Primer required||A primer is not usually required if patch or crack repairing. Watco Tack Coat adhesive primer is recommended when applying Watco Concrex® Flex as a thin section screed or when applying to smooth, non-porous or metal surfaces. Watco Tack Coat also enables repairs to be made to damp surfaces.|
|Coverage||1.2m² per 10kg at 5mm thick.|
|Pot time (hours)||30 minutes to one hour, depending on the temperature. If Concrex Flex® is used past its working life, trowelling will become difficult and adhesion will be reduce.|
|Curing time||5-6 hours at 15-20°C, ready for heavy traffic in 8-12 hours.|
Surfaces should be clean, dry and free of all loose material. Wire brushing or sweeping is generally sufficient. Watco Bio-D degreaser can be used to remove grease and oil. If the surface is damp it can be primed with Watco Tack Coat.
Each Watco Concrex Flex® pack contains a granular resinous compound and separate containers of curing agent. The components are mixed by trowel according to the simple Instructions in the pack until a smooth grey mortar is obtained. The more thorough the mixing, the ‘wetter’, smoother and more manageable the mix becomes. This can be achieved quite quickly by wearing disposable gloves and kneading the mixture by hand. A 'Creteangle' or similar mixer can be used to ensure thorough mixing of larger quantities.
Watco Concrex Flex® is trowelled firmly against the surface to be repaired, and finished with a trowel or float. To prevent drag on the trowel, a rag moistened with white spirit may be wiped across the face of the tool.