Waterproofing is a fundamental construction requirement. Modern buildings are waterproof, using membranes and coatings to protect the integrity of the structure. However, every year a large number of households and commercial premises report damage and problems that may be associated with inadequate waterproofing of buildings. If you do not stop the penetration of water on time, it will cause serious damage to the building. The service life of a structure depends on its stability, and this is what affects the ingress of water. Therefore, the waterproofing of the building is very important, and in recent times more attention has been paid to it.
Polyurethane is a rather popular choice for waterproof coatings due to its ease of installation. Unlike other waterproofing systems, polyurethane application requires comparatively less skill and supervision. FAIRMATE offers innovative technologies for waterproofing all types of structures. One such product is WATERGUARD PU MEMBRANE.
Properties of WATERGUARD PU MEMBRANE
It is a polyurethane based liquid applied single component elastomeric waterproofing membrane. It cures by reaction with atmospheric moisture to form a tough, elastomeric, waterproof membrane. The product is designed for use on horizontal and vertical surfaces, covered by a protective screed or render.
WATERGUARD PU MEMBRANE is used to provide continuous, seamless, water and vapour proof membrane for concrete. Typical applications will include roofs, podiums, balconies, floor slabs, suspended floors, patios, bathrooms, inspection pits, swimming pools and bridge decks. Properties include the following:
• Excellent crack bridging properties up to 2mm
• Resists deterioration from dilute acids and alkali, oil, salts, bacteria, and common fuels.
• Gives long term resistance to ponded water
• Membrane can stretch with movement in the substrate due to high elongation
• Single component, Easy to applied by roller, brush, or airless spray
Foundations & Basement: WATERGUARD PU MEMBRANE can be applied as waterproofing barrier in basement & foundation, which will enable it to resist attack by penetration of surrounding moisture.
Kitchens & bathrooms: WATERGUARD PU MEMBRANE can be applied as waterproofing coating in Kitchens & wet areas like bathrooms, which will enable it to resist attack by ingress of water.
Car Park decks & terraces: As it gives long term resistance to ponded water, it can be applied as waterproofing barrier in car Park decks & terraces which are directly exposed to weather.
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READYCON SSC is a proportional blend of high-quality materials including well-graded fine and coarse aggregates, ordinary portland cement & special concrete admixtures. After mixing with water at the site Readycon is designed to produce a concrete mix that’s easy to work with & provides excellent strength.
Readycon makes it particularly suited for concrete jobs in & around home small concrete projects like sidewalk or driveway repairs, bags of premixed concrete can be a money-saving alternative to buying ready mix bulk concrete.
It is used in the construction of columns, beams, decks, Mass concreting, can be used in floor laying works with efficiency for pavement concrete,
o Makes concrete denser hence durability increases
o Improves workability & high efficiency
o Quality and Consistency
o Environment Friendly
o Convenient Delivery
o Reduced Wastage
o Reduced Life-Cycle Cost
o Ideal for columns, beams, decks
There is a two types of READYCON SSC -are available based on compressive strength requirements.
• READYCON SSC –35
• READYCON SSC – 50
Exterior and interior floors, polished concrete, slabs, parking areas and roadways.
Driveways, sidewalks, pool construction, basements, colored concrete, foundations, drainage, etc.
Warehouse & Industrial:
Light- to heavy-duty loaded floors and roadways.
Typical Compressive strength of Readycon
o First add half of the water in the mixing container of the total qty.
o Then Open a bag of READYCON SSC and pour it into your mixing container.
o Turn the mixer on and allow the concrete to mix for about a minute and then add the water as necessary.
o Mix the concrete for about 5-7 minutes, until a uniform, workable consistency is achieved.
o If additional water is needed, add small amounts of water sparingly, and allow mixing properly.
o Keep the mixer running and dump the concrete into a wheelbarrow for transporting to your work area.
TYPICAL RESULT WITH USE OF READYCON SSC PRODUCTS
o The water qty is determined by the gross weight of the bag.
Recommended water addition ratio:
o The addition of 4.5 liters of water to a 50 kg bag of READYCON SSC according to the site requirements & workability will produce around.
o 45 X 50 kg bag required one cubic meter.
