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Admixture for Abrasion and Erosion Resistance

Unlike post-applied surface treatments that delaminate over time, or high-strength concrete that’s prone to curling and cracking, Hard-Cem integral admixture significantly reduces replacement and repair requirements and more than doubles the concrete’s wear life — lowering its embodied carbon footprint over its lifetime.

How It Works

As an admixture with a unique metal-mineral microstructure, Hard-Cem fortifies the remaining cement paste in a mix to increase the concrete’s resistance to abrasive and erosive forces. That doubles the concrete’s wear life, reducing the number of replacement and repair sessions the concrete will need, which in turn, lowers its lifetime carbon footprint. Since it is integral, Hard-Cem is compatible with horizontal, vertical, and inclined concrete and shotcrete surfaces. This integral admixture is also recognized in ACI 212 as an integral hardening admixture.

Product Benefits

  • Extends concrete wear life of a minimum of 2x or greater depending on conditions
  • Minimizes maintenance costs
  • Improves concrete sustainability
  • Reduces embodied and operational carbon emissions
  • Lowers install costs
  • Expedites construction schedules
  • Improves worksite safety and conditions (making them dust-free)*
  • Enhances quality control
  • Has no side effects on concrete water demand, workability, set time, strength development, or shrinkage
  • Can be used in horizontal, vertical, or inclined concrete
  • Is easy to use and added directly to the concrete mix
  • *compared to surface-applied (dry shake) hardeners

World of Applications

Hard-Cem can be used in any ready-mix, shotcrete, or precast concrete to improve abrasion and erosion resistance and extend the wear life of the concrete. It is typically used in these applications:

    • Manufacturing and Distribution Warehouse Floors
    • Service and Repair Bays
    • Recreation Centers
    • Hospitals
    • Highway Pavements and Intersections
    • Bridge Decks
    • Runways
    • Parking Structures, Ramps, and Aprons
    • Skateboard Parks
    • Tunnels and Shafts
    • Ramps
    • Process Buildings
    • Utility and Maintenance Buildings
    • Warehouse Floors
    • Livestock Housing
    • Storage Sheds and Tractor Garages
    • Dams
    • Sluiceways, Spillways, and Drainage Conduits
    • Stilling Basins
    • Culverts, Tunnels, and Precast Pipes
    • Canals
    • Blocks and Pavers

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