CTS Cement
APPLICATIONS

REPAIR & RESTORATION

Concrete for preserving, restoring, and reconstructing buildings and structures.
Over time, it is essential to repair and restore concrete structures due to the deterioration of the embedded reinforcing, which results in cracking and spalling of the concrete. If left to continue, the concrete will eventually fail. The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) was established to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structure. They do this with contractors, manufacturers, engineers, distributors, owners, and other professionals with a common goal: prolonging the useful life of concrete through quality repair, restoration, and protection. Rapid Set provides a full line of cementitious products for vertical, overhead, and horizontal repairs and restoration.
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Amazon Fulfillment And Distribution Centers

Mortar Mix was used to repair spalling and bug holes. Cement All was used to fill spalls larger than ½ inch and fastener holes left behind by drilled-in formwork. WunderFixx was used for cosmetic pinhole repairs and to coat larger areas for a smooth appearance.

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ASU Sun Devil Football Stadium

All cement and concrete products used in this project had to meet State of Arizona specifications and requirements. Cement All, Mortar Mix and Mortar Mix Plus were used for horizontal and vertical repairs. WunderFixx was used to smooth out the repaired surfaces. Because temperatures ranged from 108° to 120°F, the crew used hot-weather concrete techniques.

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Parking Garage Repairs

Cement All and Mortar Mix were used to fix the elevation and the imperfections around the perimeter of the parking structure and to even out the elevation. The materials were chosen because specifications for the concrete repair work required a fast-setting, high-strength material.

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Better Ways To Build

Civil Engineer Edward K. Rice founded CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation and began developing Type-K Shrinkage-compensating concrete technology in the 1960's. Since then, CTS now has more than 70 products for construction professionals, homeowners, and do-it-yourselfers. As an employee-owned company, CTS has a personal stake in our customers’ and company’s success.

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Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station

The runway lights on the airfield needed to be replaced, and spec requirements required a product that would be close to 5,000 psi in a 24-48 hours. After Concrete Mix with Flow Control and Set Control showed 7,900 psi in 24 hours, the material was used in the replacement of 26 lights. By using two bags at a time, the project schedule dropped from two months down to three weeks.

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Colorado Tower: Office Skyscraper

The Colorado Tower opened as Austin, Texas’ first high rise in 10 years. In the construction of the 2 outdoor patios Rapid Set Cement All and Mortar Mix was used to meet the specifications that called for high-bond and early strength upon the waterproofing membrane.

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County of San Diego Central Courthouse Bus Ramp

Mortar Mix Plus (MMP) was used to level an elevated-deck bus exit ramp. Since this was a fast-track project and MMP achieves 3,500 psi in 3 hours, the contractor was able to meet the deadline.

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Downtown L.A. Metro Planters

Work included leveling the concrete pavement of the mall area and installing seven large-diameter concrete planters. The materials use would need to dry fast, speed up the work, and minimize disruption to the public. Mortar Mix was chosen and because it sets fast and can be applied in thick layers, the crew saw a 20% increase in productivity.

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Dr. Pepper Snapple Distribution Center

Cement All and Mortar Mix were used for structural repairs on the 850,000-square-foot beverage manufacturing and distribution hub. WunderFixx was then used to smooth the surfacers before paint was applied.

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Enhancing Resiliency With BCSA Cement Concrete

BCSA cement offers design and construction professionals a chance to work with a concrete mixture that does not shrink and sets quickly, reaching 4500 psi compressive strength in about one hour.

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Fast-Setting Success for Tropical Climates

With concrete construction and repair, use of fast-setting cementitious materials is often the best way to ensure crews can work around the weather and traffic challenges. The key to success often is in specifying rapid-hardening, durable cement products that are easy to mix and place. Products used include CR Concrete Resurfacer, Corrosion Inhibitor, DOT Repair Mix, V/O Repair Mix, and WunderFixx.

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Historic Texaco Headquarters Makeover

The historic restoration project includes converting the 1915 concrete-and-brick office building into 300 apartments, 10,000 square feet of retail space, and a 500-space parking garage. Products used include Mortar Mix, V/O Repair Mix, and WunderFixx.

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How to Make the Most of Fast-Setting Concrete

Belitic calcium sulfoaluminate (BCSA) cement has been around since 1975. Its hydration reaction consumes all the free water at a very early age in the creation of ettringite crystals. This means flatwork doesn’t bleed and therefore pores and capillaries are much smaller than those created in portland cement concrete by rising bleed water. The result is lower permeability and very low drying shrinkage.

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Impact on the Industry

Research shows test reveals the hard truth about exterior claddings.


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Interstate 10 Earthquake Repairs

The January 17, 1994, Northridge 6.6 earthquake did immense damage to many of the region’s vital traffic arteries. One serious disruption was the closing of the I-10 Santa Monica freeway due to the collapse of two bridges. The 1-10 is the busiest freeway in the nation. C.C. Myers completely rebuilt the two bridges 74 days ahead of schedule and received a $14.5 million bonus. Products used include Rapic Set Cement, Rapid Set Flowable Fill, and SET Control.

