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Restorations with Rizistal Epoxy Repair Mortar

12 March 2018

Rizistal has recently supplied material to replace an out of use glass block window with heavy duty epoxy mortar. 

Faircool Complete Building Services (FCBS Ltd) approached Rizistal to provide a high strength mortar to fill the void left by the removal of a glass block window at a premises.

FCBS Ltd had previous used Rizistal RM190 to repair an asphalt driveway which had proven to show excellent strength. Daniel McIntosh of the company said, “We had used Rizistal products in the past, but in this case the material had been driven over before a full cure. In trying to remove the mortar we saw how strong and resilient the product really was.”

Rizistal were asked their recommendation for a similar product which would give good adhesion to an aluminium substrate as well as provide the durability exhibited by the RM190. It was determined to use one of the market leaders in epoxy repair mortars, Rizistal RM10.

Due to its specially designed combination of mineral aggregates and the latest epoxy resins, RM10 gives one of the most robust finishes available for concrete patch repairs and infilling. The product also suited due to the natural anti-slip finish given from this aggregate blend.

The adhesion between mortar and substrate was also improved with the addition of Rizistal TC200, an epoxy tack coat primer. This allowed for easier application and a better key between mortar and aluminium sheet. RM10 is also available in 10 colours giving plenty of options for the contractor.

“We chose the Stone colour because we thought it would match the surrounding concrete,” adds Mr. McIntosh, “and it looks really well now. Because it’s in a residential area, we needed something that looked good as well as did the job structurally.”

Epoxy based repair mortars are often an excellent replacement to cementitious mortars for patch repair. Within 12 hours, these products can have full forklift traffic or be painted over by epoxy paints to give an uplift to factory and warehouse floors. They are also resistant to many acid and alkali chemicals due to the strong and unreactive nature of the cured epoxy resins. This means they can have a much longer lifespan compared to water based alternatives.

Despite the small nature of this project, Rizistal were able to liaise directly with the customer and supply FCBS Ltd with fresh, UK made material. Mr McIntosh concludes, “I’ve been impressed with both the product and service I’ve received from Rizistal and have them at the top of the list for any more repairs where I’ll need a similar product and will recommend to other contractors in the industry.”

Daniel McIntosh provided his comments to Alex Holdway, Product Manager at Rizistal UK.

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