Concrete Repair Mortars
Concrete repair can be due to a number of reasons, from natural structural defects caused by buildings settling and adjusting during temperature highs and lows to damage caused by unexpected water ingress or produced by preventable corrosion on internal supports. While each of these jobs will call for a repair in a similar way, i.e. filling cracks or gaps with a specialised concrete repair mortar, the repair mortar used may differ between each of the repairs required.
Concrete repair mortars are generally split into two different groups, cementitious and epoxy, based on their repair qualities and both of which can be used for different applications.
Cementitious Concrete Repair Mortars
Cementitious concrete mortars, like the name suggests, are a cement-based mortar traditionally used in the construction of structures using building blocks or bricks and is a commonly used material for building walkways, fences and walls. Cementitious concrete repair mortars tend to be more prone to damage and deterioration than the surrounding structural bricks which is a common point of concrete repair, but the material is readily available for carrying out touch repairs or full restorations.
Modified cementitious concrete repair mortars are also used, with additives which contribute necessary qualities for efficient concrete repair, including anti-corrosion properties, preventing rust to internal supports and protecting against moisture absorption.
Epoxy Concrete Repair Mortars
A specially formulated epoxy for use with eroded or cracked concrete flooring, epoxy concrete repair mortars are used to provide new strength to damaged concrete and, in most cases, offer a permanent repair that is tough enough to stand up to most heavy use.
Epoxy concrete repair mortars are popular for use in repairing concrete as they are fast curing and can be layered up to fill cracks and gaps greater than 50mm in depth, making it versatile for most repair situations.
Concrete Repair Mortars We Use
At Concrete Renovations Ltd, we keep stock of a variety of concrete repairs mortars, this ensures that different systems can be correctly applied to specific repair job situations, extending the lifetime of the repair and allowing us to closely match mortars to the original structure in order to blend repairs seamlessly.