Grouting & Anchoring

Cement Based Grouts

Monneli Espocem GP

GENERAL PURPOSE NON-SHRINK CEMENTITIOUS GROUT

Uses
ESPOCEM GP is cementitious grout supplied in dry powder. When water is added non – shrink grout is produced that can fill gap up to 20 cm. It can be used for the following:
Grouting under base plates
Anchoring wide range of fixing
Floor patching
Void filling
Steel structure footings
Rigid filling of prefabricated elements
Anchoring bolts, tie bar holes, beneath machine base plates, etc.
Fence posts
Pile cap head treatment and waterproofing
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Technical Information
Product Description

ESPOCEM GP is a general purpose cementitious non–shrink grout which transforms into a fluid mixture that fits to be applied in different places when mixed with water.

ESPOCEM GP has excellent characteristics of adhesion, impermeability and chemical resistance. It has also a thermal expansion coefficient similar to high quality concrete.

Advantages
  • Non-shrink
  • High early strength
  • No chlorides content
  • Low water cement ratio to ensure minimum permeability and high durability
  • Does not contain metallic aggregate
  • Free flow and self compacting
  • Easy to use by trowel or pouring
  • Excellent bond to substrates
Compiliance Standard
  • ASTM C 109, 827 & 1107
  • BS 1881, BS 4551 & BS 6319
  • UNI 8147
Packaging, Coverage / Consumption

Packaging:

ESPOCEM GP is supplied in 25kg bags.

 

Yield: 

12.4 Liters per 25kg bags.

Shelf Life & Storage

Keep the product in dry and sheltered place. In these conditions, product shelf life is 12 months from the date of production.

Technical Properties
PROPERTIES

RESULTS

Appearance

Grey powder

Density at 25⁰C

2.3 kg/L

VOC

3.8 g/L

Expansion at 24 hours

Up to 1%

Compressive strength (ASTM C 579)

after 24 hours

20 N / mm²

after  7 days 46 N / mm²

after 28 days

60 N / mm²

 

Flexural strength at 28 days (ASTM C 580)

10 N / mm²

Initial setting time

1.5 - 2 hours

Final setting time

3 - 3.5 hours

Application Information
Instructions for use

Mixing

To prepare the mortar, pour into a cement mixer or into a container about 3.3 – 3.5 Liters of clean water(depending on the required consistency) , add 25kg bag of ESPOCEM GP and mix for few minutes using mixer or drill machine fitted with suitable paddle till obtaining a homogeneous mixture, free from lumps.

Do not add extra water to the mix more than what specified. If the mix starts to harden, do not use the mix, prepare a new one.

Application

The mixed grout should be poured only from one side of the formwork to eliminate the entrapment of air. This can be achieved by pouring the grout across the shortest distance. Maintain a constant hydrostatic hand, preferably of at least 15 cm on the side where the grout has been poured, allow 10 cm clearance between the side of the form and the base plate of the machine.

ESPOCEM GP can be placed in thicknesses up to 20 cm.

Curing

The repaired area shall be cured in accordance with good concrete curing practice and protected from drying winds. Curing shall be done with non-degradable curing compound BETOCURE AR. Alternately; a wet Hessian cloth covered with polyethylene sheet can also be employed.

Cleaning

ESPOCEM GP should be removed from tools and equipment and mixers with clean water immediately
after use. Cured material should be removed mechanically.

Recommendations

  • Do not apply the product at a temperature less than +5ºC. Variations of temperature may increase or reduce the initial and final setting time of the mortar
  • During the peak temperature of the day in the summer season, working area should be covered if work to be executed externally
  • In warm weather, store the material in cool place.
  • Make sure to use cool water to keep the mixed mortar temperature below +25 ºC
Surface Preparation

The surface must be solid, compact, clean, free from dust, cement laitance, oil, grease, etc. All loose parts of concrete should be removed. A coarse surface profile with aggregate exposed is preferred.

Saturate the support with water several hours prior to grouting. Concrete surface should be damped (with no free water) in order to avoid possible water absorption at the moment of casting.

Base plate must be clean and free from oil, grease, etc.

Formwork should be constructed to be leak proof as ESPOCEM GP is a free flowing grout. It should also include outlets for the pre-soaking water.

Additional Information
Health & Safety

ESPOCEM GP is a cement-based product.

During application, wear appropriate protective clothing, goggles, gloves and respiratory equipment if necessary.

In case of contact with skin, rinse with water and again wash thoroughly with soap and water. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water and seek medical advice accordingly.

If ingested, obtain medical attention immediately. Do not induce vomiting.

Important note

The information in this Technical Data Sheet is based on Colmef Monneli’s experience. Colmef Monneli does not accept any liability arising from the use of its products as it has no direct or continuous control over where or how its products are applied. All Colmef Monneli’s Data Sheets are updates on regular basis. It is the user’s responsibility to obtain the latest version.

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