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. Watco Concrex Flex also has excellent chemical resistance and cures quickly allowing the floor to be put back into use.
|Suitable for||Concrete, sand & cement and metal.|
|Surfaces||Concrete, sand and cement, metal.|
|Interior or Exterior||Interior and exterior|
|Primer required||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.|
|Composition||A finely graded sand pre-blended with epoxy resin.|
|Coverage||1.2m² at 5mm thick per 10kg|
|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.|
|Application tools||Steel float or trowel.|
|Curing time||Normally 3-6 hours depending on temperature. Curing times will be extended by low temperatures. Curing times will be very slow or even arrested by temperatures at 10°C and below.|
|Minimum application temperature||10°C|
|Storage||Store at a temperature between 10°C and 30°C. Do not allow to freeze.|
|Depth (mm)||Up to 50mm for hole filling only. Do not use at more than 15mm for screeding.|
|Principle limitations||Do not apply to wet surfaces. Watco Tack Coat should be used for application to damp surfaces before applying Concrex Flex.|
|Cleaning tools||Equipment used for mixing and applying should be wiped clean with white spirit or a similar solvent before the Concrex Flex cures.|
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 wet, 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.