Setcrete Rapid Set Repair Mortar review

All set: Setcrete Rapid Set Repair Mortar review

Roger Bisby knows the tune and is singing the praises of Setcrete Rapid Set Repair Mortar.

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Sing along to this if you know the tune; I certainly do. You are all ready to lay the floor or apply the self smoothing compound and you find a bit of loose that, upon further investigation gives way altogether. Why did you have to pick at it? It risks putting the whole job back by a day but luckily you are not the first person on the planet to experience this problem and that means that there is a product out there that has been designed specifically for this kind of problem. It is made by Setcrete, who also make a range of self levellers, and it is ready to walk on in one hour.

It can be applied to floors, vertical faces such as steps and walls and you can use it to create ramps. It can also be used for non structural repairs to slabs, balcony edges, beams, concrete lintels and just about anywhere you care to place it.

It can be applied to floors, vertical faces such as steps and walls and you can use it to create ramps. It can also be used for non structural repairs to slabs, balcony edges, beams, concrete lintels and just about anywhere you care to place it.

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For the technically minded among you it is a thixotropic mortar which means it becomes workable when you stir it vigorously but returns to a pudding when it stands. So the idea is that you mix it up, let it stand for a couple of minutes then stir it up and apply it and, if you have mixed it with the correct amount of water it won’t slump up to a thickness of 10mm on vertical surfaces.

That is the promise but in reality you can get a bit more in there if you shutter the front of the step and on horizontal surfaces you can fill up to 50mm. As it is a chemical set a lot depends on the temperature of the air and the mixing water. In a heated building it will start to pick up very quickly indeed so the timings are advisory and a guide rather than being set in stone. 

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About Roger Bisby

Roger Bisby
Roger Bisby is an English television presenter and journalist, known for his expertise in the British building industry.

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