When it comes to hot weather, no cement-based material is safe from rapid set times. That’s why Fritz-Pak developed our Mortar Set Retarder. This product is formulated to help masons, general contractors, and anyone working with prebagged concrete mixes during the hottest days of the year. The unique formula slows down the hydration rate of the cement to give you the working time you need to finish the job well, even when the sun is beating down.
When mortar mixes are exposed to extreme temperatures, the hydration process naturally speeds up. This is why cement-based building materials tend to set up faster in hot weather. Adding a retarder, such as Mortar Set Retarder, to mix slows down the hydration process to slow down the overall set time. This gives you, as the mason or concrete contractor, enough time to finish the job before the mix sets up entirely.
Fritz-Pak’s Mortar Set Retarder won’t impact the overall strength of the concrete. It is easily added to the mix at the job site. One bag will delay the setting time by about one hour. You can add additional bags for up three hours of delayed set. Finally, this delay set will not change the color of decorative concrete mixes.
If you have any questions about our mortar retarder, give us a call at (214) 221-9494. Don’t forget to follow our social media pages for more information about how products can improve your concrete.
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