505 Blue Ball Rd. #160
Elkton, MD 21921
One-component, polymer-modified, corrosion inhibitor enhanced structural repair mortar
CSI Div. 03
03 00 00 Concrete
Physical and Technical Data
~105 lbs/ft³ (~1.7 kg/dm³)
24 hrs.: 3000 psi (20.7MPa)
7 days: 4500 psi (31 MPa)
28 days: 5500 psi (38 MPa)
Adhesion: ASTM C-321
28 days: >220 psi (>1.5 MPa)
Shrinkage: ASTM C-596
28 days: -0.01%
Potable water certified:
NSF/ANSI 61: www.wqa.org
MR Credit 5.1, Regional Materials..........................Up to 2 Points
IEQ Credit 4.2, Low-Emitting Materials Paints and Coatings...1 Point
Using this AQUAFIN product can help contribute to LEED certification of projects in the
categories shown above.
MORTAR-40 CI is a one-component, polymer modified, shrinkage
compensated, high early strength, self consolidating, cementitious
repair mortar that can be troweled, sprayed or used in a form and pour
application. A unique formulating design allows for application to be
completed in depths from 1½” (40 mm) vertically and up to 4“ (100
mm) horizontally (neat). Additionally, MORTAR-40 CI is enhanced with a
migrating corrosion inhibitor which helps protect localized and adjacent
• Interior and exterior applications
• Hand applied repairs to spalled concrete
• Restoration work to new and existing structures
• Water and waste water treatment plants
• Bridges, highways, ramps, decks, tunnels, industrial floors, etc.
• Easy to use, mixes with water only.
• Extended pot life (application time 30 minutes)
• VOC compliant (solvent free).
• NSF/ANSI Standard 61 approved for potable water
• Enhanced with a migrating corrosion inhibitor to help protect localized
and adjacent reinforcing steel.
• Excellent workability.
• Can be formed and pumped/poured on vertical and overhead applications.
• Can be applied by trowel, form and pour/pump or spray.
• Concrete surfaces must be structurally sound, free of any loose or
deteriorated concrete, dirt, dust, grease, oil, sealers, curing compounds
and all other bond-inhibiting materials.
• Mechanically prepare surfaces to achieve a surface profile equal
to CSP 5-7 as per ICRI Guideline No. 310.2R-13, Selecting and
Specifying Concrete Surface Preparation for Sealers, Coatings, Polymer
Overlays, and Concrete Repair.
• Properly clean profiled area by water-blasting. All surfaces must be
saturated surface dry (SSD) but with no standing water,
immediately prior to application.
• Repair areas must have saw cut straight edges with a minimum 3/8”
(10 mm) depth as per ICRI Guideline 310.1R – 2008
Check our website for the latest version of the Technical Datasheet.
All data are average values obtained under laboratory conditions. In practical use temperature, humidity and absorbance of the substrate may influence the above given values.
• Neat: ~0.42 ft³ (0.012 m³) or 10 ft³ (0.9
m²) @ ½” (12.7 mm) thickness
• Extended: With 3/8” pea gravel, 32lbs.
(14.5 kg) max. per 50 lb (22.7 kg) bag ~0.62 ft³ (0.018 m³)
~24ft² at ¼” thickness per 50lb bag
• All exposed steel reinforcements must be cleaned to a white metal
finish and primed with 2 coats (20 mils per coat) of Aquafin’s REBAR
PRIMER/BOND-CI anti-corrosion coating.
• Concrete should be primed with a spray or brush coat of REBAR
PRIMER/BOND-CI. Alternately, a Saturated Surface Dry (SSD)
concrete substrate can be primed with scrub coat of MORTAR-40 CI
(Do not allow scrub coat to dry).
• For form and pump procedures properly SSD the concrete substrate in
lieu of priming.
Measure between 0.9 and 1.2 gallons (3.4 to 4.5 L) of clean potable
water into a suitable mixing container. Gradually add 50 lbs. (22.7 kg) of
MORTAR-40 CI powder to the water while mixing with a low speed, ½”
(12 mm) drill (500 - 650 RPM) equipped with a low shear mixing paddle.
