General Purpose Cement (GP)
Used as a strengthening additive to sand to make mortar or conmix to make concrete. General Purpose Cement is suitable for use in brick mortars, wall renders and concretes.
Step 1: Combine cement, clean aggregate and sand in correct proportion in a non-porous vessel. Large jobs require a concrete mixer.
Step 2: Add clean water gradually and mix thoroughly. Use enough water to make a workable mix. Excess water ruins good concrete.
Step 3: Use the product immediately after mixing. Keep job moist for 7 days for the best results.
Rapid Set Concrete
Used when rapid setting of concrete is required. Only for use when installing posts. Sets in 15 minutes. Pre wet hole with appx 15 litres of water, empty contents of bag into hole.
Step 1: Place the post or pole in the hole and provide support so that it does not fall over. Note: the hole in which the pole will be placed should be pre-wet.
Step 2: Measure out the correct amount of water and pour into the hole (exactly 2.5 litres per 20kg bag)
Step 3: Pour half the bag of Rapid Set Concrete into the hole. Tamp the product around the post using a rod to remove any air pockets. Add the remaining half bag of product and tamp again.
High strength concrete mix. Mix in either mixer or barrow. Add water until correct consistency. Much stronger than rapid set, takes 24 hours to fully set.
Step 1: If using a concrete mixer, add water to mixing vessel. Empty the Concrete Mix blend slowly into the water and mix thoroughly.
OR: If using a wheelbarrow, place Concrete Mix in the barrow, create a hollow and add 2.5 litres of water per bag and mix.
Step 2: Place the well mixed concrete in the formwork filling all corners, and compact. Level the concrete with a straight edge and finish the top surface with a wooden float or steel trowel. Keep the surface moist for 7 days to achieve maximum strength.
Off White Cement
Strongest cement available, used when light colour required when making brickies mortar. Also used for making grout in between pool pavers. Mix 3:1 with white brick sand for strongest grout / mortar. The strength development of Blue Circle Off White Cement is primarily dependent on the water to cement ratio.
Pre-mixed mortar, just add water. Brown/grey colour. Suitable for the laying of bricks, masonry blocks and stonework.
Step 1: Place the required amount of Mortar Mix into a wheelbarrow, plastic bucket or on a non-absorbent surface making a ‘well’ in the center of the powder for the water.
Step 2: Add the clean, pre-measured water gradually, making sure that it does not wash any of the cement away and mix thoroughly to obtain an even and consistent mix.
Step 3: Apply the mix with a trowel. Allow the Mortar Mix to stiffen to touch dry before attempting to rake or finishing the mortar joints.
Used in mortar to improve adhesion and plasticity of mortar. Also used in gardens to adjust PH of soil. Contact a qualified nurseryman prior to use.
Step 1: Combine lime, cement and sand in correct proportions on a non-porous surface. Large jobs will require a concrete mixer.
Step 2: Add drinkable water gradually and mix thoroughly. Use enough water to make a workable mix.
Step 3: Apply the mix with a trowel.
Rubber based tiling adhesive for improved flexibility. Exceptionally strong tiling or paving adhesive. Normally applied using a notched trowel. Don’t get this stuff on your hands avery hard to remove. Some products, ie stackstone tiles require double applications.
Pav-lok Gel Set
Designed for filling gaps in between pavers. Very fine in consistency (like salt) to instantly fill any gap between your pavers. Ensure surfaces are totally dry prior to spreading as any moisture will activate the adhesive in the sand. Once broomed in, give a good soaking with a fine spray to ensure enough water to activate.