Structural design and construction with precast concrete elements requires versatile products, from wet precast production to erection on site. Sika, a full range supplier, meets the diverse complexity of the entire precast concrete element production and construction process with solutions for all requirements.
Systems Plus Knowhow
In wet precast concrete production and application, there are many factors to consider. Do you need swift concrete production with ensured concrete performance? Or extended service life and surface appearance that never loses its aesthetic integrity? When it comes to concrete, Sika provides more than admixtures. We provide both expertise and comprehensive systems to help solve your problems and challenges.
1. Concrete Production
High Early Strength Development
High range water reduction combined with required workability time with Sika? ViscoCrete??
Secured production of self-compacting concrete even in the presence of difficult raw materials with Sika? ViscoCrete? and Sika? Stabilizer VMA
High water reduction leading to fast early strength development and high final strengths with Sika? ViscoCrete??
Effective acceleration with SikaRapid?-1 / C-100 (hardening accelerators) and SikaRapid?-2 (set accelerator) for ensured early green strength
Extended longevity of concrete with the highest concrete impermeability with Sika? ViscoCrete? and SikaFume??
Durability enhancement with regard to shrinkage crack reduction, fire resistance or impact resistance with SikaFiber?
Protection against chloride-induced corrosion with Sika? FerroGard?-901 S integral corrosion inhibitor?
Defined air-entrainment independent of the mixing process with SikaControl? AER-200 P?
2. Surface Appearance
Mold Release Agent???? ?
Production of Exposed Aggregate Concrete
Coating to Improve Appearance and Durability
Improved Concrete Surfaces and Finishing
FuWll oil based standard mold release agent with Sika? Separol? F
Solvent based mold release agent with Sika? Separol? S
Environmentally friendly water based emulsion mold release agent leading to best surface appearance with Sika? Separol? W
Efficient production of exposed aggregate surfaces with Sika? Rugasol? liquid
Surface retardation applied on the form work with Sika? Rugasol? paste
Aesthetic colored protective coating against aggressive atmospheric influences with Sikagard?-680 S BetonColor and Sikagard?-675 W ElastoColor
Transparent glaze for protection
against weathering with Sikagard?-674 Lasur W
Improved concrete cohesion leading to fast and easy finishing with Sika? ViscoCrete??
Surface improving admixture with no side effect on other concrete parameters with SikaControl? PerFin?
Repair of Cracks
Repair of Broken Edges
Refurbishment of Honey Combs and Pore Filling
Repair of Structural Concrete Spallings
Refurbishment of small cracks (< 2 mm) with Sikadur? injection resin
Repair of large cracks (> 2 mm) with Sika MonoTop? (repair mortars) and Sikadur?-31 CF (epoxy repair)
Repair of broken edges with Sika MonoTop? (repair mortars)
Achieve a fine texture with Sika MonoTop? (levelling mortars)
Epoxy-based repair mortar Sikadur?-41 CF
Repair with high aesthetic appearance (fine texture) with Sika MonoTop? (leveling mortars)
High-quality repair with no special aesthetic requirements with Sika MonoTop?-412 N (repair mortar) and Sika MonoTop?-723 N (pore sealer)
Bonding of Concrete Elements
Bonding of Gasket
Bonding with Special Application
Bonding to different substrates with Sikadur?-31 CF range and Sikadur?-30
Bonding with transmission of high forces with Sikadur?-30 and Sikadur?-31 SBA range
Bonding of concrete elements with drinking water contact with Sikadur?-31 DW (with drinking water approvals) and Sikadur?-31 DW Rapid
Installation of Anchors After Element Production
Solution where Mechanical Anchors Do Not Work
Special Applications / Substrates
Anchoring for non regulated applications with Sika AnchorFix?-1
Post fixing of anchors for regulated applications with Sika AnchorFix?-3
Post fixing of anchors & rebars for regulated applications with Sika AnchorFix?-2+, Sika AnchorFix?-2001, and Sika AnchorFix?-3001
Anchoring with shorter pot life for early loading and cold ambient conditions with Sika AnchorFix?-1, Sika AnchorFix?-2+, and Sika AnchorFix?-2001
Application of Sika AnchorFix?-2+ Tropical,? Sika AnchorFix?-3+, and Sika AnchorFix?-3001 (with extended pot life) in hot climate conditions.
