About this Product
webercem spray DSF is a ready-to-use, polymer-modified, cement-based concrete mix. It contains inert limestone aggregates and dust suppressants. The formulation has been designed specially for dry process spray application to give high early strength, reduced rebound and maximise application thickness.
webercem spray DSF contains alkali resistant glass fibres. It has been designed to give higher tensile strength, reduced rebound and to minimise application thickness. The fibres help to reduce shrinkage cracking. Conformity testing to BS EN 1504-3 has confirmed that webercem spray DSF meets the requirement of a Class R4 repair product.
Features and Benefits
- Economical - low rebound
- Safe to use and handle. Relatively low dust emission, no siliceous aggregates, no caustic accelerators
- High-build - up to 150 mm thickness can be applied in one pass on vertical and overhead faces encapsulating existing steel reinforcement
- Low permeability to water and chlorides
- Low chloride ion diffusion: better protection of reinforced concrete marine structures
- Complies with Highways Agency specifications for repairs to highway structures
- Fibres provide better strain relief and stress distribution
- Thin overlays 25-50mm on columns piers and walls without the need for mesh, providing extra cover to steel
- Class 4 repair product meeting the requirements of BS EN 1504-3
Weber's Customer Services Department has a team of experienced advisors available to provide on-site advice both at the specification stage and during application. Detailed specifications can be provided for specific projects or more general works. Site visits and on-site demonstrations can be arranged on request.
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Weber products are distributed throughout the UK through selected stockists and distributors. For UK sales enquiries and overseas projects, contact Weber's Sales office.
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Material Safety Datasheet
Declaration of Performance (DoP)
Preparation & Application
As with all repairs and applications it is essential to apply to a clean, sound surface free from all grease, oil, dust and loose material.
Concrete substrates must be adequately prepared by a suitable mechanical method such as scabbling, grit blasting, water jetting or needle gunning, or by such other means as appropriate. Concrete must be carefully prepared to give a clean, freshly exposed surface. The outer limits of concrete patches should be cut square to avoid feather edges.
Old concrete surfaces contaminated with oil or grease must be cleaned with a suitable detergent. Care must be taken to ensure that the oil or grease is removed from the surface and not simply spread over a larger area.
When using this fibre-reinforced concrete in thin sections, from 25 mm to 50 mm,provided that the substrate has been adequately prepared to give a good bond and considering other factors, there is no need to use mesh unless it is specifically requested by the Engineer.
Soak the concrete surface thoroughly,allowing surplus water to drain off.
Steel substrates, including exposed reinforcement, should be free of loose rust and grease. Ideally they should be grit blasted to a uniform grey metal finish to achieve first quality to BS 7079-A1 followed by degreasing with a suitable solvent immediately prior to bonding.
Any formwork or extra reinforcement such as steel mesh should be designed/prepared and fixed in accordance with the guidelines of the Code of Practice detailed in the application section of this datasheet.
Guidelines on the method of working are detailed in the Code of Practice for Sprayed Concrete published by the Concrete Society and should be strictly observed.
webercem spray DSF should be emptied from the bags directly into the hopper of the dry process spraying machine. The equipment should be balanced so as to produce a steady stream of material with minimal pulsing.
The amount of water added at the spraying nozzle will be controlled by the nozzleman -too low an addition will increase rebound and dust emission; too wet a mix will slump. The correct amount of water can be judged by the appearance of the sprayed concrete; any glossiness of the surface should be avoided.
In case of a long delay between applied coats of the sprayed concrete, the surface of the newly applied hardened concrete should be water jetted using maximum air pressure and water flow through the nozzle to ensure that any laitance and all weak or loose material has been removed.
The surface should be allowed to drain before proceeding with the next coat.
webercem spray DSF can be applied down to 15 mm thickness but, because of the higher cement content, (due to aggregate loss through rebound) there is the likelihood of greater shrinkage. The recommended minimum thickness is 25 mm. The recommended minimum thickness for protection over steel is 40 mm.
Any necessary trowelling or profiling should be done immediately after spraying has finished.
An 'as-sprayed' appearance is recommended,but if overcoating is to follow, finish with a wooden float or damp sponge. Avoid the use of steel floated finishes as these normally result in crazing and cracking. The effect is,however, much less with this product.
This product must be properly cured if it is to achieve its optimum properties. Cure immediately with a suitable curing compound unless the surface is to be overcoated or subject to chemical impregnation, in which case cure with polythene sheeting and/or wet hessian for a minimum of 3 days.
Protect from frost.
Packaging, Health & Safety
webercem spray DSF is supplied in 25kg polylined paper sacks.
Approximately 11·5 litres per 25kg bag, but allowance must be made for rebound and profiling.
Storage and Shelf Life
When stored unopened in a dry place at temperatures above 5°C, shelf life is 12 months from date of manufacture.
Health and Safety
Contains cement (Contains chromium (VI). May produce an allergic reaction. Harmful by inhalation. Irritating to eyes and skin. Keep out of the reach of children. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical help. After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of soap and water. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
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