Quikrete announces new products for 2009

Quikrete Companies has announced the release of several new products for 2009. Among them are a green concrete mix and a countertop mix that allows for a reduction in form-stripping time.

Suitable for general concrete work, Quikrete Green Concrete Mix consists of a blended concrete mix containing 50 percent recycled materials, including recycled aggregates, fly ash and slag cements. It offers a similar set time and strength characteristics as standard Quikrete Concrete Mix.

Quikrete Countertop Mix – 18 Hour is a flowable, high-strength concrete mix designed for cast-in-place and precast concrete countertops. The concrete mix, which reduces form-stripping time, contains a high-range water reducer and other additives to provide for a flowable mix and low water/cement ratio. In addition, the formulation possesses reduced-shrinkage properties and has been designed to minimize the need for mechanical vibration. Available in 80-pound bags, it reaches a compressive strength of 2,000 psi in 18 hours, 3,500 psi in 7 days and more than 5,000 psi in 28 days.

Concrete countertops made with Quikrete Countertop Mix – 18 Hour can be customized to individual specifications with a variety of decorative Quikrete Stucco & Mortar Colors and Quikrete Liquid Cement Colors. There are 20 standard colors available. ? (800) 828-5858 ? www.quikrete.com

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