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ART's Concrete and Masonry Repair

ART's Concrete & Masonry Repair

Using Art 401 Flex -Tec Hv™ &
Art 901 Prime-A-Trate™ Bonding Agent
For Concrete and Masonry Repair

Repair all with one product: ART’s Epoxy Repair System penetrates tiny pores in the surface and bonds itself exceptionally well to concrete and masonry: basement floors, foundations, cinder blocks, steps & cracked stucco.

 

Concrete is a tricky animal to repair, especially at colder times of the year. It absorbs the cold and holds it in quite well, which can impede drying and curing time dramatically. Stack the deck in your favor by creating good conditions when faced with colder temperatures by:

Keeping the area Warm

When working in temperatures between 60-45 degrees, halogen shoplights can be used to warm the area for at least 6 hours prior to beginning the repair. A jet heater can be used as well. After the repair is done, make sure that the area is kept warm for at least 24 hours for the repair to fully cure. We do not recommend attempting a repair at temperatures below 45°F.

 

Cure time:

Epoxy “heat cures on itself ”, therefore, larger fills and/or repairs cure faster than smaller fills and/or repairs

 

Repair When Dry

Make sure the repair is done when the foundation is dry, and the structure will not be hit with rain within 24 hours. Concrete can act like a sponge; you want it dry before and during the repair application. Fans can help with drying time.

 

Remove Loose or Crumbling Particles

With a stiff brush, scrape off any loose or crumbling concrete particles.

 

Apply the Prime-A-Trate… Wait 10 - 30 minutes

Apply the ART 901 Prime-A-Trate bonding agent to the area to be repaired. Let it “dwell” on the surface for at least 10 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes.

 

Dispense, Mix and Apply the Flex-tec-HV

Dispense ART 401 Flex-Tec HV on to a flat surface and mix thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of Flex-Tec HV to the area to ensure optimal adhesion to the surface. Then, fill the repair completely to a smooth and even finish. After curing (12-24 hours at 70 degrees), sand repair smooth. We strongly recommend painting the entire surface to protect the surrounding repair against ultra violet light and moisture degradation. Clean up any excess uncured epoxy with household vinegar and paper towels.

 

HElpful Hint

Cracks should be opened to at least 1/4 inch width. A variable speed die grinder with a diamond tip glitter bit can effectively be used.

 

Recommendations for Paint

Flex-Tec HV™ is engineered to withstand ultraviolet light degradation. All materials, however, deteriorate to some degree when left exposed to the elements. In instances where Flex-Tec HV is bonded to concrete, we strongly recommend painting the entire surface to protect the repairagainst ultraviolet light & moisture degradation.

 

Structural

Foundation Repair

 

 

 

 

 

Repair Stress Cracks in Basement Floors With
Flex-tec HV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative

Molding & Sculpting

 

Flex-Tec HV can be molded and sculpted with ease. Our repair material will not slump or sag. A dremel tool can be used for fine detail work. Photographs & work by Tom Clark of Leeds Clark, Dallas, TX.

 

Pre-existing conditions: Pitted surface due to acid rain damage

 

 

 

Repaired with
ART 401 Flex-Tec HV™

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Repair

• Sanded
• Primed
• Painted

 

 

Molding & Sculpting

 

Flex-Tec HV can be molded and sculpted with ease. Our repair material will not slump or sag. A dremel tool can be used for fine detail work. Photographs & work by Tom Clark of Leeds Clark, Dallas, TX.

 

Pre-existing conditions: Pitted surface due to acid rain damage

 

 

 

We provide you with the technology to do the job…
You have the experience to do it right.

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