Packing: – 25 & 50kg Bag
Readycon is a proportional blend of high quality materials including well graded fine and coarse aggregates, ordinary portland cement & special concrete admixtures. After mixing with water at site Readycon is designed to produce a concrete mix that’s easy to work with & provides excellent strength.
Readycon make it particularly suited for concrete jobs in & around home small concrete projects like sidewalk or driveway repairs, bags of premixed concrete can be a money saving alternative to buying ready mix bulk concrete.
It is used in construction of columns, beams, decks, Mass concreting, can be used in floor laying
Works with efficiency for pavement concrete,
• Hard wearing and durable
• Ready to use – just add water
• High performance product
• Convenient & easy to use
• No effect on concrete setting in winter season
• Assured quality
• Factory controlled hence consistent quality
• No waste
• No noise
• No dust
READYCON Mix is ideally suited for many home maintenance and renovation requirements such as building path ways, mower strips, fish ponds, securing posts and clothes hoists in the ground, small concrete slabs, and small project brick work footings and repair work to concrete.
• First add half of water in the mixing container of the total qty.
• Then Open a bag of READYCON and pour it into your mixing container.
• Turn the mixer on and allow the concrete to mix for about a minute and then add the water as necessary.
• Mix the concrete for about 5-7 minutes, until a uniform, workable consistency is achieved.
• If additional water is needed, add small amounts of water sparingly, and allow mixing properly.
• Keep the mixer running and dump the concrete into a wheelbarrow for transporting to your work area.
Density: 2.2 kg/lit
Flexural Strength: 3 to 5 Mpa increased.
• 50.0 kg bag yields approximately 0.68 cu ft
45 X 50 kg bag required one cubic meter.
Packing:- 50kg Bags
Quantity Coverage:- The addition of 4.5 liters of water to a 50kgs bag of READYCON according to the site requirements & workability will produce around
Chemical admixtures are usually added as liquids or powders in relatively small quantities and may be used to modify the properties during the plastic or hardened state of concrete. Chemical admixtures can be divided into five types: accelerating, retarding, water reducing/plasticizing, air-entraining, and waterproofers. One such chemical admixture specially developed is the Modified carboxylic ether admixture. It offers much larger flexibility in molecular design. Polycarboxylate ethers (PCE) contain groups with polyoxyalkylene, especially polyethylene or polypropylene glycol groups as well as carboxylic acid and/or carboxylic acid anhydride monomers. Fairmate is also manufacturing this product. Fairmate’s Brocrete SCC is a specially formulated admixture based on modified carboxylic ether. It produces flowing concrete that can consolidate under its own weight. It is supplied as a yellowish or whitish colored liquid, miscible with water. It is specifically designed to flow easily through highly congested, heavily reinforced areas.
Benefits of Brocrete SCC
● Reduce labour – due to the ease of placement, large pour sizes are achievable with reduced labour and plant requirements
● Noise – eliminating traditional methods of placing and finishing concrete reduces noise, which is particularly important in inner-city and built-up residential areas
● Flexible placing – ideal for jobs with difficult access where longer pumping distances are involved
● Health and Safety – reduced labour and plant requirements lead to reduced health and safety hazards
● Reduce capital cost and maintenance on formwork
● Increase durability and lower permeability
Applications of Brocrete SCC
● Areas of complex formwork
● Areas of congested reinforcement
● Mass fill pours
● Can be used both horizontally and vertically
Packing and Dosage of BROCRETE SCC
It is supplied in 50, 100, 200, 225 kg carboys, and in bulk quantity on request. The normal dosage is about 0.6%-1.5% by weight of cementitious material. However, the optimum dosage is to be determined by site trials.
Fairmate range of admixtures
Fairmate produces a variety of chloride-free and chloride-based concrete admixtures for increasing the workability of concrete which includes Normal plasticizers, Superplasticizers, Retarders, Slump retainers and Accelerators etc. It also includes Fourth generation concrete Admixtures which ensure very high slump retention and early strength. It also includes mineral admixtures like Micro silica, Fly Ash, Cellulose fiber, Polypropylene fibre & Steel fibre. Admixtures for plasters for better consistency.
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specially formulated chemical mould releasing agent
A chemical mould releasing agent prevents certain materials from adhering to each other. Not adding a release agent will cause these materials to bond, which then produces more problems in cleaning up and creating a perfect casting. They provide the critical barrier between a molding surface and the substrate, facilitating separation of the cured part from the mold. Without such a barrier in place, the substrate would become fused to the mold surface, resulting in difficult clean-up and dramatic loss in production efficiency. One such specially formulated chemical mould releasing agent is Fairmate’s SETRELEASE RU PREMIUM.
