Global industrial coatings manufacturer Carboline (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) recently introduced Carbocrete 4010, a fiber-reinforced repair mortar with strong application properties for vertical and overhead concrete substrates.
The new product can build up to 4-in (10.2 cm) thick on vertical surfaces to repair and resurface deteriorated concrete surfaces. It offers a quick-setting ability that allows it to be topcoated with various high-performance linings in as little as six hours, making it ideal for jobsite production.
“Within water/wastewater infrastructure, concrete is the predominant substrate. In many cases, these concrete surfaces are in desperate need of repair,” says Brian Cheshire, water/wastewater market manager. “Carbocrete 4010 is an excellent addition to our established family of concrete resurfacers, which help repair, rebuild, and restore concrete substrates before applying our lining systems.”
In addition to its application properties, Carbocrete 4010 exhibits low shrinkage, high bond strength, and low permeability, which are all critical features in high moisture and underground environments, according to the company. It is also NSF 61 approved for applications involving potable water. The potential applications are extensive, but the product is described as specifically effective for water and wastewater structures such as manholes, wet wells, and pipelines.
Source: Carboline, www.carboline.com.