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.
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.
*compared to surface-applied (dry shake) hardeners
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: