Cements, Grouts & Mortars’ Category

Does the Non-Shrink Grout ‘Unicorn’ Really Exist? – Part 2

Last week we discussed the different types of shrinkage and the dimensional stability of grout products. This week we will examine timing, testing and shrinkage compensation of grout. In the most part, engineers and applicators will observe shrinkage at a specific point in time. Test data will often refer to ‘28-day shrinkage’ which is the

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Does the Non-Shrink Grout ‘Unicorn’ Really Exist? – Part 1

Just like the elusive unicorn, there’s a willingness to believe that non-shrink grouts really do exist. This imaginary grout not only lives on in the eyes of some engineers and end-users, but is repeatedly peddled by some of the leading suppliers of high-performance pre-packaged grout products. To determine once and for all if this ‘unicorn’

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Concrete Repair: Why Modulus of Elasticity is the Most Critical Measure of Structural Performance

– By Daniel Bosco From the wide range of opinions about the best performing materials to the dozens of available products, the selection of concrete repair materials is a highly complex and challenging task. Depending on the application, the key drivers of performance can be categorised as either; durability, structural or aesthetic performance. This blog

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The 5 Main Types of Concrete Failure – Here’s What You Need to Know

In the world of concrete repairs, the cause of the problem is not often visible, rather it is just a symptom of the real cause. Before any external faults show, stresses build up, internal chemical reactions may take place and unknown costs are already needed to repair the concealed failure. By the time it is

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The Three Golden Rules for Fast Set Concrete

Runways and roads are getting busier each year. As anyone working in the industry knows, replacing and repairing them is becoming more challenging than ever. Stakeholders are pushing for works to be completed faster in an attempt to save money and minimise traffic interruptions. Bluey’s extensive experience with Fast Set Concretes (FSCs) and challenging commercial

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Product Focus: BluCem FSC

Bluey’s fast setting cement, BluCem FSC, is a cement binder designed to be used on major infrastructure networks around the world. BluCem FSC has been specially formulated to be mixed with course and fine aggregates to produce a fast set concrete. Major airports in Australia, New Zealand and Asia see BluCem FSC technology as delivering

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