SETRELEASE RU PREMIUM is a specially formulated blend of biodegradable vegetable oil based mould release agent, which is superior to conventional mould oil. SETRELEASE RU PREMIUM is supplied as an off white colour, ready to use liquid. Apply to all types of formwork including wood, metal, polyester or plywood where a good surface finish and optimum release are required.
SALIENT FEATURES OF SETRELEASE RU PREMIUM:
● It does not contain any mineral oil and hence it is not producing VOC. So it is Eco Friendly
● This product is not flammable & hence no such precaution is required during storage to avoid from fire except the normal storage conditions.
● It contains active ingredients which chemically combine with cement paste and make a soapy nature which can release the concrete very easily
without any surface defects of concrete.
● Vegetable oil based, biodegradable and Non- toxic
● Can be used with all type of formworks
● Non staining, even suitable for white cement
● Safe to use ( can be use in confining spaces like tunnelling, mining, etc)
● Minimizes cleaning of shutters before re-use
● Minimizes repair costs associated with patching or polishing to remove surface defects
● Ensures good fair faced concrete surfaces
● Can be used with steam curing
● Suitable for use indoors or outdoors
● Provides a water repellent, rainproof, rust-inhibiting film to the formwork
PACKING & COVERAGE;
SETRELEASE RU PREMIUM is supplied in 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200 Ltr drums.
A coverage between 40 to 60 m²/litre is possible depending upon the porosity and texture of mould surface.
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Concrete has potential to be one of the longest lasting materials in history – the Egyptian pyramids in Ancient Egypt were even constructed from a primitive form of concrete, and they’re still standing strong. Why shouldn’t your home, or any other concrete structure you own, exhibit the same longevity? The number one arch enemy of concrete is water. Not only can water create harmful health risks with the growth of mold and mildew and create numerous problems for homeowner’s foundations but it can also be a carrier for salts and chlorides that can damage reinforcing steel in concrete leading to spalling and cracking.
Waterproofing is basically a process designed to prevent water from penetrating into a structure. Typically waterproofing is done in various layers and stages to create multiple barriers so that water cannot penetrate into the structure. A structure is waterproofed by the use of membranes and coatings to protect contents underneath or within as well as protecting structural integrity. Thus, protection from weather, seepages from ground and vertical travel of water in a structure can be well protected by the correct application of waterproofing system.
Factors Affecting a Building
Every building can be referred to as a living thing as it also addresses the problems of deterioration if proper care is not taken and maintenance is not involved. In this way, some natural factors like air, water, climate, wind and humidity govern the life of building, apart from the occupancy load. Water (through humidity and rains) is the prime source of degrading or harming a structure, right from its foundation to its plaster if the structure is not well protected from it. Water through its capillary action enters and hampers the strength of concrete, thereby making it susceptible to corrosion. This is observed in building through the development of cracks on plaster, rot formation on walls and presence of moisture on ceiling.
This leads to expensive structural repair works, damage or loss of interior finishes and goods, operational downtime, or serious impact on the internal environment from damp and condensation.
The selection of the appropriate waterproofing method, the project specific design of the chosen waterproofing system and its correct installation on site are key elements in minimizing the Total Cost of Ownership. A waterproofing system typically amounts to less than 1% of the total core constructions cost, yet the selection of a high quality waterproofing solution can easily save this amount or more, in future maintenance and repair costs over the service life of the structure.
Conventional waterproofing is either a liquid applied waterproofing coating or a preformed elastomeric membrane where they can temporarily help to reduce water and within a period of time those coatings or membranes are delaminated. Since they are unable to penetrate but instead coat the surface it is more like putting a band-aid on the problem instead of sealing from within.
FAIRMATE provides full range of technologies and solutions for waterproofing of structures. Fairmate has brought one revolutionary product WATERGUARD MAGIC which is a biochemically modified chemical solution that provides long-term waterproofing and durability benefits to concrete. It penetrates into concrete and reacts with free calcium and water to form a calcium silicate gel complex in cracks, pores and capillaries. This gel creates a sub-surface barrier against the ingress of water and contaminants such as chloride ions. WATERGUARD MAGIC will seal existing leaking cracks to 2.00mm. In the matrix the product remains reactive when in contact with water to provide autogenous healing properties to future hairline cracks.
