CEMIX CEMGROUT GP is a general purpose, high flow, non-shrink cementitious grout. It contains admixtures that provide positive expansion when the grout is in its plastic state and is also shrinkage compensated when in the hardened state. Characteristics include high flow, plastic expansion, high strength, shrinkage compensation, excellent substrate adhesion and durability.
TYPICAL APPLICATION / USES
CEMIX CEMGROUT GP may be used for:
Substrates should be clean & free from all contaminants, loose particles, coatings, curing compounds, dirt, mould, oil etc. Substrates must be sound, rough & dampened to ensure a good bond.
The area to be grouted must be enclosed with good quality rigid watertight formwork. The formwork should be constructed with enough room to use a grout header box system. The formwork must be able to rigidly confine the CEMIX CEMGROUT GP until it has set. Treat the formwork with a CEMIX FORM RELEASE AGENT. Formwork should be flushed out just prior to application.
HEADER BOX & AIR VENTS
Use a suitable grout header box delivery system to pour the product into place. Create a head of pressure in the header box to force the grout into place. Keep the header box full of grout at a level well above the finished grout level. Avoid air entrapment by applying from one-side and use suitable air vents to vent air as the grout flows into place.
MOVEMENT / CONTROL JOINTS
Honour any control joints in the concrete substrate – do not apply product over control joints. Create control joints in the grout as required especially in long thin sections.
Mix whole bags of product. Mix thoroughly for 4 – 5 minutes using a drill & paddle or suitable mechanical grout mixer. If a less fluid consistency is required, less water can be added. More water will increase flow but reduce strengths. Add 3.5L of water to the mixer and then add the product to the water. Add rest of water slowly whilst mixing until the desired consistency is achieved. Typical total water for a pourable to semi-fluid consistency is approximately 4L – 4.5L per 25kg bag. Approx. 4.8 – 5L of water is required for a very fluid consistency and 2.5L is required for dry packing. In very hot weather use chilled mixing water. In very cold weather use warmer mixing water. Re-mix product every 10 minutes or if it has been sitting for a while.
Saturate the concrete substrate with water just prior to grout application. Avoid water ponding. Typical application depths are from 10mm – 150mm. Pour the CEMIX CEMGROUT GP into place while the substrate is still damp. Use a suitable header box delivery system and air vents as described above. Application is from one side only completely filling the void & avoiding air entrapment. Rod grout to move & compact as required. Trowel finish as required.
It is very important to prevent early plastic state moisture loss prior to the product setting. Cure product thoroughly after it has set by keeping it wet & covered for at least 7 days.
The data shown above reflects typical results based on laboratory testing under controlled conditions. Reasonable variations may occur on site.
This product can be stored in its original packaging in a dry place well sealed for 6months after production. Do not store opened bags.