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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is Rapid SetΠLow-P٠Repair Mortar?

    Rapid Set Low-P Repair Mortar is a blend of high-performance Rapid SetΠcement with an ASTM concrete grade sand, and high-performance additives. Low-P Repair Mortar is a specialty mortar that produces a low permeable, ASR resistant, corrosion resistant, fast setting concrete repair material that allows for early opening to traffic

  • What are the advantages of using Low-P Repair Mortar?

    Low-P Repair Mortar can be mixed neat or extended with a coarse aggregate. This allows the user flexibility to repair thin to thick horizontal applications with one product by simply choosing to use neat or extending with an aggregate. Low-P Repair Mortar is sulfate resistant, ASR resistant, and freeze thaw resistant.

  • Is it a modified portland cement product?

    No. The high-performance properties come from the Rapid SetΠcement technology.

  • Is a bonding agent necessary?

    In most applications, bonding agents are not required. Please follow surface preparation recommendations on Rapid SetΠproducts technical datasheets. If a bonding agent is required because these conditions cannot be met, or if the use of bonding agents is mandated, follow the bonding agent manufacturerӳ recommendation for installation. Rapid SetΠCement All and Mortar Mix have been successfully applied in conjunction with a wide variety of surface applied bonding agents, including epoxy systems. Selection and suitability of the bonding agent is the responsibility of the specifier and/or the installer.

  • Can I blend other bagged products with Low-P Repair Mortar?

    Blending with other products may give unpredictable results and is not recommended. The use of Rapid SetΠapproved additives and various colors are acceptable.

  • How thick can I apply Low-P Repair Mortar?

    ݔ to 6Ԡneat and up to 24Ԡextended with coarse aggregates.

  • How do I mix it?

    Just add water to use as a grout or thin repair. If extending with a coarse aggregate, mix in aggregates last. The use of a mechanical mixer such as a mortar mixer or a drill mounted mixer (egg beater type) is recommended. To maximize working time, organize work so that all people and equipment are in place before mixing.

  • How do I extend the set time, especially during hot weather?

    Use Rapid SetΠSET ControlΠadmixture to extend the set times. Later age strengths are not affected.

  • How do I place and finish it?

    Fill to full depth and proceed horizontally. Do NOT place in layers that allow setting to occur between lifts. Use traditional finishing tools and methods. Low-P Repair Mortar is fast setting and does not bleed water, so apply your final finish immediately after placing. Cover and wet cure for an hour.

  • How do I cure Low-P Repair Mortar?

    Water curing Low-P Repair Mortar installations is recommended. The objective of water curing is to maintain a wet surface until the material has gained moderate tensile strength. Begin water curing as soon as the surface has lost its moist sheen and continue for a minimum of one hour. As an alternative to water curing, curing compounds that meet ASTM C-309 Type II Class B may be used. Apply these curing compounds in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.