Mix until lump free and uniform consistency. Do not over water.
Note: Do not mix longer than 4 minutes.
Only proceed with application when the temperatures remain between
40°F and 90°F (4°C and 32°C) and protect from freezing for 24 hours
after application. For temperatures above 85°F (29°C), follow ACI hotPage 1 of 2
weather application guidelines to ensure a successful installation.
• Minimum layer thickness is ¼” (6mm).
• Trowel, spray or form and pump/pour MORTAR-40 CI at maximum
layer thickness of 1½” (40 mm) for vertical and up to 4“ thick for
horizontal surfaces (neat).
• A second layer may be applied as soon as the first layer has sufficiently
hardened. Leave surface of first layer rough, to provide good
mechanical bond for second layer.
• If stand-alone: Finish final layer with steel trowel or sponge float.
MORTAR-40 CI can be screeded or shaped to a reasonably smooth
• If top-coated: (i.e. AQUAFIN-1K, -2K/M, etc.): Leave MORTAR-40 CI
surface rough to provide good mechanical bond for subsequent coating.
• Discard material if it has begun to set prior to placing.
DO NOT RE-TEMPER.
MORTAR-40 CI Concrete:
MORTAR-40 CI can be placed in applications exceeding 4” without the
need for aggregate extension if matting/rebar cage configurations meet
ASTM, ACI, and ICRI Guidelines. When steel reinforcement is not present,
aggregate is always required. Add washed 3/8” coarse aggregate (pea
gravel) at an addition rate of 25 lbs. to a maximum 32 lbs. aggregate
per bag of MORTAR-40 CI. Water may be varied to achieve desired
consistency. Do not over water.
Maximum in one lift
¼” (6 mm)
4” (100 mm)
1” (25 mm)
8” (200 mm)
Note: Physical properties of MORTAR-40 CI may change when extended
with coarse aggregate.
Begin curing as soon as the patch has set by keeping surface moist as
per ACI recommendations for portland cement concrete, using burlap,
polethylene or a fine mist of water. If this is not practicable, damp cure
for six hours, then coat with an approved water based curing compound.
However, curing compound may adversely affect following lifts of mortar,
leveling mortar or protective coatings.
50 lb. (22.7 kg) bags
Installer is responsible for proper product application. Site visits by Aquafin
personnel or representatives are solely for the purpose of making technical
recommendations, not for providing supervision or quality control.
Refer to SDS. This product contains portland cement and sand
(crystalline silica) and is highly alkaline (irritant) in contact with water. Avoid
breathing dust. May cause delayed lung injury (silicosis). Use rubber
gloves and goggles during mixing and application. Protect skin and eyes.
After contact with skin, wash with plenty of water. In case of eye contact,
rinse immediately with plenty of cool water and seek medical advice.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
LIMITED WARRANTY: AQUAFIN, INC. warrants this product for a
period of one year from the date of installation to be manufactured free
of defects and to be consistent with its technical properties as stated in our
current Technical Data Sheet. This product must be used as directed and
within its stated shelf life. AQUAFIN INC. will replace or at our discretion
refund the purchase price of any product, excluding cost of labor, which
is proven to be defective. Our product recommendations are based on
industry standards and testing procedures. It is the buyer’s obligation to
test the suitability of the product for an intended use prior to using it. We
assume no warranties written, expressed or implied as to any specific
methods of application or use of the product. AQUAFIN INC. MAKES
NO WARRANTY AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. AQUAFIN, INC. shall not be liable
for damages of any sort including remote or consequential damages, down
time, or delay. Any claim for a defectiveproduct must be filed within 30
days of discovery of a problem, and must be submitted with written proof of
For Professional Use Only.
NSF/ANSI Standard 61
see www.wqa.org for use restrictions
Storage and Shelf Life:
12 months when stored dry in the original, unopened packaging.
Before material hardens, thoroughly clean tools with water after use.
Check our website for the latest version of the Technical Datasheet. Only the current version is legally binding - and only for the intended market. In cases of uncertainty contact
our technical department for further information before starting any applications.
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