ReadyProof pre-bagged waterproof concrete.
Pre-bagged waterproof concrete mix with crystalline technology for the smaller jobs where a full truck load of concrete is not an option
Manorteq ReadyProof is a pre-bagged, waterproof concrete mix that contains crystalline technology, it is typically used for smaller jobs where a full truck load of concrete is not appropriate.
It is used where only small volumes are required. It is waterproof and resistant to a variety of mediums to include water, oil-based products and organic solvents.
Manorteq ReadyProof is suitable and recommended to waterproof:
- Larger voids in concrete e.g. “box outs”
- General concrete in small batches
- Water holding structures
- Lift pits
ReadyProof is intended specifically for making waterproof concrete in small batches.
It can be used for repairing concrete structures, making them impermeable to water, oil-based products, solvents etc.
Manorteq ReadyProof is a single-component concrete mix containing crystalline technology. It meets the requirements of class R4 according to EN 1504-3.
- Designed for concrete repairs (Principles 3, 4 and 7. Methods 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4, 7.1 and 7.2 according to EN 1504-3)
- Permanently seals the concrete by means of the crystalline technology which extends throughout the pores and capillaries
- Highly chemical resistant
- Good adhesion to the substrate
- Low volume changes
- Fast strength gain
- Suitable for applications at a thickness of 15 – 50 mm. Greater thicknesses require formwork
- Freeze-thaw resistant
Manorteq ReadyProof is intended specifically for making waterproof concrete in small batches.
It can be used for repairing leaking concrete structures. It creates a concrete structure which is impermeable to water, oil-based products, solvents etc.
- Any dust and loose particles shall be removed from the substrate before application. The concrete surface must not be contaminated by substances which can negatively affect adhesion of the mortar to the substrate (e.g. oil).
- Corroded reinforcement should be repaired where necessary, to the satisfaction of the resident engineer.
- Tensile strength of concrete surface layers must be at least 1.5 MPa.
- Before application of Manorteq ReadyProof, wetting of the concrete surface must be properly and repeatedly performed for at least 120 minutes.
- Manorteq ReadyProof is prepared by mixing with clean water. For mixing it is necessary to use a low-speed mixer with forced circulation. In the case of preparing small amounts Manorteq ReadyProof can be mixed with a propeller mixer driven by an appropriate electric drill.
- Add 3.25 – 3.75 litres of clean water per 1 No. (25 kg) bag of product. The open time of the mix is typically 50 – 60 minutes at 20 °C. Neither the temperature of the substrate, nor the temperature of the ambient air shall be below +5 °C or above +35 °C.
- Manorteq ReadyProof can be applied using standard concrete practices, to include appropriate compaction and curing. Where more than one layer of the product is being placed, the first layer needs to be applied in such a way as to ensure there are no voids created (e.g. behind the reinforcement etc.).
- It is important to spread the mortar into the pores and uneven spaces. This can be done with a flat paint brush (with short hair), or with a toothed trowel.
- Proper adhesion of the material to the substrate in the first application stage is directly connected to good quality adhesion in the final state.
- With localised areas it is necessary to pay detailed attention to the edges of areas previously repaired. It is imperative to ensure product is sufficiently compacted, eliminating any entrapped air pockets or other irregularities.
- The repair should always commence from the deepest part of the defective area, layering the product up in such a way that when the final layer is applied, it is a continuous, homogenous layer over the entire area being repaired.
- After the initial set, standard practices for finishing (e.g. smoothing with a wooden trowel, steel trowel or polyurethane finisher) can be used.
- Wet surface finishing is not allowed.
- Attention should be taken to avoid direct exposure to the sun, wind and other factors which accelerate evaporation and have a detrimental effect. Proper curing must be undertaken to prevent early drying, and the subsequent issues associated. Curing agents can be used to aid this process. Repaired surfaces must be properly cured immediately after completion. Curing shall be carried out for at least 3 days after casting. Optimal treatment is by covering the surface with permanently moistened geotextiles.