Concrete Finishing Aids
Metropolitan Concrete Products - Sterling Heights MI

Exposed Aggregate – Aggresol-S
Liquid Surface Retarder


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Aggresol-S

Aggresol-S is a water soluble liquid specially formulated to set the surface mortar of fresh concrete to expose aggregates in freshly placed concrete surfaces. Aggresol-S is green in color to allow for easy identification of applied areas and to ensure appropriate uniform coverage.

Aggresol-S should be used to acheive architectural color, texture, and appearance without mechanical means such as sandblasting.

Benefits & Features

  • Exposed Aggregate Surface Retarder
  • Water Based Material
  • Time Tested Formulation
  • Provides Controlled Etch

Brickform Evaporation Retarder


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Brickform Evaporation Retarder

BRICKFORM Evaporation Retarder, Extends Working Time For Coloring And Stamping BRICKFORM Evaporation Retarder is formulated to be V.O.C. compliant. This water-based film minimizes the evaporation of water from the surface of newly placed concrete, extending both workability and finishing time. BRICKFORM Evaporation Retarder comes in an odorless concentrate that is mixed with water, making it economical and environmentally friendly. BRICKFORM Evaporation Retarder will not affect the final cure and concrete strength.

Benefits & Features

  • Economical
  • Easy To Apply
  • Interior/Exterior Use
  • Apply With Sprayer

EV-1000    Evaporation Retarder, 1 Gallon Bottle        
EV-2000    Evaporation Retarder, 5 Gallon Bucket

Brickform  Lythic Day 1


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Brickform  Lythic Day 1

Lythic DAY1 Troweling Aid, Densifier and Curing Agent is a colloidal silica-based topical additive that makes concrete flatwork finishing easier and faster, and produces a better result. Applied during floating and troweling, Lythic DAY1 lubricates the surface for easier, faster finishing, increases cream for a better finish, significantly extends workability time under adverse conditions, slows surface drying and premature set, and eliminates the need for adding water during finishing. It provides moisture-retention performance like a liquid membrane forming curing compound; however, no membrane is formed.

Features & Benefits

  • Becomes a permanent part of the slab, there is nothing to remove.
  • Curing is effectively extended, reducing water vapor transmission through the slab.
  • Increased surface strength and durability.
  • Reduces the potential for efflorescence.
  • Increased resistance to liquid penetration and staining.
  • Mitigates slab curling by reducing evaporation at the surface.
  • Minimizes the potential for checking, crazing, and other drying-related surface issues.

Brickform Surface Deactivator


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Brickform Surface Deactivator

Surface Deactivator by Solomon Colors makes exposed aggregate finishes easier and more consistent. It is topically applied to freshly-placed concrete to prevent cement paste hardening and achieve more controlled exposed aggregate finishes. Unlike sugar-based retarders with uncertain levels of retardation, Surface Deactivator selectively halts the hydration process down to a controlled depth.

Ten predetermined depths of exposure are available, color-coded for identification, to provide consistent, repeatable cement paste removal and aggregate reveal. Because Surface Deactivator provides a longer window before the surface paste must be removed, it allows underlying concrete to harden properly, locking in aggregate and reducing pop-outs. Surface Deactivator is water-soluble for easy removal with high pressure water washing and scrubbing equipment.

 

Delayed Set


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Delayed Set  – Concrete Finishing Aid

Standard Delayed Set Retarder
“Standard Delayed Set” extends the setting time of concrete. Having it on the job site allows you to place some of the concrete and retard the rest. Example: for a patio with steps into the home, place steps with tight concrete, retard balance of load and place, allowing you to comfortably finish steps before patio sets out of same load.

Standard Delayed Set Retarder is a dry powder packaged in a water soluble bag, just toss into ready mix truck and mix for 5-7 minutes. Add 1 bag for each 3 to 5 yards of 6 bag concrete mix for a 1 hour delayed set. Concrete and ambient temperature will affect the time of the delayed set. For concrete set retardation with minimal effect on concrete early strength development. May be redosed in the field to prolong the life of fresh concrete.

Advantages:

  • Keeps concrete in a plastic state for re-use or extended delivery time requirements.
  • Improves concrete workability.
  • Allows wash water stabilization for extended periods of time.
  • Saves labor and equipment by eliminating disposal of waste concrete.