Advantages of WATERGUARD MAGIC are as follows
• Permanently seals cracks up to 2.00mm.
• Reseals future hairline cracking.
• Reduction of chloride diffusion coefficient (ASTM C 1202) by 89% to 3.5
• Water permeability (DIN1048) reduced by 70% to 5.0 (10-12 m/s) at 10kg/cm².
• Increases surface hardness from 6 to 8 on Moh’s scale.
• Reduces scaling in freeze-thaw environments by 89% at 50 cycles.
• Allows 84.1% moisture vapor permeability.
• Non Toxic – Certified suitability for potable water.
• It is giving 100 years warranty with no further maintenance cost.
WATERGUARD MAGIC can be used to the following areas
• Rooftops & Podium Decks
• Road & Rail Bridge Decks
• Wharf Decks & Marine Structures
• Airport Runways, Taxiways, Aprons
• Water Retaining Structures
• Tiled areas (not terracotta or glass-glazed)
• Tiled shower recesses
• Pre-cast elements & panels
• Cement Tiles
• Water tank
FAIRMATE’s experience is combined with more than 40 years of experience from all around the world, in providing successful waterproofing solutions for various civil engineering structures. FAIRMATE’s waterproofing experts are able to support our customers from initially determining the best waterproofing solutions through detailed designing of structure, to on-site support for successful installation and completion of waterproofing. This also includes the repair and rehabilitation for waterproofing of existing structures.
FAIRMATE has conducted training program for our applicators under FAIRMATE ACADEMY on waterproofing on 21 December 2019 at Fairmate academy training center, vadodara. The training was conducted from our management and technical experts to our applicators, distributors and partners.
We have conducted the training along with live demonstration on waterproofing technologies at its core. Empowering our applicators with technical know-how of our product and prevailing technology trends through a well designed technical training program.
This program has given participants a better understanding of our products, and the technical aspect of customer needs. Enabling them to provide instant and effective solution to client requirements. Training along with demonstration and knowledge of product will definitely improve their technical competency and empower them to attend the customer inquiry with suitable solutions. The solution oriented interaction encouraged the participants to express themselves freely and their active participation made the training successful.
FAIRMATE ACADEMY’s initiative has been developed on the single aim that “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” FAIRMATE always tries to put its efforts in best of quality construction towards our people, applicators and our customers. FAIRMATE ACADEMY is going to conduct different training programs like industrial flooring, Commercial decorative coatings, repair and rehabilitation of concrete and many construction technologies. If anyone interested for fairmate academy training program you can easily contacts us and enroll.
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HIGH PERFORMANCE ALKALI-FREE SHOTCRETE ACCELERATOR
Shotcrete has been widely used in tunnel, underground, and marine works for providing early support and preventing water seepage. Key performance indicators of the shotcrete are setting time and strength, which are decided by not only mixture design but also the use of the accelerator. The accelerator alters the hydration mechanisms of the cementitious material, influencing its strength development and setting time.
However, most existing accelerators are types of alkaline powdery accelerator which will lead to caustic harm and dust pollution and dramatically cut down the long-time strength and the inhomogeneity of concrete. In order to solve such problems, FAIRMATE has developed SETCRETE AF, alkali-free liquid accelerators with advantages of high efficiency, high strength, and environmental friendliness have gained more and more attention.
SETCRETE AF has many advantages are as follows :
• The quick setting property allows rapid work progress and the ability to construct thick sprayed concrete linings via layered application during one construction sequence.
• The unique product formulation provides fast setting, continuous early-age strength development high durability and good long term strength.
• Very low dust generation during application and therefore a good working environment.
• Possibility of low rebound applications when using the correct nozzle angle and distance.
• Non-aggressive properties provide improved working safety, reduced environmental impact and lower handling costs.
SETCRETE AF is added undiluted at the nozzle. Normal dosage is 5-10% of the weight of the cement.In cold regions concrete can freeze before it gains strength which breaks up the matrix so for this reasons SETCRETE AF is recommended to accelerate the hydration reactions in concrete which allows it to gain early strength.