Application of?Sika AnchorFix?-2+ Arctic in special cold ambient temperatures.
Use of bonded anchors instead of mechanical anchors: Sika AnchorFix? 1 or Sika AnchorFix?-3+
Use of high performance bonded anchors to reduce the embedded depth with the same load performance: Sika AnchorFix?-2+, Sika AnchorFix?-2001 or Sika AnchorFix?-3001.
Application in critical substrates (in terms of staining):
Sika AnchorFix?-3001 (epoxy)
Application in cracked concrete & seismic zones:
Application in drinking water areas:
Sika AnchorFix?-3001 (with a certificate for the use in drinking water areas)
Application for a declared resistance to fire:
Sika AnchorFix?-3001 (with fire resistance certificates)
Grouting of Post Tensioned Prestressing Tendons
Grouting with subsequently early applied loads: Sikadur?-42 series or SikaGrout?-321
Grouting of parts exposed to dynamic loads with Sikadur?-42 series
Grouting with a good bond strength to steel with Sikadur?-42 series
Grouting of parts exposed to chemicals with Sikadur?-42 series
7. Basement Waterproofing
Surface Waterproofing and Protection
Watertight Concrete Structure
Pre-applied: Sheet membrane?SikaProof? A is applied already in the factory before reinforcement and concrete. The benefit is an efficient process, especially on-site, where only the joints have to be sealed (less time consuming)
Post-applied: Adhered?SikaProof? P,?SikaBit? S sheet membranes are applied on-site when the elements are set?
Post-applied: Liquid applied membranes Sikalastic??or Sika Igolflex? are applied on-site when the elements are set?
Internal joint sealing with Sika? Waterbar?, SikaSwell? or SikaFuko? (re-injectable hose)
External joint sealing with Sikadur Combiflex? SG
Admixtures to create a waterproofed concrete for the precast elements and for the in-situ core concrete with Sika? ViscoCrete?, Sika?-1, or SikaControl? WT
Joint Sealing is the key and essential to creating a watertight concrete system: Sika? Waterbar?, SikaSwell?, Sikadur-Combiflex? SG, and SikaFuko? (re-injectable hose)
Simple, fast and efficient injections of cracks, joints or voids with Sika?-Injection (foams & resins) based on various technologies
Precaution or repair injection in a specific joint by pre-applied (before concreting) re-injectable hose: SikaFuko?-System
Protection of Fair Faced Concrete Elements
Protection Systems Against Weathering
Protection System Against Chemicals
Elastic protection system suitable for crack-bridging with Sikagard?-545 W Elastofill and Sikagard?-550 W Elastic
Rigid protection system for slight mechanical loading: Sikagard?-675 W ElastoColor and Sikagard?-680 S BetonColor
Secured protection against high chemical attack with epoxy coatings Sikagard?-63 N and Sikafloor?-390 Thixo
Protection against medium attack for tubbing segments with Sikafloor?-155 W
Efficient concrete curing on which organic-based coating can be applied without
substrate preparation with Sikafloor? ProSeal W
Curing with high water retaining action (substrate preparation required) with Sika? Antisol?
Sealing of Movement Joints
Sealing of Connection Joints
Sealing of Floor Joints
Sealing of Special Applications
±25% movement capability and high weathering resistance with Sikaflex?-250 Facade, Sikaflex? Construction, and Sikaflex? AT Facade
High mechanical resistance and meets EN 15651-4 requirements with Sikaflex? PRO 3, Sikaflex? PRO 3 SL, and Sikaflex? Floor
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