505 Blue Ball Rd. #160
Elkton, MD 21921
An AQUAFIN Brand Product
Vertical, Overhead & Precast RAPID REPAIR VERTICAL & OVERHEAD MORTAR
CSI Div. 03
03 31 23 High Performance Structural Concrete
Physical and Technical Data
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Using this AQUAFIN product can help contribute to LEED certification of projects in the
categories shown above.
VR is a single component, water activated, cementitious, rapid setting,
vertical and overhead structural repair mortar. It has 10 to 15 minutes of
working time, plus an additional 10 to 15 minutes to shape and shave
the repair to match the existing contours of the host concrete. VR can be
applied in a single lift from 1/16” to over 4” without bonding agents and
can be easily sculpted and shaped to match the existing concrete. VR can
be applied in ambient temperature ranges of 40°F–100°F and can be
re-worked to a gel state prior to final set without additional water, providing
ease of use and reduced material waste.
VR has been designed specifically for use in vertical and overhead
applications such as spall repair and impact damage on beams, columns,
pile and pile caps, tendon grouting, pressure bearing pre-cast pipe, curbs,
steps, pre-stressed panels, tunnels, sewers, loading docks, silos,retaining
walls, culverts, catch basins, decorative moldings, parapet walls, septic
tanks, cold storage vaults and other pre-cast product repair applications.
• 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
• 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 should have saw-cut straight edges with a minimum of
1/4” (6 mm) depth as per ICRI Guideline 310.1R – 2008 (avoid
Critical Mix Temperature (CMT): VR undergoes an exothermic chemical
reaction during blending Heat, the by-product of the reaction, is the
indication that the reaction is complete and that the product is ready to
be poured. VR has a CMT of 90°F/32°C which MUST BE REACHED
before placing to ensure performance. Mixing time to reach the CMT
will vary with ambient air and mix water temperatures. Contact Aquafin
Technical Department with questions regarding CMT and cold or hot
weather placements. The use of an infrared thermometer is required for the
ASTM C 109
> 2,300 @ 2 hours
> 3,000 @ 1 day - 24 hours
> 4,000 @ 7 days
> 7,000 @ 28 days
Flexural Strength, psi (MPa)
ASTM C 78
> 600 @ 7 day
> 650 @ 28 days
Splitting Tensile Strength, psi
(MPa) ASTM C 496
> 300 @ 28 days
Direct Tension Strength, psi
ASTM C 496
> 300 @ 7 day
Bond Strength, psi
ASTM C 882
> 1,500 @ 1 day- 24 hours
> 1,600 @ 7 days
Scaling Resistance, lbs/ft2
ASTM C 672
0 @ 50 cycles
Modulus of Elasticity, msi
ASTM C 469
3.17 @ 28 days
Coefficient of Thermal
AASHTO TP 60
2.01 @ 28 days
Length Change, % of total
length ASTM C 157
-0.001/-0.001 @ 28 days
Results provided by licensed engineering test laboratory and represent typical
results from production materials. Actual results may vary from third party testing
results; however, Pavemend materials meet and/or exceed ASTM C928, and
exceed established internal quality control standards. All samples were air cured.
Additional Physical Properties
Set Times at 72°F/22°C
Initial set: 15 - 20 minutes
Final set: 25 - 35 minutes
Unit Weight (water, sand and aggregate):
approximately 115 lb/ft3 (1,842 kg/m3)
Volume Yield per 17 lb (7.7 kg)
0.14 ft3 (0.0004 m3)
Theoretical Coverage per 17 lb (7.7 kg)
1/16” (1.5 mm)
26.5 ft2 (2.4 m2)
1/8” (3.0 mm)
13.25 ft2 (1.2 m2)
1/4” (6.0 mm)
6.6 ft2 (0.6 m2)
1/2” (12.0 mm)
3.3 ft2 (0.3 m2)
3/4” (19 mm)
1.6 ft2 (0.15 m2)
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process to ensure that the CMT has been achieved.
Standard NEAT Procedures (Bucket Mixing with Drill & Paddle)
• To ensure product performance, do not divide/separate individual units
into smaller portions. Mix entire contents at one time.
• Do not hand mix. A drill (6 amp minimum) with a mixer blade turning at
least 500 to 800 rpm is required. Drills with speeds greater than 800
rpms may entrain air in the mix.
• Ideal water temperature is between 65°F/18°C and 75°F/24°C.
If ambient temperatures are above 85°F/29°C, use cold water at
1. To begin: Tumble bucket on ground to loosen materials, then dry mix
powders in the bucket for approx. 30 seconds with drill and paddle.
2. Pour all required water into bucket, on top of VR powder. It is very
important to rapidly incorporate all of the dry VR powders into water to
achieve a uniform wet mixture within the first 30 seconds of mixing.:
17 lb (7.7 kg) bucket
1 U.S. quarts (.95 L) of water
3. Mix material until CMT of 90°F/32°C is reached. Place material into
repair area and spread with a trowel, straight edge or squeegee, filling
voids and edges.
Application & Finish:
• Minimum product thickness 1/16” (1.5 mm). There are no restrictions to
the depth of product thickness.
• When placing profiles greater than 4.00” (10 cm) layering is required to
• Scrub coats can be utilized when the host concrete is excessively dry or
when very thin cosmetic applications are desired.
• All existing control joints must be honored and re-established if necessary
1 - 3 hours from final set.
• Finish the repair to the desired texture and/or to match the surrounding
concrete. DO NOT use additional water during the finishing process.
• Clean all tools and equipment with water prior to the material reaching
final set. Cured material must be mechanically removed.
• Not recommended for surface temperatures above 110°F/43°C or
• Will not bond to polymers.
• Cannot be pumped or mixed in grout mixer or rotating drum concrete
mixers due to rapid set times.
Packaging & Shelf Life:
17 lb (7.7 kg) pail GSA P/N: C800
• SHELF LIFE:
2 years (when stored in original unopened pail).
Store pails indoors in a cool and dry location.
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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). The use of a dust mask, safety goggles
and gloves is recommended. This document does not purport to address all
of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of
the user of this document to establish appropriate safety and health practices
and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Dispose of water and materials in accordance with Federal, State and Local
regulations. Keep out of the 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 purchase.
For Professional Use Only.
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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