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Bemix A3

Information

Bemix A3, based on construction cement, pumpable expanding concrete that is used for underpouring and filling. Applications include fence posts, machine underpourings, bolt anchorages and bridge bearings. Meets the requirements for AMA Construction according to CR 059. Approved for concrete repairs according to EN 1504-6.

Product data

Article Number:

1100090

Weight

25 kg

Product category

Expander mortar

Function

Difficult underpourings, Anchoring, Pumpable

Processable minutes

20

Compression strength

70

Layer thickness in mm

20-100

Consumption kg/m2/mm

2

Water quantity litres/25 kg

2,9

1 kg dry mortar = finished concrete in litres

0,5

Waterproof

 Yes

Instructions

Preparation:
Clean the substrate carefully and if possible pre-water 24 hours before casting. Remove surface water immediately before casting.

Mixing:
Do not mix by hand. The best mixer is a rapid mixer type Rojo 50, automatic mixer or pan mixer. For smaller quantities, mixing with a drill and mixer attachment works well. Mix to an even and clump-free consistency. Always pour in the water first. Use a graduated mixing vessel and ensure that the temperature of the mix is 20 °C. The mixed concrete must be used within 20 minutes.

Casting:
The mix must be poured into the mould continuously and as quickly as possible. There must be no interruptions until casting is finished. The mix should only be poured into the mould from one side so as to avoid air pockets. Ensure that the mould does not leak. Where large areas are to be underpoured, the concrete should be pumped on site for the best result.

Reinforcement:
To avoid cracks etc. due to drying out, reinforcing steel is laid in the concrete in cases such as: with thick underpourings, when the underpouring is long such as with rail underpouring, when the underpouring goes outside the slab, with in-situ casting or where there is a risk of rapid drying out. The reinforcement is laid in the mould/formwork before casting with the recommended covering layer.

After treatment:
Concrete that needs to be removed is scraped off with a finishing trowel once it has hardened sufficiently. The work can be made easier by pushing a sheet of metal down onto the concrete to form a limitation and assist chiselling.

After-curing:
When after treatment is done protect free surfaces from drying out. Use a water mist and lay wet rags, sawdust or sand. Alternatively, protect with plastic sheeting. Keep damp for the whole first week. After formwork is removed, exposed surfaces can be protected with membrane insulation.

Removing formwork:
If there is a risk of drying out the formwork should remain in place for a week. Otherwise the formwork can be removed the day after casting.

Anchorage:
With repairs the work should be performed according to EN 1504-10.

Preparation:
Drilling is done at an angle to the surface, including for vertical surfaces. The drill hole should be the diameter of the item to be embedded plus 25 mm. When a hole has been drilled, it is cleaned out with compressed air and finally carefully plugged before the next hole is drilled. The drill hole is filled with water at least 24 hours before installation. Clean out the hole with compressed air immediately before installation. There must be no free water in the hole before installation. After the hole has been blown clean, installation must be done immediately. The bolt to be embedded must be free of loose rust, oil, grease or other contaminants.

Installation:
With vertical holes, the concrete is held down in the hole with the aid of a funnel, for example. The bolt is then pushed carefully down into the hole with a backwards and forwards motion so that air bubbles are pressed out of the concrete. The entire hole must be full of concrete after the bolt has been installed. The bolt is held in place for support. The support must not be allowed to get stuck.

After treatment:
The support can be dismantled the day after casting.

After-curing:
When after treatment is done protect free surfaces from drying out. Use a water mist and lay wet rags, sawdust or sand. Alternatively, protect with plastic sheeting. Keep damp for the whole first week. After formwork is removed, exposed surfaces can be protected with membrane insulation.