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ISG Steel Mill Charge Car Approach Track Repair

The contractor had such confidence in UltraFlow that the site was turned back to the mill personnel on time, after only 7 hours. Loaded charge cars were traveling across the rails within minutes and the mill was able to continue operating as scheduled. Product used was UltraFlow 4000/8.

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Jack C Hays High School

The shower drains were too flat and not draining properly. Cement All was applied after chipping around the drain to create a slope. It was chosen because of its high bond properties and ability to be applied at a thin application.

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National University College

The campus parking structure was in dire need of structural repairs. The property owner wanted a permanent, durable solution that could withstand the corrosive seaside environment and be installed quickly within five months. Products used include Cement All, Mortar Mix, V/O Repair Mix, and WunderFixx.

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Parking Garage Repair Yields a Highly Durable Finish

Approximately 800 square feet of slab needed to be repaired, with the majority of repairs taking place on the ramp at the entrance to the garage. Because the building was still under construction, the crew had to work around heavy forklift traffic and needed a fast-setting cement material for the work. Product used was Cement All.

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Pentagon Renovations: Exterior Wall Repair & Interior Structural Repair

The Pentagon Renovation restores or replaces all building system components. Concrete repair, both interior and exterior, is a fundamental and necessary part of the renovation. PENREN, the governing agency for the renovations, dictated the repairs must last 50 years. Products used include Concrete Mix and Mortar Mix.

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Qualcomm Stadium

The types of repairs were slabs, overlays, spall repairs, and precast patchwork. Nielsen Dillingham Builders were able to successfully complete a 20-month construction schedule into eight months. Products used include Cement All, Concrete Mix, and Mortar Mix.

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Rapid Setting Cement Products Save Time

Concrete repair and replacement throughout the 86,000 square feet of interior and exterior space at California Institute of Technology's campus. Products used include Cement All and Mortar Mix.

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Repair Corrosion At The Medalla Light Beer Facility

Vertical and overhead repairs on columns, beams, and the ceiling. Products used include V/O Repair Mix, Cement All, and Corrosion Inhibitor.

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Repairing Hurricane Damage At Marriott San Juan And Stellaris Casino

To renovate the 19,000 square-foot space with minimal interruptions to operations, the deck was divided into sections so that a portion of the pool area remained open to guests at all times. CR Concrete Resurfacer, Mortar Mix and Concrete Mix were used to make repairs. Thanks to the fast curing Rapid Set products, delays due to rainfall were able to be made up and the project completed on time and within budget.

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Structural Repairs at Park Place

KCB and MATT met the construction schedule and completed the project on time using Cement All and Mortar Mix. Corrosion Inhibitor was used to enhance the durability of the metal embedded reinforcement against corrosion.

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Tallahassee Capitol Building Underground Parking Garage

Potentially catastrophic structural damage was discovered in the Senate office building parking garage. Excessive loading from landscaping above ground caused water to infiltrate the garage, causing concrete spalling as well as stress on a main girder. Mortar Mix Plus, SET Control and WunderFixx were used for both interior and exterior garage repairs.

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Tarpon Springs Water Treatment Plant

Acrylic Primer, Cement All, Concrete Resurfacer, LevelFlor, SET Control and WunderFixx were used in various areas of the completed facility to mitigate standing water and create sanitary, level surfaces.

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Teodoro Moscoso Bridge Rehab

Fast-setting cement products were used for partial-depth repairs, repairing the lateral barriers, and anchoring and the new pipes for the new floor drains. Work took place in temperatures soaring above 90° degrees Fahrenheit. Products used were DOT Repair Mix, V/O Repair Mix, WunderFixx, Cement All, CR Concrete Resurfacer, and Corrosion Inhibitor.

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The Use of Calcium Sulfoaluminate Rapid-Setting Cement for Underground Construction

Calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement is a proven growing technology for the underground construction industry. The fast set time, high strength, low porosity, high chemical stability and sulfate resistance make it a material uniquely suited for underground repairs, shotcrete, and other applications as needed.

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The Use of CSA Rapid Setting Cement for Underground Construction

CSA cement is a proven technology for the underground construction industry. The fast set time, high strength, low porosity, high chemical stability and sulfate resistance make it a material uniquely suited for underground repairs, shotcrete and other applications as needed.

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Trench And Sidewalk Repairs For Future Telecom

Trench and sidewalk repairs were performed with Concrete Mix. It was mixed with FAST additive and warm water to increase set times.

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University of Arizona's Wildcat Football Stadium

The football stadium underwent major renovations to provide students and guest an improved experience. Work was performed in extreme temperatures ranging from 95 to 112 degrees Fahrenheit. Mortar Mix, Mortar Mix Plus and WunderFixx were used for vertical and horizontal patching and spall repairs.

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Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott Maui

Repairs on the resort's stucco exterior were performed with polymer-modified Mortar Mix Plus.

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Walmart Distribution Center Steel Troughs

Pulling out and disposing of the existing steel troughs previously used as a washout room would be costly. But leaving them in would have compromised the cleanliness of the space. DOT Concrete Mix with integral corrosion inhibitor was used to fill in the troughs.

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