POLYCRETE MIXING INSTRUCTION
Polycrete mix design 1800 PSI – ½ the weight of standard concrete.
For a 50 kg. sack of cement
1 sack of cement. (50kg.) 5ea.
5-gallon bucket of sand.
½ bag of Polycrete (4ea. 5-gallon bucket)
1ea. 5 gallon of water.
Per Cubic Yard.
5 sacks of cement.
0.75 cubic yard of sand.
3 bags of Polycrete.
6ea. 5-gallon bucket of water.
CONSISTENCY: A rapid test consists in taking a hand full of ready mix, the light weight concrete shall hold in your hand without dripping.
Do not wet Polycrete after it has been poured and screed.
Design to lighten finished products suitable for all concrete applications, can be used for interiors or exteriors, partitions, fire doors or precast component in damp or dry conditions.
Polycrete creates a concrete with greater thermal and acoustical insulation properties.
Polycrete™ is an aggregate for the manufacturing of lightweight concrete, with thermal insulation and sound proofing properties.
Polycrete™ is composed of expanded Polystyrene beads, coated with a patented additive. This coating process changes the surface tension of the beads so that they repel each other, but are sticking to the cementious paste. All the beads are added to the cement, water and sand, which induced charge, disperses the bead quickly through the mixture. PolycreteTM always remains homogenous and stable regardless the thickness of the thick product. Polycrete™ reaches 92% of its final strength in just seven days, compared to regular concrete’s complete curing time of 28 days.
Polycrete™ is mixed with cement, water and sand, producing a lightweight insulating concrete of excellent quality, with application suitable for any type on construction.
Polycrete™ aggregate is “hydrophobic”, meaning that it absorbs little or no moisture. Water absorption is in the range of 3% to 5%, which is far less than normal concrete.
The Many Advantages of Polycrete: