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Hard-Cem

Hard-Cem is an Integral Hardening Admixture used to increase Abrasion and Erosion resistance of concrete.

Hard-Cem is added to the concrete at the time of batching to increase the hardness of the concrete and expand concrete wear life. It outperforms and overcomes deficiencies of labor intensive surface applied hardeners, and can be used to enhance durability of both air-entrained and non-air-entrained concretes. Since it is integral, Hard-Cem can be used to harden horizontal, vertical or inclined concrete and shotcrete surfaces.

How It Works

When added to concrete, Hard-Cem’s proprietary technology increases the hardness of the concrete paste and reduces fine and coarse aggregate exposure that creates degradation to concrete surfaces. Since it is integral it continues to offer surface wear resistance throughout its life. By increasing the abrasive-erosive service life of concrete, maintenance costs are reduced and replacement of the concrete is substantially deferred.

Product Benefits

  • Extends concrete wear life 2-6 times under harsh conditions
  • Lowers installed cost*
  • Expedites construction schedules*
  • Reduces maintenance costs and improves concrete sustainability
  • Improved work site safety and conditions (dust free)*
  • Improved quality control*
  • Only hardener that can be used on air-entrained concrete*
  • No side effects on concrete water demand, workability, set time, strength development or shrinkage
  • Full depth concrete hardening*
  • Can be used in horizontal, vertical or inclined concrete
  • Easy to use; added to the concrete

*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

  • INDUSTRIAL
    • Manufacturing and Distribution Warehouse Floors
    • Service and Repair Bays
  • INFRASTRUCTURE & COMMUNITY
    • Highway Pavements and Intersections
    • Bridge Decks
    • Runways
    • Parking Structures, Ramps and Aprons
    • Skateboard Parks
  • MINING, OIL & GAS
    • Tunnels and Shafts
    • Ramps
    • Process Buildings
    • Utility and Maintenance Buildings
    • Warehouse Floors
  • AGRICULTURE
    • Livestock Housing
    • Storage Sheds and Tractor Garages
  • HYDRO
    • Dams
    • Sluiceways, Spillways and Drainage Conduits
    • Stilling Basins
    • Culverts, Tunnels and Precast Pipes
    • Canals
  • MANUFACTURING
    • Blocks and Pavers

Resources

Hard-Cem Highlights


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2007 Experts and Attendees Choice



ASTM C 627 Robinson Abrasion Test

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Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, BC

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Hydro Dam, White River, BC

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Calgary Transit Bus Barn, Calgary, AB

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Rivers Edge Development, Red Deer, AB

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